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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 'religious freedom' bill backed by entire Senate GOP leadership team - Bangor Daily News
Undeterred by the controversy surrounding the bill, the entire Senate GOP leadership team has signed their names as cosponsors, including Senate President Michael Thibodeau of Winterport, Majority Leader Garrett Mason of Lisbon and Assistant Majority ...
Bill would make impaired drivers cover emergency costs - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau of Winterport received a favorable response Monday to a bill he proposed that would make drivers liable for emergency response costs if the emergency occurred because they were driving ...
Under fire for Facebook posts, Maine senator resigns as committee co-chair - Press Herald
... committee. Sen. Michael Willette, R-Presque Isle, told the Portland Press Herald that he submitted his letter of resignation as Senate chairman of the State and Local Government Committee to Senate President Michael Thibodeau on Wednesday morning.
Maine Senate leader targets campaign attack ads by seeking fees on PACs - Bangor Daily News
The bill, LD 1192, offered by state Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, is the latest in a list of about a dozen bills that are taking aim at Maine's campaign financing and Clean Election Act. Thibodeau's measure would require PACs that ...and more »
Maine 'religious freedom' bill gains traction - Mainebiz Daily
The bill has gained supported Senate Republican leaders, including Senate President Michael Thibodeau. Like the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the newspaper noted., it would allow anyone to file a lawsuit if they feel their religious ...and more »
Legislative Update - The Original Irregular
Maine Senate President sponsors welfare reform legislation Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has announced he is the sponsor of a sweeping welfare reform bill that is designed to make recipients accountable to Maine taxpayers.and more »
Democrats Offer Alternative to Gov. LePage's Budget Plan - Maine Public Broadcasting
"Republicans recognize there are three legs to the stool: There is sales tax, property tax and there is income tax," Thibodeau said, "and we are interested in reducing the overall tax burden to Mainers. So we will be looking at the proposals and seeing ...
GOP: Fixing $36 million typo in energy bill is not so simple - Bangor Daily News
“It isn't as simple as just grabbing a bottle of Wite-Out and inserting a word,” said Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, to reporters Monday afternoon. “We want to make sure that everyone who was involved has an opportunity to be heard ...
Republicans: Mainers want tougher welfare rules - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage and Senate President Mike Thibodeau of Winterport unveiled a new bill Monday that represents a second attempt by Republicans to forward their welfare reform goals. The bill, presented during a news conference ...
Governor introduces welfare reform bill - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald
Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Winterport), and Republican House Leader Kenneth Fredette, respectively, are sponsoring and co-sponsoring the bill. A public hearing before the legislative committee of jurisdiction is expected in the coming weeks.