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Michael Willette

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Michael Willette
Maine State Senate, District 2
In office
December 3, 2014 - present
Term ends
December 6, 2016
Years in position 1
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives District 5
2008 - 2012
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Office website
Michael Willette is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

Willette served in the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 5 from 2008 to 2012.

Willette switched his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican in November 2010, after winning election as a Democratic candidate. Willette said he switched because he did not agree with the majority of bills supported by the Democratic Party.[1]


Willette's professional experience includes working as a realtor and science teacher. He served in the United States Army.[2]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Willette served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2015
State and Local Government, Chair


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Willette served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Willette served on the following committees:



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election was held 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. Michael Carpenter was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Michael Willette was unopposed in the Republican primary. Willette defeated Carpenter in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Maine State Senate District 2, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Willette 48.9% 7,626
     Democratic Michael Carpenter 47.4% 7,394
     None Blank Votes 3.8% 587
Total Votes 15,607


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Willette ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 7. Willette ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and was defeated by Troy Haines (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[7][8]

Maine House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRobert Saucier 51.5% 1,933
     Republican Michael Willette Incumbent 48.5% 1,821
Total Votes 3,754


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Willette's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Jessica Chase. Willette defeated Chase in the November 2, 2010, general election.[9]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 5 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Willette (D) 1,605 55%
Jessica Chase (R) 1,264 43%


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Michael Willette ran for District 5 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Elizabeth Michaud.[10]

Michael Willette raised $5,770 for his campaign.[11]

Maine House of Representatives, District 5
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael Willette (D) 2,245
Elizabeth Michaud (R) 1,784

Campaign donors


In 2010, Willette received $4,728 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[12]

Maine House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael Willette's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$4,628
Harding, Alan F$100
Total Raised in 2010 $4,728


In 2008 Michael Willette collected $5,770 in donations.[13]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,270


Presidential preference


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

Michael Willette endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [14]


Willette and his wife, Pam, have three children. He has been a member of the Elks Lodge, National Rifle Association and Veterans of Foreign Wars.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maine State Senate District 2
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 5
Succeeded by
Robert Saucier (D)