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}}{{tnr}}'''Olympia Jean Snowe''' (b. February 21, 1947) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Maine]]. Snowe was first elected to the Senate in 1994.  
 
}}{{tnr}}'''Olympia Jean Snowe''' (b. February 21, 1947) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. Senate]] from the state of [[Maine]]. Snowe was first elected to the Senate in 1994.  
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==Biography==
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Snowe was born in 1947 in Augusta, Maine. After graduating from Edward Little High School in 1965, Snowe went on to earn her B.A. at the University of Maine in 1969. Prior to her political career, Snowe worked as a businesswoman.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s000663 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Olympia Snowe," Accessed October 25, 2011]</ref>
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==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Snowe's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
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*Maine State House of Representatives, 1973-1976
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*Maine State Senate, 1976-1978
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*U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-1995
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*U.S. Senate, 1995-Present
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==Committee Assignments==
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===U.S. Senate===
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====2011-2012====
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Snowe serves on the following Senate committees<ref name="about"/>:
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship|Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee]] ''Ranking Member''
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Intelligence (Select)|Select Committee on Intelligence]]
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation|Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee]]
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*[[United States Senate Committee on Finance|Finance Committee]]
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==Issues==
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===Political positions===
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==Elections==
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===2006===
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On November 7, 2006, Snowe won re-election to the [[United States Senate]]. She defeated Jean M. Hay Bright (D) and William H. Slavick (I) in the general election.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/2006/2006Stat.htm ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006"]</ref>
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{{Election box 2006
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|Chamber=U.S. Senate General Election, Maine
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|party1=Republican
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|party2=Democratic
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|party3=Independent
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|party4=Independent
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|winner1 = Olympia Snowe
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|candidate2 = Jean M. Hay Bright
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|candidate3 = William H. Slavick
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|candidate4 = Other
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|votes1=405596
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|votes2=113131
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|votes3=26222
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|votes4=179
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|Inc1=Y
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}}
  
 
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Revision as of 15:52, 25 October 2011

Olympia Snowe
Olympia Snowe.jpg
U.S. Senate, Maine
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 19
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 7, 2006
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives
1979-1995
Education
High schoolEdward Little High School
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 8, 1941
Place of birthAugusta, ME
ReligionGreek Orthodox
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Olympia Jean Snowe (b. February 21, 1947) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Maine. Snowe was first elected to the Senate in 1994.

Biography

Snowe was born in 1947 in Augusta, Maine. After graduating from Edward Little High School in 1965, Snowe went on to earn her B.A. at the University of Maine in 1969. Prior to her political career, Snowe worked as a businesswoman.[1]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Snowe's political career[1]:

  • Maine State House of Representatives, 1973-1976
  • Maine State Senate, 1976-1978
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 1979-1995
  • U.S. Senate, 1995-Present

Committee Assignments

U.S. Senate

2011-2012

Snowe serves on the following Senate committees[2]:

Issues

Political positions

Elections

2006

On November 7, 2006, Snowe won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Jean M. Hay Bright (D) and William H. Slavick (I) in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate General Election, Maine, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngOlympia Snowe Incumbent 74.4% 405,596
     Democratic Jean M. Hay Bright 20.8% 113,131
     Independent William H. Slavick 4.8% 26,222
     Independent Other 0% 179
Total Votes 545,128

External links


Political offices
Preceded by
George J. Mitchell
U.S. Senate - Maine
1995-Present
Succeeded by
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