Erik Jorgensen

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Erik Jorgensen
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Current candidacy
Running for Maine House of Representatives, District 41
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Maine House of Representatives, District 115
In office
December 5, 2012-present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sBowdoin College
Master'sHarvard University
Office website
Erik C. Jorgensen is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 115. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Jorgensen's professional experience includes 25 years as an administrator in Maine cultural organizations, including 10 years as executive director of the Pejepscot Historical Society in Brunswick and 12 years at the Maine Humanities Council, where he was the executive director for six years, just prior to his running for public office. He has served on boards including the Maine Center for Economic Policy, Good Will-Hinckley, the Federation of State Humanities Councils and the Daveis Foundation.[1]

Jorgensen earned his B.A. from Bowdoin College and his MPA from Harvard University.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Jorgensen served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Financial Affairs


Campaign themes


Jorgensen listed education, environment, urban issues and marriage equality as part of his platform.[2]



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the general election was September 22, 2014. District 115 incumbent Erik Jorgensen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Azzola was unopposed in the Republican primary. Reed Berkowitz ran as a Green Party candidate but withdrew after the primary; a replacement candidate was not named. Jorgensen faces Azzola in the general election.[3][4]


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jorgensen won election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 115. Jorgenson defeated Justin Costa and Malory Shaughnessy in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Seth Berner (G) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Maine House of Representatives, District 115, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngErik Jorgensen 66.6% 2,867
     Green Seth Berner 33.4% 1,439
Total Votes 4,306
Maine House of Representatives, District 115 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngErik Jorgenson 42.9% 313
Malory Shaughnessy 32.1% 234
Justin Costa 25% 182
Total Votes 729

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jorgensen is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Jorgensen raised a total of $5,374 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[7]

Erik Jorgensen's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 115 Won $5,374
Grand Total Raised $5,374


Jorgensen won election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jorgensen raised a total of $5,374.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Erik Jorgensen's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,874
Jorgensen, Neil D$100
Jorgensen, Erik C$100
Petersen, Martha D$100
Risser, Tamara M$100
Total Raised in 2012$5,374
Source:Follow the Money


Jorgensen lives in Portland's Deering neighborhood. with his wife and one son. His son is a student in the Portland public schools.[1]

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