Sen. Curry sworn into Maine Senate
AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, Sen. Chip Curry, D-Belfast, was sworn into the Maine Senate. Sen. Curry 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. Curry and 31 of his Senate colleagues, all of whom have been elected to serve two-year terms. He represents the good people of Senate District 11, which includes all of Waldo County.
“I’m honored to have the trust of the people of Waldo County, especially as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis,” said Sen. Curry. “I’m ready to get to work, and help Maine chart a path to recovery and growth.”
Sen. Curry has served on the Maine Legislative Task Force on Quality Afterschool Programming, the Maine Commission for Community Service, and the Blaine House Conference on Volunteerism. Through his years of work with the Governor’s Children’s Cabinet, he supported hundreds of community initiatives across the state designed to improve the lives of children.
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. Curry at www.mainesenate.org.