Sen. Carpenter sworn-in for second term in the Maine State Senate
AUGUSTA—Senator Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, was sworn into the Maine Senate at the State House in Augusta on Wednesday. Sen. Carpenter was re-elected to his second term in the State Senate in November.
“I am honored to be sworn-in to the Maine Senate for my second term,” said Sen. Carpenter. “I want to thank the people of Aroostook County for putting their faith in me to serve them in Augusta. I will continue to fight for health care, better infrastructure and the values that make Aroostook County great.”
Chief Justice Leigh Saufley administered the oath of office to Sen. Carpenter and 32 of his Senate colleagues, all of whom have been elected to serve two-year terms. Carpenter represents District 2 in the Maine Senate, which includes Central and Southern Aroostook County and parts of Northern Penobscot County.
Sen. Carpenter encourages his constituents to know that he always available to assist with any state government-related issues, questions or concerns. Constituent services can include help navigating government agencies or finding the correct information or services. His office line is 207-287-1515. Carpenter’s office can also set up State House tours and connect local students with the Honorary Page and shadowing program.
Of the 35 senators, there are 21 Democrats and 14 Republicans. Twelve are women and 23 are men. There are 13 new members: 11 have recently served in the House of Representatives, two have no previous legislative experience. Twenty-two are incumbents.
The Legislature will reconvene at the start of the new year.