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Brian Langley
Brian Langley.jpg
Maine State Senate, District 28
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
ProfessionOwner, Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant
Office website
Campaign website
Brian Langley is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 28. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Langley served in the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 38 from 2008 to 2010.


Langley's professional experience includes working as a Teacher of Culinary Arts at Hancock County Technical Center, Owner of the Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant and Treasurer of the American Culinary Federation - Downeast Chapter.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Education and Cultural Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Langley served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Langley served on these committees:


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Langley outlined these issues as his main priorities:[1]

  • Quality of place - "Expanding opportunities such as [eco-tourism], as well as creating opportunities through education to teach marketable skills to the area's youngest populations will go a long way toward increasing quality of place."
  • Party, politics and government - "Langley is a Republican who doesn’t mind voting against the party line in order to meet the stated needs of his constituents. Adding that he spends a lot of time researching and thinking through all sides of an issue, he said he believes it is his duty to do his homework and vote for what is best for the district he represents."
  • Rural Maine - “The one-size-fits-all approach does not work well in Maine,” said Langley. “All regions have a flavor and history that makes them uniquely Maine.” Aiming to represent a large and diverse district, Langley said that, if elected, he would "set up office hours in schools across his district to listen to the concerns of his constituents, as well as to allow time for discussions with the next generation of voters."
  • Population trends and resources - Access to good paying jobs and programs that will teach marketable skills, drawing business to Maine, teaching entrepreneurship. Langley believes in a fairer tax structure for the aging segments of Maine's population, on that allows people to retire to Maine.
  • Welfare - While not fully willing to accept data and reports from partisan policy groups, Langley said he does believe Maine’s welfare system provides little incentive or opportunity for people to transition out of. Calling the welfare system “broken,” the Senate candidate said he would propose the creation of a “sliding scale” or some other mechanism to allow people who are on welfare to receive needed benefits until such time that they can afford them.

"With a 'citizen-led Legislature, I don’t believe in my heart that it is meant to be a life-long career for anyone and that there comes a time to take your turn and help,' said Langley, 'and I feel it is my turn.'"

Presidential preference


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

Brian Langley endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



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. Theodore Koffman was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 28 incumbent Brian Langley was unopposed in the Republican primary. Langley defeated Koffman in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Maine State Senate District 7, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Langley Incumbent 53.2% 10,384
     Democratic Theodore Koffman 43.3% 8,458
     None Blank Votes 3.5% 675
Total Votes 19,517


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Langley won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012, Republican primary and defeated David White (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

Maine State Senate, District 28, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Langley Incumbent 51.1% 10,953
     Democratic David White 48.9% 10,500
Total Votes 21,453


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Langley defeated Democratic candidate James Schatz and Green candidate Lynne Williams in the November 2 general election. Democratic incumbent Dennis Damon was not eligible for re-election.[8]

Maine State Senate, District 28
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Langley (R) 9,633 51%
James Schatz (D) 6,420 34%
Lynne Williams (G) 2,311 12%
Blank 444 2%

In the June 8th primary election, Langley ran unopposed.[9]

Maine State Senate, District 28 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Langley 3,885 100%


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Brian Langley ran for District 38 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Carrie Jones.[10]

Brian Langley raised $9,090 for his campaign.[11]

Maine House of Representatives, District 38
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Brian Langley (R) 2,861
Carrie Jones (D) 2,339

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Langley is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Langley raised a total of $68,156 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[12]

Brian Langley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 28 Won $21,153
2010 Maine State Senate, District 28 Won $37,913
2008 Maine State House, District 38 Won $9,090
Grand Total Raised $68,156


Langley won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Langley raised a total of $21,153.


In 2010, Langley raised $37,913 in contributions.[13]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $36,413 to his campaign.


In 2008, Brian Langley collected $9,090 in donations.[14]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,390


Langley and his wife, Jane, have two children. He is a member of Boy Scout Troop 86, a Board Member at First Congregational Church, and volunteer at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Dennis Damon (D)
Maine State Senate District 28
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 38
Succeeded by
Louis Luchini (D)