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Linda Valentino

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Linda Valentino
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Maine State Senate, District 5
Incumbent
In office
December 5, 2012 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
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 elected2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives
2004-2012
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Maine
Associate'sUniversity of Southern Maine
Personal
Birthday1956
ProfessionParalegal/Real Estate Broker
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Linda Valentino (b. 1956) is a Democratic member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 5. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Valentino served in the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 134 from 2004 to 2012 and on the Saco City Council from 1979 to 1985.[1]

Biography

Valentino's professional experience includes working as a self-employed paralegal and real estate broker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Judiciary, Chair
Transportation

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Valentino served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Valentino served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

In a Portland Press Herald questionnaire, Valentino explained what she seeks to accomplish if winning office:

"Government reform. For 8 years, I have sponsored numerous bills that failed. One was to stop legislators from double-dipping by getting MCEA funds and having a PAC on the side. I tried to create a more transparent, efficient and accountable legislature that would save taxpayers $15 per budget. I have advocated for reforms for lobbyists and less bills being submitted. Change in Augusta will not come about by sending new faces into the same old system, we need to reform government."[2]

Elections

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Valentino won election in the 2012 election for Maine State Senate District 5. She defeated fellow state house incumbent Donald Pilon in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012,[3] and defeated Timothy Sevigny (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Barry Hobbins (D) is not running for re-election[4]

Maine State Senate, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Valentino 60.2% 12,275
     Republican Timothy Sevigny 39.8% 8,115
Total Votes 20,390


Maine State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Valentino 66.4% 1,731
Donald Pilon 33.6% 877
Total Votes 2,608

2010

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Valentino's opponents in the November 2 general election were Mary Schiavoni (R) and Roger Gay (G). According to unofficial results, Valentino defeated Schiavoni and Gay in the November 2 general election.[5]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 134 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Valentino (D) 1,975 49%
Mary Schiavoni (R) 1,445 36%
Roger Gay (Green Independent) 493 12% [6]

2008

On November 04, 2008, Linda Valentino ran for District 134 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Allene Scott. [7]

Linda Valentino raised $5,106 for her campaign.[8]

Maine House of Representatives, District 134
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Linda Valentino (D) 3,639
Allene Scott (R) 1,526

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Valentino is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Valentino raised a total of $48,796 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[9]

Linda Valentino's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 5 Won $26,983
2010 Maine State House, District 134 Won $5,595
2008 Maine State House, District 134 Won $5,106
2006 Maine State House, District 134 Won $5,284
2004 Maine State House, District 134 Won $5,828
Grand Total Raised $48,796

2012

Valentino won election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Valentino raised a total of $26,983.
Maine State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Valentino's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$25,483
Hobbins, Donna$100
Valentino, Linda M$100
Waycott, Leroy$100
Valentino, Richard$100
Total Raised in 2012$26,983
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Valentino received $5,595 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[10]

Maine House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Linda Valentino's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$5,235
Valentino, Lucette G$100
Valentino, Linda M$100
Valentino, Richard E$100
Scamman, Curtis L$60
Total Raised in 2010 $5,595

2008

In 2008, Linda Valentino collected $5,106 in donations. [11]

Her largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,606

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Political offices
Preceded by
Barry Hobbins (D)
Maine State Senate District 5
2012-Present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Maine House of Representatives District 134
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Justin Chenette (D)