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Representative Walter Gerard Runte, Jr.
Rep. Runte
Representing: Ogunquit, Wells, York
District #146

Rep. Gerry Runte is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives. He is a member of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.

Rep. Runte and his wife, Michelle, who has deep family roots in Maine, settled in York eight years ago. Prior to moving to Maine, he was raised in a career Army family, served in the Army and moved frequently during his career in the energy industry.

Rep. Runte has served as a member of York’s Energy Steering Committee and Planning Board and chaired the York Climate Action Plan Steering Committee. He is deeply interested in contributing to the ongoing revision of Maine’s electricity regulatory structure and implementing Maine’s climate action plan.

Rep. Runte has four children, two of whom recently graduated from York High School. He holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in engineering from Penn State University.

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Rep. Runte is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Energy policy, including energy resources, wind energy development, biomass energy, hydropower, solar energy; efficiency and conservation; electric industry, including supply, transmission and distribution; natural gas industry; telecommunications industry, including telephone, Internet, broadband and cable television services; E-9-1-1; water and sewer utilities, including district charters; Public Utilities Commission; Office of the Public Advocate; Governor’s Energy Office; ConnectME Authority; and Efficiency Maine Trust..

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PO Box 32
York, ME 03909

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TDD Line: Relay 711.