Sen. Libby sworn into the Maine State Senate, elected Senate Majority Leader
Sen. Nate Libby of Lewiston was sworn into the Maine Senate at the State House in Augusta today. Sen. Libby was elected to his third term in the State Senate in November.
“Representing all the people of Lewiston is a great honor and an awesome responsibility,” said Sen. Libby. “I’m eager to get to work on the priorities they’ve told me to fight for: improving public education, fixing our broken health insurance system, community redevelopment, and student debt relief.”
Chief Justice Leigh Saufley administered the oath of office to Sen. Libby and 32 of his Senate colleagues, all of whom have been elected to serve two-year terms. Sen. Libby represents Senate District 21, which is made up entirely of the City of Lewiston.
Sen. Libby was also recently elected unanimously by the Senate Democratic Caucus to serve as the Majority Leader, the second highest position in the Legislature’s upper chamber. Prior to his service in the Senate, Sen. Libby served in the Maine House of Representatives and has also served on the Lewiston City Council. He works as an economic development consultant and is pursuing his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Southern Maine. He lives in Lewiston with his wife, Andrea, and their family.
“Mainers spoke pretty decisively this November that they want a government that not only works, but a government that works better for regular people,” said Sen. Libby. “My Senate Democratic colleagues and I are prepared to take on that challenge.”
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. 22 are incumbents.
The Legislature will reconvene at the start of the new year.