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  |Name = Ronald Collins
 
  |Name = Ronald Collins
 
  |Profile picture = Ronald Collins.jpg
 
  |Profile picture = Ronald Collins.jpg
  |Position = Maine State Senate District 2
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  |Position = Maine State Senate, District 2
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Status = Incumbent
 
  |Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|December 1, 2010-present]]
 
  |Tenure = [[Swearing-in dates of state legislators elected on November 2, 2010|December 1, 2010-present]]
 
  |Assumed office = 2010
 
  |Assumed office = 2010
  |Political party = Republican |Party dot = {{reddot|size=10px}}
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  |Political party = Republican
 
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  |Base salary = $13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
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  |Base salary = $13,852/year (first regular session) <br> $9,661/year/year (second regular session)
  |Per diem = $70/day
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  |Per diem = $38/day, plus $32/day for meals
 
  |Pension  =  
 
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  |Last election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
 
  |Last election = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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  |Campaign website = http://collinsformaine.com/
 
  |Campaign website = http://collinsformaine.com/
 
  |Personal website =  
 
  |Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Ronald Collins''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]]. Collins was elected to represent [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010#District 2|District 2]] on [[State legislative elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]]. Prior to his time in the Senate, Collins served in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] and was elected four times, for a total of eight years. During his time in the House, Collins served on the Oversight Committee and the Joint Committee on Transportation.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Ronald Collins''' is a [[Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.
  
Ron is an experienced small business owner. He is a former part owner of a food brokerage company located in southern Maine, covering the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.
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Collins served in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from 1998 to 2010.
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==Biography==
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Collins' professional experience includes working as a small business owner and owner of a food brokerage company.
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==Committee assignments==
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===2013-2014===
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At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = State and Local Government
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|Committee2 = Transportation
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===2011-2012===
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In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:
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|State = Maine
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|year = 2011
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|Chamber = State Senate
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|Committee1 = State and Local Government
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|Joint1 = Yes
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|Committee2 = Transportation
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|Joint2 = Yes
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|Committee3 =
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|Committee4 =
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|Committee5 =
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}}
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
===Campaign Themes===
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===Campaign themes===
Collins' website highlights the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://collinsformaine.com/ Official campaign website]</ref>
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====2012====
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Collins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:<ref>[http://collinsformaine.com/ Official campaign website]</ref>
  
 
'''Transportation'''
 
'''Transportation'''
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*Excerpt:"I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."
 
*Excerpt:"I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."
  
==Committee assignments==
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====2010====
===2011-2012===
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Collins' campaign website listed several main issues: <ref>[http://collinsformaine.com Official campaign website]</ref>
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins has been appointed to these committees:
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* '''Transportation''' -  "Transportation is vital to Maine’s economy. Over the next ten years, Maine is expected to have a $3 billion transportation budget hole.  We can fill that budget hole, and keep our roads safe with a common sense funding plan that protects our roads and bridges without raising taxes."
* [[State and Local Government Committee, Maine State Legislature|State and Local Government]]
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* '''Education''' - "Maine spends 25% more per student than the national average, yet our results are mediocre...Maine needs more options, less bureaucracy, and a commitment to prepare our students for success."
* [[Transportation Committee, Maine State Legislature|Transportation]]
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* '''Spending''' - "Excessive government spending has resulted in nearly $12 billion in debt for which Maine families are on the hook. Augusta’s tax-and-spend culture must end.  I support a full audit of every government program, especially the Department of Health and Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the state’s general fund spending."
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* '''Health care''' - "We should have the right to buy health insurance plans available in other states, just like we can with our homeowners, vehicle and life insurance.  With more coverage choices, Mainers can find an affordable plan that meets their family’s needs.  We must also cut the red tape that drives up insurance costs in Maine.  I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."
  
==Issues==
 
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-maine-elected-officials-and-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012]</ref>
 
{{presendorse|2012|Mitt Romney}}<ref>[http://www.mittromney.com/news/press/2012/02/mitt-romney-announces-support-additional-maine-elected-officials-and-leaders ''Mitt Romney for President,'' "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
::''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012]]''
 
::''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012]]''
Collins won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary and defeated [[Thomas Wright]] (D) and [[Richard Burns]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/2012candidate.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Primary Candidate List," June 12, 2012]</ref>
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Collins won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012, Republican primary and defeated [[Thomas Wright]] (D) and [[Richard Burns]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/2012candidate.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Primary Candidate List," June 12, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Collins defeated Democratic candidate [[Richard Burns]] in the November 2 general election. Republican incumbent [[Richard Nass]] was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 Maine Official Election Results]</ref>
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Collins defeated [[Richard Burns]] (D) in the November 2 general election. Incumbent [[Richard Nass]] (R) was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 Maine Official Election Results]</ref>
  
 
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In the June 8th primary election, Collins ran unopposed.  <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine]</ref>
 
In the June 8th primary election, Collins ran unopposed.  <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine]</ref>
  
==Campaign themes==
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==Campaign donors==
===2010===
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{{Comprehensive donor history
Collins' campaign website lists several main issues: <ref>[http://collinsformaine.com Ron Collins for State Senate]</ref>
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|Name = Collins
* '''Transportation''' -  "Transportation is vital to Maine’s economy. Over the next ten years, Maine is expected to have a $3 billion transportation budget hole.  We can fill that budget hole, and keep our roads safe with a common sense funding plan that protects our roads and bridges without raising taxes."
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|Full name = Ronald Collins
* '''Education''' - "Maine spends 25% more per student than the national average, yet our results are mediocre...Maine needs more options, less bureaucracy, and a commitment to prepare our students for success."
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|year = 1998
* '''Spending''' - "Excessive government spending has resulted in nearly $12 billion in debt for which Maine families are on the hook. Augusta’s tax-and-spend culture must end.  I support a full audit of every government program, especially the Department of Health and Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the state’s general fund spending."
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|Editdate = September 10, 2013
* '''Health care''' - "We should have the right to buy health insurance plans available in other states, just like we can with our homeowners, vehicle and life insurance.  With more coverage choices, Mainers can find an affordable plan that meets their family’s needs. We must also cut the red tape that drives up insurance costs in Maine. I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."
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|link = <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/uniquecandidate.phtml?uc=3512 ''followthemoney.org'', "Collins, Ronald F," accessed September 10, 2013]</ref>
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|party = Republican
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|totalraised2012 = 9398
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|result2012 = Won
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|office2012 = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|Maine State Senate, District 2]]
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|totalraised2010 = 22370
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|result2010 = Won
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|office2010 = [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|Maine State Senate, District 2]]
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|totalraised2004 = 3860
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|result2004 = Won
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|office2004 = [[Maine House of Representatives elections, 2004|Maine State House, District 147]]
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|totalraised2002 = 4794
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|result2002 = Won
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|office2002 = [[Maine House of Representatives elections, 2002|Maine State House, District 7]]
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|totalraised2000 = 8858
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|result2000 = Won
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|office2000 = [[Maine House of Representatives elections, 2000|Maine State House, District 7]]
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|totalraised1998 = 17442
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|result1998 = Won
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|office1998 = [[Maine House of Representatives|Maine State House, District 7]]
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===2012===
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|total raised = 9,398
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|org1 = Macino Llc
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|org2 = Maine Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors
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|org3 = Maine Bankers Association
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|org4 = Maine Association of Realtors
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|org5 = Pike Industries
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|orgamount1 = 350
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|orgamount2 = 350
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|orgamount3 = 350
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|orgamount4 = 350
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==Campaign donors==
 
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
 
 
In 2010, Collins raised $22,370 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ME&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
 
In 2010, Collins raised $22,370 in contributions. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=ME&y=2010&f=S&so=O#sorttable 2010 contributions]</ref>   
  
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Collins has been married for 42 years to his wife Linda. They are both life-long York County residents.
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Collins has a wife, Linda.
  
 
==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ronald + Collins + Maine + Senate'''
 
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term '''Ronald + Collins + Maine + Senate'''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
 
:''All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.''
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=19496 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=19496 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=19496 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=19496 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118210 2010]
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*Campaign contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=139811 2012], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=118210 2010], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64378 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19727 2002], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=358 2000], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=34491 1998]
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ron-Collins-for-Maine-State-Senate/116759525025738#!/pages/Ron-Collins-for-Maine-State-Senate/116759525025738?v=info Ron Collins for State Senate on Facebook]
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Revision as of 05:07, 25 October 2013

Ronald Collins
Ronald Collins.jpg
Maine State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
In office
December 1, 2010-present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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 limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
1998-2010
Personal
ProfessionSalesman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Ronald Collins is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Collins served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1998 to 2010.

Biography

Collins' professional experience includes working as a small business owner and owner of a food brokerage company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
State and Local Government
Transportation

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Collins' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Transportation

  • Excerpt:"We must strengthen the partnership between the General Fund and the Highway Fund to ensure our roads and bridges are safe."

Education

  • Excerpt:"Education reforms should empower local districts to decide what’s best for their students and communities."

Common Sense Spending

  • Excerpt:"I support a full audit of every government program, especially the Department of Health and Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the state’s general fund spending."

Health Care Costs

  • Excerpt:"I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."

2010

Collins' campaign website listed several main issues: [2]

  • Transportation - "Transportation is vital to Maine’s economy. Over the next ten years, Maine is expected to have a $3 billion transportation budget hole. We can fill that budget hole, and keep our roads safe with a common sense funding plan that protects our roads and bridges without raising taxes."
  • Education - "Maine spends 25% more per student than the national average, yet our results are mediocre...Maine needs more options, less bureaucracy, and a commitment to prepare our students for success."
  • Spending - "Excessive government spending has resulted in nearly $12 billion in debt for which Maine families are on the hook. Augusta’s tax-and-spend culture must end. I support a full audit of every government program, especially the Department of Health and Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the state’s general fund spending."
  • Health care - "We should have the right to buy health insurance plans available in other states, just like we can with our homeowners, vehicle and life insurance. With more coverage choices, Mainers can find an affordable plan that meets their family’s needs. We must also cut the red tape that drives up insurance costs in Maine. I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."

Presidential preference

2012

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

Ronald Collins endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Collins won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012, Republican primary and defeated Thomas Wright (D) and Richard Burns (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4]

Maine State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Collins Incumbent 45.6% 9,301
     Democratic Thomas Wright 31.2% 6,377
     Independent Richard Burns 23.2% 4,736
Total Votes 20,414

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Collins defeated Richard Burns (D) in the November 2 general election. Incumbent Richard Nass (R) was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.[5]

Maine State Senate, District
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Collins (R) 8,591 54%
Richard Burns (D) 6,769 42%
Blank 648 4%

In the June 8th primary election, Collins ran unopposed. [6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Collins is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Collins raised a total of $66,722 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 10, 2013.[7]

Ronald Collins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State Senate, District 2 Won $9,398
2010 Maine State Senate, District 2 Won $22,370
2004 Maine State House, District 147 Won $3,860
2002 Maine State House, District 7 Won $4,794
2000 Maine State House, District 7 Won $8,858
1998 Maine State House, District 7 Won $17,442
Grand Total Raised $66,722

2012

Collins won re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Collins raised a total of $9,398.
Maine State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ronald Collins's campaign in 2012
Macino Llc$350
Maine Chapter of Associated Builders & Contractors$350
Maine Bankers Association$350
Maine Association of Realtors$350
Pike Industries$350
Total Raised in 2012$9,398
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Collins raised $22,370 in contributions. [8]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $20,870 to his campaign.

Personal

Collins has a wife, Linda.

Recent news

This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term Ronald + Collins + Maine + Senate

All stories may not be relevant to this page due to the nature of the search engine.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Nass (R)
Maine State Senate District 2
2010–present
Succeeded by
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