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Jim Dill


Thousands of young Mainer have met Sen. 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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Sen. Dill re-appointed to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

AUGUSTA — Sen. Jim Dill, D-Old Town, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. The appointment makes him the Senate Democrats’ leading voice on issues regarding some of Maine’s most crucial heritage...

Sen. Dill appointed to state’s biomass commission

Sen. Jim Dill of Old Town will serve on the Commission to Study the Economic, Environmental and Energy Benefits of the Maine Biomass Industry. “I look forward to working on this commission and crafting policy to support opportunities for biomass in Maine,” said Sen. Dill. “This industry...

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

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

Jim 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

Jim 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 has also 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. Jim is also a member of the Orono/Old Town Kiwanis.


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

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