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Christopher Rector

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Christopher Rector
Christopher Rector.jpg
Maine State Senate District 22
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine Portland/Golham, 1975
Date of birthJuly 12, 1951
Place of birthNeedham, MA
ProfessionPartner, Celsventures Incorporated, DBA Bayview Press, Camden Cone
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Christopher Rector is a former Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 22 from 2008 to 2012. Rector also served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2006.

In addition to being a Senator, Rector is a small business owner. He and his wife are entrepreneurs, involved in retail business, wholesale art publishing and real estate management. He and his wife Betsy operated two retail art galleries in Camden and Portland for 20 years.

Rector graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Maine-Portland in 1975. Rector also attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2006 on a Brooks Fellowship.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rector served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Rector served on these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Christopher Rector endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Rector ran for re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary and was defeated by Edward Mazurek (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEdward Mazurek 53.5% 10,535
     Republican Christopher Rector Incumbent 46.5% 9,142
Total Votes 19,677


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Rector won re-election to the 22nd District seat in the November 2nd general election.[3] He had no primary opposition. Adrian Humphreys (D) withdrew from the race, leaving Rector unopposed. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Maine State Senate, District 22
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Rector (R) 13,00 73%
Blank 4,704 27%


On November 4, 2008, Rector ran for District 22 of the Maine State Senate, beating David Miramant.[5]

Rector raised $48,497 for his campaign.[6]

Maine State Senate, District 22
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Christopher Rector (R) 11,049
David Miramant (D) 9,101

Campaign donors


In 2010, Christopher collected $9,521 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,021
Private Individuals $1,200


In 2008 Christopher collected $48,497 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $46,947
Private Individuals $1,550


Christopher is married to Elisabeth Rector. They have two children and reside in Thomaston, Maine.

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Preceded by
Maine Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Edward Mazurek (D)