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Representative Michelle Dunphy
  Representing - Old Town and Penobscot Indian Island
District #122

Rep. Michelle Dunphy is the House majority leader. In this position, she serves as head of the Democratic caucus of 80 members. She convenes Democratic members to discuss legislation and provide guidance on policy. Her office provides staff and support to all the Democratic members of the House.

Dunphy is employed as a customer service representative with a telecommunications company, where she also is a member and current steward for Communications Workers of America, Local 1400. Additionally, she is a former waitress at Pat's Pizza in Orono. She has previous experience as a high school English teacher and in the financial industry.

Dunphy attended John Bapst Memorial High School and the University of Maine and holds degrees in both English and Education. She is active in her community, supporting many school activities and the Maine Youth Fish and Game Association, and volunteers with The Animal Orphanage, where she is a past board member and officer. She is also a board member of Stillwater Arts Association.

In her spare time, Dunphy enjoys traveling and all outdoor recreation and is a life member of the Sportsman's Alliance of Maine. She lives in Old Town with her husband, Matt, and daughter, Emily.

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Rep. Dunphy is a member of Legislative Council, serves as House chair of the Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules and a member of the Standing Committee of the Rules and Business of the House.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Council is responsible for providing professional, nonpartisan staff support services to the Legislature and its officers, members, committees and commissions. These services include legislative research, bill drafting; policy, legal and fiscal analysis; fiscal note preparation; committee staffing; computer support services; public information; library and reference services and support; and general administrative services.

Other responsibilities delegated by the Legislature to the Council include preparing legislative budget requests and overseeing the legislative budget; establishing salary and benefit schedules for all legislative employees, except as otherwise provided by law; approval of employment practices; planning and oversight of projects designed to improve the organization, operation and physical facilities of the Legislature; and assignment of work to legislative committees when the Legislature is not in session. The Council also has responsibility for screening and approving requests to introduce legislation after cloture (after deadline bills) in any legislative session and exercises this same role for all bill requests prior to their introduction in the second regular session and all special sessions.

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Click on the button below to see all bills, joint resolutions and orders I sponsored or cosponsored this session, as well as legislative sentiments that honor and recognize people from our district and throughout the state.



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Contact Me

Thank you for taking time to contact me. You may use the online contact form to reach me.

You can also contact me at my home:

143 Middle Street,
Old Town, ME 04468

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.