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Past Leaders of the
Maine House of Representatives

 

103rd Legislature (January 1967 - January 1969)
Speaker - David J. Kennedy (R-Milbridge)
Majority Leader - Harrison L. Richardson (R-Cumberland)
Assistant Majority Leader - David B. Benson (R-Southwest Harbor)
Minority Leader - Emilien A. Levesque (D-Madawaska)
Assistant Minority Leader - Joseph E. Brennan (D-Portland)

104th Legislature (January 1969 - January 1971)
Speaker - David J. Kennedy (R-Milbridge)
Majority Leader - Harrison L. Richardson (R-Cumberland)
Assistant Majority Leader - David B. Benson (R-Southwest Harbor)
Minority Leader - Emilien A. Levesque (D-Madawaska)
Assistant Minority Leader - Joseph E. Brennan (D-Portland)

105th Legislature (January 1971 - January 1973)
Speaker - David J. Kennedy (R-Milbridge)
Majority Leader - Roosevelt T. Susi (R-Pittsfield)
Assistant Majority Leader - Percy G. Porter (R-Lincoln)
Minority Leader - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Assistant Minority Leader - Patrick N. McTeague (D-Brunswick)

106th Legislature (January 1973 - January 1975)
Speaker - Richard D. Hewes (R-Cape Elizabeth)
Majority Leader - Larry E. Simpson (R-Standish)
Assistant Majority Leader - Walter A. Birt (R-East Millinocket)
Minority Leader - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Assistant Minority Leader - Patrick N. McTeague (D-Brunswick)

107th Legislature (January 1975 - January 1977)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - Neil Rolde (D-York)
Assistant Majority Leader - Mary Najarian (D-Portland)
Minority Leader - Linwood E. Palmer, Jr. (R-Nobleboro)
Assistant Minority Leader - William J. Garsoe (R-Cumberland)

108th Legislature (January 1977 - January 1979)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - James E. Tierney (D-Lisbon)
Assistant Majority Leader - Rodney S. Quinn (D-Gorham)
Minority Leader - Linwood E. Palmer, Jr. (R-Nobleboro)
Assistant Minority Leader - John R. McKernan, Jr. (R-Bangor)

109th Legislature (January 1979 - December 1980)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - James E. Tierney (D-Lisbon)
Assistant Majority Leader - Elizabeth H. Mitchell (D-Vassalboro)
Minority Leader - William J. Garsoe (R-Cumberland)
Assistant Minority Leader - Swift Tarbell (R-Bangor)

110th Legislature (December 1980 - December 1982)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - Elizabeth H. Mitchell (D-Vassalboro)
Assistant Majority Leader - G. William Diamond (D-Windham)
Minority Leader - Linwood M. Higgins (R-Scarborough)
Assistant Minority Leader - Swift Tarbell (R-Bangor)

111th Legislature (December 1982 - December 1984)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - Elizabeth H. Mitchell (D-Vassalboro)
Assistant Majority Leader - John N. Diamond (D-Bangor)
Minority Leader - Linwood M. Higgins (R-Scarborough)
Assistant Minority Leader - Leland C. Davis, Jr. (R-Monmouth)

112th Legislature (December 1984 - December 1986)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - John N. Diamond (D-Bangor)
Assistant Majority Leader - Martin S. Hayden (D-Durham)
Minority Leader - Thomas W. Murphy, Jr. (R-Kennebunk)
Assistant Minority Leader - Leland C. Davis, Jr. (R-Monmouth)

113th Legislature (December 1986 - December 1988)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - John N. Diamond (D-Bangor)
Assistant Majority Leader - Dan A. Gwadosky (D-Fairfield)
Minority Leader - Thomas W. Murphy, Jr. (R-Kennebunk)
Assistant Minority Leader - Eugene J. Paradis (R-Old Town)

114th Legislature (December 1988 - December 1990)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - Dan A. Gwadosky (D-Fairfield)
Majority Whip - Joseph W. Mayo (D-Thomaston)
Minority Leader - Mary Clark Webster (R-Cape Elizabeth)
Assistant Minority Leader - Francis C. Marsano (R-Belfast)

115th Legislature (December 1990 - December 1992)
Speaker - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Majority Leader - Dan A. Gwadosky (D-Fairfield)
Majority Whip - Joseph W. Mayo (D-Thomaston)
Minority Leader - Walter E. Whitcomb (R-Waldo)
Assistant Minority Leader - Francis C. Marsano (R-Belfast)

116th Legislature (December 1992 - December 1994)
Speaker 12/2/92 - 2/3/94 - John L. Martin (D-Eagle Lake)
Speaker 2/3/94 - 12/6/94 - Dan A. Gwadosky (D-Fairfield)
Majority Leader 12/2/92 - 2/3/94 - Dan A. Gwadosky (D-Fairfield)
Majority Leader 2/3/94 - 12/6/94 - Paul F. Jacques (D-Waterville)
Majority Whip - Patrick E. Paradis (D-Augusta)
Minority Leader - Walter E. Whitcomb (R-Waldo)
Assistant Minority Leader - Stephen M. Zirnkilton (R-Mount Desert)

117th Legislature (December 1994 - December 1996)
Speaker - Dan A. Gwadosky (D-Fairfield)
Majority Leader - Paul F. Jacques (D-Waterville)
Assistant Majority Leader - Elizabeth H. Mitchell (D-Vassalboro)
Minority Leader - Walter E. Whitcomb (R-Waldo)
Assistant Minority Leader - Joseph G. Carleton (R-Wells)

118th Legislature (December 1996 - December 1998)
Speaker - Elizabeth H. Mitchell (D-Vassalboro)
Majority Leader - Carol A. Kontos (D-Windham)
Majority Whip - Michael V. Saxl (D-Portland)
Minority Leader - James O. Donnelly (R-Presque Isle)
Assistant Minority Leader - Richard H. Campbell (R-Holden)

119th Legislature (December 1998 - December 2000)
Speaker - G. Steven Rowe (D-Portland)
Majority Leader - Michael V. Saxl (D-Portland)
Majority Whip - David C. Shiah (D-Bowdoinham)
Minority Leader - Thomas W. Murphy, Jr. (R-Kennebunk)
Assistant Minority Leader - Richard H. Campbell (R-Holden)

120th Legislature (December 2000 - December 2002)
Speaker - Michael V. Saxl (D-Portland)
Majority Leader - Patrick Colwell (D-Gardiner)
Majority Whip - William S. Norbert (D-Portland)
Minority Leader - Joseph Bruno (R-Raymond)
Minority Whip - William J. Schneider (R-Durham)

121st Legislature (December 2002 - December 2004)
Speaker - Patrick Colwell (D-Gardiner)
Majority Leader - John Richardson (D-Brunswick)
Assistant Majority Leader - Robert W. Duplessie (D-Westbrook)
Minority Leader - Joseph Bruno (R-Raymond)
Assistant Minority Leader - David E. Bowles (R-Sanford)

122nd Legislature (December 2004 - December 2006)
Speaker - John Richardson (D-Brunswick)
Majority Leader - Glenn A. Cummings (D-Portland)
Assistant Majority Leader - Robert W. Duplessie (D-Westbrook)
Minority Leader - David E. Bowles (R-Sanford)
Assistant Minority Leader - Joshua A. Tardy (R-Newport)

123rd Legislature (December 2006 - December 2008)
Speaker - Glenn Cummings (D-Portland)
Majority Leader - Hannah Pingree (D-North Haven)
Assistant Majority Leader - Sean Faircloth (D-Bangor)
Minority Leader - Joshua A. Tardy (R-Newport)
Assistant Minority Leader - Robert H. Crosthwaite (R-Ellsworth)

124th Legislature (December 2008 - December 2010)
Speaker - Hannah M. Pingree (D-North Haven)
Majority Leader - John F. Piotti (D-Unity)
Assistant Majority Leader - Seth A. Berry (D-Bowdoinham)
Minority Leader - Joshua A. Tardy (R-Newport)
Assistant Minority Leader - Philip A. Curtis (R-Madison)

125th Legislature (December 2010 - December 2012)
Speaker - Robert W. Nutting (R-Oakland)
Majority Leader - Philip A. Curtis (R-Madison)
Assistant Majority Leader - Andre E. Cushing III (R-Hampden)
Minority Leader - Emily Ann Cain (D-Orono)
Assistant Minority Leader - Teresea Hayes (D-Buckfield)

126th Legislature (December 2012 - December 2014)
Speaker - Mark W. Eves (D-North Berwick)
Majority Leader - Seth A. Berry (D-Bowdoinham)
Assistant Majority Leader - Jeff M. McCabe (D-Skowhegan)
Minority Leader - Kenneth Wade Fredette (R-Newport)
Assistant Minority Leader - Alexander Reginald Willette (R-Mapleton)