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Nichi Farnham
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Maine State Senate District 32
Former Member
In office
2010-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Mayor, Bangor City Council
2002-2003
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Air Force Academy, 1985
Master'sWebster University, 1988
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1985-1991
Personal
BirthdayJuly 20, 1963
Place of birthRugby, ND
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
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Nichi Farnham (b. July 20, 1963) is a former Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 32 from 2010 to 2012.

Before her time in the Senate, Nichi devoted much of her time and attention to her community. She served as City Councilor and Mayor of Bangor, Maine. She also served the on the United Way of Eastern Maine as chair of the Children and Family Council, and as a board member of the Bangor YMCA. At the YMCA, Nichi helped oversee the merger of the Bangor YMCA and YWCA.

Farnham is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy where she earned her B.S. Degree in Management. While at the Air Force Academy, Nichi attained a commission as Second Lieutenant. Nichi earned her Master's Degree in Human Resource Management from Webster University.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Nichi Farnham endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Farnham ran for re-election in 2012. She ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary and was defeated by Geoffrey Gratwick (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGeoffrey Gratwick 51.5% 8,793
     Republican Nichi Farnham Incumbent 48.5% 8,295
Total Votes 17,088

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Farnham defeated Democratic incumbent Joseph Perry in the November 2 general election.[3]

Maine State Senate, District 33
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nichi Farnham (R) 7,394 54%
Joseph Perry (D) 5,724 42%
Blank 452 3%

In the June 8th primary election, Farnham ran unopposed.[4]

Maine State Senate, District 32 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Nichi Farnham 2,436 100%

Campaign themes

On her campaign website, Farnham outlines these issues as her main priorities:[5]

  • "Maine's economic environment needs improvement..."
  • "The private sector and small businesses are the engine of the state's economy."
  • "Maine's taxes are too high."
  • "Education is a top priority and should be everyone's responsibility."
  • "Government should be accountable for its actions."
  • "Common sense solutions are needed to fix Maine's problems."
  • "The best decisions are made close to home..."

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Farnham raised $40,874 in contributions.[6]

Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $39,374 to her campaign.

Personal

Farnham and her husband Doug currently reside in Bangor. They have three boys.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joseph Perry (D)
Maine State Senate District 32
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Gratwick (D)