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Revision as of 03:07, 29 December 2012

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.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Snowe is a "centrist Republican leader".[1]

Snowe will not be seeking re-election in 2012.[2] Snowe pointed to the increasingly partisan divide in Congress, stating she was tired of "'my way or the highway' ideologies."[3] There are six other candidates running in the June 12, 2012 primary.

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.[4]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Snowe's political career[4]:

  • 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[5]:

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Snowe did not seek re-election in 2012.[2] Angus King (I) defeated Cynthia Dill (D), Charles Summers (R), Andrew Ian Dodge (L), Danny Francis Dalton (I), and Stephen Woods (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.

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.[6]

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

Campaign donors

2006

Breakdown of the source of Snowe's campaign funds before the 2006 election.

Snowe won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2006. During that re-election cycle, Snowe's campaign committee raised a total of $3,788,139 and spent $3,157,047.[7]

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Snowe paid her congressional staff a total of $2,470,674 in 2011. She ranks 22nd on the list of the highest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and she ranks 36th overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Maine ranks 41st in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[8]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Snowe's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $9,426,053 and $29,270,000. That averages to $19,348,026, which is higher than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.[9]

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Personal

Snowe has been married to former Governor of Maine John R. McKernan, Jr., since 1989[10].

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References

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