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==District 29==
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Kevin Raye
Kevin Raye.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House
Date of primaryJune 12, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Maine State Senate District 29
In office
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 11
President, Maine State Senate
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sBates College, 1983
Date of birthFebruary 7, 1961
Place of birthEastport, ME
ProfessionOwner, Down East Strategies
ReligionUnited Methodist
Office website
Kevin Raye is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Raye was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004 and was re-elected in November of 2008, and again in 2010. Raye currently serves as the President of the Senate.

Raye graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Bates College in 1983. In addition to being a Senator, Raye is a business owner.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Raye has been appointed to these committees:


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


Presidential preference


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

Kevin Raye endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

District 29

Raye represents Maine Senate District 29. District 29 includes a portion of Hancock County[2].



See also: Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012
Kevin Raye for House campaign logo.

Raye is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maine's 2nd District. Raye is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is March 15, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.[3]


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Raye won re-election to the 29th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. F. James Whalen ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]

Maine State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Raye (R) 9,927 69%
F. James Whalen (R) 3,967 28%
Blank 496 3%


On November 4, 2008, Raye ran for District 29 of the Maine State Senate, beating Karen Johnson and Dana Kadey. [5]

Raye raised $19,354 for his campaign.[6]

Maine State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Raye (R) 11,418
Karen Johnson (D) 6,388
Dana Kadey (I) 1,449

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kevin Raye collected $11,680 in donations. [7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Maine Association Of Realtors $600
Looks Gourmet Food Co Inc $350
Bangor Historic Track $350
National Rifle Association $350


In 2008 Kevin Raye collected $19,354 in donations. [8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Maine Distributors $500
Jasper Wyman & Son $500
Eldon L Morrison $500
Snowe for Senate $500

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Dennis is married to Karen Raye and reside in Perry, Maine.

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