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Emily Ann Cain
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Maine District 2
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
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 primaryJune 10, 2014
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, in Louisville, Kentucky) is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 30. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Cain served in the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 19 from 2004 to 2012 and serving as Minority Floor Leader.

Cain announced she ran for Maine's 2nd Congressional District seat after incumbent Mike Michaud announced that he was exploring a candidacy for Maine's gubernatorial race.[1]


Cain's professional experience includes working as the Coordinator of Advancement of the Honors College at the University of Maine and Special Assistant for Presidential Events for the University of Maine Alumni Association.

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:



See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

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.[2]


On October 9, 2013, EMILY'S List announced its support for Cain.[3]

“Emily has defended women’s access to healthcare, fought to increase opportunities in education, and spearheaded ethics reforms in Augusta, and the EMILY’s List community — now more than two million members strong — is thrilled to help her become the first Democratic woman elected to Maine’s 2nd Congressional District,” EMILY’s List President Stephanie Schriock said in a news release.[3]

The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) endorsed Cain on March 18, 2014.[4][5]


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.[6]

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. [7]

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%[8]


On November 4, 2008, Emily Ann Cain ran unopposed for District 19 of the Maine House of Representatives.[9]

Emily Ann Cain raised $2,520 for her campaign.[10]

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

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Cain is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Cain raised a total of $39,664 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[11]

Emily Ann Cain's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 30 Won $21,365
2010 Maine State House, District 19 Won $5,125
2008 Maine State House, District 19 Won $2,520
2006 Maine State House, District 19 Won $5,374
2004 Maine State House, District 19 Won $5,280
Grand Total Raised $39,664


Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Cain's reports.[12]


Cain won election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Cain raised a total of $21,365.


In 2010, Cain received $5,125 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[18]


In 2008, Emily Ann Cain collected $2,520 in donations.[19]

Her largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $2,120

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  1. Bangor Daily News, "Cain’s in, Fredette’s out of 2014 2nd District congressional race," Accessed June 24, 2013.
  2. WCSH 6, "Cain to run for U.S. Representative in 2nd District," Accessed June 24, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Roll Call, "EMILY’s List Backs Two More House Candidates," accessed October 10, 2013
  4. LCV.org, "LCV Action Fund Endorses Emily Cain," accessed March 19, 2014
  5. Roll Call, "League of Conservation Voters Endorses in Maine Primary," accessed March 19, 2014
  6. Maine Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," accessed June 12, 2012
  7. Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014
  8. Official Maine Election Results, 2010
  9. Maine House of Representatives official election results for 2008
  10. Follow the Money's report on Cain's 2008 campaign contributions
  11. followthemoney.org, "Cain, Emily Ann," accessed September 12, 2013
  12. Federal Election Commission "Emily Cain 2014 Summary reports," Accessed November 11, 2013
  13. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  14. Federal Election Commission, "October Quarterly," accessed November 11, 2013
  15. Federal Election Commission, "Year End," accessed March 4, 2014
  16. Federal Election Commission, "April Quarterly," accessed May 12, 2014
  17. Federal Election Commission, "July Quarterly," accessed October 15, 2014
  18. Follow the Money, "Maine 2010 - Candidates," accessed March 19, 2014
  19. 2008 contributors to Emily Ann Cain
Political offices
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)