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Jim Dill


Thousands of young Mainers have met Senator Jim Dill at Bug Maine-ia, an annual event where Maine students can get up close and personal with insects and learn about their impact on public health, forestry and agriculture.

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Senate gives initial approval to Dill assisted living bill

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate overwhelmingly endorsed a bill from Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, to fund assisted living centers for seniors in an initial vote on Tuesday. The vote was 31-3. LD 1742, “Resolve, To Support Vulnerable Seniors by Funding Assisted Living Programs” provides a one-time...

FEMA announces 13 Maine counties qualify for storm recovery grant

AUGUSTA — Sen. Mike Carpenter, D-Houlton, and Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, are reminding municipalities in Penobscot County that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently opened an application to aid disaster relief caused by the major storm last fall. This opportunity is open to all...

Senator Jim Dill is serving his second term in the Maine Senate, representing part of Penobscot County. 

A Maine native, Senator Dill lives in Old Town and works for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension as the Pest Management Specialist and Cooperating Professor in the School of Biological Sciences. 

Senator Dill served two terms in the House of Representatives from 2010 through 2014 — serving as House Chair of the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry committee in the 126th Legislature.

Board Positions

Senator Jim Dill has served on the Old Town/RSU 34 school board for the past 18 years, and as its chairman for the past 17 years. He also has served on the board of the United Technologies Center, a vocational high school in Bangor, for the past 18 years, and as its chairman for the past four years. Senator Dill is also a member of the Orono-Old Town Kiwanis.


Senator Dill is a graduate of the University of Maine and holds a Ph.D. in entomology from Purdue University.

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