Maine House of Representatives

Maine House of Representatives
Maine State Legislature
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Type
Type Lower house
Term limits 4 Terms (8 years)
New session started December 1, 2010
Leadership
Speaker of the House Robert Nutting, (R)
since December 1, 2010
Majority Leader Philip Curtis, (R)
since December 1, 2010
Minority Leader Emily Cain, (D)
since December 1, 2010
Structure
Members 153
Political groups Republican Party (77)
Democratic Party (72)
Independent (1)
Non-Voting (2)
Length of term 2 years
Authority Article IV, Part First, Maine Constitution
Salary Session 1: $13,526/year
Session 2: $9,661/year + per diem
Elections
Last election November 2, 2010
(153 seats)
Next election November 6, 2012
(153 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
House of Representatives Chamber
Maine State House
Augusta, Maine
Website
Maine House of Representatives

The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. The House consists of 151 members (excluding two nonvoting members) representing an equal amount of districts across the state. Each voting member of the House represents around 8,450 citizens of the state. Because it is a part-time position, members of the Maine House of Representatives usually have outside employment as well. Members are limited to four consecutive terms of two years each, but may run again after two years.

The House meets at the Maine State House in Augusta.

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Leadership of the House

The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the full House through the passage of a House Resolution. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position, and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the chamber.

The one hundredth and current Speaker is Republican Robert Nutting of District 78 (Oakland). The Majority Leader is Philip Curtis of District 86 (Madison). The Minority Leader is Democrat Emily Cain of District 19 (Orono).

Composition of the 125th Maine House of Representatives

125th Legislature - 2010-2012
Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Republican Democratic Ind Vacant
End of previous legislature 56 93 1 150 1
Begin 78 72 1 151 0
December 20, 2010[1] 77 150 1
March 1, 2011[2] 78 151 0
May 12, 2011[3] 71 150 1
August 16, 2011[4] 72 151 0
September 13, 2011[5] 77 150 1
November 8, 2011[6] 78 151 0
Latest voting share 51.7% 47.7% 0.7%
Non-voting members 2 2 0

Nonvoting members of the House

The two nonvoting members within the House represent the Penobscot Nation and the Passamaquoddy Tribe. The special Representatives can sponsor legislation relating to Natives and Native land claims, as well as co-sponsor any other legislation brought before the House, but are not allowed to submit an actual legislative vote. The Penobscot and Passamaquoddy representatives are also entitled to sit as non-voting members of joint standing committees during hearings and deliberations.

Independents and other parties

Due to the independent political tradition in the state, the Maine House of Representatives has been an entry ground for several of the state's prominent Independent politicians. From 2002 to 2006, Representative John Eder of Portland (District 118), of the Maine Green Independent Party, served in the Legislature and as the highest elected Green politician in U.S. politics. Eder secured recognition as a one member Green Party caucus in the House, receiving a dedicated staff person assigned to him, something individual legislators in the Maine House do not have. In the 2006 elections, Eder lost his seat to a Democratic challenger.

Officers

Position Name Party Hometown
Speaker of the House Robert Nutting Republican Oakland
Majority Leader Philip Curtis Republican Madison
Majority Whip Andre Cushing Republican Hampden
Minority Leader Emily Cain Democratic Orono
Minority Whip Terry Hayes Democratic Buckfield

Members of the Maine House of Representatives

District Representative Party Residence Term-limited
1 John Martin Democratic Eagle Lake 2016
2 Charles Theriault Democratic Madawaska 2014
3 Bernard Ayotte Republican Caswell 2014
4 Peter Edgecomb Republican Caribou 2012
5 Michael Willette Republican Presque Isle 2016
6 Tyler Clark Republican Mars Hill 2016
7 Alexander Willette Republican Mapleton 2018
8 Joyce Anne Fitzpatrick Republican Houlton 2018
9 Ricky Long Republican Sherman 2018
10 Herbert Clark Democratic Millinocket 2012
11 Beth P. Turner Republican Burlington 2020
12 Jeffery Gifford Republican Lincoln 2014
13 Robert Duchesne Democratic Hudson 2012
14 James Dill Democratic Old Town 2018
15 Adam Goode Democratic Bangor 2016
16 Douglas Damon Republican Bangor 2018
17 Sara Stevens Democratic Bangor 2016
18 James Parker Republican Veazie 2018
19 Emily Ann Cain Democratic Orono 2012
20 David Johnson Republican Eddington 2018
21 Michael Celli Republican Brewer 2016
22 Stacy Guerin Republican Glenburn 2018
23 David Richardson Republican Carmel 2012
24 Raymond Wallace Republican Dexter 2018
25 Kenneth Fredette Republican Newport 2018
26 Paul Davis, Sr. Republican Sangerville 2016
27 Peter Johnson Republican Greenville 2014
28 Dean Cray Republican Palmyra 2014
29 Stacy Allen Fitts Republican Pittsfield 2012
30 Howard McFadden Republican Dennysville 2012
31 Joyce Maker Republican Calais 2018
32 David Burns Republican Whiting 2016
33 Dianne Tilton Republican Harrington 2016
34 Richard Malaby Republican Hancock 2018
35 Elspeth Flemings Democratic Bar Harbor 2016
36 Walter Kumiega Democratic Deer Isle 2018
37 Ralph Chapman Democratic Brooksville 2018
38 Louis Luchini Democratic Ellsworth 2018
39 Andre Cushing III Republican Hampden 2016
40 Kimberley Rosen Republican Bucksport 2012
41 James Gillway Republican Searsport 2018
42 Peter Rioux Republican Winterport 2018
43 Erin Herbig Democratic Belfast 2018
44 Andy O'Brien Democratic Lincolnville 2016
45 R. Ryan Harmon Republican Palermo 2018
46 Joan Welsh Democratic Rockport 2016
47 Edward Mazurek Democratic Rockland 2012
48 Charles Kruger Democratic Thomaston 2016
49 Wesley Richardson Republican Warren 2012
50 Dana Dow Republican Waldoboro 2018
51 Jonathan McKane Republican Newcastle 2012
52 Deborah Sanderson Republican Chelsea 2018
53 Leslie Fossel Republican Alna 2016
54 Susan Morissette Republican Winslow 2018
55 H. David Cotta Republican China 2014
56 Anne Blodgett Democratic Augusta 2016
57 Maeghan Maloney Democratic Augusta 2018
58 Karen Foster Republican Augusta 2018
59 Stephen Hanley Democratic Gardiner 2012
60 Kerri Prescott Republican Topsham 2014
61 W. Bruce MacDonald Democratic Boothbay 2014
62 Michael Clarke Democratic Bath 2018
63 Charles Priest Democratic Brunswick 2014
64 Kimberly Olsen Republican Phippsburg 2018
65 Peter Kent Democratic Woolwich 2016
66 Alexander Cornell du Houx Democratic Brunswick 2016
67 Seth Berry Democratic Bowdoinham 2014
68 Michael Beaulieu Republican Auburn 2014
69 Brian Bolduc Democratic Auburn 2014
70 Bruce Bickford Republican Auburn 2014
71 Michael Lajoie Democratic Lewiston 2016
72 Michael Carey Democratic Lewiston 2014
73 Richard Wagner Democratic Lewiston 2014
74 Margaret Rotundo Democratic Lewiston 2016
75 Stephen Wood Republican Sabattus 2018
76 Henry E.M. Beck Democratic Waterville 2016
77 Thomas Longstaff Democratic Waterville 2018
78 Robert Nutting Republican Oakland 2016
79 Sharon Treat Democratic Hallowell 2014
80 Melvin Newendyke Republican Litchfield 2018
81 L. Gary Knight Republican Livermore Falls 2014
82 Patrick Flood Republican Winthrop 2012
83 Dennis Keschl Republican Belgrade 2018
84 John Picchiotti Republican Fairfield 2018
85 Jeff M. McCabe Democratic Skowhegan 2016
86 Philip Curtis Republican Madison 2012
87 Paul Gilbert Democratic Jay 2016
88 Larry Dunphy Republican Embden 2018
89 Lance Harvell Republican Farmington 2016
90 Russell Black Republican Wilton 2018
91 Jarrod Crockett Republican Bethel 2016
92 Matthew Peterson Democratic Rumford 2016
93 Sheryl Briggs Democratic Mexico 2014
94 Teresea Hayes Democratic Buckfield 2014
95 Tom Wisnor Republican Norway 2018
96 Jeffrey Timberlake Republican Turner 2018
97 Helen Rankin Democratic Hiram 2016
98 Paula Waterhouse Republican Bridgton 2018
99 Ralph Sarty Republican Denmark 2014
100 James Hamper Republican Oxford 2012
101 Richard Cebra Republican Naples 2012
102 Michael Shaw Democratic Standish 2016
103 Michael McClellan Republican Raymond 2018
104 Dale Crafts Republican Lisbon 2016
105 Eleanor Espling Republican New Gloucester 2018
106 David Webster Democratic Freeport 2012
107 Melissa Walsh Innes Democratic Yarmouth 2016
108 Meredith Strang Burgess Republican Cumberland 2014
109 Anne Graham Democratic North Yarmouth 2018
110 Mark Bryant Democratic Windham 2012
111 Gary Plummer Republican Windham 2012
112 Mary Nelson Democratic Falmouth 2016
113 Mark Dion Democratic Portland 2018
114 Peter Stuckey Democratic Portland 2016
115 Stephen Lovejoy Democratic Portland 2016
116 Denise Harlow Democratic Portland 2018
117 Anne Haskel Democratic Portland 2014
118 Jon Hinck Democratic Portland 2014
119 Benjamin Chipman Independent Portland 2018
120 Diane Russell Democratic Portland 2016
121 Kim Monaghan-Derrig Democratic Cape Elizabeth 2016
122 Terry Morrison Democratic South Portland 2016
123 Jane Eberle Democratic South Portland 2012
124 Bryan Kaenrath Democratic South Portland 2014
125 Ann Peoples Democratic Westbrook 2014
126 Timothy Driscoll Democratic Westbrook 2012
127 Amy Volk Republican Scarborough 2018
128 Heather Sirocki Republican Scarborough 2018
129 Jane Knapp Republican Gorham 2016
130 Linda Sanborn Democratic Gorham 2016
131 Robert Hunt Democratic Buxton 2016
132 George Hogan Democratic Old Orchard Beach 2012
133 Donald Pilon Democratic Saco 2012
134 Linda Valentino Democratic Saco 2012
135 Paulette Beaudoin Democratic Biddeford 2014
136 Megan Rochelo Democratic Biddeford 2018
137 Alan Casavant Democratic Biddeford 2014
138 David Burns Republican Alfred 2018
139 Aaron Libby Republican Waterboro 2018
140 Wayne Parry Republican Arundel 2018
141 Paul Bennett Republican Kennebunk 2018
142 Andrea Boland Democratic Sanford 2014
143 John Tuttle Democratic Sanford 2012
144 Joan Nass Republican Acton 2012
145 Beth O'Connor Republican Berwick 2018
146 Mark Eves Democratic North Berwick 2016
147 Kathleen Chase Republican Wells 2014
148 Roberta Beavers Democratic South Berwick 2018
149 Bradley Moulton Republican York 2018
150 Windol Weaver Republican York 2014
151 Devin Beliveau Democratic Kittery 2018
Penobscot Wayne Mitchell Ind. Bradley
Passomaquoddy Madonna Sactomah Ind. Indian Twp.

See also

References

  1. ^ Republican Everett McLeod (District 11) died.
  2. ^ Republican Beth Turner elected to succeed McLeod [1]
  3. ^ Democrat Cynthia Dill (District 121) resigned [2] following her election to the Maine Senate in a special election on May 10, 2011 [3]
  4. ^ Democrat Kim Monaghan-Derrig elected to succeed Dill.
  5. ^ Republican Frederick Wintle (District 24) resigned [4]
  6. ^ Republican Raymond Wallace elected to succeed Wintle [5]

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