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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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Lockman attack on mayoral candidate exceeds bounds of decency - The Ellsworth American
Apparently, in this part of Maine, nothing says I love you like calling someone an “anti-Christian bigot.” ... Senate President Mike Thibodeau would love to help the Governor, but he is not getting far because of…the Governor. “I need to talk to him ...and more »
Legislators say they can still get things done in next session - WCSH-TV
The often divisive first session didn't truly end until early August when the Maine Supreme Court ruled that 64 bills Governor LePage believed he had vetoed had actually become law. That ruling followed an intense debate over the state budget, along ...and more »
Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015: America failing its own anthem, Tree Growth works ... - Bangor Daily News
In a Nov. 12 BDN article about lawmakers touring pulp paper mills, Sen. Mike Thibodeau condemned Maine's small-private landowners as hindrances to the pulp industry. He parroted the LePage administration's gag line that, if only landowners enrolled in ...
More Clean Election money is wrong for Maine - Bangor Daily News
Make no mistake: billionaires, union bosses and out-of-state liberal activists are trying to buy Maine's elections. It's up to you to stop them. Paul R. LePage is Maine's governor. Sen. Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, is president of the Maine Senate ...and more »
Why 2016 campaigns are already targeting rural Maine districts - Bangor Daily News
Among them are former Maine Senate Majority Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash and House Majority Leader Jeff McCabe, D-Skowhegan. Jonathan Fulford of Monroe, who nearly beat Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, in 2014 said he also is ...and more »
State lawmakers tour Madison, Skowhegan mills - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Tony Ouellette, managing director of the Sappi Somerset Mill, far left, stands with state legislators, from left to right, Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau, Sen. Rod Whittemore, Sen. Bill Diamond and Maine House Speaker Mark Eves at the mill in ...
Eye on Augusta: Legislative Leaders Set Priorities: Drugs, Guns & Bonds - Freepress Online
The governor still has not met with Senate President Mike Thibodeau (R-Waldo County) since Thibodeau came out in opposition to LePage's tax reform plan last spring. However, last week, Thibodeau and Speaker Mark Eves (D-North Berwick) met with ...
Summit focuses on reshaping Maine's struggling paper industry - WCSH-TV
Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau says he understands the value of the industry and is willing to get to work to help. "Maine's economy isn't going to be strong without a strong forest products industry and we have some tremendous assets to ...
Disney workers mount H-1B challenge - Politico
“These employees are arguing that they are victims of national origin discrimination, a complaint increasingly raised by U.S. workers who have lost their jobs to foreign workers on H-1B and other temporary visas,” writes Patrick Thibodeau of Computer ...
LePage reiterates ultimatum for more drug enforcement agents - Press Herald
... in search of drug dealers. The head of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Tuesday that the first of the four drug agents funded by the Legislature on July 1 could be hired by early December. ... House Speaker Mark Eves, D-North Berwick, and ...