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Diamond law to prioritize child safety in family reunification takes effect

AUGUSTA — A new law by Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, which clarifies the statute regarding family reunification in the child welfare system, went into effect on Thursday, Dec. 13. The law aims to protect Maine children from being reunified with their families when it’s not in the best interest...

Sen. Diamond: "Ranked-choice voting is the law. We have a responsibility to follow it."

AUGUSTA — Earlier today, Congressman Bruce Poliquin filed a lawsuit against Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap regarding the implementation of ranked-choice voting in his tight congressional race with Jared Golden. In the complaint, Poliquin cited out-of-context remarks made by former...

Currently serving his eighth term in the Maine Senate, representing the people of Windham, Raymond, Standish, Casco, Baldwin and Frye Island, Senator Bill Diamond has had a distinguished career in public service. 

Senator Diamond currently serves on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee and the state’s Government Oversight Committee. In previous terms, he has served as the Senate chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice, and as a member of the Transportation Committee. In the 124th Legislature, he served as the chairman of Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.

From 1989 to 1997, Senator Diamond served as Maine’s Secretary of State. Before his tenure as Secretary of State, he served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives, including one term as Majority Whip.

In addition to Senator Diamond’s public service, he has extensive experience as a small-business owner for more than 35 years, and as a teacher, principal and interim superintendent of schools in the Windham and Raymond school systems, where he worked for 20 years. He has a master’s degree in education administration. He also garnered respect as an advocate and lobbyist for eight years, helping businesses as they interacted with state government.

Senator Diamond has lived in Windham for more than 40 years and serves as president of Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a volunteer organization supported entirely by donations, which provides heating assistance to those in need. All donations to the organization are used to purchase fuel for residents who have no other way to heat their homes. Senator Diamond was also a founding member and served as President of the Windham Land Trust, conserving hundreds of acres of land for public use.

Senator Diamond has been married to his wife, Jane, for 47 years. They are the proud parents of two adult daughters and eight grandchildren.

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Senator Bill Diamond serves on the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals board of directors, where he is also treasurer.

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