House Republicans Elect Leadership Team For 129th Legislature
Rep. Kathleen Dillingham elected House GOP Leader/ Rep. Trey Stewart Assistant House GOP Leader
This afternoon, the House Republican Caucus elected Rep. Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford as the House Republican Leader for the 129th Maine Legislature and Rep. Harold “Trey” Stewart III of Presque Isle as the Assistant House Republican Leader.
Rep. Dillingham is entering her third term in the Maine House representing District 72 which includes the towns of Mechanic Falls, Otisfield and Oxford. She has served on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee over the past two sessions.
“It’s an honor to be elected to represent the House Republican caucus for the 129th Maine Legislature,” said Rep. Dillingham. “I look forward to working with our colleagues across the aisle to pass public policy that continues to move our state in the right direction.”
Rep. Dillingham has always been very active in her community having previously served as Chair of the Town of Oxford’s Budget Committee as well as on the town’s Appeals Board. She was also a member of the Norway/Paris Kiwanis and the East Oxford Cemetery Association. She is currently finishing a degree in Public Administration. She currently lives in Oxford with her husband Dana.
Rep. Trey Stewart is entering his second term in the Maine House representing House District 147 which includes most of Presque Isle. Rep. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Maine where he majored in Political Science and Sociology and minored in Business Administration and Legal Studies. He earned his MBA from the University of Maine while serving as a member of the Legislature. At 24, Rep. Stewart is the youngest legislator currently serving in the House Republican caucus.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to better serve rural Maine and The County in my new role in legislative leadership,” said Rep. Stewart. “I will continue to work with our caucus to fight for rural Maine in order to make certain it remains a great place to live, work and raise a family now and into the future.”
Rep. Stewart previously served on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee during the 128th Legislature.