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Thomas Longstaff
Thomas Longstaff.jpg
Maine House of Representatives, District 77
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
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 elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine Orono
Master'sBangor Theological Seminary, 1964
Ph.D.Columbia University, 1973
BirthdayOctober 9, 1935
Place of birthNashua, New Hampshire
Office website
Thomas R.W. Longstaff (b. October 9, 1935) is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Longstaff earned his B.S. the University of Maine at Orono, his M.S. from Bangor Theological Seminary in 1964 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1973. His professional experience includes working in wholesale and retail business and as a teacher at Colby College.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Engrossed Bills
Veterans and Legal Affairs


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Longstaff served on the following committees:



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election will take place 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. District 77 incumbent Thomas Longstaff was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Rebecca Telega was unopposed in the Republican primary.[1][2]


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Longstaff won re-election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 77. Longstaff ran unopposed in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Richard Perry (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Maine House of Representatives, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Longstaff Incumbent 67.5% 2,511
     Republican Richard Perry 32.5% 1,209
Total Votes 3,720


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Longstaff's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Alek Fortier. According to unofficial results, Longstaff defeated Fortier in the November 2 general election.[5]

Longstaff filed to replace incumbent candidate Pamela Trinward after she withdrew her candidacy on July 1, 2010.

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 77 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Longstaff (D) 1,805 56%
Alek Fortier (R) 1,310 41%[6]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Longstaff is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Longstaff raised a total of $7,760 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[7]

Thomas Longstaff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 77 Won $3,824
2010 Maine State House, District 77 Won $3,936
Grand Total Raised $7,760


Longstaff won re-election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Longstaff raised a total of $3,824.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Thomas Longstaff's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$3,324
Trinward, Pamela J$100
Nelson, Robert E$100
Total Raised in 2012$3,824
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Longstaff raised $3,936 in contributions.[8]

His top contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $3,436 to his campaign.


Longstaff and his wife, Cynthia, have five children.

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Preceded by
Pamela Trinward (D)
Maine House of Representatives District 77
Succeeded by