The Senate is the upper chamber of the Maine Legislature. All members of the 131st Maine Senate have been elected to serve a two year term.
A Senator must be a citizen of Maine for at least one year, be a resident of the district for at least 3 months prior to the election and continue to reside within the district during the term of office, and be at least 25 years of age at the time of election.
Of the 35 members, there are 22 Democrats and 13 Republicans.
Fourteen are women (11 Democrats and 3 Republicans) and 21 are men (11 Democrats and 10 Republicans). There are 13 new members; 22 have served in the House of Representatives, 25 are former Senate members, and 5 have no previous legislative experience. Twenty one members are incumbents.
Senator Troy Jackson of Aroostook County and Senator Mark Lawrence of York County have the longest overall Senate service, both beginning their 7th term in the Senate. They also share the longest overall legislative service, starting their 10th term with the Legislature.
Four members: Senator Benjamin Chipman of Cumberland County; Senator Troy Jackson of Aroostook County; Senator Lisa Keim of Oxford County; and Senator Eloise Vitelli of Sagadahoc County will be unable to run for the Maine Senate in 2024 due to term limits.
The Senate elects a President, who presides over all its proceedings; a Secretary, who serves as chief administrative officer; and an Assistant Secretary.
131st Maine Senators
Donna Bailey (D-York)
Joseph M. Baldacci (D-Penobscot)
Pinny H. Beebe-Center (D-Knox)
Richard A. Bennett (R-Oxford)
Russell J. Black (R-Franklin)
Eric L. Brakey (R-Androscoggin)
Stacy F. Brenner (D-Cumberland)
Anne M. Carney (D-Cumberland)
Ben M. Chipman (D-Cumberland)
Chip Curry (D-Waldo)
Matthea E. L. Daughtry (D-Cumberland)
Jill C. Duson (D-Cumberland)
Bradlee T. Farrin (R-Somerset)
Nicole C. Grohoski (D-Hancock)
Stacey K. Guerin (R-Penobscot)
Matt A. Harrington (R-York)
Craig V. Hickman (D-Kennebec)
Henry L. Ingwersen (D-York)
Troy D. Jackson (D-Aroostook)
Lisa M. Keim (R-Oxford)
David P. LaFountain (D-Kennebec)
Mark W. Lawrence (D-York)
James D. Libby (R-Cumberland)
Peter A. Lyford (R-Penobscot)
Marianne Moore (R-Washington)
Timothy E. Nangle (D-Cumberland)
Teresa S. Pierce (D-Cumberland)
Matthew G. Pouliot (R-Kennebec)
Joseph Rafferty (D-York)
Cameron D. Reny (D-Lincoln)
Peggy R. Rotundo (D-Androscoggin)
Trey L. Stewart (R-Aroostook)
Jeffrey L. Timberlake (R-Androscoggin)
Mike Tipping (D-Penobscot)
Eloise A. Vitelli (D-Sagadahoc)