Lawrence Bliss

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Lawrence Bliss
Lawrence Bliss.jpg
Maine Senate District 7
Former member
Term in office began
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].



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


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


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


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