Maine Senate - Wikipedia

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Maine State Senate
Maine State Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
4 terms (8 years)
History
New session started
December 7, 2022
Leadership
Troy Jackson (D)
since December 5, 2018
Majority Leader
Eloise Vitelli (D)
since February 1, 2021
Minority Leader
Trey Stewart (R)
since December 7, 2022
Structure
Seats35
Maine Senate June 15, 2022.svg
Political groups
Majority
  •   Democratic (22)

Minority

Length of term
2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Part Second, Maine Constitution
SalarySession 1: $13,526/year
Session 2: $9,661/year + per diem
Elections
Last election
November 8, 2022
(all 35 seats)
Next election
November 5, 2024
(all 35 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative control
Meeting place
State Senate Chamber
Maine State House
Augusta, Maine
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Website
Maine State Senate

The Maine Senate is the upper house of the Maine Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. The Senate currently consists of 35 members representing an equal number of districts across the state, though the Maine Constitution allows for "an odd number of Senators, not less than 31 nor more than 35".[1] Unlike the lower House, the Senate does not set aside nonvoting seats for Native tribes. Because it is a part-time position, members of the Maine Senate usually have outside employment as well.

The Senate meets at the Maine State House in Augusta. Members are limited to four consecutive terms with each term being two years but may run again after a two-year wait.

Leadership[edit]

Unlike many U.S. states, the Senate's leader is not the lieutenant governor, as Maine does not have a lieutenant governor. Instead, the Senate chooses its own president, who is also the first in the line of gubernatorial succession.

Composition of the 131st (2022-2024) Maine Senate[edit]

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Republican Independ. Vacant
Begin 126th Legislature (Dec. 2012) 19 15 1 35 0
End 126th Legislature
Begin 127th Legislature (Dec. 2014)[a] 14 21 0 35 0
End 127th Legislature 15 20
Begin 128th Legislature (Dec. 2016) 17 18 0 35 0
End 128th Legislature
Begin 129th Legislature (Dec. 2018) 21 14 0 35 0
End 129th Legislature
Begin 130th Legislature (Dec. 2020)[b] 22 13 0 35 0
End 130th Legislature
Begin 131st Legislature (Dec. 2022) 22 13 0 35 0
Latest voting share 62.9% 37.1% 0%

Officers[edit]

Position Name Party
President of the Senate Troy Jackson Dem
Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli Dem
Assistant Majority Leader Mattie Daughtry Dem
Minority Leader Trey Stewart Rep
Assistant Minority Leader Lisa Keim Rep
Secretary of the Senate Darek Grant Non-Partisan
Assistant Secretary of the Senate Jared Roy Non-Partisan

Members of the Maine Senate[edit]

Districts are currently numbered starting with 1 from north to south. While this is often reversed in the decennial redistricting, it was not reversed in the redistricting which occurred in 2021 and which went into effect beginning with the 2022 primary and general elections. The previous district lines, which were drawn in 2013 and were first used in the 2014 primary and general elections, were only in effect for 8 years rather than the usual 10 as Maine adjusted its legislative redistricting cycle to conform with most other states.

↑ denotes that the Senator first won in a special election

District Senator Party Mun. of residence Cty. of residence First elected Term limited
1 Troy Jackson Dem Allagash Aroostook 2016 (2008–2014) 2024
2 Trey Stewart Rep Presque Isle Aroostook 2020 2028
3 Bradlee Farrin Rep Norridgewock Somerset 2018 2026
4 Stacey Guerin Rep Glenburn Penobscot 2018 2026
5 Russell Black Rep Wilton Franklin 2018 2026
6 Marianne Moore Rep Calais Washington 2018 2026
7 Nicole Grohoski Dem Ellsworth Hancock 2022↑ 2028
8 Mike Tipping Dem Orono Penobscot 2022 2030
9 Joe Baldacci Dem Bangor Penobscot 2020 2028
10 Peter Lyford Rep Eddington Penobscot 2022 2030
11 Chip Curry Dem Belfast Waldo 2020 2028
12 Anne "Pinny" Beebe-Center Dem Rockland Knox 2022 2030
13 Cameron Reny Dem Bristol Lincoln 2022 2030
14 Craig Hickman Dem Winthrop Kennebec 2021↑ 2028
15 Matthew Pouliot Rep Augusta Kennebec 2018 2026
16 David LaFountain Dem Winslow Kennebec 2022 2030
17 Jeffrey Timberlake Rep Turner Androscoggin 2018 2026
18 Lisa Keim Rep Dixfield Oxford 2016 2024
19 Richard A. Bennett Rep Oxford Oxford 2020 (1996–2004) 2028
20 Eric Brakey Rep Auburn Androscoggin 2022 (2014–2018) 2030
21 Peggy Rotundo Dem Lewiston Androscoggin 2022 2030
22 James Libby Rep Standish Cumberland 2022 2030
23 Mattie Daughtry Dem Brunswick Cumberland 2020 2028
24 Eloise Vitelli Dem Arrowsic Sagadahoc 2016 (2013↑–2014) 2024
25 Teresa Pierce Dem Falmouth Cumberland 2022 2030
26 Timothy Nangle Dem Windham Cumberland 2022 2030
27 Ben Chipman Dem Portland Cumberland 2016 2024
28 Jill Duson Dem Portland Cumberland 2022 2030
29 Anne Carney Dem Cape Elizabeth Cumberland 2020 2028
30 Stacy Brenner Dem Scarborough Cumberland 2020 2028
31 Donna Bailey Dem Saco York 2020 2028
32 Henry Ingwersen Dem Arundel York 2022 2030
33 Matthew Harrington Rep Sanford York 2022 2030
34 Joe Rafferty Dem Kennebunk York 2020 2028
35 Mark Lawrence Dem Eliot York 2018 (1992–2000) 2026

Past composition of the Senate[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes a provisionally sworn-in Republican Sen.-elect who was subsequently revealed to have lost her election and replaced with the actual winner, a Democrat.
  2. ^ Includes a Sen.-elect who declined to take the oath of office.

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