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

Senate Republicans call for reform of the Maine PUC as well as overhaul or repeal of net-energy billing

Proposed legislation and policy solutions range from creating greater accountability and transparency to the PUC’s bidding process to prioritizing ratepayers and reforming or repealing net-energy billing AUGUSTA – Senate Republicans unveiled legislation on Tuesday to help combat rising energy prices in Maine. The press briefing was held amid the recent increase in electricity supply rates that went…

Senate Republicans call for major changes at the Maine Office of Child and Family Services

To solve systemic issues plaguing the struggling agency, proposed legislation and policy solutions range from creating greater accountability and transparency and better training to fully splitting the child welfare office into a separate department AUGUSTA – Legislative Republicans unveiled a wide-ranging package of solutions on Tuesday to help address the longstanding issues that have plagued Maine’s Office…

More evidence shows things must change as problems mount for DHHS

By Senator Jeff Timberlake Last week was an eye-opener for many of us here in Maine. Between the Maine Child Welfare Services Ombudsman report released on Tuesday and the disclosure of the December Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) memo regarding the heartbreaking death of Maddox Williams, you can say it’s been a tough…

Maine legislative committee votes to sue DHHS to enforce its subpoena

Government Oversight Committee members also challenge the role of the Attorney General’s Office in what will be a constitutional conflict between two co-equal branches of Maine’s government STATE HOUSE – On Wednesday, the Maine Legislature’s bipartisan Government Oversight Committee (GOC) voted to enforce compliance with its subpoena to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services…

It’s not about politics. It’s about our system of checks and balances

Senator Lisa Keim delivers this week’s Republican Radio Address By Senator Lisa Keim In a move that obstructs the Legislature’s oversight responsibility, Maine Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew refused last month to share records with the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee (GOC). After a record 34 children died last year, Government Oversight…