Beals, Jonesport, Jonesboro, Addison, Columbia, Columbia Falls, Cherryfield, Harrington,Marshfield, Milbridge and Whitneyville
Rep. Robert W. Alley is serving his first term in the Maine House of Rep.s. He is a member of both the Marine Resources Committee and the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee.
A lifelong fisherman and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Alley has also worked as a teacher and school principal. He served on fisheries administrative committees, including the Maine Lobster Zone Council from 2009 to 2012, the federal Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Council and the Beals' shellfish conservation committee, which he chaired. He also chaired the World's Fastest Lobster Boat Race in Moosabec Reach for nine years.
After graduating from Beals High School in 1966, Alley enlisted in the Navy and did a tour in Vietnam. He was a member of Navy Reserves until his retirement in 1996. He holds a U.S. Coast Guard master captain's license for vessels up to 100 tons.
Alley earned a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Maine at Machias and degrees in administration from the University of Maine and Thomas College. He has taught in Machias, Machiasport and Addison and was the principal at Jonesport Elementary School from 2007 to 2011. He is a member of VFW posts in Harrington and Washington, D. C., the Elks, Knights of Pythias, and the Jonesport Masonic Lodge.
Alley has been married to Hazel (Beale) Alley since 1967. They have three grown children - Bridgette Beal of Beals, Robert Alley Jr. of Addison and Jeffrey Alley of Jonesport and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Rep. Christopher Babbidge is serving his third non-consecutive term in the House of Representatives. One of only a handful of House members assigned to more than one committee, Babbidge serves on both the Legislature's Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee and the State and Local Government Committee.
Babbidge is a graduate of South Portland High School and earned a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Southern Maine. After more than three decades in the classroom, Babbidge retired from teaching history and government at Kennebunk High School. He was also an instructor at the Muskie Scholars summer program at Bates College in Lewiston for 17 years.
Babbidge has advised and coached many school and community clubs and sports. He has been a president of the Maine Council for the Social Studies, Teachers' Association president and chief negotiator and a Kennebunk High School Political Affairs Club organizer and advisor. He is currently in his 33rd year as an advisor for the state YMCA Youth and Government Model State Legislature Program.
Babbidge was an elected member of the Kennebunk Charter Commission and has served on the Kennebunk Comprehensive Plan Committee. He continues to be an active member of the community and serves on the Stratford Place board of directors.
He and his wife, Linda, live in Kennebunk. They have three children, all of whom attended K-12 in Kennebunk schools, and five grandchildren.
Representative Battle is entering his first term in the Maine House of Representatives serving District 33 which includes part of South Portland.
Rep. Battle brings a distinguished background of military service and law enforcement to the Maine Legislature. He's been assigned to the Marine Resources Committee.
He has an extensive career in both the military and law enforcement, serving more than 22 years in the United States Coast Guard and another 27 years as an officer with the South Portland Police Department. He currently serves as the Deputy Harbor Master at the Port of Portland.
He currently lives in South Portland with his wife of 33 years, Kathy. They have two sons, Joseph and Jason.
Rep. Donna Doore is serving her first term in the Maine House of Representatives. She is member of the State and Local Government Committee.
Doore looks forward to promoting livable wages with benefits, affordable education, affordable housing, especially for seniors, and health care for all Mainers.
Doore was born in the central Maine town of China, where her family owned and operated a small clothing outlet called Farrington's. Her uncle, Carroll Farrington, introduced her to politics in the late 1960s when he was serving as a Maine state legislator.
She has worked as a waitress, bartender, data entry operator, store clerk, silversmith, administrative assistant, school board member, city councilor, little league coach and union steward. She attended both the University of Maine at Augusta and Mid-State College.
Doore is married to Tom Doore, a retired Augusta firefighter. They have two children, two grandchildren, two dogs and a cat.
She enjoys sewing, rug hooking, kayaking, camping and spending time at the family camp on Sebec Lake.
Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls
Rep. Paul Gilbert is serving his fourth term in the Maine Legislature. He is a returning member of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development and previously served on the 126th Legislature's Joint Select Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future.
A lifelong resident of Jay, Gilbert graduated from Jay High School before serving on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968. Following completion of his military service, he attended the University of Maine in Farmington and earned a bachelor's degree in 1972.
Gilbert has more than 30 years of private and public sector management experience. He managed supermarkets prior to his long career as a job service manager at the Maine Department of Labor.
Continuing to be active in his retirement, Gilbert serves on the board of Western Maine Community Action, a social service agency for the western mountain region of Maine.
Gilbert is a founding member of the Good Neighbor Fuel Fund, established to help Wausau Mill workers affected by the 2008 closing. The fund continues to help residents of Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls who are in need of emergency fuel assistance.
Gilbert is a life member of the American Legion and the AMVETS. He is a member of MSEA/SEIU Local 1989, the Western Maine Labor Council, the Knights of Columbus Council 320 and the North Jay Grange. He and his wife, Jean, have been married for more than 40 years. They are the proud parents of three adult children and the proud grandparents of eight.
Old Orchard Beach
Rep. George Hogan is serving his fifth non-consecutive term in the House of Representatives. He serves as a member of the Legislature's Committee on Transportation.
A dedicated member of the Old Orchard Beach community, Hogan is a former member of the Town Council and School Board and is a longtime high school football coach.
Hogan's major areas of focus are the issues confronting the elderly, children and middle-income families carrying the tax burden.
Hogan has five children, six grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Rep. Michel A. "Mike" Lajoie is serving his fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. He represents District 58 - part of Lewiston - and is a member of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and the Franco-American Caucus.
Lajoie is a director of the Lewiston Municipal Federal Credit Union, a member of the Maine Fire Protection Services Commission and a member of the Maine Fire Institute Advisory Board. Lajoie is a fourth-degree member of the Knights of Columbus 10019 Holy Family Church and a member of the Franco-American War Veterans Post 31 in Lewiston.
A retired Lewiston fire chief and former small business owner, Lajoie is committed to improving the economic and transportation infrastructures within Androscoggin County.
A Maine native of Franco-American descent, Lajoie and his wife, Rita, have three grown children and five grandchildren.
Baileyville, Baring, Calais, Charlotte, Indian Township, Pembroke, Perry, Pleasant Point and Robbinston
Joyce Maker is the State Representative for House District 140 which includes Baileyville, Baring, Calais, Charlotte, Indian Township, Pembroke, Perry, Pleasant Point and Robbinston. Rep. Maker resides in Calais with her husband Geoffrey. They have two children.
In her past legislative experience, Rep. Maker served on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and in 2013 served on the specially-formed Committee on Maine's Workforce and Economic Future. She has been appointed as the House Republican lead on the Educational and Cultural Affairs Committee in the 127th Legislature.
Rep. Maker is a retired College Administrator and Financial Aid Director at Washington County Community College. She served on the Board of Directors for the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) for two (four year terms), serving as Chairman of the Board for two years. She graduated from Fort Fairfield High School and attended both the University of Maine at Machias and Washington County Community College.
Rep. Maker's background in city government and education has been extensive. She served three terms on the Calais City Council. Her other professional pursuits have included the Maine Municipal Association Executive Committee and the Calais School Board for twelve years. She has also served on the Board of the Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators as President of the Board. She has also served on the Maine School Boards Association Board of Directors.
Rep. Maker lists her personal interests as spending time with her grandsons and working with students of all ages, including the youth group at Saint Anne's Episcopal Church.
Allagash, Ashland, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Masardis, New Canada, Portage Lake, St. Francis, Wallagrass and Plantations of Garfield, Nashville, Oxbow, St. John and Winterville, plus the unorganized territory of Northwest Aroostook
Rep. John Martin returns to the Legislature with nearly 50 year of service. He has been appointed to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee and the Committee on Joint Rules.
The Aroostook Democrat was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1964. Now in his 20th non-consecutive term in the House, Martin served 10 terms as speaker. He has also served four terms in the Senate.
Martin was born in Eagle Lake and attended local schools. He earned his bachelor's degree in history and government from the University of Maine in and did advanced graduate study in political science there.
An assistant professor of political science and government at the University of Maine at Fort Kent and a member of the New England Political Science Association and the American Academy of Political Science. He also served as president of the National Conference of State Legislatures from 1990-1991. He was chairman of the State-Federal Assembly of NCSL in 1985-86, vice chair of NCSL's Budget, Fiscal and Rules Committee in 1986-87 and chair of the Task Force on Reapportionment in 1987-1988.
In addition, Martin was a member of the Board of the Foundation for State Legislatures and was vice chair of the Regional Executive Committee of the Democratic State Legislative Leaders Association. In 1990, he was elected chair of the State Democratic Leaders Association and served on both the Democratic National Committee and the Executive Committee of the Democratic National Committee. He was president of the State Legislative Leaders Foundation from 1979 to 1982 and chairman of the New England Caucus of State Legislatures in 1982 and 1983.
From 1970-72, he was chairman of the Land Use Regulation Commission and chairman of the Intergovernmental Relations Commission in 1969.
Frenchville, Grand Isle, Madawaska, St. Agatha and Van Buren, plus the unorganized territory of Square Lake (including Cross Lake, Madawaska Lake and Sinclair Townships)
Rep. Roland "Danny" Martin is returning to the Legislature after serving one term in the House of Representatives and two terms in the Senate in the 1970s. He is House chair of the State and Local Government Committee and a member of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee.
Martin has a long history of public service and brings his experience in state, county and municipal government to the State House. He served as Inland Fisheries and Wildlife commissioner from 2003 to 2011. He has also been the county administrator of Aroostook County, the town manager of Madawaska and the town manager of Frenchville.
Martin served in the Maine Army National Guard from 1967 to 1979. He has decades of small business experience, including as owner and operator of his family lodge and restaurant.
Martin lives in Sinclair with his wife, Diane. He is a member of the Caribou Rotary, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
Canton, Dixfield, Hartford, Mexico and Peru
Rep. Richard Pickett is beginning his first term in the Maine House of Representative serving the good people of House District 116 - Canton, Dixfield, Hartford, Mexico and Peru. He will serve on the State and Local Government Committee in the 127th Legislature.
Rep. Pickett has served nearly four decades in law enforcement. That includes 7 years as a Maine State Police Trooper, 15 years as a Maine State Police Detective and he currently serves as the Chief of Police in the Town of Dixfield.
Rep. Pickett has also served his community on the Dixfield Planning Board, Oxford County RCC Governing Board, Webb River Sportsman's Club, Maine Chiefs of Police Association and he's a proud member of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine.
He will now bring that plethora of law enforcement expertise to the Maine Legislature.
Rep. Pickett lives in East Dixfield with his wife Debra. They have two children. When he's not serving and protecting his community, you'll find him enjoying the Maine outdoors. He's an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, boater and he enjoys gardening.
Rep. Skolfield represents the good people of House District 112 which includes the towns of Anson, Avon, Carrabassett Valley, Carthage, Kingfield, New Portland, Phillips, Starks, Weld and Sandy River Plantation, plus the unorganized territories of East Central Franklin (including Freeman, Madrid and Salem Townships), and Perkins and Washington Townships.
In the 127th Legislature, Rep. Skolfield will serve on the Taxation Committee.
Abbot, Beaver Cove, Bowerbank, Greenville, Guilford, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec, Shirley, Willimantic plus the unorganized territories of Blanchard Township, Northeast Piscataquis (including Barnard and Elliottsville Townships) and Northwest Piscataquis.
Rep. Paul Stearns is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives representing District 119 representing parts of Piscataquis County. That includes Abbot, Beaver Cove, Bowerbank, Greenville, Guilford, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec, Shirley, Willimantic plus the unorganized territories of Blanchard Township, Northeast Piscataquis (including Barnard and Elliottsville Townships) and Northwest Piscataquis. He has been appointed to serve on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee in the 127th Legislature.
Paul retired in October of 2013 after a 37 year career in public education. He taught and coached for 19 years in SAD #4 in the Guilford area before becoming Principal of Upper Kennebec Valley Jr./Sr. High School in Bingham in 1996. He then served as Principal in SAD 68 (Dover-Foxcroft area) from 1999-2003 when he returned to SAD #4 to serve as Superintendent of Schools for ten years.
He currently lives in Guilford with his wife of 38 years, Melissa, an elementary school teacher. They have two children; Sara is a pre-school teacher in Portland, Maine and Benjamin is a U.S. Border Patrol agent stationed in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Paul enjoys hunting, fishing, woodlot management, maple syrup production, as well as following the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and the Maine Black Bears.
Rep. Ralph Tucker is in his first term in the Maine House of Representatives. He serves on both the Insurance and Financial Services Committee and the Environment and Natural Resources Committee.
A graduate of Hobart College and the University of Maine Law School, Tucker practiced labor and workers' compensation law statewide. He served on the Maine Workers' Compensation Board from 1981-1993, the last seven as chair. He served as a District Court judge for seven years before retiring. He was on the Brunswick School Board for six years and the Town Council for one.
Tucker lives in Brunswick with his wife of more than 40 years, Nancy. They have three grown children.
Sagadahoc County & Dresden
Linda L. Baker was elected to the Maine Senate on November 4, 2014 by the people of District 23, which includes all of Sagadahoc County and the Town of Dresden.
A retired public high school and adult education teacher, Senator Baker served on Topsham's Board of Selectmen and the Finance Committee.
Senator Baker is a graduate of the University of Maine System. She received her Master's Degree from the University of Southern Maine and earned her National Board Teacher Certification in 2001. For 31 years, she taught English, history, and creative writing at the high school level. For more than ten years, she taught English in Adult Education. Senator Baker was also the Academic Coordinator at Mt. Ararat High School for five years.
In addition to her years working in education, Senator Baker has also worked as a bank officer, a customer service supervisor, and as a financial manager for a non-profit organization.
During the 127th Maine State Legislature, Senator Baker will be the Chair of the Marine Resources Committee, as well as a member of the Insurance and Financial Services Committee.
Senator Baker lives in Topsham. She has three children and five grandchildren.
Albion, Benton, Clinton, Fairfield, Unity Plantation, Waterville, and Winslow
On November 4, 2014, Scott Cyrway was elected to represent the people of Senate District 16 in the Maine State Legislature. Senate District 16 is made up of the towns of Albion, Benton, Clinton, Fairfield, Unity Plantation, Waterville, and Winslow.
During the 127th Maine Legislature, Senator Cyrway will be serving as the Chair of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee.
Senator Cyrway is a graduate of Lawrence High School, the University of Maine, and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. Before retiring, he had a long career in law enforcement where he held various positions, including Kennebec County deputy patrol sheriff, corrections officer, and assistant jail administrator. He is currently the DARE Training Coordinator for the state of Maine.
Senator Cyrway grew up on his family's farm. He currently lives in Benton, and has three children and six grandchildren.
all towns in Piscataquis County as well as Alton, Bradford, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, Lagrange, Athens, Brighton Plantation, Cambridge, Detroit, Harmony, Hartland, Palmyra, Ripley, and St. Albans.
On November 4, 2014, Paul Davis was elected to serve the people of Senate District 4. Senate District 4 consists of all towns in Piscataquis County as well as Alton, Bradford, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, Lagrange, Athens, Brighton Plantation, Cambridge, Detroit, Harmony, Hartland, Palmyra, Ripley, and St. Albans.
Prior to being elected to the Senate for the 127th Maine State Legislature, Senator Davis served four terms in the Maine State Senate, serving in leadership during three of those terms, and three terms in the Maine House of Representatives.
During the 127th Maine Legislature, Senator Davis will be serving as Chair of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee, and as a member of both the Taxation Committee and the Government Oversight Committee.
Senator Davis and his wife, Patricia, have two grown children and four grandchildren.Senator Davis spent 23 years as a Maine State Trooper, serving primarily in Piscataquis County. He also served six years in the Army National Guard. A member of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine Board of Directors, he is an avid hunter, fisherman, and snowmobiler.
Senator Bill Diamond has had very distinguished career in public service. Currently, Senator Diamond is serving his seventh term in the Maine Senate representing the people of Windham.
Senator Diamond has served as the Senate Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and as a member of the Transportation Committee. In the 124th Legislature, Senator Diamond served as the Chair of Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.
From 1989 to 1997, Diamond served as Maine Secretary of State. However, prior to his tenure as Secretary of State, Diamond served for three terms in the Maine House of Representatives, one term as Majority Whip.
In addition to Senator Diamond's public service, he has extensive experience as a small business owner for more than 20 years. And, he was a teacher and principal in the Windham school system for 18 years. Diamond's career in education includes serving as the interim superintendent of schools for Raymond. Diamond also garnered respect as an advocate and lobbyist for eight years - and was Director of Governmental Relations for the Elan Corporation.
Sen. Diamond has lived in Windham for more than 30 years and serves as President of the Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a volunteer based organized supported entirely by donations, providing heating assistance to those who no longer qualify for other programs and assistance. All volunteer and 100% supported by donations.
Sen. Diamond has been married to his wife Jane for 40 years and they are the proud parents of two adult daughters and eight grandchildren.
Allagash, Ashland, Caribou, Castle Hill, Caswell, Connor Township, Cross Lake, Cyr Plantation, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Garfield Plantation, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Limestone, Madawaska, Madawaska Lake, Mapleton, Masardis, Nashville Plantation, New Canada, New Sweden, Northwest Aroostook Unorganized Territory, Oxbow Plantation, Perham, Portage Lake, Sinclair, Square Lake Unorganized Territory, St.Agatha, St. Francis, St. John Plantation, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Wallagrass, Washburn, Westmanland, Winterville Plantation and Woodland.
On November 4, 2014, Peter Edgecomb was elected to serve the people of District 1 in the Maine State Senate. Senate District 1 consists of Allagash, Ashland, Caribou, Castle Hill, Caswell, Connor Township, Cross Lake, Cyr Plantation, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Frenchville, Garfield Plantation, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Limestone, Madawaska, Madawaska Lake, Mapleton, Masardis, Nashville Plantation, New Canada, New Sweden, Northwest Aroostook Unorganized Territory, Oxbow Plantation, Perham, Portage Lake, Sinclair, Square Lake Unorganized Territory, St.Agatha, St. Francis, St. John Plantation, Stockholm, Van Buren, Wade, Wallagrass, Washburn, Westmanland, Winterville Plantation and Woodland.
Prior to being elected to the Maine State Senate, Senator Edgecomb served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives. During his time in the House, Senator Edgecomb was a member of the Natural Resources Committee, served as the lead Republican on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, and also co-chaired the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee.
During the 127th Maine Legislature, Senator Edgecomb will be serving as Chair of the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee. He will also be returning as a member of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee.
Senator Edgecomb completed his undergraduate work at the University of Maine and went on to earn his Master's in Education at the University of New Hampshire and his CAS in Education Administration at the University of Maine. He had a long career in education, working as a teacher and then serving as Superintendent of Schools before retiring. During a fellowship at the University of Maryland, he worked in the U.S. Department of Education.
For the past thirty years, he has been self-employed as a Christmas tree grower and is also very active in the community as a Caribou Rotarian.
Senator Edgecomb is a member of the Methodist Church. He and his wife, Marjie, have three grown children and eleven grandchildren.
Cornish, Limerick, Newfield, Parsonsfield, Sanford, Shapleigh, and Waterboro
On November 4, 2014, the people of Senate District 33 elected David Woodsome to the Maine State Senate. District 33 consists of the towns of Cornish, Limerick, Newfield, Parsonsfield, Sanford, Shapleigh, and Waterboro.
A graduate of Sanford High School and the University of Maine, Senator Woodsome was a teacher and coach before retiring after 35 years. He has also served three terms as a Waterboro selectman, and currently chairs the Select Board.
During the 127th Maine Legislature, Senator Woodsome will be the Chair of the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee. He is also a member of the State and Local Government Committee.
Senator Woodsome lives in North Waterboro. He has two adult daughters, Meaghan and Kate.