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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. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Kusiak has served on the Fairfield School Board for fifteen years.[1]


Kusiak earned her B.S. from Colby College, her M.S. from Lesley University and her Ed.D. from the University of Maine.[2]

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife


Campaign themes


Kusiak noted that some of her major campaign issues were education and the state of the roadways.[3]



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.[4][5]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Kusiak is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Kusiak raised a total of $5,001 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[6]

Karen Kusiak's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 84 Won $5,001
Grand Total Raised $5,001


Kusiak won election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Kusiak raised a total of $5,001.


Kusiak has two children.[7]

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Preceded by
John Picchiotti (R)
Maine House of Representatives District 84
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