Cynthia Dill

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Cynthia Dill
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Maine
Date of primaryJune 12, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Maine State Senate District 7
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 4
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
First electedMay 10, 2011
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Vermont, 1987
J.D.Northeastern University School Of Law, 1990
Date of birthJanuary 6, 1965
Place of birthCarmel, NY
Office website
Personal website
Cynthia Dill (b. January 6, 1965) is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate. She represented House District 121 from 2006 to 2011 and serves on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council. She was elected to the Maine State Senate, District 7 in the May 10, 2011 special election. [1] Dill is a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. Dill won the Democratic nomination in the June 12, 2012 primary.[2]



  • 1987: University of Vermont
  • 1990: Northeastern University School of Law


  • Cape Elizabeth Town Council[3]
  • 2006-2011: Maine House of Representatives, District 121[3]
  • May 2011-Present: Maine State Senate, District 7[3]

Dill is a lawyer and owner of her own law office. She previously worked as a lawyer and associate for Thompson, McNaboc, Ashley and Bull.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Dill has been appointed to the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Dill served on the following committees:

Campaign themes


Dill's 2011 special election campaign site emphasizes several key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Committed to Community: "My voting record reflects the values and priorities of our community and the people I proudly serve. I will always put community over party when representing South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough in Augusta."
  • Committed to Excellence in our Schools: "I protected our schools from consolidation, keeping education in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough strong. I will continue to fight for the fair distribution of education funding, and much needed reforms to ensure our students can learn and compete in the 21st century."
  • Committed to Economic Prosperity: "I have led the effort to bring high-speed Internet to unserved areas of our state, and helped to bring over $35 million of investment to Maine. This will create jobs and help the business community, as well as enhance educational opportunities, healthcare delivery, and public safety."
  • Committed to Responsible Tax Policy and Spending: "The Maine Tax Code needs modernization to eliminate numerous exemptions, broaden the sales tax base and reduce income taxes. We can't give tax cuts to the very wealthy while taxing public employee salaries and pensions."
  • Committed to Protecting the Environment: "The environment is under attack this session in Augusta. You can count on me to support the Kids' Safe Product Act and the numerous other laws that protect our pristine environment."



See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Dill is not running for re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. Instead, she is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Dill is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[4] She defeated Benjamin Pollard, Matthew Dunlap, and Jon Hinck in the June 5 primary.[2] Republicans Scott D'Amboise, Richard Bennett, Charles Summers, Debra Plowman, Bruce Poliquin, and William Schneider ran in the Republican primary. Third party candidates Andrew Ian Dodge, Aaron Marston, and Angus King are running in the general election.


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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See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Dill defeated Louis Maietta (R) in the May 10 special election.[5]


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dill's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Eric Lusk. According to unofficial results, Dill defeated Lusk in the November 2 general election.[6]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 121 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Cynthia Dill (D) 2,655 57%
Eric Lusk (R) 1,895 41% [7]


On November 04, 2008, Cynthia Dill ran for District 121 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Jessica Sullivan. [8]

Cynthia Dill raised $5,510 for her campaign.[9]

Maine House of Representatives, District 121
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cynthia Dill (D) 3,258
Jessica Sullivan (R) 2,108

Campaign donors


Cynthia Dill[10] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 16, 2012$0.00$24,908.00$(6,875.22)$18,032.78
Pre-Primary[12]May 28, 2012$18,032.00$13,447.00$(22,259.99)$9,219.01
July Quarterly[13]July 13, 2012$9,219.01$66,157.51$(46,854.82)$28,521.70
Running totals


In 2010, Cynthia Dill collected $22,865 in donations. [14]

His largest contributor in 2010 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,828


In 2008 Cynthia Dill collected $5,510 in donations. [15]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,828

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Dill resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine with her husband Tom and two children, Harrison and Isabel.[3]

Dill is a member of the First Congregational Church of South Portland, Porhead Museum of Art, Cleaves Law Library Board, New Hampshire Bar Association, and the Maine State Bar Association.[16]



1227 Shore Road

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107


Phone: (207) 767-7197

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Political offices
Preceded by
Lawrence Bliss
Maine State Senate 7
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 121
Succeeded by
Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig