|Maine State Senate, District 2|
|December 1, 2010-present|
|December 3, 2014|
|Years in position||3|
|Base salary||$13,852/year (first regular session) |
$9,661/year/year (second regular session)
|Per diem||$38/day, plus $32/day for meals|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next election||November 4, 2014|
|Term limits||4 terms (8 years)|
|Maine State House of Representatives|
Collins served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1998 to 2010.
Collins' professional experience includes working as a small business owner and owner of a food brokerage company.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• State and Local Government|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:
|Maine Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• State and Local Government|
Collins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt:"We must strengthen the partnership between the General Fund and the Highway Fund to ensure our roads and bridges are safe."
- Excerpt:"Education reforms should empower local districts to decide what’s best for their students and communities."
Common Sense Spending
- Excerpt:"I support a full audit of every government program, especially the Department of Health and Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the state’s general fund spending."
Health Care Costs
- Excerpt:"I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."
Collins' campaign website listed several main issues: 
- Transportation - "Transportation is vital to Maine’s economy. Over the next ten years, Maine is expected to have a $3 billion transportation budget hole. We can fill that budget hole, and keep our roads safe with a common sense funding plan that protects our roads and bridges without raising taxes."
- Education - "Maine spends 25% more per student than the national average, yet our results are mediocre...Maine needs more options, less bureaucracy, and a commitment to prepare our students for success."
- Spending - "Excessive government spending has resulted in nearly $12 billion in debt for which Maine families are on the hook. Augusta’s tax-and-spend culture must end. I support a full audit of every government program, especially the Department of Health and Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the state’s general fund spending."
- Health care - "We should have the right to buy health insurance plans available in other states, just like we can with our homeowners, vehicle and life insurance. With more coverage choices, Mainers can find an affordable plan that meets their family’s needs. We must also cut the red tape that drives up insurance costs in Maine. I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012
|Maine State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Ronald Collins Incumbent||45.6%||9,301|
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010
|Maine State Senate, District|
|Ronald Collins (R)||8,591||54%|
|Richard Burns (D)||6,769||42%|
In the June 8th primary election, Collins ran unopposed. 
Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $66,722 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.
|Ronald Collins's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Maine State Senate, District 2||$9,398|
|2010||Maine State Senate, District 2||$22,370|
|2004||Maine State House, District 147||$3,860|
|2002||Maine State House, District 7||$4,794|
|2000||Maine State House, District 7||$8,858|
|1998||Maine State House, District 7||$17,442|
|Grand Total Raised||$66,722|
2012Collins won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins raised a total of $9,398.
|Maine State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Ronald Collins's campaign in 2012|
|Maine Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors||$350|
|Maine Bankers Association||$350|
|Maine Association of Realtors||$350|
|Total Raised in 2012||$9,398|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In 2010, Collins raised $22,370 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $20,870 to his campaign.
Collins has a wife, Linda.
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- Bipartisan group finds bridges hard to build - Boston Globe
- Congressional Supercommittees' Recommendations Seldom Spur Action On ... - Huffington Post
- Question of the Day - Washington Times
- Still room for pragmatic Republicans? - Picayune Item
- Nuclear option 'poisons the atmosphere' -- but does it kill the last strains ... - Environment & Energy Publishing
- Iran Nuclear Deal: Maine Delegates React with Caution - MPBN News
- Analysis: Senate rules shift on nominees puts legislative progress at risk - Concord Monitor
- Cub Scouts help stock Lebanon Food Pantry - Foster's Daily Democrat
- Senate Rules Shift Risks Progress - Valley News
- Senate Majority Leader Backs Gillibrand on Military Assault Measure - New York Times
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- Official campaign website
- Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998
- ↑ Official campaign website
- ↑ Official campaign website
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012
- ↑ Maine Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," June 12, 2012
- ↑ Maine Official Election Results
- ↑ Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine
- ↑ followthemoney.org, "Collins, Ronald F," accessed September 10, 2013
- ↑ 2010 contributions
Richard Nass (R)
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