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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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LePage, lawmakers disagree on whether new budget funds state data agency - Bangor Daily News
Paul LePage and his finance department said Wednesday that a state agency has been defunded due to a budget mistake, though Senate President Mike Thibodeau said it's not clear any mistake was made and that the agency can survive under existing ...and more »

Verify: Will Maine face another shutdown because of an error in the budget? - WCSH-TV
We asked the Senate President, Mike Thibodeau, and Representative Drew Gattine, the chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. "I don't anticipate any government shutdowns over a million dollars," said Thibodeau. OIT handles a lot of ...and more »

Maine Legislature Raises Tobacco Sales Age, Sustains LePage's Vetoes of Driving & Solar Bills - WABI
Senate President Michael Thibodeau and Speaker of the House Sara Gideon say despite a contentious session, they're proud of the work of the legislature and may return this fall to handle some remaining unfinished business. "There's some talk about ...

Laid-off Jay mill workers largely finding new work, training - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
Thomas Saviello, R-Wilton, said Thursday that he and Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, called Verso officials last winter and asked for a meeting to see what they could do to help keep the machine running at the Jay mill. He said they ...

Thibodeau's bill to establish EMS apprenticeship program vetoed - Republican Journal
Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Waldo, passed bills on off-site catering approvals, veterans' license plates, and truck camper registrations last session, but a bill that would have addressed the personnel shortage of rural ambulance services saw ...

Democrats Eyeing Maine Natives to Unseat Bruce Poliquin - Roll Call
The owner of a Monroe construction business, he narrowly lost 2014 and 2016 races to state Senate President Michael Thibodeau. Bar Harbor restaurateur Tim Rich announced his candidacy earlier this month and intends to kick off his campaign this fall.

Maine State Chamber head: Repeal of 3 percent tax surcharge big win for all sides - Press Herald
... two sides at times hundreds of million of dollars apart. Eventually, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon and Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau stepped in, creating a Committee of Conference between the two sides in an attempt to find commonality.and more »

Morning Digest: Roy Moore and Luther Strange advance to GOP runoff in Alabama - Daily Kos
Pres-by-LD: Daily Kos Elections' project to calculate the 2016 presidential results for every state legislative seat in the nation comes to Maine, where the GOP holds a one-seat majority in the state Senate and Democrats have a small edge in the state ...

Democrats searching for candidate who can beat Bruce Poliquin - Lewiston Sun Journal
Fulford, 56, gained some recognition in Maine political circles for giving Senate President Michael Thibodeau R-Winterport, tough challenges the past two elections. But the Democrat didn't win either time, which limits his appeal to party strategists ...and more »

Maine lawmakers pull plug on bill to maintain solar incentives - Press Herald
Tom Saviello of Wilton, arranged a meeting with CMP lobbyists, solar advocates and Senate President Mike Thibodeau to seek a compromise. But CMP declined to support proposed amendments, leading Saviello to vent his frustration Wednesday in a Press ...and more »