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James Hamper
Maine State Senate District 13
In office
December 5, 2012 - Present
Term ends
December 5, 2012
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives District 100
2004 - 2012
Associate'sUniversity of Maine at Augusta
Date of birth06/16/1955
Place of birthDayton, OH
ProfessionCarpenter/Job Foreman, Bartow Construction
Office website
James Hamper (b. June 16, 1955) is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 13 since December 5, 2012. He is a former Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 100 from 2004 until 2012.

Hamper works as a carpenter/foreman for Bartow Construction.

He is Vice Chair of the Oxford County Republican Committee, and a member of the Oxford Budget Committee, and Oxford Advent Christian Church.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Hamper won election in the 2012 election for Maine State Senate District 13. He defeated Richard Cebra in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary, and defeated Dennise Whitley (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Maine State Senate, District 13, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames Hamper 53.7% 10,329
     Democratic Dennise Whitley 46.3% 8,920
Total Votes 19,249


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hamper's opponent in the November 2 general election was Democratic candidate Colin O'Neill. According to unofficial results, Hamper defeated O'Neill in the November 2 general election.[4]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 100 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Hamper (R) 2,611 60%
Colin O'Neill (D) 1,485 34% [5]


On November 04, 2008, James Hamper ran for District 100 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating James Bradley. [6]

James Hamper raised $4,656 for his campaign.[7]

Maine House of Representatives, District 100
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Hamper (R) 2,567
James Bradley (D) 2,116

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hamper received $699 in campaign donations. The only contributor was the Public Fund.[8]


In 2008 James Hamper collected $4,656 in donations. [9]

His contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,656


Hamper and his wife Lynn have two children.[10]

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Preceded by
David Hastings (R)
Maine State Senate District 13
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 100
Succeeded by
Roger Jackson (R)