Rodney Whittemore

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Rodney Whittemore
Rodney Whittemore.jpg
Maine State Senate, District 26
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 5
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 electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Military service
Service/branchArmy National Guard
Place of birthSkowhegan, ME
ProfessionOwner/Operator, Whittemore and Sons
Office website
Campaign website
Rodney Whittemore is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 26. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Whittemore's professional experience includes working as the Owner and Operator of Whittemore and Sons, a selling and servicing outdoor power equipment. He served in the Army National Guard for six years in the 112th Air Ambulance Company.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Insurance and Financial Services


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Whittemore served on these committees:



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Whittemore won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012, Republican primary and defeated David Schwanke (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Maine State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRodney Whittemore Incumbent 58.7% 9,756
     Democratic David Schwanke 41.3% 6,869
Total Votes 16,625


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Whittemore defeated Democratic candidate Gerald York in the November 2 general election. Republican incumbent Peter Mills did not run for re-election.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 26
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rodney Whittemore (R) 9,087 61%
Gerald York (D) 5,046 34%
Blank 860 6%

In the June 8th primary election, Whittemore ran unopposed. [3]

Maine State Senate, District 26 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Rodney Whittemore 2,992 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Whittemore is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Whittemore raised a total of $22,065 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[4]

Rodney Whittemore's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 26 Won $19,850
2010 Maine State Senate, District 26 Won $2,215
Grand Total Raised $22,065


Whittemore won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Whittemore raised a total of $19,850.


In 2010, Whittemore raised $22,215 in contributions. [5]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $20,715 to his campaign.


Whittemore and his wife, Coralee, have three children. He is an outdoor enthusiast, sailor and woodworker.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Peter Mills (R)
Maine State Senate District 26
Succeeded by