The men and women who make up our team are outstanding individuals committed to their neighbors and communities. They come from all walks of life – from union members to business leaders to farmers, entrepreneurs, public servants and nurses and more. Some of have extensive experience in government while others are passionate voices of their constituents who have never before held public office. All are dedicated to serving you and the hardworking families across Maine.
Starting as a youngster, Rod held down various jobs at a grocery store, a shoe shop, a gas station, a car dealer and as a painter – and on both a poultry and dairy farm. Forty-six years ago he started Whittemore and Sons, a 20-person small business that sells and services outdoor power equipment. A veteran and outdoorsman, Rod is focused on job creation and lower taxes in the Senate.
Paul spent a career in uniform protecting our families as a Maine State Trooper, and served as a member of the Army National Guard. An avid hunter, fisherman and snowmobiler he serves today as Chair of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee working on behalf of the farming community and preserving our natural heritage.
A retired college administrator, Joyce is passionate about improving education for all Mainers – from young children in our public schools to older workers transitioning to new careers in our workforce. She has dedicated her life to serving her community as a city councilor, a school board member and today as a hospital trustee.
A chef and entrepreneur, Brian brings years of successful business experience to the Senate as owner of the Union River Lobster Pot restaurant in Ellsworth. He also spent 27 years teaching culinary arts at the Hancock County Technical Center – experience that serves him well as Chair of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee.
Kim is an accomplished business professional who owned her own beauty salon and, together with her husband Richard, also owned and operated Rosen’s Department Store in Bucksport. Deeply involved in her community, she has served on the boards of Taylor Foundation, Next Step, the Ronald McDonald House and Patawa Club in Bangor.
A successful small businessman for more than 30 years, Andre brings perspective and common sense to Augusta to focus on job creation, growing Maine’s economy and reducing the taxes and regulations that hurt working families. He was selected by his peers to serve as the Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate.
An entrepreneur and successful small businessman, Mike owns and operates a heavy equipment dealer that supplies new and used equipment to central and northern Maine. He and his wife also own the only Maine company that manufactures snow shovels. As President of the Maine Senate, Mike is deeply committed to protecting taxpayers and the hardworking men and women who create jobs and grow Maine’s economy.
A former school teacher and small business owner, Dana brings his diverse and unique life experience to the Senate to fight for working families and small business leaders across Maine. As chair of the Taxation Committee in the Senate he’s focused on reducing the burden on our families and on the men and women who create jobs.
Roger is a lifelong Augusta resident who won a state championship in basketball at Cony High School. After graduating from law school, Roger settled here in Maine, raised a family and started a successful Augusta-based law firm. An active member of the community, he’s served the United Way, the Kennebec Valley YMCA, the Augusta Bicentennial Celebration, the Maine State Music Theatre and more.
Scott brings a long career in law enforcement to the Senate and he’s successfully used that experience to institute stiffer penalties on those convicted of selling heroin and other illegal drugs in our communities. One of the most effective leaders in the Legislature, he’s passed nearly 75 percent of all the bills he’s introduced into law to protect Maine families and our jobs.
With degrees in forestry and agronomy, Tom spent more than 30 years in the forest products industry. He brings that experience to the Senate to fight for working families across Maine who rely on our abundant natural resources to support themselves, their families and their communities. An active public servant, Tom is a member of the Wilton Lions, Farmington Rotary and West Farmington Fire Department.
A lifelong resident of western Maine, Lisa is dedicated to representing the hardworking, tough-as-nails folks who’ve always been her neighbors. A mother of three, she’s dedicated to improving Maine’s public schools and making sure there are good jobs and a vibrant economy for our children’s future.
A husband, father, grandfather and well-known carpenter, Jim is a dedicated public servant committed to preserving and protecting Maine’s values. As Chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee he is dedicated to fiscal discipline and balancing the budget without raising taxes on working families.
Eric is an eigth generation Mainer and successful businessman who oversees and manages financial records for his family business. He understands job creation and fiscal discipline because it’s what he does every day. That’s why he’s passionate about preserving our constitutional rights and protecting Maine small businesses and working families.
Garrett is a seventh generation Mainer dedicated to protecting and preserving Maine’s values. Currently a successful realtor and small business professional, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of working for the Portland Sea Dogs straight out of college. As Chair of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Garrett is focused maintaining the promise we made to the men and women who’ve worn the uniform of our country.
Amy is known nationally for successfully championing legislation that helps victims of human trafficking. As the mother of four children, she’s known around Scarborough as an volunteer with the softball and cheering clubs as well as in her church. Her husband runs a third-generation family business, which helps guide her work as Chair of the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee.
A graduate of Sanford High School and the University of Maine, Dave was a teacher and coach for 35 years. He grew up on his family’s farm in Waterboro and continues to grow his own beef, poultry and eggs – and cuts 14 cord of wood each year to heat his home. He’s focused on personal responsibility and commonsense solutions to make Maine’s economy strong for every working family.
Ron is a passionate volunteer in his community through active service with the Wells Rotary Club, the Wells Chamber of Commerce and more. A dedicated public servant, he chairs the Senate Transportation Committee where he’s ensured our roads and bridges are improved without raising taxes.