President Jackson announces committee assignments

AUGUSTA — On Friday, Senate President Troy Jackson of Allagash announced the committee assignments for the 129th Maine Legislature. There are 17 joint-standing committees and the Government Oversight Committee.

“All 35 members of the Maine Senate bring a specific set of skills and experience to their work in the Legislature,” said President Jackson. “We are here to make Maine a better place to work, live and raise a family. These committee assignments seek to maximize the strengths of all our members so we can make that vision a reality.”

Lawmakers are assigned to committees by the presiding officers based on their interests, experience and professional background. Committees are composed of three senators and ten representatives.

Below is a full list of the committee assignments for the Maine Senate:

Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
James F. Dill, Chair (D-Penobscot)
G. William Diamond (D-Cumberland)
Russell Black (R-Franklin)

Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Catherine E. Breen, Chair (D-Cumberland)
Linda F. Sanborn (D-Cumberland)
James M. Hamper (R-Oxford)

Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Susan A. Deschambault, Chair (D-York)
Michael E. Carpenter (D-Aroostook)
Kimberley C. Rosen (R-Penobscot)

Education and Cultural Affairs
Rebecca J. Millett, Chair (D-Cumberland)
Everett Brownie Carson (D-Cumberland)
Matthew Pouliot (R-Kennebec)

Energy, Utilities and Technology
Mark W. Lawrence, Chair (D-York)
David R. Miramant (D-Knox)
David Woodsome (R-York)

Environment and Natural Resources
Everett Brownie Carson, Chair (D-Cumberland)
Justin M. Chenette (D-York)
Robert A. Foley (R-York)

Health and Human Services
Geoffrey M. Gratwick, Chair (D-Penobscot)
Ned Claxton (D-Androscoggin)
Marianne Moore (R-Washington)

Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Commerce
Erin D. Herbig, Chair (D-Waldo)
Rebecca J. Millett (D-Cumberland)
Stacey K. Guerin (R-Penobscot)

Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
James F. Dill, Chair (D-Penobscot)
Louis Joseph Luchini (D-Hancock)
Paul T. Davis (R-Piscataquis)

Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
Heather B. Sanborn, Chair (D-Cumberland)
Geoffrey M. Gratwick (D-Penobscot)
Robert A. Foley (R-York)

Michael E. Carpenter, Chair (D-Aroostook)
Shenna Bellows (D-Kennebec)
Lisa M. Keim (R-Oxford)

Labor and Housing
Shenna Bellows, Chair (D-Kennebec)
Mark W. Lawrence (D-York)
Stacey K. Guerin (R-Penobscot)

Marine Resources
David R. Miramant, Chair (D-Knox)
Eloise A. Vitelli (D-Sagadahoc)
Dana L. Dow (R-Lincoln)

State and Local Government
Ned Claxton, Chair (D-Androscoggin)
Susan A. Deschambault (D-York)
Paul T. Davis (R-Piscataquis)

Benjamin M. Chipman, Chair (D-Cumberland)
Heather B. Sanborn (D-Cumberland)
Matthew Pouliot (R-Kennebec)

G. William Diamond, Chair (D-Cumberland)
Benjamin M. Chipman (D-Cumberland)
Bradlee Thomas Farrin (R-Somerset)

Veterans and Legal Affairs
Louis Joseph Luchini, Chair (D-Hancock)
Erin D. Herbig (D-Waldo)
Scott W. Cyrway (R-Kennebec)

Government Oversight Committee
Justin M. Chenette, Chair (D-York)
Linda F. Sanborn (D-Cumberland)
Nathan L. Libby (D-Androscoggin)
Paul T. Davis, Sr. (R-Piscataquis)
Lisa M. Keim (R-Oxford)
Jeffrey L. Timberlake (R-Androscoggin)


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