AUGUSTA — Sen. Ned Claxton, D-Auburn, and Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, presented bills that would ban the use of hand-held electronic devices while driving. LD 280, “An Act To Improve Public Safety by Restricting the Use of Distracting Electronic Devices While Operating a Motor Vehicle” and...
AUGUSTA — On Wednesday, Detective Ben Campbell of Millinocket was killed in the line of duty in a crash on Interstate 95 in Hampden. According to the Maine State Police, Det. Campbell was struck by a tire that came off a logging truck while assisting another vehicle. Det. Campbell leaves behind a...
Currently serving his ninth 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 as the Chairman of the legislature’s Transportation Committee and as a member of the Agriculture Conservation and Forestry Committee. In previous terms, he has served as the Senate chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice, and as a member of state’s Government Oversight Committee. In the 124th Legislature, he served as the Chairman of state budget writing committee known as the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.
From 1989 to 1997, Senator Diamond served as Maine’s Secretary of State and during his tenure was credited with improving efficiencies within the Department 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 39 years, and as a teacher, principal and 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 for eight years, helping businesses as they interacted with state government.
Senator Diamond has lived in Windham for more than 46 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 currently serves as Chairman of the Maine Bicentennial Commission which is planning for Maine’s celebration of 200 years of statehood.
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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