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Thomas Longstaff

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Thomas Longstaff
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Maine House of Representatives, District 77
Incumbent
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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 electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine Orono
Master'sBangor Theological Seminary, 1964
Ph.D.Columbia University, 1973
Personal
Birthday10/09/1935
Place of birthNashua, NH
ProfessionArchaeologist
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Thomas Longstaff (b. October 9, 1935) is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Longstaff earned his B.S. the University of Maine at Orono, his M.S. from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1964 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1973. His professional experience includes working in wholesale and retail business and as a teacher at Colby College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Engrossed Bills
Veterans and Legal Affairs

2011-2012

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

Elections

2014

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on June 10, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014; independent candidates may file until June 2, 2014.

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Longstaff won re-election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 77. Longstaff ran unopposed in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Richard Perry (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Maine House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Longstaff Incumbent 67.5% 2,511
     Republican Richard Perry 32.5% 1,209
Total Votes 3,720

2010

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Longstaff's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Alek Fortier. According to unofficial results, Longstaff defeated Fortier in the November 2 general election.[3]

Longstaff filed to replace incumbent candidate Pamela Trinward after she withdrew her candidacy on July 1, 2010.

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 77 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent


Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Longstaff (D) 1,805 56%
Alek Fortier (R) 1,310 41%[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Longstaff is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Longstaff raised a total of $7,760 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[5]

Thomas Longstaff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 77 Won $3,824
2010 Maine State House, District 77 Won $3,936
Grand Total Raised $7,760

2012

Longstaff won re-election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Longstaff raised a total of $3,824.

2010

In 2010, Longstaff raised $3,936 in contributions.[6]

His top contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $3,436 to his campaign.

Personal

Longstaff and his wife, Cynthia, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Pamela Trinward (D)
Maine House of Representatives District 77
2010–present
Succeeded by
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