Angus King

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Angus King
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U.S. Senate, Maine
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2013-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2019
Years in position 1
PartyIndependent
PredecessorOlympia Snowe (R)
Compensation
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
1995-2003
Education
Bachelor'sDartmouth College
J.D.University of Virginia School of Law
Personal
BirthdayMarch 31, 1944
Place of birthAlexandria, Virginia
Net worth$16,023,078
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
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]

Biography

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]

Career

  • 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

2013-2015

King serves on the following Senate committees[4]:

Issues

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]

Elections

2012

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"

Polls

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)
45%33%14%1%7%+/-4.5500
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Campaign donors

2012

During the 2012 Election Angus King won election to the U.S. House, below are his major donors by industry and organization.[10]

Personal

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

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Political offices
Preceded by
Olympia Snowe (R)
U.S. Senate - Maine
2013-Present
Succeeded by
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