Office of the Maine Senate President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUSTA – Elected officials and a veteran Maine finance chief, all of whom reside in Oxford County, will play a significant role in shaping the state’s two-year budget and crafting public policy.
State Senator James Hamper, who lives in Oxford and represents Senate District 13, is serving his third term in the Maine Senate and is once again chair of the Legislature’s Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee which is responsible for writing the biennial budget that takes effect on July 1, 2017 and covers the next two fiscal years.
Sawin Millett was hired by Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) to assist the Senate President’s Office and lawmakers with the state budget. Millett is a former state legislator, education commissioner, and most recently the Commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services. Millett lives in Waterford.
Senator Lisa Keim of Dixfield was recently elected to serve Senate District 14 which includes much of Oxford County. She is the chair of the Judiciary Committee which approves judicial appointments and will be considering bills addressing domestic violence and freedom of access issues. She also serves on the State and Local Government Committee.
Senate President Thibodeau said, “We are fortunate to have such outstanding elected officials from Oxford County, and to have Sawin Millett whose experience with state budgets is surpassed by none. They all bring a wealth of knowledge from both the private and public sectors, and will serve their constituents and all of the people of Maine well over the next two years.”