Emily Ann Cain

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Emily Ann Cain
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Maine State Senate District 30
In office
December 5, 2012-present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 3
State House Minority Leader
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives District 19
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine
Master'sHarvard University Graduate School of Education, 2004
Date of birth03/29/1980
Place of birthLouisville, KY
ProfessionCoordinator of Advancement, Honors College, University of Maine
Office website
Emily Ann Cain (b. March 29, 1980) is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 30 since 2012. She is a former member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 19 from 2004 to 2012 and serving as Minority Floor Leader.

Cain works as the Coordinator of Advancement of the Honors College at the University of Maine, and is Special Assistant for Presidential Events for the University of Maine Alumni Association.

Cain is State Chair of the New England Board of Higher Education, and a member of the Orono Democratic Committee.[1]

In June 2011, Governing Magazine named Cain one of 12 "Democratic Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities such as leadership, ambition, and political potential.[2]

Cain ran for Maine's 2nd congressional district seat after incumbent Mike Michaud announced that he was exploring a candidacy for Maine's gubernatorial race.[3]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Cain served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations and Financial Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Cain served on the following committees:


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



After Rep. Mike Michaud of Maine's 2nd congressional district acknowledged that he was launching an exploratory committee to run for governor, Cain announced on June 14, 2013 that she would be running in the Democratic primary for the seat in 2014. [4]


See also: Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Cain won election in the 2012 election for Maine State Senate District 30. She ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012 and defeated Roderick Hathaway (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Elizabeth Schneider (D) is not running for re-election.[5]

Maine State Senate, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEmily Cain 62.8% 11,021
     Republican Roderick Hathaway 37.2% 6,537
Total Votes 17,558


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Cain's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Zachary Jackman. According to unofficial results, Cain defeated Jackman in the November 2 general election. [6]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 19 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Emily Ann Cain (D) 1,958 66%
Zachary Jackman (R) 863 29% [7]


On November 04, 2008, Emily Ann Cain ran unopposed for District 19 of the Maine House of Representatives. [8]

Emily Ann Cain raised $2,520 for her campaign.[9]

Maine House of Representatives, District 19
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Emily Ann Cain (D) 4,442

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Cain received $5,125 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[10]


In 2008 Emily Ann Cain collected $2,520 in donations. [11]

Her largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $2,120

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Preceded by
Elizabeth Schneider (D)
Maine Senate District 30
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 19
Succeeded by
Ryan Tipping-Spitz (D)