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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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Lawmakers react to blackmail allegation, discuss impeachment - WCSH-TV
Republican and Senate President Michael Thibodeau was not at that meeting, but released a statement saying he was "very saddened by this situation and shocked by what is being alleged." ... Under Maine law "Theft by Extortion" is a Class C crime. The ...
LePage vetoes state budget - Bangor Daily News
Democrats and Republicans who crafted the budget bill noted the package includes funding for four new Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officers and also allows the agency to use up to $200,000 in federal funds for staff or other projects, which could ...
Fireworks intensify in Augusta - Mount Desert Islander
Item: The governor is holding back voter-approved bonds for the Land for Maine's Future program, jeopardizing an estimated $30 million in matching contributions that would have secured waterfront access, fish and wildlife habitat, and other working and ...and more »
Battle Between Maine Politicians Escalates - Wall Street Journal
Maine Sen. President Michael Thibodeau, a Republican, said he was “saddened by this situation and shocked by what is being alleged. Nearly all legislators depend on a career outside of the Statehouse to provide for their families.” At least 11 members ...
Lawrence High School honor roll - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
... Chad Martin, Cody Martin, Jessica McLain, Atisha Morse, Kathryn Pease, Cody Pomeroy, Jordyn Poulin, Cole Robinson, Montana Roy, Colin Rumney, Kurtis Scott, Sierra Smedberg, Michael Stanley, Sierra Thibodeau, Tyler Tompkins and Taylor Watson.and more »
Capitol Notebook: Country finds grace, LePage faces a fall from it - The Forecaster
The mind reels a bit when we shift our gaze to Maine politics, where a fierce political battle is brewing in the Legislature's final days. The threats from ... Roger Katz, Senate President Michael Thibodeau and others have reached across the aisle on ...and more »
Welfare reform among unfinished business - Press Herald
AUGUSTA — Debate over the $6.7 billion Maine budget dominated discussions at the Statehouse this past week, but lawmakers were also busy slogging through dozens of bills as they try to wrap up their work for the year. ... The Senate endorsed a bill ...
Long-debated welfare reform bills advance through Senate - Bangor Daily News
The next stop for the amended bill is the House of Representatives. Also passing through the Senate on Thursday evening was LD 1375, another welfare reform bill that has had mostly Republican support. Sponsored by Senate President Mike Thibodeau, ...and more »
Maine Budget Details Released - The Maine Wire
“I believe this budget has something for everyone in Maine,” said Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Wald) in a statement announcing the deal. “We were sent here to represent them, and I am pleased that we were able to lower their tax burden while ...
LePage vetoes 64 lines worth $60 million in $6.7B budget - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
“Obviously it will take a little extra time,” said Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport. ... The SMCC cut is in addition to a $5 million veto for funding directed toward the Maine Community College System for workforce development and education.