John Patrick

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John Patrick
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Maine State Senate, District 14
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 5
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 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
Date of birthMarch 25, 1954
Place of birthRomford, ME
Office website
John Patrick (b. March 25, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Patrick served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2001 to 2008.


Patrick's professional experience includes working as a Journeyman Mechanic for the NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford, Maine.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development, Chair
Veterans and Legal Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Patrick served on these committees:



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Patrick won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012, Democratic primary and defeated C. Harvey Calden (R) and Leonard Greaney (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Maine State Senate, District 14, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Patrick 56.8% 10,529
     Republican C. Harvey Calden 30% 5,562
     Independent Leonard Greaney 13.2% 2,442
Total Votes 18,533


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Patrick defeated Republican candidate H. Sawin Millett, Jr. in the November 2 general election.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 14
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Patrick (D) 9,143 53%
H. Sawin Millett, Jr. (R) 7,342 43%
Blank 787 5%

In the June 8th primary election, Patrick defeated Daniel Smiley by a margin of 3,015to 1,033.[3]

Maine State Senate, District 14 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png John Patrick 3,015 74.5%
Daniel Smiley 1,033 25.5%

Campaign themes


Patrick's Facebook page gives his views on these issues: [4]

  • Jobs - create jobs that pay a living page
  • Healthcare - lowereing healthcare costs
  • Education - promote economic opportunity through education and small business initiatives

"I would like to continue public service representing Western Maine people in the legislature and I look forward to talking with voters as I go door to door. I have always believed that the knowledge gained talking with voters is my biggest asset."

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Patrick is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Patrick raised a total of $78,064 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[5]

John Patrick's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 14 Won $21,450
2010 Maine State Senate, District 14 Won $37,834
2006 Maine State House, District 92 Won $5,282
2004 Maine State House, District 92 Won $4,713
2002 Maine State House, District 70 Won $5,022
2000 Maine State House, District 70 Won $3,763
Grand Total Raised $78,064


Patrick won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Patrick raised a total of $21,450.


In 2010, Patrick raised $37,834 in contributions.[6]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $36,334 to his campaign.


Patrick his wife, Claire M. Coulombe, have three children. He is the former President of the United Paperworkers Union Local 900. Patrick has served on the boards of the Maine AFL-CIO, St. Athanasius and St. John's school, and the MSAD 43 School Board.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Bruce Bryant (D)
Maine State Senate District 14
Succeeded by