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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 votes unanimously to support Dill bill to eliminate online burn permit fees

AUGUSTA — On Tuesday, the Maine Senate voted unanimously to support a bill from Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, LD 1788, “An Act To Eliminate Online Burn Permit Fees for All Areas of the State,” which allows residents to go online to get burn permits. Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town. “Any time...

Sen. Dill votes to send investments in transportation to Maine voters for approval

AUGUSTA —Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, joined colleagues in the Legislature to send a transportation bond proposal to Maine voters for their approval this November. This proposal funds critical investments in Maine’s roads and bridges. The vote was unanimous in the Senate and 127-8 in the House of...

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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