Sen. Baldacci sworn into Maine Senate
Earlier today, Sen. Joe Baldacci, D-Bangor, was sworn into the Maine Senate. Sen. Baldacci was elected to his first term in the Senate in November.
Hon. Andrew M. Mead, Acting Chief Justice of the Maine Supreme Court, administered the oath of office to Sen. Baldacci and 31 of his Senate colleagues, all of whom have been elected to serve two-year terms. He represents all the people of Senate District 9, which encompasses Bangor and Hermon.
“Mainers are facing unprecedented challenges today, and they elected us all to work together towards solutions, so we can ensure our communities are strong, welcoming, healthy and supportive places to live, work, raise a family, and retire,” said Sen. Baldacci. “I’m ready and excited to get to work as Bangor and Hermon’s biggest advocate in Augusta and to start delivering for my constituents.”
A lifelong resident of Bangor, Sen. Baldacci has represented Maine families and small businesses in his small private practice in downtown Bangor. He served for 12 years on the Bangor City Council — including twice as Mayor and Council Chair — and has promoted and supported several important economic redevelopment projects throughout the city.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the swearing-in ceremony was held at the Augusta Civic Center to allow for greater physical distancing. A live stream of the event was made available to the general public, and can be viewed online at http://legislature.maine.gov/senate/.
Of the 34 members of the Maine Senate, there are 21 Democrats and 13 Republicans. Thirteen are women and 21 are men. There are 10 new members: Five have recently served in the House of Representatives and the other five have no previous legislative experience. Twenty-four members are incumbents. The Legislature will reconvene at the start of the new year. Learn more about Sen. Baldacci at www.mainesenate.org.