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==Congressional Staff Salaries==
According to research compiled by the website ''Legistorm'', in Fiscal Year 2011, Collins' congressional staff was paid a total sum of $2,549,604, which is above the national average of $2,297,681.02 for Republican Senators.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/25/Sen_Susan_Collins.html Legistorm-Congressional Salaries]</ref>
===Political positions===
===Political positions===

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Susan Collins
Susan Collins.jpg
U.S. Senate, Maine
In office
January 3, 1997-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 18
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 5, 1996
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolCaribou High School
Bachelor'sSt. Lawrence University
Date of birthDecember 7, 1952
Place of birthCaribou, ME
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Susan Margaret Collins (b. December 7, 1952) is an Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Maine. Collins was first elected to the Senate in 1996.

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


Sanders was born in 1952 in Caribou, ME, where she also attended high school. She earned her B.A. from St. Lawrence University in 1975. Before seeking office herself, Collins had worked on the staff of now-former Senator William S. Cohen.[2]


Below is an abbreviated outline of Collins' professional and political career[2]:

  • Staff Director of the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government Management, 1981-1987
  • Commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation, 1987-1992
  • New England Regional Director, United States Small Business Administration, 1992
  • Deputy State Treasurer of the State of Massachusetts, 1993
  • U.S. Senate, 1997-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate


Collins serves on the following Senate committees[3]:


Political positions



On November 4, 2008, Collins won re-election to the United States Senate. She defeated Thomas H. Allen (D) in the general election.[4]

U.S. Senate General Election, Maine, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSusan Collins Incumbent 61.3% 444,300
     Democratic Thomas H. Allen 38.6% 279,510
     Independent Other 0.1% 620
Total Votes 724,430

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Collins' campaign funds before the 2008 election.

Collins won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Collins' campaign committee raised a total of $8,039,750 and spent $7,996,626.[5]

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Collins is unmarried and lives in Bangor, Maine.[6] She was the niece of former Maine Supreme Judicial Court justice Samuel Collins, Jr.

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Political offices
Preceded by
William Cohen
U.S. Senate - Maine
Succeeded by