On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, the House Republican Caucus recognized our members who have dedicated their careers to keeping others safe. Thank you to Rep. Dick Pickett, Rep. Dan Costain, Rep. Chris Johansen, Rep. Matt Harrington, Rep. John DeVeau, and Rep. Michael Perkins for all you have done and continue to do for your communities. #MePolitics, #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay PHOTO: House Republican Leader Dillingham, Rep. Matt Harrington, Rep. Michael Perkins, Rep. Dan Costain,… Read More

Maine House Republicans accept Governor’s challenge Our minority caucus will help “advance good public debate and good public policy” STATEHOUSE – Maine House Republican Leaders Kathleen Dillingham (R-Oxford) and Trey Stewart (R-Presque Isle) congratulate Governor Janet T. Mills today on her Inauguration speech last night.  The free flowing verses and rhetorical flourishes gave her supporters much to cheer about. House Republicans were listening very carefully for areas where we can contribute to… Read More

Offer congratulations, support for continuing Maine’s economic growth and fiscal solvency STATEHOUSE – Maine House Republican Leaders Kathleen Dillingham (R-Oxford) and Trey Stewart (R-Presque Isle) congratulate Governor Janet T. Mills today and wish her success over the next four years. They also pledge support for continuing Maine’s economic growth and fiscal solvency. “Voters gave Governor Mills the opportunity to lead Maine over the next four years,” said House Republican Leader Kathleen Dillingham…. Read More

House Republicans are saddened to hear of the passing of President George Bush. House Republican Leader Rep. Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford volunteered on President Bush’s Presidential campaign back in 1988 while she was in high school. It was her first experience on a Presidential campaign and she looks back on it fondly. Below is a joint statement from House Republican Leader Rep. Kathleen Dillingham of Oxford and Assistant House Republican Leader Rep…. Read More

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,… Read More

Rep. Heather Sirocki of Scarborough finished tied for second for the prestigious Global Woman Award in the Political Category awarded by the Global Woman P.E.A.C.E. Foundation for her tireless work to outlaw the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Maine. Female Genital Mutilation, often referred to as FGM, is a destructive and horrific practice, during which the female genitals are partly or entirely removed or injured with the aim of… Read More

The National Foundation for Women Legislators (NFWL) is proud to announce Maine State Representative Paula Sutton as a 2018 Elected Women of Excellence Award winner. This award was created to identify women who have worked tirelessly, often breaking down barriers and overcoming obstacles that once seemed insurmountable, to serve their communities. These pacesetters have engendered an environment where women can now serve in public office and fight for the issues they are… Read More

Rep. Heidi Sampson of Alfred received the Freedom and Opportunity Award from the Maine Heritage Policy Center last week. Rep. Sampson received the award after completing her first term in the Maine House of Representatives where she served on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee. “Rep. Heidi Sampson has demonstrated her commitment to empowering families in Maine so that every child can learn the skills needed to thrive in the global, 21st century economy…. Read More

Assistant House Republican Leader Rep. Ellie Espling of New Gloucester has received the “President’s Award for Legislative Service” from the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine. The award comes after Rep. Espling’s tireless efforts to reform Maine’s referendum process, specifically a bill she sponsored that would allow residents of Maine’s Second Congressional to have their voices heard. During the last legislative session, Rep. Espling sponsored LD 31 “RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution… Read More

Rep. Paula G. Sutton of Warren will formally request that the House Ethics Committee convene immediately to investigate public allegations made against Democratic Rep. Dillon Bates of Westbrook. Late last week, media reports began circulating featuring unsubstantiated allegations against Rep. Bates. After admitting she knew of the allegations months ago and failed to act on them, and lacking any new evidence, House Speaker Sara Gideon asked Rep. Bates to resign his seat… Read More