Michael Willette

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Michael Willette
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Maine State Senate, District 2
Member-elect
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives District 5
2008 - 2012
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
ProfessionRealtor
Websites
Office website
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Michael Willette is a former Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 5 from 2008 to 2012. Willette is a Republican member-elect of the Maine State Senate, representing District 2.

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]

Biography

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

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

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]

2012

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.[5][6]

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

2010

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.[7]

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%

2008

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.[8]

Michael Willette raised $5,770 for his campaign.[9]

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

2010

In 2010, Willette received $4,728 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[10]


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

2008

In 2008 Michael Willette collected $5,770 in donations.[11]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $5,270

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

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

Michael Willette endorsed Ron Paul in the 2012 presidential election. [12]

Personal

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
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Maine House of Representatives District 5
2008–present
Succeeded by
Robert Saucier (D)