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Citizen's Guide - Michael Thibodeau


District: 23 (map)

Committe: Minority Leader -

Party: Republican

Previous Service: House: 123, 124 Senate: 125

2012 Ratings: MPA 6%; AFL-CIO 6%; MCV 22%; MSEA 0%; NFIB 100%; MWL 23.5%; MEA 0%

2010 Ratings: AFL-CIO 29%; NFIB 86%; SAM "A"


Phone: (207) 223-5177 (home)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: 169 Coles Corner Rd., Winterport


2012 Election

General: Thibodeau 10,747; Curry 9,306
Primary: Unopposed
Spending: Thibodeau: $12,675.98 (Clean Elections Candidate) Curry: $21,287.22 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Endorsements: NFIB

2010 Election

General: Thibodeau 9,365; Piotti 7,903
Primary: Unopposed

2008 Election

General: Thibodeau 2,445; Yentes 2,242
Primary: Unopposed

2006 Election

General: Thibodeau 1,940; Gilbert 1,651
Primary: Selected to run by the Republican Party

In the News

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Bill to allow veteran plates on larger vehicles passes first hurdle ... - Republican Journal
Augusta — The Legislature's Transportation Committee unanimously approved a bill March 24 that will increase the weight limit on vehicles that are allowed to ...and more »

Here's where the fight will get real on LePage's budget - Bangor Daily News
Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, said support is building for implementing a sales tax on goods Mainers buy online and routing the proceeds to public schools. “In order to find the necessary votes to pass this budget, we've got to honor ...and more »

Maine can fund education without taxing high earners out of the state - Bangor Daily News
Chances are you don't know him, but he lives in Alfred. He was born in Maine, and he raised a family here. He loves all Maine has to offer. “From wonderful eateries to a scenic hike in the pristine wilderness,” he calls Maine “the good life.” But he's ...and more »

LePage: Surtax to boost school aid 'punishes success' - Bangor Daily News
“Maine has become so greedy that they hate success. They're punishing success.” The governor ... Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, would like to scrap the surtax and replace it with a sales tax on online purchases. However, Democrats on ...and more »

Maine Senate votes for task force to tackle workforce challenges - Mainebiz
The Task Force on Maine's 21st Century Economy and Workforce would include 16 members appointed by Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, including four senators and four ...and more »

Maine Republican lawmakers stick with current leadership - Press Herald
Mike Thibodeau was unanimously nominated Thursday for a second term as state Senate president. Thibodeau, R-Winterport, was nominated on the first ballot. Republicans also returned Sens. Garrett Mason, R-Lisbon, and Andre Cushing, R-Newport, to the ...

Senate President Michael Thibodeau's Sept. 2, 2016 statement - Press Herald
I also believe it violates many aspects of the section of the Maine Constitution that addresses calling the Legislature into session. Any action taken by the Legislature would be challenged in court. “The last thing our state needs now is to have the ...

Diamond's Real ID bill picks up support in Augusta - Mainebiz
Bill Diamond, D-Windham, that would bring Maine into compliance with federal REAL ID standards received support from AAA Northern New England, Associated Building Contractors of Maine, Maine Motor Transport Association and the New England ... Diamond's ...

Eye on Augusta: Gun Rights, Probation Reform, Amish Hunters, Shooting from Boats & Much More! - Freepress Online
Senate President Mike Thibodeau (R-Waldo Cty.) ... In 2015, Thibodeau submitted a similar measure, pointing out that Amish believe that orange is “too flashy” and noted that there are three Amish communities in Maine — Smyrna, Fort Fairfield and Unity.

Unity residents debate whether recreational marijuana would help or hinder town - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Well, what do you know, Unity, Maine, was one of them,” Swanson said. “Do you think marijuana stores and ... Michael Thibodeau, president of the state Senate, said the Legislature has “a lot of work to do” on the topic. “So much of everything that we ...and more »