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Thomas Longstaff

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Thomas Longstaff
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Maine House of Representatives District 77
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 5
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 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
Date of birth10/09/1935
Place of birthNashua, NH
Office website
Thomas Longstaff (b. October 9, 1935) is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 77 since 2010. Longstaff ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 77.

Longstaff has experience in wholesale and retail business. He is a retired professor. He taught at Colby College from 1969 till his retirement in 2003.

Longstaff graduated from the University of Maine at Orono, Bangor Theological Seminary and Columbia University.

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, 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.[1][2]

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.[3]

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% [4]

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Longstaff raised $3,936 in contributions. [5]

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 (X)
Maine House of Representatives District 77
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