Thomas Saviello

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Thomas Saviello
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Maine State Senate District 18
In office
December 1, 2010-Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 5
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1972
Master'sUniversity of Maine, 1974
Ph.D.University of Maine, 1978
Date of birthAugust 29, 1950
Place of birthEnglewood, NJ
ProfessionManager, International Paper
Office website
Campaign website
Thomas Saviello (b. August 29, 1950) is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 18 since December 1, 2010. He represented District 90 in the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2010, completing four terms.

Saviello is a Manager for International Paper. He previously worked as a forester and an associate professor, later becoming the manager of Northern Forest Research Center. In 1991, he became the Manager of Environment at the paper mill in Jay, Maine. He remains in this position, and serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. He is also a volunteer with Hospice and a member of the Wilton Lions.

Tom came to Maine in 1972 to pursue his Master's degree in Agronomy at the University of Maine. He remained in Orono to complete his PhD in Forest Resources in 1978.

Committee assignments


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

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Saviello served on these committees:


Presidential preference


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

Thomas Saviello endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Saviello won re-election in 2012. He ran unopposed in the June 12, 2012 Republican primary and defeated Joanne Dunlap (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngThomas Saviello Incumbent 61.9% 12,723
     Democratic Joanne Dunlap 38.1% 7,844
Total Votes 20,567


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Saviello defeated Democratic candidate Ann Woloson in the November 2 general election. Republican incumbent Walter Gooley did not run for re-election.[3]

Maine State Senate, District 18
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Saviello (R) 11,194 60%
Ann Woloson (D) 6,703 36%
Blank 634 3%

In the June 8th primary election, Saviello ran unopposed. [4]

Maine State Senate, District 1 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Saviello 4,325 100%


On November 04, 2008, Thomas Saviello ran for District 90 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Maxine Collins. [5]

Thomas Saviello raised $5,231 for his campaign.[6]

Maine House of Representatives, District 90
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Thomas Saviello (R) 3,611
Maxine Collins (D) 1,055

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2010, Saviello raised $22,505 in contributions. [7]

His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $21,005 to his campaign.


In 2008 Thomas Saviello collected $5,231 in donations. [8]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,656


Tom resides in Milton with his dog, Baxter. He has two adult children, Ben and Allison.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Walter Gooley (R)
Maine State Senate District 18
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Maine House of Representatives District 90
Succeeded by
Russell Black (R)