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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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As LePage shutdown threat looms, budget deal eludes Maine lawmakers - Bangor Daily News
Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, has said, “We'd like to minimize any impact on the people of the state of Maine when it comes to tax burden.” LePage has heavy sway over negotiations now: Once a budget is passed, he has 10 days to act on ...

Dems: Budget Row Could Affect Maine Parks on Holiday Weekend - U.S. News & World Report
Republican Senate President Michael Thibodeau has expressed optimism, telling WCSH-TV that state leaders "want to get it done" and "we can see the finish line." Republican Gov. Paul LePage and House Minority Leader Kenneth Fredette, R-Newport, did ...and more »

Why Maine's budget talks are going nowhere fast - Bangor Daily News
It leaves Senate President Mike Thibodeau, R-Winterport, caught in heavy crossfire as the Legislature nears an informal deadline of next week to vote a budget out of the Appropriations Committee in enough time to vote on it and send it to LePage before ...

Discord over education funding threatens to shut down Maine government - CBS News
Maine Senate President Michael Thibodeau, a Republican, was unavailable for comment. However, in an editorial published in May, he wrote "It is clear that Maine voters want the state to spend more resources on education, but I refuse to believe that in ...

Litchfield man cries foul over cancellation of 'secular' invocation for Maine Senate - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel
“My take is, Senate President Mike Thibodeau is doing this just as a stalling tactic,” Waddell said. “He personally is not comfortable with having someone who is not clergy get up there in front of the Senate and not reference God or Jesus in their ...

Six lawmakers will decide if Maine gets a budget or a government shutdown - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — The resolution of the budget impasse that threatens to shut down state government lies in the hands of six lawmakers who were appointed Tuesday evening. Both Republican Senate President Mike Thibodeau of Winterport and ...

Top state lawmakers want budget deal in 48 hours - WCSH-TV
Senate President Mike Thibodeau says the results of the Question 2 referendum last fall which when enacted into law, would increase taxes on high-earners to pay for schools, passed by such a narrow margin, it should be carefully worked into the budget ...and more »

Budget Talks Remain at Impasse Over Weekend - U.S. News & World Report
... "pile of cash" for Maine's primary teachers union. Fredette also wants the total budget below $7 billion in line with Republican Gov. Paul LePage's $6.8 billion, two-year proposal. Republican Senate President Michael Thibodeau proposed eliminating ...

Sen. Pres. Thibodeau to Maine RCV Voters: Drop Dead (with June 1 UPDATE) - Bangor Daily News
Michael Thibodeau, Republican Senator from Waldo county and president of the Senate, has just given Rep. Kent Ackley (I – Monmouth) and Maine voters a major league shaft by denying permission to circulate a ballot among the Legislative Council for ...

LePage calls Legislature 'the laziest bunch I have ever seen' - Bangor Daily News
Senate President Michael Thibodeau (from left), Speaker of the House Sara Gideon and Gov. Paul LePage at the State House in Augusta, Dec. 19, 2016. ... AUGUSTA, Maine — Don't expect Gov. Paul LePage to step in as a peacemaker as negotiations over ...