Jonathan Courtney

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Jonathan Courtney
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Maine State Senate District 3
Former Member
In office
Majority Leader, Maine State Senate
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Jonathan "Jon" Courtney is a former Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 3 from 2008 to 2012, serving as the Majority Leader from 2010 to 2012. Courtney was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Maine. Courtney served one term in the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.

Courtney narrowly defeated challenger Patrick Calder in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Courtney lost to Democratic incumbent Chellie Pingree on November 6, 2012.[2]


Courtney is the owner of a cleaning business in addition to being a State senator.

  • 2002-2004: Maine House of Representatives
  • 2004-Present: Maine State Senate

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Courtney served on these committees:


The following are issues highlighted by Courtney in a September 28, 2012 interview with SeaCoast Online.[3]

  • Healthcare: Courtney has stated that he is "intrigued" by a public healthcare option and that certain aspects of the the Affordable Care Act are "certainly has pieces that are worth preserving." However, he does not support an individual mandate.[4]
  • Taxes: Courtney supports "tak[ing] a hard look at companies that avoid taxes in the U.S. by moving overseas. They make all their money overseas and then come back and buy elections."[5]
  • Social issues: Self-described as pro-life, not in favor of gay marriage.[6]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jonathan Courtney endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

District 3

Courtney represents Maine Senate District 3. District 3 includes a portion of York County[8].



See also: Maine's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Courtney did not run for re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. Instead, he ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maine's 1st District. Courtney won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Chellie Pingree ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Courtney defeated Patrick Calder in the Republican primary.[9] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.

General Election

U.S. House, Maine District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChellie Pingree Incumbent 62.1% 236,363
     Republican Jonathan Courtney 33.7% 128,440
     N/A Blank Votes 4.2% 15,912
Total Votes 380,715
Source: Maine Secretary of State "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012"

Primary Results

Jonathan Courtney defeated Patrick Calder by a margin of approximately 1% in the Republican primary.[10]

U.S House of Representatives-Maine, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Courtney 50.5% 14,547
Patrick Calder 49.5% 14,282
Total Votes 28,829

Race Background

Chellie Pingree is an incumbent in 1st congressional district of Maine. The challenger, Courtney, is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. He also was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.[11]


Coutney's most recent campaign ad, titled "Challenges," aired on September 12, 2012.

Jonathan Courtney, "COURTNEY FOR CONGRESS, "Challenges" "[12]


Chellie Pingree vs. Jon Courtney
Poll Chellie Pingree Jon CourtneyUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
(September 15-17, 2012)
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See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Courtney won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Robert Stackpole ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[13]

Maine State Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Courtney (R) 8,586 57%
Robert Stackpole (D) 5,758 38%
Blank 646 4%


On November 4, 2008, Courtney ran for District 3 of the Maine State Senate, beating Robert Stackpole. [14]

Courtney raised $50,652 for his campaign.[15]

Maine State Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Courtney (R) 9,583
Robert Stackpole (D) 9,031

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Jonathan Courtney's reports.

Jonathan Courtney (2012)[16] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary Report[17]May 31, 2012$0.00$22,381.26$(5,736.12)$16,645.14
July Quarterly[18]July 13, 2012$16,645.14$5,899.72$(4,344.81)$18,200.05
Running totals

The Federal Elections Comission has no record of Courtney's April Quarterly Report.[19]


In 2010, Johnathan Courtney collected $21,508 in donations. [20]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $20,018
Payeur, Joanne $100
Private Individuals $1,300


In 2008 Johnathan Courtney collected $50,652 in donations. [21]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $50,052
Private Individuals $600


Jonathan is married with three children and reside in Springvale, Maine.

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External links

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  1. Maine Sun Journal "Calder concedes to Courtney in close Maine race" Accessed June 15, 2012
  2. Politico "2012 Election Map, Maine"
  3. SeaCoast Online "," Accessed October 3, 2012
  4. SeaCoast Online "," Accessed October 3, 2012
  5. SeaCoast Online "," Accessed October 3, 2012
  6. SeaCoast Online "," Accessed October 3, 2012
  7. Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012
  8. "Maine Senate" Senator Listing by County
  9. Maine Sun Journal "Calder concedes to Courtney in close Maine race" Accessed June 15, 2012
  10. KJ Online "Calder concedes razor-thin race to Courtney"
  11. Campaign website
  12. YouTube channel
  13. Maine Official Election Results
  14. Maine State Senate official election results for 2008
  15. Follow the Money's report on Courtney's 2008 campaign contributions
  16. Federal Election Commission "Jonathan Courtney Summary Report," Accessed October 1, 2012
  17. Federal Election Commission "Pre-Primary Report" Accessed October 1, 2012
  18. Federal Election Commission "July Quarterly" Accessed October 1, 2012
  19. Federal Elections Commission "Financial Reports," Accessed October 1, 2012
  20. 2010 contributors to Johnathan Courtney
  21. 2008 contributors to Johnathan Courtney
Political offices
Preceded by
Maine Senate District 3
Succeeded by
John Tuttle (D)