Senator Joyce Maker was elected on November 8, 2016 to serve the constituents of District 6 in the Maine State Senate. Senate District 6 consists of all of Washington County and the municipalities and unorganized territories of Gouldsboro, Sullivan, Winter Harbor and part of the East Hancock Unorganized Territories.
Senator Maker chairs the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources and serves as a member on the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.
Prior to November, Senator Maker served the constituents of House District 140 in the Maine House of Representatives for three consecutive terms. While in the House, she served as the Ranking Minority Member on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee.
A retired college administrator, Senator Maker attended both the University of Maine at Machias and Washington County Community College. She is an active member of her community, currently serving as a Calais Regional Hospital Trustee. Formerly, she served on both the Calais City Council and the Calais School Board. She has also served as President of the St. Croix Area Calais Rotary Club and as a board member and Chair of the Finance Authority of Maine.
Senator Maker lives in Calais with her husband Geoffrey Maker. Together, they have two children and three grandchildren.