U.S. Senate delegation from Maine

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This page displays current and historical information pertaining to the U.S. Senate delegation from Maine.

Current members

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Maine are:


Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Angus King
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IndependentU.S. Senate, Maine 2013January 3, 2019November 2018LinkOlympia Snowe (R)
Susan Collins
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Maine 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkWilliam S. Cohen (R)

Election history


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Class I

Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election.[1] Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.[1] 2012

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAngus King 51.1% 370,580
     Democratic Cynthia Dill 12.8% 92,900
     Republican Charles Summers 29.7% 215,399
     Libertarian Andrew Ian Dodge 0.8% 5,624
     Independent Danny Francis Dalton 0.8% 5,807
     Independent Stephen Woods 1.4% 10,289
     N/A Blank Votes 3.3% 24,121
Total Votes 724,720
Source: Maine Secretary of State "United States Senate Election Results"

2006
On November 7, 2006, Olympia Snowe (R) won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Jean Hay Bright (D) and William Slavick (I) in the general election.[2]

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngOlympia Snow incumbent 74.4% 398,723
     Democratic Jean Hay Bright 20.5% 109,727
     Independent William Slavick 5.2% 27,819
Total Votes 536,269

2000
On November 7, 2000, Olympia Snowe (R) won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Mark Lawrence (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngOlympia Snow incumbent 68.9% 437,689
     Democratic Mark Lawrence 31.1% 197,183
Total Votes 634,872


Class II

Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.


2008
On November 4, 2008, Susan Collins won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Thomas H. Allen (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Collins incumbent 61.3% 444,300
     Democratic Thomas H. Allen 38.6% 279,510
     N/A Other 0.1% 620
Total Votes 724,430

2002
On November 5, 2002, Susan Collins won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Chellie Pingree (D) in the general election.[5]

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Collins incumbent 58.4% 295,041
     Democratic Chellie Pingree 41.6% 209,858
Total Votes 504,899

1996
On November 5, 1996, Susan Collins won election to the United States Senate. She defeated Joseph E. Brennan (D), John C. Rensenbrink (I) and William P. Clarke (Taxpayers) in the general election.[6]

U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 1996
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Collins 49.2% 298,422
     Democratic Joseph E. Brennan 43.9% 266,226
     Independent John C. Rensenbrink 3.9% 23,441
     Taxpayers William P. Clarke 3.1% 18,618
     N/A Other 0% 70
Total Votes 606,777

Historical members

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Maine.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Louisiana
Party Total
     Republican 24
     Democratic 11
     Jacksonian 3
     Whig 1
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
     Independent 1
Total Senators 42
Class 1 Senators from Maine
Senator Years Served Party
John Holmes 1820-1827 Republican
Albion K. Parris 1827-1828 J
John Holmes 1829-1833 ADAMS, AJ
Ether Shepley 1833-1836 J
Judah Dana 1836-1837 J
Reuel Williams 1837-1843 Democratic
John Fairfield 1843-1847 Democratic
Wyman B. S. Moor 1848-1848 Democratic
Hannibal Hamlin 1848-1857 Democratic
Amos Nourse 1857-1857 Republican
Hannibal Hamlin 1857-1861 Republican
Lot Myrick Morrill 1861-1869 Republican
Hannibal Hamlin 1869-1881 Republican
Eugene Hale 1881-1911 Republican
Charles F. Johnson 1911-1917 Democratic
Frederick Hale 1917-1941 Republican
R. Owen Brewster 1941-1952 Republican
Frederick G. Payne 1953-1959 Republican
Edmund S. Muskie 1959-1980 Democratic
George J. Mitchell 1980-1995 Democratic
Olympia J. Snowe 1995-2013 Republican
Angus King 2013-Present Independent
Class 2 Senators from Maine
Senator Years Served Party
John Chandler 1820-1829 Republican
Peleg Sprague 1829-1835 AJ
John Ruggles 1835-1841 Democratic
George Evans 1841-1847 W
James W. Bradbury 1847-1853 Democratic
William Pitt Fessenden 1854-1864 Republican
Nathan A. Farwell 1864-1865 Republican
William Pitt Fessenden 1865-1869 Republican
Lot Myrick Morrill 1869-1876 Republican
James G. Blaine 1876-1881 Republican
William P. Frye 1881-1911 Republican
Obadiah Gardner 1911-1913 Democratic
Edwin C. Burleigh 1913-1916 Republican
Bert M. Fernald 1916-1926 Republican
Arthur R. Gould 1926-1931 Republican
Wallace H. White, Jr. 1931-1949 Republican
Margaret Chase Smith 1949-1973 Republican
William D. Hathaway 1973-1979 Democratic
William S. Cohen 1979-1997 Republican
Susan Collins 1997-Present Republican

See also

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