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Citizen's Guide - James Hamper


District: 13 (map)

Committe: Health and Human Services

Party: Republican

Previous Service: House: 122-125

2012 Ratings: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 6%; MCV 18%; MSEA 0%; NFIB 100%; MWL 26.5%; MEA 15%

2010 Ratings: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 0%; MCV 30%; NFIB 100%; SAM "A"


Phone: (207) 539-4586 (home)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: 1023 King St., Oxford


2012 Election

General: Hamper 10,329; Whitley 8,920
Primary: Unopposed
Spending: Hamper: $19,629.01 (Clean Elections Candidate) Whitley: $20,005.82 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Endorsements: NFIB

2010 Election

General: Hamper 2,611; O'Neill 1,485
Primary: Unopposed

2008 Election

General: Hamper 2,567; Bradley 2,116
Primary: Unopposed

2006 Election

General: Hamper 2,104; Bradley 1,248
Primary: Unopposed

In the News

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The race to lead the next Maine Legislature is heating up - Bangor Daily News
James Hamper of Oxford, or Rep. Jeff Timberlake of Turner, who is running to succeed Mason in a solidly conservative district. Both were influential in fraught 2017 budget negotiations. Hamper said he has “an interest” in the Senate president's job ...and more »

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump - WCSH-WLBZ
In an order handed down Monday, U.S. District Judge S. James Otero said Trump's statement was protected speech under the First Amendment. "If this Court were to prevent Mr. Trump from engaging in this type of 'rhetorical hyperbole' against a political ...

How — and why — A Star Is Born became one of Hollywood's most remade stories - Vox
Like a martini, or a bowl of chili, A Star Is Born is a staple that welcomes reinvention. All iterations of the film — including the latest, directed by Bradley Cooper and starring Cooper and Lady Gaga — sing the same tune, but each version has new ...

The Nation in Brief - NWAOnline
BANGOR, Maine -- A hazardous materials team was dispatched to the home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Monday after her husband received a letter with a note saying the envelope contained ricin. ... In an order handed down Monday, U.S. District ...and more »

The Early Edition: October 2, 2018 - Just Security
and Susan Collins (Maine), who reportedly consulted with the White House counsel's office to ensure that the probe would be thorough, Peter Alexander, Geoff Bennett and Ken Dilanian report at NBC. Even the broadened probe retains various limitations ...

LePage puts forward $88 million in tax cuts to adapt to federal changes - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — In a bid to conform Maine's tax code with recent federal changes, Gov. Paul LePage's ... James Hamper, R-Oxford, the co-chairman of the budget committee, said he agreed with the bill in concept, calling it “returning money to taxpayers.”.and more »

The Biggest Surprises From the $833 Million Rockefeller Sale - Bloomberg
There was never doubt that the spectacular pieces of blue chip European art would sell. How the American art, which can sometimes appeal to a more limited audience (there are probably fewer Maine landscape paintings on the walls of Bavarian schlosses ...

'Last night we had a deal and he blew it up.' Gridlock deepens in State House end game - Bangor Daily News
James Hamper, R-Oxford, and Rep. Drew Gattine, D-Westbrook, and committee member Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth. Thibodeau ... Jackson continued to say there is agreement around funding several enacted but unfunded bills and bipartisan support for a bond ...and more »

After 25 years of term limits, Maine still has plenty of career politicians - Bangor Daily News
Maine enacted legislative term limits in 1993, when 67 percent of voters endorsed the measure proposed through a citizen-initiated referendum. But 25 years later, the politician it targeted is still in office, candidates with legislative service dating ...

Maine GOP senators pick Amy Volk to be new majority whip - Bangor Daily News
Maine Senate Republicans chose Sen. Amy Volk of Scarborough as their assistant majority leader on Monday to fill a position vacated last month by the resignation of Sen. Andre Cushing, R-Newport. Volk defeated Sen. James Hamper, R-Oxford, for the ...