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Citizen's Guide - Andre Cushing


District: 33 (map)

Committe: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development

Party: Republican

Previous Service: House: 124, 125

2012 Ratings: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 6%; MCV 27%; MSEA 0%; NFIB 100%; MWL 26.5%; MEA 15%

2010 Ratings: MPA 0%; MCV 20%; NFIB 100%; SAM "A"


Phone: (207) 358-9447 (home)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: PO Box 211, Hampden


2012 Election

General: Cushing 11,985; Leighton 7,705
Primary: Cushing 1,462; Emerson 1,255
Spending: Cushing: $42,796.77 (Privately Financed) Leighton: $15,432.02 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Endorsements: NFIB

2010 Election

General: Cushing 2,783; Dodge 385; Wright 1,559
Primary: Unopposed

2008 Election

General: Cushing 2,974; Higgins 2,805
Primary: Cushing 417; Duprey 232; Briggs 156

In the News

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Supporters and opponents of Central Maine Power's proposed hydropower project testify to the Public Utilities ... - WABI
... not just as to whether we're allowing pass through to Massachusetts, but what we're doing to assure grid-reliability and the opportunity to put more sources on the Maine grid to benefit Maine rate payers," says Newport County Commissioner Andre ...and more »

2020 primaries loom over GOP senators on Kavanaugh - The Hill
“I certainly think that because of the manner in which this has risen and the stakes at play that it would result in a primary challenger,” said Andre Cushing, a Maine county commissioner and former state senator, when asked about the political effect ...and more »

Embattled Republican Maine senator won't seek re-election - Bangor Daily News
Republican Sen. Andre Cushing of Newport, who faces a legal battle and has paid a large fine for campaign finance violations, announced Thursday he will not seek re-election to his Senate seat. Cushing, who has held leadership positions during his time ...

Angus King quietly tries to fend off challenges from opposite ends of political spectrum - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — Former Oxford County Democratic Party Chair Cathy Newell was sitting in the party's Bethel office on Wednesday, where you could pick up a sign supporting independent U.S. Sen. Angus King's 2018 re-election bid. You'd just have to get ...

Senator fined for ethics violations runs for county commissioner - Bangor Daily News
State Sen. Andre E. Cushing III, R-Newport, who was forced to step down from a leadership role due to election ethics violations, is running for a seat on the Penobscot County Commission. He is one of three candidates seeking to fill the seat left ...

Andre Cushing resigns leadership role in Maine Senate - Press Herald
Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing, who earlier this year was fined $9,000 for violating the state's campaign finance laws, is resigning his leadership position, citing family commitments and duties. Cushing, a three-term Republican from ...and more »

Ethics commission fines state Sen. Andre Cushing $9000 - Press Herald
AUGUSTA — Assistant Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing was fined $9,000 Wednesday by the Maine ethics commission for violating the state's campaign finance laws in 2016. The total reflects two fines – $1,500 for filing records of campaign ...

Maine GOP senator cited for ethics violations resigns leadership position - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — Assistant Maine Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing, one of Maine's most influential Republicans, announced Friday that he will step down from his leadership position after a year marred by ethics complaints and a family lawsuit.and more »

More than half of Maine prescribers are now EPCS-enabled - Healthcare IT News
"The opioid issue has created challenges for those prescribing but it has also given them a more effective tool to treat their patients who are dealing with long-term chronic pain issues," said Maine Republican State Senator Andre Cushing III, co-chair ...

Maine ethics watchdog recommends major fine against GOP Senate whip - Bangor Daily News
AUGUSTA, Maine — Staff at Maine's ethics watchdog agency recommended Tuesday that Assistant Maine Senate Majority Leader Andre Cushing and his political committee should be fined at least $11,000 after a 10-month investigation into the Republican's ...and more »