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Mark Lawrence


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Senator Mark Lawrence served as President of the Maine Senate from 1998 to 2000.

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Senate passes suite of bills to protect Maine workers in initial party-line vote

AUGUSTA— The Maine Senate approved a suite of bills sponsored by Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, and Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, that would support and protect working Mainers, in an initial, party-line vote on Wednesday.   “Hardworking...

Lawrence bill to protect against hazardous substance leaks passes committee unanimously

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Mark Lawrence, D-Eliot, LD 1720, “An Act To Amend the So-called Dig Safe Law,” received unanimous approval from the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee on Wednesday. LD 1720 would require excavators to alert authorities if they witness the...

Senator Mark Lawrence is serving his fifth nonconsecutive term in the Maine Senate, representing District 35, which includes the towns of Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, South Berwick, York and part of Berwick.

Senator Lawrence is a practicing attorney from Southern Maine, with a distinguished career in public service. He was first elected to the Maine House of Representatives during his second year of law school, where he served from 1988 to 1992. He then served four terms in the Maine Senate from 1992 to 2000, with two years as the President of the Maine Senate.

Following his career in the Legislature, Mark served as York County District Attorney from 2003 to 2010 before opening up a private practice in South Berwick.

Aside from his legal work, he is an active member of his community. Mark is one of the founding members of the Laudholm Trust in Wells and has worked to secure funding for Land for Maine’s Future. He lives in Eliot with his wife, Tina, and daughters, Céline and Hayley.


Education

  • J.D., University of Maine Law School
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Bowdoin College

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