David Trahan

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David Trahan
David Trahan.jpg
Maine State Senate District 20
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
Date of birthFebruary 25, 1963
Place of birthWaterville, ME
ProfessionProfessional Logger
Office website
Personal website
David Trahan is a former Republican member of the Maine State Senate representing District 20 from 2008 to 2012. Trahan also served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1998 to 2006. As of August 4, Trahan announced that he will resign his position as senator in December 2011, in order to take over as the new executive director of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine. Trahan decided to wait to step down so that he would be able to participate in the Legislature's special congressional redistricting session in September, and to help complete work on a bill seeking to rewrite Mane's tax laws.[1]

Trahan's professional experience includes working as a professional logger.

Trahan attended University of Maine-Augusta.

Committee assignments


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


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

District 20

Trahan represents Maine Senate District 20. District 20 includes most of Lincoln County[2].



In response to the question, "Why are Maine’s health care costs above national averages?" Trahan answered:

"Maine has the oldest population in the nation, so that’s a strike against us. It’s also very rural, so health care is inherently more expensive because it’s spread out. We’ve become a state where special interests are carving out health care while everyone else pays for it. Some of these groups are essentially rationing care for to benefit themselves."[3]



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Trahan won re-election to the 20th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Christopher Johnson ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. Daniel Schweitzer ran for the seat as an Independent. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Maine State Senate, District 20
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png David Trahan (R) 10,909 56%
Christopher Johnson (D) 6,178 32%
Daniel Schweitzer (I) 1,794 9%
Blank 649 3%


On November 4, 2008, Trahan ran for District 20 of the Maine State Senate, beating Peter Rines.[5]

Trahan raised $24,285 for his campaign.[6]

Maine State Senate, District 20
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Trahan (R) 12,243
Peter Rines (D) 10,663

Campaign donors


In 2010, David Trahn collected $21,875 in donations.[7]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $20,375
Private Individuals $1,500


In 2008 David Trahn collected $24,285 in donations.[8]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $22,785
Private Individuals $1,500


David is married to Pamela Trahan and resides in Waldoboro, Maine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maine Senate District 20
Succeeded by
Chris Johnson (D)