Sen. Luchini sworn into the Maine Senate
AUGUSTA—Earlier today, Democratic Senator Louis Luchini of Ellsworth was sworn into the Maine Senate. Sen. Luchini was elected to his first term in the Senate in November.
Chief Justice Leigh Saufley administered the oath of office to Sen. Luchini and 33 of his Senate colleagues, all of whom have been elected to serve two-year terms. He represents the good people of Hancock County in Senate District 7.
“In the Maine Senate, I’m excited to pick up where I left off in the House, working in a bipartisan manner to promote access health care, spur job creation, attract and retain qualified young people, and advocate for our veterans,” said Sen. Luchini. “There is no shortage of challenges but with this group of smart, talented and committed lawmakers, I’m hopeful we can get things done.”
Born and raised in Ellsworth, Sen. Luchini previously served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, including three as House Chair of the Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, and Chair of the House Ethics Committee. His work with veterans earned him a “Legislator of the Year” award from the American Legion in 2017.
Sen. Luchini lives in Ellsworth and coaches the Ellsworth High School cross country team.
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 and two have no previous legislative experience. Twenty-two members are incumbents.
The Legislature will reconvene at the start of the new year. Learn more about Sen. Luchini at www.mainesenate.org.