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GOP again sides with offshoring corporations over American workers

Republican-controlled Senate kills Jackson’s “Buy America, Build Maine Act” AUGUSTA — Majority Republicans in the Maine Senate on Thursday voted to uphold Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the “Buy America, Build Maine Act,” which would have required the State of Maine to support American...

Senate fails to override veto of Jackson bill to support Maine’s loggers

LD 1573 would have given preference in state contracts to timber harvested by Mainers AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday upheld a veto by Gov. LePage of a bill that would have supported Maine loggers by giving preference in state contracts to timber harvest in Maine by in-state...

Sen. Troy Jackson is serving his fourth term in the Maine Senate and second as the Senate Democratic Leader. He represents Senate District 1, which includes northern Aroostook County.

A lifelong resident of the St. John River Valley and a logger by trade, Sen. Jackson is passionate advocate for workers’ rights, including protections from unfair international competition and the freedom to join a union.

Sen. Jackson is a member of the Democratic National Committee, and has previously served on the Maine Legislature’s committees on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development; State and Local Government; Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and Energy, Utilities and Technology.

He attended Allagash Consolidated Community High School, and graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He lives in Allagash with his partner, Lana Pelletier. They have two adult sons, Chace and Camden.


  • Knights of Columbus
  • Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine
  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades


  • Graduated from the University of Maine at Fort Kent.

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