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Senate gives initial approval to funding bill for Downeast Correctional Facility

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate voted 31-3 to pass a bill the amended LD 1704, “An Act To Fund the Downeast Correctional Facility” on Thursday. The bill would fund Downeast Correctional Facility through April 2019. “This is an issue that we have already debated both in Committee and in the...

Jackson responds to LePage State of the State Address

  AUGUSTA--Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson of Allagash released the following statement in response to Governor LePage's Sate of the State address on Tuesday. “Maine should work for everyone, not just the a handful of people at the top. While I respect some of what the governor...

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 a 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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