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Maine House of Representatives, District 42
In office
December 5, 2012-present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 3
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session), $10,082/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 generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Date of birth02/24/1942
Place of birthBrewer, Maine
Office website
Joseph Brooks is a Independent member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 42. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brooks won election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 42. He ran as an Independent candidate and defeated Leo LaChance (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Maine House of Representatives, District 42, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph Brooks 50.7% 2,126
     Republican Leo LaChance 49.3% 2,064
Total Votes 4,190


Brooks' opponents in the November 2 general election were Republican candidate Peter Rioux, and Green candidate Kenneth Cole. According to unofficial results, Rioux defeated Brooks and Cole in the November 2 general election.[2] Republican incumbent Michael Thibodeau did not run for re-election, although he was eligible to do so under Maine's term limits.

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brooks is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Brooks raised a total of $43,012 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[3]

Joseph Brooks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 42 Won $4,495
2010 Maine State House, District 42 Defeated $4,801
2006 Maine State House, District 42 Defeated $2,004
2004 Maine State House, District 42 Defeated $5,930
2002 Maine State Senate, District 11 Defeated $7,148
2000 Maine State House, District 107 Won $6,926
1998 Maine State House, District 107 Won $6,435
1996 Maine State House, District 107 Won $5,273
Grand Total Raised $43,012


Brooks won election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $4,495.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joseph Brooks's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,095
Peirce, William C$100
Olver, William M$100
Logan, John F$100
Total Raised in 2012$4,495
Source:Follow the Money

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michael Thibodeau (R)
Maine House of Representatives District 42
Succeeded by
Peter Rioux (I)