Ronald Collins

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Ronald Collins
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Maine State Senate District 2
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 5
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
Office website
Ronald Collins is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Collins was elected to represent District 2 on 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.

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.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Collins has been appointed to these committees:



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.[1]

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. [2]

Campaign themes


Collins' campaign website lists several main issues: [3]

  • 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."

Campaign donors


In 2010, Collins raised $22,370 in contributions. [4]

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


Collins has been married for 42 years to his wife Linda. They are both life-long York County residents.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Nass
Maine State Senate District 2
Succeeded by