Dawn Hill

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Dawn Hill
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Maine State Senate District 1
Assumed office
December 1, 2010
Current term ends
December 1, 2012
Political party Democratic
Profession Owner, It's a Dog's World
Website Senate site
Dawn Hill is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 1 since December 2010. Prior to her time in the Senate, Hill served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives representing District 149. Hill was also appointed by Chief Justice Leigh Saufley during the 123rd Legislature to serve on the Indigent Legal Services Study Commission.

Hill is a licensed attorney in both Maine and West Virginia, actively practicing corporate and real estate law from 1980-1989 at her law firm in York. Dawn is also the Owner of It's a Dog's World, a a large canine training and activity facility in southern Maine. She is the senior serving member of the board of directors for MMG Insurance of Presque Isle, Maine, and is a member of the Emerge Maine Board of Directors, York Land Trust Board of Directors, and Maine State Planning Office Critical Areas Advisory Board.

Hill graduated from West Virginia University Law School.

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Hill did not run for re-election to the State House, but rather ran for election to the Maine State Senate. She defeated Republican candidate Michael Estes in the November 2 general election. Democratic incumbent Peter Bowman did not run for re-election.[1]

Maine State Senate, District 1
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dawn Hill (D) 8,623 51%
Michael Estes (R) 7849 46%
Blank 535 3%

In the June 8th primary election, Hill ran unopposed. [2]

Maine State Senate, District 1 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dawn Hill 2,528 100%


On November 04, 2008, Dawn Hill ran for District 149of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Bradley Moulton. [3]

Dawn Hill raised $5,246 for her campaign.[4]

Maine House of Representatives, District 149
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dawn Hill (D) 3,459
Bradley Moulton (R) 2,172

Campaign themes


On her campaign website, Hill outlined these themes: [5]

  • Economy - Hill understands that to create jobs in Maine and get our economy moving again, government should be a partner to small business, not a roadblock
  • Government accountability - Hill will work with anyone or stand up to anyone to make sure that Maine families are represented
  • Breaking through the politics - Hill will balance the budget and cut taxes

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hill raised $56,491 in contributions. [6]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $40,706
Nadeau, James A $8,386
James A Nadeau/Loan Forgiven; $000 Balance $3,500


In 2008 Dawn Hill collected $5,246 in donations. [7]

Her largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,656


Hill has a husband, James Nadeau.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Bowman
Maine State Senate District 1
Succeeded by