Brian Langley

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Brian Langley
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Maine State Senate District 28
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 5
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
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. 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 and served one term.

Langley is an entrepreneur, chef, and educator, with more than 27 years of culinary arts teaching under his belt. Brian taught culinary art at Hancock County Technical Center. He is also the owner of the Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant and Treasurer of the American Culinary Federation - Downeast Chapter. Brian is also a member of Boy Scout Troop 86, a Board Member at First Congregational Church, and volunteer at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.

Langley is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and Syracuse University.

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:


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. [1]



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.[2]


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.[3]

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. [4]

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: [5]

  • 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. [6]

Brian Langley raised $9,090 for his campaign.[7]

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 2010, Langley raised $37,913 in contributions. [8]

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


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

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $8,390


Langley and his wife Jane have two children.

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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