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Committee unanimously approves Sen. Diamond bill to help protect children from domestic violence

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, a bill from Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, to increase training for guardians ad litem to better protect children from domestic violence was approved by the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. An amended version of LD 1408, “An Act To Increase...

Committee approves Sen. Diamond bill to set standards for vanity license plates

AUGUSTA – On Friday, a bill from Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, to strengthen the standards Maine’s Secretary of State uses to issue vanity license plates was approved by the Legislature’s Transportation Committee. An amended version of LD 130, “An Act To Create Appropriate Standards for...

Currently serving his tenth term in the Maine Senate, representing the people of Windham, Raymond, Standish, Casco, Baldwin and Frye Island, Senator Bill Diamond has had a distinguished career in public service.

Senator Diamond currently serves as the Chairman of the legislature’s Transportation Committee. In previous terms, he has served as the Senate chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice, and as a member of state’s Government Oversight Committee. In the 124th Legislature, he served as the Chairman of state budget writing committee known as the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee.

From 1989 to 1997, Senator Diamond served as Maine’s Secretary of State and during his tenure was credited with improving efficiencies within the Department of State. Before his tenure as Secretary of State, he served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives, including one term as Majority Whip.

In addition to Senator Diamond’s public service, he has extensive experience as a small-business owner for more than 40 years, and as a teacher, principal and superintendent of schools in the Windham and Raymond school systems, where he worked for 20 years. He has a master’s degree in education administration. He also garnered respect as an advocate for eight years, helping businesses as they interacted with state government.

Senator Diamond has lived in Windham for more than 46 years and serves as president of Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a volunteer organization supported entirely by donations, which provides heating assistance to those in need. All donations to the organization are used to purchase fuel for residents who have no other way to heat their homes. Senator Diamond was also a founding member and served as President of the Windham Land Trust, conserving hundreds of acres of land for public use.

Senator Diamond currently serves as Chairman of the Maine Bicentennial Commission which is planning for Maine’s celebration of 200 years of statehood. Festivities are scheduled to be held in 2021.

Board Positions

Senator Bill Diamond serves on the Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals board of directors, where he is also treasurer.

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