Lois Snowe Mello
|Lois Snowe Mello|
|Maine State Senate District 15|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Maine State House of Representatives|
|Date of birth||February 27, 1948|
|Place of birth||Passaic, NJ|
Prior to becoming Senator, Lois served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives. During that time she served two terms on the Joint Committee on Health and Human Services and two terms on the Joint Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Affairs. She also served on the Joint Committee on Insurance and Financial.
Snowe-Mello currently serves on the Board of Dirrectors for Tax Payers United, and is also a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mello served on these committees:
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012
|Maine State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Lois Mello Incumbent||46.5%||8,982|
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010
|Maine State Senate, District 15|
|Lois Snowe Mello (R)||8,467||52%|
|Deborah Simpson (D)||7,362||45%|
In the June 8th primary election, Mello ran unopposed. 
|Maine State Senate, District 15 - Republican Primary (2010)|
|Lois Snowe Mello||3,030||100%|
Snowe Mello's campaign website lists several main issues: 
- Spending - "I have always advocated for spending within our means, rather than spending more than we are taking in. We cannot keep adding debt and expecting to deal with it in some distant future."
- State employee salaries - "The number of state employees who make more than $100,000 is scandalous for a state the size of Maine. The salaries of higher management must be looked at, and possibly lowered."
- Utility and heating costs - " There's no excuse for using Central Maine Power and our telephone bills as a cash cow to fund programs that are unrelated."
- Health Insurance - "We must lower the cost of insurance...Maine's regulations have driven out all but three insurance companies. Because of that we don't have competition, which is needed to drive down cost. We could save greatly by repealing Dirigo. The Maine Legislature must allow people and businesses to purchase health insurance out of state in order to save costs and have lower deductables."
- Welfare - "We must reform welfare. Residency requirements, time limits which mirror the federal model and requiring young people who are healthy in body and mind to work a meaningful job to attain benefits are all reasonable changes."
In 2010, Mello raised $60,370 in contributions. 
Her largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $58,870 to her campaign.
Lois lives in Poland, Maine wither her husband of 20 years, Brian. They have three children.
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- Senate website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010
- Lois Snowe Mello on Facebook
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012
- Maine Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," June 12, 2012
- Maine Official Election Results
- Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine
- Background of Communications of Lois Snowe Mello, Candidate for Senate, State of Maine
- 2010 contributions
|Maine State Senate District 15
| Succeeded by|
John Cleveland (D)