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  name                = Lawrence Bliss |
 
  name                = Lawrence Bliss |
 
  profile image      = Lawrence Bliss.jpg |
 
  profile image      = Lawrence Bliss.jpg |
 
  political position  = Maine Senate District 7 |
 
  political position  = Maine Senate District 7 |
  incumbency          = Incumbent |
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  retired = Former member|
  assumed office     = 2008 |
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  term in office began    = 2008 |
  term ends          = 2010 |
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  term in office ended = April 15, 2011 |
  political party    = [[Democrat]] |
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  political party    = [[Democratic]] |
 
  profession          = Career Services Advisor |
 
  profession          = Career Services Advisor |
website            = [http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/bios/bio07s.htm Senate site] |
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}}{{tnr}}'''Lawrence Bliss''' was a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]].  Bliss was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008. His term was set to expire in 2012, however, Bliss announced in late March that he would be leaving office to take a job in San Francisco, California. His last day in office was April 15, 2011. <ref>[http://news.bostonherald.com/news/national/northeast/view/20110317maine_state_senator_to_step_down_to_take_job_out-of-state/srvc=home&position=recent ''Boston Herald,'' Maine State Senator to step down to take job out-of-state, 17 March, 2011]</ref> Before his time as Senator, Bliss served in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from 2000 to 2008.
}}{{tnr}}'''Lawrence Bliss''' is a [[Democratic Party|Democratic]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]].  Bliss was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008 with his term expiring in 2012. Before being a Senator, Bliss served in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from 2000 to 2008.
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Bliss graduated with his Associate's Degree from Los Angeles Valley College in 1964.  Bliss later graduated from University of California-Riverside with his Bachelor's degree in 1968 and his Master's degree in 1971.  Bliss earned two doctoral degrees from the University of California-Berkeley.   
 
Bliss graduated with his Associate's Degree from Los Angeles Valley College in 1964.  Bliss later graduated from University of California-Riverside with his Bachelor's degree in 1968 and his Master's degree in 1971.  Bliss earned two doctoral degrees from the University of California-Berkeley.   
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==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
  
Bliss serves on these committees:
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Bliss served on these committees:
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Maine State Legislature|Judiciary]] (Chair)
 
* [[Judiciary Committee, Maine State Legislature|Judiciary]] (Chair)
 
* [[Taxation Committee, Maine State Legislature|Taxation]]
 
* [[Taxation Committee, Maine State Legislature|Taxation]]
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==District 7==
 
==District 7==
  
Bliss represents Maine Senate District 7. District 7 includes a portion of Cumberland County<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/ "Maine Senate" Senator Listing by County]</ref>.
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Bliss represented Maine Senate District 7. District 7 includes a portion of Cumberland County<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/ "Maine Senate" Senator Listing by County]</ref>.
 
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
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After a recount, Bliss won re-election to the 7th District Seat in 2010.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/news/2010/question1recountcomplete.htm Maine Official Recount Results]</ref>  He had no primary opposition. [[Joseph Palmieri]] ran for the seat on the Republican ticket.  The general election took place on [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
  
Bliss is running for re-election to the 7th District Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. [[Joseph Palmieri]] is running for the seat on the Republican ticket.  The general election takes place on [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].
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| colspan="2" | {{won}} '''Lawrence Bliss (D)'''
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| colspan="2" | Joseph Palmieri (R)
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===2008===
 
===2008===
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| align="right" | $31,994
 
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/bios/bio07s.htm Official Maine State Senate website]
 
*[http://www.mainesenate.org/bliss/index.htm Maine Senate Democrats profile]
 
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=54446 Project Vote Smart biography]
 
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98885 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=85718 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64330 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19707 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=162 2000]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98885 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=85718 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64330 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19707 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=162 2000]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencebliss Senator Bliss' LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/in/lawrencebliss Senator Bliss' LinkedIn]
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Lawrence Bliss
Lawrence Bliss.jpg
Maine Senate District 7
Former member
Term in office began
2008
Term in office ended
April 15, 2011
Political party Democratic
Profession Career Services Advisor
Lawrence Bliss was a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate. Bliss was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2008. His term was set to expire in 2012, however, Bliss announced in late March that he would be leaving office to take a job in San Francisco, California. His last day in office was April 15, 2011. [1] Before his time as Senator, Bliss served in the Maine House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008.

Bliss graduated with his Associate's Degree from Los Angeles Valley College in 1964. Bliss later graduated from University of California-Riverside with his Bachelor's degree in 1968 and his Master's degree in 1971. Bliss earned two doctoral degrees from the University of California-Berkeley.

Bliss is a also a career services adviser for Southern Maine University in addition to being a Senator.

Committee assignments

Bliss served on these committees:

District 7

Bliss represented Maine Senate District 7. District 7 includes a portion of Cumberland County[2].

Elections

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

After a recount, Bliss won re-election to the 7th District Seat in 2010.[3] He had no primary opposition. Joseph Palmieri ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Maine State Senate, District 7
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Bliss (D) 9,172
Joseph Palmieri (R) 9,097

2008

On November 4, 2008, Bliss ran for District 7 of the Maine State Senate, beating Thomas Dunne. [4]

Bliss raised $33,544 for his campaign.[5]

Maine State Senate, District 6
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lawrence Bliss (D) 13,584
Thomas Dunne (R) 8,300

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 Lawrence Bliss collected $33,544 in donations. [6]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $31,994
Private Individuals $1550

Personal

Lawrence is married to his partner Nolan McCoy. They have three children and reside in South Portland, Maine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Maine Senate District 7
2008–April 15, 2011
Succeeded by
Cynthia Dill