Difference between revisions of "Brian Langley"

From Ballotpedia
Jump to: navigation, search
(2011-2012 joint committees)
(added photo)
Line 1: Line 1:
{{Short office holder |
{{Short office holder |
  name                = Brian Langley |
  name                = Brian Langley |
  profile image      =  langbd.jpg|
  profile image      =  Brian Langley.jpg|
  political position  = Maine State Senate District 28 |
  political position  = Maine State Senate District 28 |
  incumbency          = Incumbent |
  incumbency          = Incumbent |

Revision as of 11:38, 9 June 2011

Brian Langley
Brian Langley.jpg
Maine State Senate District 28
Assumed office
December 1, 2010
Current term ends
December 1, 2012
Political party Republican
Profession Teacher, Culinary Arts
Website Senate site
Brian Langley is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Langley was elected to represent District 28 on November 2, 2010. Previously, Langley represented House District 38. Langley was elected to the House in 2008.

Langley is a teacher of Culinary Arts at the Hancock County Technical Center, and Owner of the Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant.

Langley is Treasurer of the American Culinary Federation - Downeast Chapter, member of Boy Scout Troop 86, a Board Member at First Congregational Church, and volunteer at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Langley has been appointed to these committees:


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



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.[2]

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. [3]

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

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Langley outlines these issues as his main priorities: [4]

  • 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.'"


On November 04, 2008, Brian Langley ran for District 38 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Carrie Jones. [5]

Brian Langley raised $9,090 for his campaign.[6]

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


In 2008 Brian Langley collected $9,090 in donations. [7]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,390

External links

Suggest a link


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