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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 lawmakers disagree on funding tax break extensions - Press Herald
... because businesses and all Maine citizens need to know that we are serious about not raising their tax liability and, in effect, their cost of living here and doing business,” Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau, R-Winterport, said in a ...and more »
UMA full-time 2015 fall semester dean's list - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
AUGUSTA — The following students were named to the 2015 fall semester dean's list at University of Maine at Augusta. ... Jamie Russell, of Bridgton; Michael Barry, Andrew Davis, Molly Eames, Amy Feeley, Heather Freytag, Jordan Johnson, Cara Mia, Jacob ...
Maine Senate president seeks opinion on whether ranked-choice voting would be constitutional - Press Herald
... President Michael Thibodeau said Thursday that he's requesting a legal opinion from the state Attorney General's Office about whether a citizen-initiated referendum proposal to establish a ranked-choice voting system in Maine violates the state ...and more »
A first: Republican lawmaker speaks at Martin Luther King Day celebration in Portland - Press Herald
Mike Thibodeau, president of the Maine Senate, speaks Monday during the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration hosted by the NAACP Portland Branch. It was the first time in the event's history that an elected Republican official had been a speaker.
Maine Senate president aims to cap electric rates - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — An effort to cap electric rates in Maine at 10 cents per kilowatt hour or less likely will go to a vote by the Legislature's Energy Committee on Tuesday. But the bill, LD 1339, by Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, also ...and more »
Cecile Marie O'Hearn - Lewiston Sun Journal
She worked for several years in the Labor Department for the state of Maine. ... Cecile is survived by her four daughters, Priscilla O'Hearn of Auburn, Ann Hurlburt and husband, Geoffrey, of Vassalboro, Mary Taylor of Seattle, Wash., Janet Nadeau and ...
Facing impeachment effort, Maine governor is skipping 'State of the State' speech - Boston.com
Senate President Michael Thibodeau, a Republican, said previously that Mainers want lawmakers to stop fighting and to move on. As for the speech, Thibodeau said it's the governor's prerogative to decline to deliver the address in person, but he also ...
Accusations fly between LePage and Democrats over $38 million in tax breaks - Bangor Daily News
Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau of Winterport on Wednesday asked Maine Attorney Janet Mills to rule on the constitutionality of a ranked-choice voting bill created by a citizen-initiated referendum in November of 2015. Read Thibodeau's ...and more »
Senate President Mike Thibodeau emerges from budget scuffle as unlikely peacemaker - Bangor Daily News
NORTH FRANKFORT, Maine — Mike Thibodeau has been called a lot of things: truck driver, father, road builder, husband, shovel-maker, Republican state representative and now, most recently, president of the Maine Senate. No one ever branded him ...and more »
LePage signs $3.7 million bill as 'first step' to address drug crisis - Press Herald
Another $2.5 million in the bill would target addiction treatment, including $900,000 to establish and operate a new drug detoxification center in northern or eastern Maine. Some of the treatment money also will fund projects run by jails ... The ...