Sen. Donna Bailey sworn into Maine Senate
AUGUSTA — Earlier today, Sen. Donna Bailey, D-Saco, was sworn into the Maine Senate. Sen. Bailey was elected to her 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. Bailey and 31 of her Senate colleagues, all of whom have been elected to serve two-year terms. She represents the good people of Senate District 31, which includes Hollis, Limington, Old Orchard Beach, Saco, and part of Buxton.
“I am excited and honored to represent Senate District 31 this legislative session,” said Sen. Bailey. “With my experience serving as a State Representative for part of Saco for two terms, I know I can hit the ground running. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues on legislation to support hard-working families.”
Sen. Donna Bailey grew up in and around Berlin, N.H., during the 1960s. She graduated with honors in 1979 from Berlin High School, and in 1983 from Bates College in Lewiston, earning a degree in European History. Sen. Bailey earned her law degree in 1986 from the University of Maine School of Law in Portland, and became a member of the York County Bar. Sen. Bailey is married, has two sons, three grandchildren, and a dog and resides in Saco.
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. Bailey at www.mainesenate.org.