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Sen. Michael Thibodeau
District: 23 (map)
Committe: Minority Leader -
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"
2012 ElectionGeneral: Thibodeau 10,747; Curry 9,306
Spending: Thibodeau: $12,675.98 (Clean Elections Candidate) Curry: $21,287.22 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 ElectionGeneral: Thibodeau 9,365; Piotti 7,903
2008 ElectionGeneral: Thibodeau 2,445; Yentes 2,242
2006 ElectionGeneral: Thibodeau 1,940; Gilbert 1,651
Primary: Selected to run by the Republican Party
In the News
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Maine Senate President Proposes Amending Minimum Wage Initiative - MainePublic.org
AUGUSTA, Maine - Republican Senate President Michael Thibodeau says a citizen initiative that raised the minimum wage will need to be amended to reinstate the sub-minimum wage for tipped workers. Thibodeau's statement puts him in early alignment ...
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 ...
Members of Maine's 128th legislature sworn in - WMTW Portland
Gov. Paul LePage addressed lawmakers, warning about the implications of the minimum wage increase and surtax on people earning more than $200,000 that were approved by voters in November. LePage said he wants to work with all lawmakers on ...
At the Maine State House, the path to consensus is rock-strewn ... - Press Herald
As the 128th Legislature arrives this week, competing goals and shifting political fortunes ensure drama. By Scott Thistle Staff Writer. Follow on Facebook ...and more »
Maine treasurer, AG to face challenges from Democratic lawmaker, GOP lobbyist - Bangor Daily News
Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, has said he'll nominate her again. Both Hayes and Goode predicted close races on Monday. Hayes said she has “yet to talk to anyone who has any major criticism of my job performance,” saying she wants to ...
Progress comes from treating others with respect and decency - Seacoastonline.com
The release of new, bipartisan recommendations to help Maine seniors this week reminds me of the core values I learned growing up as one of six children of a military chaplain and public school teacher. As I left for school every day, Mom said two ...and more »
After flurry of campaigns, Maine lawmakers will consider restricting citizen initiatives - Bangor Daily News
On the latter, they were up against Everytown for Gun Safety, which was founded by New York City Mayor and billionaire Michael Bloomberg and virtually funded the entire Maine background check campaign, which cost $6 million. Sen. Bill Diamond, D ...
Maine Democrats, GOP pick new Senate leaders - WMTW Portland
Michael Thibodeau, Garrett Mason and Andre Cushing as Senate president, majority leader and assistant majority leader. Thibodeau said despite concerns that Republicans wouldn't keep the Senate, Maine voters validated Republican efforts like welfare ...
How LePage lost and won the 2016 election | BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News
It's hard telling what voters indicated by shifting the Legislature slightly toward the political middle, but it's clear that it'll have a check on the governor during his ...
LePage cites possibility, but not evidence, in casting doubt on election results - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
“We're not sure what the governor is referring to,” said Jim Cyr, the spokesman for Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Waldo. State Rep. Chuck Kruger, D-Thomaston, the outgoing House chair of the Legislature's Government Oversight Committee, ...