Maine State Legislature

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The Maine State Legislature is a bicameral legislature with a 151 seat House of Representatives and an 35 seat Senate. All members of the 122nd Maine Senate have been elected to serve a two-year term. Of the 35 members, there are 19 democrats and 16 Republicans. Eleven members are women (6 Democrats; 5 Republicans) and 24 are men (13 Democrats; 11 Republicans).

Maine became the first state to compel members of its state legislature to leave office because of term limits.

External Links

  • Maine State Legislature

Further Reading

  • Matthew C. Moen, Kenneth Palmer, and Richard J. Powell. 2005. Changing Members: The Maine Legislature in the Era of Term Limits. Lexington Books. ISBN 0739109308.
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