Sen. Dill takes oath of office for 128th Maine Legislature

Posted: December 07, 2016 | Senator Dill

Dill begins second term representing Senate District 5 in the Maine Senate

AUGUSTA — Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, was inaugurated to the Maine Senate during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.

“This is an exciting time in the State House, when we renew acquaintances, get to know our new colleagues and plan for the next session,” Sen. Dill said. “I am honored to serve the people of my district in Augusta and I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work.”

Sen. Dill is beginning his second term in the Maine Senate. He previously served in the House of Representatives, from 2010 through 2014, and serves on the Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. Additionally, Sen. Dill is a member of the Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of the Maine Biomass Industry, and was appointed by President Thibodeau to serve on the Maine Economic Growth Council .

The 128th Legislature will convene for its first day of regular business on Wednesday, January 4. Members of the Legislature have until Friday, December 30, to submit bills for consideration in 2017. Constituents interested in speaking to Sen. Dill about bill ideas are encouraged to call his State House office at 287-1515.

Sen. Dill would also like his constituents to know that he is always available to assist them with any state government-related issues, questions or concerns. Constituent services can include help navigating government agencies or finding the correct information or services. Sen. Dill’s office can also set up State House tours and connect local students with the Honorary Page program. For more information, visit

Sen. Dill represents Senate District 5, which includes part of Penobscot County.