Karen Kusiak

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Karen Kusiak
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Maine House of Representatives District 84
In office
December 5, 2012-present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 3
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 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
High schoolNashua High School
Bachelor'sColby College
Master'sLesley University
Ph.D.University of Maine
Office website
Karen Kusiak is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 84 since 2012. [1][2] Kusiak got her Bachelor's from Colby College, her Master's from Lesley University and her Ed.D from the University of Maine.[3] She has served on the Fairfield-based school board for 15 years.[4]


Kusiak feels very strongly about education and she says some of her major campaign issues are education and the state of the roadways.[5]

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kusiak won election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 84. Kusiak defeated Edward Finch in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent John Picchiotti (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Maine House of Representatives, District 84, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Kusiak 53.3% 2,252
     Republican John Picchiotti Incumbent 46.7% 1,977
Total Votes 4,229

Maine House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKaren Kusiak 52.8% 215
Edward Finch 47.2% 192
Total Votes 407

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Kusiak has two daughters.[8]

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John Picchiotti (R)
Maine House of Representatives District 84
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