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Roger Katz
Roger Katz.jpg
Maine State Senate, District 24
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 (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
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Augusta
Office website
Roger Katz is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Katz served as Mayor of Augusta from 2006 to 2010.


Katz's professional experience includes working as an Attorney at Lipman, Katz, and McKee, President of Maine Trial Lawyers Association and Co-Host of It's the Law, a statewide TV Cable program.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013


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



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. Anna Blodgett was unopposed in the Democratic primary but withdrew afterwards; she was replaced by Rebecca Cornell du Houx. Incumbent Roger Katz was unopposed in the Republican primary. Katz defeated Blodgett in the general election.[1][2][3][4]

Maine State Senate District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Katz Incumbent 69.6% 11,938
     Democratic Rebecca Cornell du Houx 26.8% 4,600
     None Blank Votes 3.6% 616
Total Votes 17,154


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Katz won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012, Republican primary and defeated Penny Plourde (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5]

Maine State Senate, District 24, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRoger Katz Incumbent 62.3% 11,504
     Democratic Penny Plourde 37.7% 6,973
Total Votes 18,477


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Katz defeated Democratic candidate Patsy Crockett in the November 2 general election. Democratic incumbent Elizabeth Mitchell did not run for re-election.[6]

Maine State Senate, District 24
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Katz (R) 5,803 35%
Patsy Crockett (D) 10,239 62%
Blank 519 3%

In the June 8th primary election, Katz ran unopposed.[7]

Maine State Senate, District 24 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Roger Katz 3,065 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Katz is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Katz raised a total of $42,066 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[8]

Roger Katz's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 24 Won $18,633
2010 Maine State Senate, District 24 Won $23,433
Grand Total Raised $42,066


Katz won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Katz raised a total of $18,633.
Maine State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roger Katz's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$17,132
Elvin, Norman S$100
Pomerleau, Carol$100
Hayes, Charles W$100
Gall, Jason$100
Total Raised in 2012$18,633
Source: Follow the Money


In 2010, Katz raised $23,433 in contributions.[9]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $21,933 to his campaign.


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Roger Katz endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [10]


Katz and his wife, Berdie, have two children. He has served as Chair of the United Way of Maine, President of Kennebec Valley YMCA, Chair of Augusta Development Corporation and Vice President of the Maine State Music Theatre.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Elizabeth Mitchell (D)
Maine State Senate District 24
Succeeded by