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Jon Hinck
Jon Hinck.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Maine
Date of primaryJune 12, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Maine House of Representatives District 118
In office
2006 - Present
Term ends
December 5, 2012
Years in position 9
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$10,082/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania
J.D.Berkeley, 1990
Date of birth01/09/1954
Place of birthSacramento, CA
ProfessionEnvironmental Lawyer
Office website
Campaign website
Jon Hinck campaign logo
Jon Hinck (b. January 9, 1954) is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives. He has represented the 118th District since 2006. Hinck is a 2012 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Maine.


Hinck is an attorney with Lewis Saul and Associates. He has previously been an attorney with the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Campaign Director for Greenpeace International, Acting Attorney General of the Republic of Palau, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Maine.

Hinck is a member of the Community Television Network, Equality Maine, Maine People's Alliance, West End Neighborhood Association, and the Natural Resources Council of Maine.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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

Shrinking the State Legislature

In February 2011, Hinck introduced a bill that would shrink the size of both chambers of the Maine Legislature. Under the proposal, the number of senators would shrink to 23 (from 35), and the number of representatives would shrink to 101 (from 151).[2]



See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Hinck is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Hinck is seeking the nomination on the Democratic ticket.[3] He will face Benjamin Pollard, Matthew Dunlap, and Cynthia Dill in the June 5 primary. Republicans Scott D'Amboise, Richard Bennett, Charles Summers, Debra Plowman, Bruce Poliquin, and William Schneider are running, along with third party candidates Andrew Ian Dodge, Aaron Marston, and Angus King.


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Hinck's opponents in the November 2 general election were Republican candidate Mark Carpenter and Green candidate Carney Brewer. According to unofficial results, Hinck defeated Carpenter and Brewer in the November 2 general election.[4]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 118 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Hinck (D) 2,347 68%
Carney Brewer (Green Independent) 467 14%
Mark Carpenter (R) 446 13% [5]


On November 04, 2008, Jon Hinck ran for District 118 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Joshua Miller. [6]

Jon Hinck raised $5,145 for his campaign.[7]

Maine House of Representatives, District 118
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jon Hinck (D) 3,247
Joshua Miller (R) 1,123

Campaign donors


In 2010, Hinck received $2,105 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[8]


In 2008 Jon Hinck collected $5,145 in donations. [9]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,655

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