Maine Senate

The Maine Senate is the upper house of the Maine Legislature, the state legislature of the U.S. state of Maine. The Senate consists of 35 members representing an equal number of districts across the state. 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.


Unlike a fair share of U.S. states, the Senate's leadership does not stem from the Lieutenant Governor, as Maine is one of a few states not to have the office. The leadership instead falls in the hands of the Senate President, who is also the first in the Gubernatorial line of succession. The Maine Senate is currently the only body of its kind in the United States where all the major chamber positions are held by women.

Composition of the Senate

123rd Legislature, 2007-2009

Affiliation Members
  Democratic Party 18
  Republican Party 17


Position Name Party
President of the Senate Beth Edmonds Democratic
Majority Leader Elizabeth Mitchell Democratic
Majority Whip John L. Martin Democratic
Minority Leader Carol Weston Republican
Minorty Whip Richard Rosen Republican

Members of the Maine Senate

District Senator Party Residence
1 Peter Bowman Democratic Kittery
2 Richard Nass Republican Acton
3 Jonathan Courtney Republican Sanford
4 Nancy Sullivan Democratic Biddeford
5 Barry Hobbins Democratic Saco
6 Philip Bartlett Democratic Gorham
7 Lynn Bromley Democratic South Portland
8 Ethan Strimling Democratic Portland
9 Joseph Brannigan Democratic Portland
10 Beth Edmonds Democratic Freeport
11 Karl Turner Republican Great Falls
12 G. William Diamond Democratic Windham
13 David Hastings Republican Fryeburg
14 Bruce Bryant Democratic Dixfield
15 Lois Snowe-Mello Republican Poland
16 Margaret Rotundo Democratic Lewiston
17 John Nutting Democratic Leeds
18 Walter Gooley Republican Farmington
19 Paula Benoit Republican Phippsburg
20 Dana Dow Republican Waldoboro
21 Earle McCormick Republican West Gardiner
22 Christine Savage Republican Union
23 Carol Weston Republican Montville
24 Elizabeth Mitchell Democratic Vassalboro
25 Lisa Marrache Democratic Waterville
26 S. Peter Mills Republican Skowhegan
27 Douglas Smith Republican Dover-Foxcroft
28 Dennis Damon Democratic Trenton
29 Kevin Raye Republican Perry
30 Elizabeth Schneider Democratic Orono
31 Richard Rosen Republican Bucksport
32 Joseph Perry Democratic Bangor
33 Debra Plowman Republican Hampden
34 Roger Sherman Republican Hodgdon
35 John Martin Democratic Eagle Lake

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