Rep. Kalthleen Dillingham

House Republican Leader

Proudly Serving House District 72: Oxford, Otisfield & Mechanic Falls

Prior to being chosen by her peers to lead the House Republican Caucus in 2018, she served two terms on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee.

Coming from a military family herself, Representative Dillingham has advocated for improving job opportunities and benefits for all generations of Maine veterans.

First elected in 2014, Kathleen had no need for “on the job training” when it came to looking out for her constituents in western Maine— she had spent her career staffing dozens of lawmakers where she took pride working collaboratively to advance legislation and helping people with state departments. 

Public service runs deep within her family. Her father Roger Jackson served as an Oxford Selectman and State Representative, and her uncle Caldwell served as a Selectman and Oxford County Commissioner. Her uncle Philip served in the Maine House and Senate. Most recently her husband Dana Dillingham was elected to the Oxford Board of Selectmen as well. Like her father and uncles before her, Kathleen has never forgotten who she’s working for.

Sponsored Legislation

LD 827: An Act Regarding the Placement of Campaign Signs

LD 828: An Act Concerning the Release of the Name of a Deceased Individual

LD 1600: An Act To Support E-9-1-1 Dispatchers and Corrections Officers Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

LD 1653: Resolve, Establishing the Conference To Address and Improve Relations between Maine Indian Tribes and the Legislature

LD 1797: An Act To Amend the Advance Deposit Wagering Laws

LD 2001: An Act To Create an Administrative Review Process for Hunting and Fishing Violations

Government Oversight Committee

Leader Dillingham also has the distinction of serving on the Joint Legislative Government Oversight Committee, which oversees program evaluation and government accountability in State government.

The Committee seeks to ensure that public funds are expended for intended purposes, and that programs and activities are effectively, efficiently and economically managed. The Committee accomplishes this mission by conducting public inquiries and directing the Office of Program Evaluation and Government Accountability to conduct independent, objective reviews of State agencies and programs and other entities receiving public funds or expending private monies for public purposes.

Contact Information

  • Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440
  • Mail: 2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330
  • Email: Kathleen.Dillingham@Legislature.Maine.Gov

Constituent Services

Constituent Services offered to residents of Oxford, Otisfield & Mechanic Falls include congratulatory letters, Legislative Sentiments, flags flown over the Capitol, assistance with state departments, general comments or questions about legislative matters. 

Cosponsored Legislation (2019-2020)

LD 86(HP72)
An Act To Provide That Persons Who Produce Maple Syrup and Honey Commercially Are Eligible for the Sales Tax Refund and Exemption for Commercial Agricultural Production
LD 186(HP149)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Specify the Qualifications of Electors
LD 218(HP181)
An Act To Prohibit a Person from Collecting Contributions under the Maine Clean Election Act at a Polling Place
LD 252(SP64)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Prohibit New or Increased Fees or Taxes by Means of Direct Initiatives of Legislation
LD 254(SP66)
An Act To Clarify Liquor Label Approval and Registration Requirements
LD 255(SP67)
Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each Congressional District
LD 353(HP279)
An Act To Classify Recovery Residences as One-family Dwellings for the Purposes of the Fire Code
LD 373(HP282)
An Act To Provide MaineCare Coverage for Dental Services to Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Autism Spectrum Disorder
LD 374(HP283)
RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Require That Signatures on a Direct Initiative of Legislation Come from Each State Senatorial District
LD 438(SP116)
An Act To Allow the Creation of New Innovative School Models by Removing the Cap on the Number of Authorized Charter Schools
LD 534(HP391)
An Act To Make Ballot Questions Easier To Read and Understand for Maine Voters
LD 551(SP173)
An Act To Ban Nicotine Liquid Containers
LD 808(SP244)
An Act To Create a Youth Wage
LD 826(HP600)
An Act Regarding Motor Vehicle Registration Plate Numbers
LD 827(HP601)
An Act Regarding the Placement of Campaign Signs
LD 828(HP602)
An Act Concerning the Release of the Name of a Deceased Individual
LD 863(HP637)
An Act To Exempt Diapering Products from Sales Tax
LD 873(HP647)
An Act To Limit Registration Fees on Water Well Drilling Equipment To Encourage Purchasing of Modern Equipment for Rural Well Construction
LD 899(HP663)
An Act To Increase Access to Health Care by Attracting Qualified Physicians to Maine
LD 912(SP266)
An Act To Establish the Wood Energy Investment Program
LD 915(SP269)
An Act To Provide Adequate Reimbursement under MaineCare for Ambulance and Neonatal Transport Services
LD 963(HP718)
An Act To Exempt Overtime Pay from Individual Income Tax
LD 1101(HP805)
An Act To Amend the Shoreland Zoning Laws To Allow Pedestrian Walkways and Trails That Exclude Motorized Vehicles within the Shoreland Zone
LD 1111(HP815)
An Act Regarding Driver’s License Suspensions for Criminal Negligence
LD 1156(HP845)
An Act To Create the Savings Account Program for Small Businesses
LD 1171(SP357)
An Act To Prevent Sexual and Domestic Violence and To Support Survivors
LD 1172(SP358)
An Act To Provide Direct Property Tax Relief to Homeowners by Increasing the Homestead Exemption
LD 1309(SP405)
An Act To Index MaineCare Reimbursement to Nursing Homes and Other Adult Care Facilities to Increases in the Minimum Wage
LD 1339(HP967)
An Act To Recalculate Retirement Benefits for Certain State Employees Adversely Affected by Merit Pay Freezes
LD 1387(SP431)
An Act To Increase Access to Safe and Affordable Prescription Drugs
LD 1443(HP1055)
An Act To Enact the Senior Property Tax Reimbursement Act
LD 1447(HP1059)
An Act To Simplify Voting in Maine by Placing a Moratorium on Ranked-choice Voting
LD 1487(HP1089)
An Act To Exempt Holders of Gold Star Family Registration Plates from Vehicle Registration Fees
LD 1488(HP1090)
An Act To Allow Holders of Gold Star Family Registration Plates To Be Issued Complimentary Licenses To Hunt, Trap and Fish
LD 1599(HP1158)
An Act To Allow Certain State Regulators To Lower Fees by Order
LD 1600(HP1159)
An Act To Support E-9-1-1 Dispatchers and Corrections Officers Diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
LD 1612(HP1164)
An Act Regarding the Presumption of Abandonment of Gift Obligations
LD 1622(SP519)
An Act To Promote the Use of Wood Pellet Central Heating Systems
LD 1653(HP1189)
Resolve, Establishing the Conference To Address and Improve Relations between Maine Indian Tribes and the Legislature
LD 1797(HP1276)
An Act To Amend the Advance Deposit Wagering Laws
LD 1808(HP1288)
An Act To Provide a Sales Tax Exemption for Certain Nonprofit Charitable Organizations
LD 1880(HP1346)
An Act To Repeal and Replace the Canton Water District Charter
LD 1908(HP1362)
An Act To Establish First Responders Day as a State Holiday on September 11th
LD 1961(HP1405)
An Act To Establish the Trust for a Healthy Maine
LD 2001(HP1417)
An Act To Create an Administrative Review Process for Hunting and Fishing Violations
LD 2035(HP1445)
An Act To Modify Teacher Certification Expiration Dates for Teachers Who Use Family Medical Leave
LD 2096(HP1493)
An Act To Save Lives by Capping the Out-of-pocket Cost of Certain Medications
LD 2141(HP1529)
Resolve, To Ensure Continued Services for Children with Disabilities by Imposing a Delay on MaineCare Rulemaking until an Impact Study Is Completed
LD 2163(HP1547)
An Act To Address Funding Needs Related to COVID-19
LD 2167(SP789)
An Act To Implement Provisions Necessary to the Health, Welfare and Safety of the Citizens of Maine in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

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