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Political Makeup of the Maine Legislature
1911 to Date

 

House

Senate

Rep.

Dem.

Ind.

Rep.

Dem.

Ind.

1911-12

64

87

-

8

23

-

1913-14

72

72

7

21

10

-

1915-16

69

78

4

17

14

-

1917-18

105

46

-

28

3

-

1919-20

110

41

-

29

2

-

1921-22

135

16

-

31

-

-

1923-24

116

35

-

28

3

-

1925-26

122

29

-

30

1

-

1927-28

129

22

-

30

1

-

1929-30

135

16

-

31

-

-

1931-32

120

31

-

31

-

-

1933-34

93

57

1

26

7

-

1935-36

96

55

-

22

11

-

1937-38

124

27

-

29

4

-

1939-40

125

26

-

30

3

-

1941-42

129

22

-

31

2

-

1943-44

137

14

-

32

1

-

1945-46

137

14

-

31

2

-

1947-48

127

24

-

30

3

-

1949-50

126

25

-

28

5

-

1951-52

126

24

1

31

2

-

1953-54

127

24

-

31

2

-

1955-56

117

34

-

27

6

-

1957-58

100

51

-

25

8

-

1959-60

93

58

-

21

12

-

1961-62

112

39

-

30

3

-

1963-64

110

41

-

29

5

-

1965-66

70

81

-

5

29

-

1967-68

94

57

-

24

10

-

1969-70

85

66

-

18

14

-

1971-72

80

71

-

18

14

-

1973-74

79

72

-

22

11

-

1975-76

59

91

1

19

14

-

1977-78

63

88

-

21

12

-

1979-80

73

77

1

19

13

1

1981-82

67

84

-

17

16

-

1983-84

58

93

-

10

23

-

1985-86

66

85

-

11

24

-

1987-88

63

87

1

15

20

-

1989-90

53

98

-

15

20

-

1991-92

54

97

-

14

21

-

1993-94

58

91

2

15

20

-

1995-96

75

75

1

18

16

1

1997-98

69

81

1

15

19

1

1999-2000

71

79

1

14

20

1

2001-02*

62

88

1

15

19

1

*After the November 2000 election, the Senate initially consisted of 17 Republicans, 17 Democrats and 1 Independent, leading to the establishment of a unique power-sharing agreement which continued throughout the 2-year session. An interim election and a change of party affiliation resulted in the final figures shown here.

 

 

House

Senate

 

Rep.

Dem.

Green
Ind.

Ind.

Unenr.

Rep.

Dem.

Unenr.

2003-04

66

82

1

0

2

17

18

0

2005-06

73

74

1

0

3

16

19

0

2007-08

59

90

0

0

2

17

18

0

2009-10

55

95

0

0

1

15

20

0

2011-12

78

71

0

0

2

19

15

1

2013-14

58

89

0

2

2

15

19

1

(as of 12/5/12)

NOTE: Breakdown in recent years has been updated as changes occur - so if someone switched parties, that would be reflected in the count on the sheet. However, if someone resigns or dies and is not replaced, that change is not counted or called a vacancy for this report.


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