Sen. Rafferty welcomes the Rev. Andrew D’Angio White to the State House

Posted: April 26, 2024 | Senator Rafferty

AUGUSTA- Today, Sen. Joe Rafferty D-Kennebunk, welcomes the Reverend Andrew D’Angio White of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Kennebunk to the state house. The Reverend provided the opening invocation on the floor of the Senate Chamber.

“I was thrilled to hear the Rev. from Kennebunk was going to be providing the invocation,” said Sen. Rafferty. “I’m grateful he took the time to drive up and provide us with words of wisdom today. Sessions are getting longer, and the pause provided by the invocation really does make a difference for myself and many of the other senators in the chamber.”

On session days, faith leaders deliver a brief inspirational message to guide lawmakers through their deliberations for the day. Out of respect for the diversity in the Senate Chamber, opening invocations are non-secular and non-political in nature. If you are interested in giving an invocation, please reach out to Alex Ferguson at or call 207-287-1540.