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*Founder of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., "a developer of large-scale energy conservation projects" (1989)
*Founder of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., "a developer of large-scale energy conservation projects" (1989)
*Governor of Maine 1995-2003
*Governor of Maine 1995-2003
==Committee Assignments==
===U.S. Senate===
King serves on the following Senate committees<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/index.php?chamber=senate ''Congressional Quarterly'' "Senate Committee List" Accessed January 22, 2013]</ref>:
*[[United States Senate Committee on Armed Services]]
*[[United States Senate Committee on Budget]]
*[[United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration]]
*[[United States Senate Committee on Intelligence (Select)]]

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Angus King
Angus king.jpg
U.S. Senate, Maine
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 2
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 2018
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Governor of Maine
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law
Date of birthMarch 31, 1944
Place of birthAlexandria, Virginia
Office website
Campaign website
Angus King is an Independent member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Maine. King was first elected to the Senate in 2012.

He was Governor of Maine from 1995 to 2003.

King won on November 6, 2012.[1] He announced he will caucus with the Democrats during the 113th Congress.[2]


King was born in Alexandria, VA and has spent most of his life in Maine. He graduated from the University of Virginia's School of Law in 1969. He has since served as one of just two independent governors in the United States. King is also a Distinguished Lecturer at Bowdoin College.[3]


  • After Law School, King became a staff attorney at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Skowhegan, Maine
  • In 1972, he became Chief Counsel to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Alcoholism and Narcotics
  • Host and co-producer of “Maine Watch,” a TV show on the Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  • Vice-president of Swift River/Hafslund Company, "an alternative energy development company" (1983)
  • Founder of Northeast Energy Management, Inc., "a developer of large-scale energy conservation projects" (1989)
  • Governor of Maine 1995-2003

Committee Assignments

U.S. Senate


King serves on the following Senate committees[4]:


Party affiliation

King was an Independent as governor of Maine, and ran as an Independent in the 2012 election. He announced he will caucus with the Democrats.[5]



See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

King ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. King sought the nomination as an Independent.[6][7][8] He defeated Cynthia Dill (D), Charles Summers (R), Andrew Ian Dodge (L), Danny Francis Dalton, and Stephen Woods in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9]

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"


Angus King vs. Charles Summers Jr. vs. Cynthia Dill
Poll Angus King Charles Summers Jr.Cynthia DillNeitherDon't knowMargin of ErrorSample Size
Rasmussen Reports(September 25, 2012)
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Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are King's reports.

Angus King (2012)[10] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 14, 2012$0.00$173,561.57$(31,239.77)$1,432,321.80
Pre-Primary[12]June 28, 2012$142,321.80$293,224.67$(177,311.67)$258,234.80
July Quarterly[13]October 11, 2012$259,324.80$470,909.86$(225,700.62)$503,444.04
October Quarterly[14]October 11, 2012$503,444.04$1,217,973.23$(1,257,740.00)$463,677.27
Pre-General[15]October 23, 2012$463,677.27$387,112.63$(676,976.82)$173,813.08
Running totals


King is married to wife Mary Herman, they have five children together.

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Preceded by
Olympia Snowe (R)
U.S. Senate - Maine
Succeeded by