Peter Lyford

(R – Penobscot)


Office: (207) 287-1505

Home: (207) 843-7759

197 Jarvis Gore Dr., Eddington, ME 04428


Bucksport; Dedham; and Otis
Bradley; Brewer; Carmel; Clifton; Eddington; Hampden; Holden; Newburgh; and Orrington

Current Committee Assignments

Environment and Natural Resources

Past Committee Assignments


Senator Peter Lyford is serving his first term in the Maine Senate. He represents the people of the newly reapportioned District 10, which includes municipalities in both Penobscot and northern Hancock counties.

Prior to his election to the Senate, he began his legislative service when he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2014 and served four terms representing District 129. He served as a member of the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee.

Sen. Lyford brings practical business experience to Augusta. A graduate of Husson University (then-Husson College), he is the president and CEO of Peter A. Lyford, Inc., a hydroseeding and commercial landscaping company, with locations in Gorham and Hermon. He also owns a TruGreen franchise.

He served as the chair of the Land Management Committee for Katahdin Charities Inc., the local affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America. He is also a member of the Supervisory Committee for the Brewer Federal Credit Union, and a former member of the Governor’s Maine State Wind Commission.

Sen. Lyford is a deacon with the Clifton United Baptist Church and a former selectman for the Town of Eddington, where he also served on the town’s economic development board. He is also a member of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.

He lives with his wife, Marcia, in Eddington. They have two adult children and three grandchildren. In his spare time, you’ll likely find him hunting, fishing, trapping, beekeeping and enjoying the great Maine outdoors.

Current Posts

Our rights are disappearing before our very eyes

By Sen. Matt Harrington A couple of bills heard by the Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee a few weeks ago flew under the proverbial radar. The two bills, LDs 1370 and 1748, would reverse the democratic process of voting on school budgets. In essence, the pair of bills would remove the requirement that voters…

Fentanyl has changed the war on drugs. We must not surrender to it

By Sen. Brad Farrin AUGUSTA – Last week, Senate Republicans unveiled several proposals to help get Maine’s drug overdose death epidemic under control. According to the Maine Drug Data Hub, a collaboration between the State and University of Maine where our substance use disorder data is tracked, 10,110 people suffered drug overdoses last year and…

Senate Republicans discuss state’s fatal drug overdose epidemic

AUGUSTA – During a press briefing on Tuesday, Senate Republicans discussed the rising drug overdose epidemic in Maine. According to the Maine Drug Data Hub, a collaboration between the state and University of Maine that tracks fatal and nonfatal overdoses in Maine, last year saw a record 10,110 overdoses across the state of which 716 were fatal.…

Sen. Brad Farrin introduces bill to increase penalties for trafficking ‘manufactured poison’

AUGUSTA – In solemn, heartfelt testimony on Tuesday, Sen. Brad Farrin, R-Somerset, presented his bill targeting traffickers of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids to the Legislature’s Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. Farrin, who lost his 26-year-old daughter, Haley, to a drug overdose in 2022, told committee members that the steps Maine has taken to curb the drug epidemic in recent years “is not working.” LD 986, which aims…