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Senate District 35
Dawn Hill


Sen. Hill is the founder of It’s A Dog’s World, a canine training and activity facility in York with more than 10 employees. She continues to oversee the direction and development of the business, now in its 18th year.


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Sen. Hill to serve on Judiciary Committee

AUGUSTA — Sen. Dawn Hill, D-York, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary, making her the Senate Democrats’ leading voice on civil rights and other issues of justice in the state of Maine. “The law exists to protect the rights...

Sen. Hill Announces that the FAFSA is Changing

As Maine students return to school, Sen. Dawn Hill, D-Cape Neddick, wants to ensure that they and their families know about a recent change regarding the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) process. Instead of waiting until the new year to file the FASFA, families can now file it...

Sen. Dawn Hill is currently serving her fourth term as state senator representing Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, York, South Berwick and a part of Berwick.

During the 126th Maine Legislature, Sen. Hill was the Senate Chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, where she led negotiations for a balanced budget that garnered bipartisan, supermajority support in both chambers of the Legislature. That budget also survived an attempted veto by the governor. During this time, she was named Democratic “Woman of the Year” by Emerge Maine, a group dedicated to electing Democratic women to public office.

In her first term in the Senate, during the 125th Legislature, Hill served as the Lead Democrat on the Appropriations Committee. She also fought to secure state and federal funding for repair and replacement of Maine’s three gateway bridges, held the Maine Turnpike Authority accountable to citizens, and shepherded legislation allowing Coast Bus lines to expand service in her district.

Prior to her time in the Senate, Hill served two terms in the House of Representatives, representing  Ogunquit and parts of Kittery and York. During her time in the House, she served on the Judiciary Committee and as the House Chair of the Government Oversight Committee, which which is responsible for independent evaluations and investigations for government effectiveness. She also served on the Right to Know Advisory Committee which oversees Maine’s freedom of access laws, and on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. .

In May 2008, Hill graduated in the Omicron Class from Leadership Maine, a prestigious program of the Maine Development Foundation.

Hill has resided in Cape Neddick, a part of York, since 1979. She graduated from West Virginia University Law School and practiced corporate and real estate law from 1980 to 1989 at her law firm in York. Hill is a licensed (inactive status) attorney in Maine.

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Board Positions

  • MMG Insurance.
  • York Planning Board (former).
  • York Historic District Commission (former).
  • Maine State Planning Office Critical Areas Advisory Board (former).
  • Emerge Maine (former).
  • York Land Trust (former)


  • West Virginia University Law School

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