Cynthia Dill

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Cynthia Dill
Maine State Senate District 7
Former Member
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2010
First electedMay 10, 2011
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
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Cynthia Dill (b. January 6, 1965) is a former Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 7 from 2011 to 2012. She represented House District 121 from 2006 to 2011 and serves on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council. Dill was a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. Dill won the Democratic nomination in the June 12, 2012 primary.[1]

Dill lost to Angus King (I) on November 6, 2012.[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 served on 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 did not run for re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. Instead, she ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Dill defeated Benjamin Pollard, Matthew Dunlap, and Jon Hinck in the June 5 primary.[1] She was defeated by Angus King in the general election on November 6, 2012.

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"


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.[4]


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.[5]

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% [6]


On November 04, 2008, Cynthia Dill ran for District 121 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Jessica Sullivan. [7]

Cynthia Dill raised $5,510 for her campaign.[8]

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[9] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[10]April 16, 2012$0.00$24,908.00$(6,875.22)$18,032.78
Pre-Primary[11]May 28, 2012$18,032.00$13,447.00$(22,259.99)$9,219.01
July Quarterly[12]July 13, 2012$9,219.01$66,157.51$(46,854.82)$28,521.70
October Quarterly[13]October 13, 2012$28,521.70$57,321.72$(75,840.43)$10,002.99
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
Rebecca Millett (D)
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 121
Succeeded by
Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig