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Sen. Angus King (I)

Angus King Contact
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Email: n/a
DC Contact Information

Phone: 202-224-5344

Address: 188 RSOB, DC 20510

Websites: king.senate.gov
State Office Contact Information

Phone: (207) 622-8292

Address: 4 Gabriel Drive, Augusta ME 04330

Scarborough ME

Phone: (207) 883-1588

Fax: (207) 874-7631

Address: 383 US Route 1, Scarborough ME 04074

Presque Isle ME

Phone: (207) 764-5124

Fax: (207) 764-6420

Address: 169 Academy Street, Presque Isle ME 04769

Angus King Staff
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Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Cathey, Bralyn
Military Fellow
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Fellows, Katie
Constituent Services Representative
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Springer, James
Legislative Correspondent
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Springer, James
Legislative Correspondent
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Pavlak, Cara
Constituent Services Representative
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Lachman, Adam
Special Projects Assistant; Grants Assistant
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
O'Neil, Patrick
Legislative Aide
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Pavlak, Cara
Constituent Services Representative
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Springer, James
Legislative Correspondent
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Lachman, Adam
Special Projects Assistant; Grants Assistant
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Rector, Christopher
Regional Representative
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
O'Neil, Patrick
Legislative Aide
O'Neil, Patrick
Legislative Aide
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
O'Neil, Patrick
Legislative Aide
Cathey, Bralyn
Military Fellow
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Pavlak, Cara
Constituent Services Representative
Lachman, Adam
Special Projects Assistant; Grants Assistant
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Springer, James
Legislative Correspondent
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Rector, Christopher
Regional Representative
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Fellows, Katie
Constituent Services Representative
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Lachman, Adam
Special Projects Assistant; Grants Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Lachman, Adam
Special Projects Assistant; Grants Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Springer, James
Legislative Correspondent
Cathey, Bralyn
Military Fellow
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Rector, Christopher
Regional Representative
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Armstrong, Paula
State Office Administrator
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Bridgeo, Claire
Constituent Services Representative
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Campbell, Sharon
Regional Representative
Cathey, Bralyn
Military Fellow
Colvin, Tucker
Staff Assistant
Dennison, Gerry
Constituent Services Representative
Doak, Pat
Administrative Director
Fellows, Katie
Constituent Services Representative
Graettinger, Sarah
Constituent Services Representative
Junker, Matt
Deputy Press Secretary
Kennedy, Travis
Regional Representative
Kezer, Gail
Regional Representative; Constituent Services Representative
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
Lachman, Adam
Special Projects Assistant; Grants Assistant
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
Metzler, Chad
Legislative Director
Morris, Teague
Constituent Director
O'Neil, Patrick
Legislative Aide
Ogden, Scott
Press Secretary
Pavlak, Cara
Constituent Services Representative
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Pothier, Bonita
Regional Representative
Rand, Kay
Chief of Staff
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Reardon, Daniel
Constituent Services Representative
Rector, Christopher
Regional Representative
Smith, Edie
State Director
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Springer, James
Legislative Correspondent
Tucker, Benjamin
Regional Representative
Wilkinson, Scott
Constituent Services Representative
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Armstrong, Paula
State Office Administrator
Kilkelly, Marge
Senior Policy Advisor
O'Neil, Patrick
Legislative Aide
Lachman, Adam
Special Projects Assistant; Grants Assistant
Rand, Kay
Chief of Staff
McGrath, Toby
Deputy Chief of Staff
Junker, Matt
Deputy Press Secretary
Benoit, Peter
Director or Correspondence
Doak, Pat
Administrative Director
Morris, Teague
Constituent Director
Smith, Edie
State Director
Cathey, Bralyn
Military Fellow
Pfingstag, Lauren
Legislative Assistant
Rauscher, Chris
Legislative Assistant
Smith, Stephen
Military Legislative Assistant
Woodward, Aisha
Legislative Assistant
Cameron, John
Legislative Correspondent
Springer, James
Legislative Correspondent
Woodworth, Will
Legislative Correspondent
Metzler, Chad
Legislative Director
Ogden, Scott
Press Secretary
Bridgeo, Claire
Constituent Services Representative
Campbell, Sharon
Regional Representative
Dennison, Gerry
Constituent Services Representative
Fellows, Katie
Constituent Services Representative
Graettinger, Sarah
Constituent Services Representative
Kennedy, Travis
Regional Representative
Kezer, Gail
Regional Representative; Constituent Services Representative
Pavlak, Cara
Constituent Services Representative
Pothier, Bonita
Regional Representative
Reardon, Daniel
Constituent Services Representative
Rector, Christopher
Regional Representative
Tucker, Benjamin
Regional Representative
Wilkinson, Scott
Constituent Services Representative
Colvin, Tucker
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Angus King Biography
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  • Elected: 2012, term expires 2018, 1st term.
  • State: Maine
  • Born: Mar. 31, 1944, Alexandria, VA
  • Home: Brunswick
  • Education:

    Dartmouth Col., B.A., 1966; U. of VA, J.D., 1969

  • Professional Career:

    Partner, Independence Wind, 2007-12; founder, president, Northeast Energy Management, 1989-94; vice president, general counsel, Swift River/Hafslund, 1983-89; host, Maine Public Television’s MaineWatch, 1975-93; practicing attorney, 1975-83, 2003-present; chief counsel, Sen. William Hathaway, D-Maine, 1972-75

  • Political Career:

    Maine governor, 1994-2002

  • Ethnicity: White/Caucasian
  • Religion:

    Episcopalian

  • Family: Married (Mary Herman); 5 children

Political independent Angus King rocked the national political boat in 2012 by running for the U.S. Senate as an independent and refusing to say which major party he would support if he won. King indeed won the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, and then announced he would caucus with the Democrats, as many observers had expected he would. He is the state’s junior senator. Read More

Political independent Angus King rocked the national political boat in 2012 by running for the U.S. Senate as an independent and refusing to say which major party he would support if he won. King indeed won the seat of retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe, and then announced he would caucus with the Democrats, as many observers had expected he would. He is the state’s junior senator.

King grew up in Alexandria, Va., the son of a lawyer, and attended Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia’s law school. He moved to Maine to work for a legal assistance organization and then became an aide to Democratic Sen. William Hathaway of Maine. He practiced law and started an energy conservation business, which he sold for $20 million in 1994. For 18 years, he hosted Maine Public Television’s MaineWatch, making him a well-known figure in the state.

Originally a Democrat, King came to believe that “sometimes the best thing the government can do is get out of the way.” He entered the 1994 governor’s race as an independent, attacking high taxes and clumsy government meddling in business and calling for specific spending cuts. He spent $750,000 of his own money on the race. He overshadowed the Republican nominee—his now Senate colleague Susan Collins—and contrasted sharply with Democrat Joseph Brennan, who was elected governor in 1978 and 1982 and had lost narrowly in 1990. King won with 35% of the vote to Brennan’s 34% and Collins’ 23%. Green Party candidate Jonathan Carter’s got 6%.

As governor, King cut the state budget and workforce, reduced the cost of workmen’s compensation, and shortened environmental permit delays from nine months to 45 days, helping to attract employers like National Semiconductor. He accepted a Republican-sponsored income-tax cut in return for a property-tax exemption for business machinery and equipment. On the environment, King staked out positions between extremes, with varying success. He opposed the ban on timber clear-cutting, but his attempts in 1997 and 1998 to bring experts together on compromise measures were rejected by a coalition of Greens and property rights advocates. After signing a bill in 1997 imposing tight controls on paper mills’ dioxin discharges into rivers, he celebrated by jumping fully clothed into the Kennebec River.

In 1998, with a soaring job approval rating, King won a second term with 59% of the vote. He then signed a law to have the state leverage its buying clout to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs for people without Medicaid or private health insurance, and to impose price caps if companies did not comply by 2003. The law was overturned by a federal judge in 2000, but the state won an appeal the following year. King pressed for a $50 million endowment to buy laptop computers for every Maine seventh-grader. Legislators hated the idea, but he got a $30 million endowment for school technology.

In 2004, King became a lecturer at Bowdoin College and taught a course called “Leaders and Leadership.” He later taught a similar course at Bates College. He also worked for a law firm and a mergers-and-acquisitions advisory firm in Portland. He formed a wind energy company in 2007, which he divested himself of in 2012 to run for the Senate.

His Senate campaign headquarters prominently featured two photographs side by side: one of former Republican President Ronald Reagan, and the other of former Democratic Attorney General Robert Kennedy. “My desire is to be as independent as I can be, as long as I can be, subject to being effective,” King told The Washington Post. “I’m not going just for symbolism. I want to do something.” However, the widespread speculation was that he was aligned with Democrats, having said he would support President Barack Obama for reelection, and national Democrats did little to support their nominee in the Senate contest, state Sen. Cynthia Dill.

To help the Republican nominee, Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers, the conservative nonprofit Crossroads GPS ran ads blasting King’s support of tax hikes as governor. The National Republican Senatorial Committee also broadcast an ad accusing King of using political connections to win a “sketchy” federal loan guarantee to build an industrial wind farm. But such attacks gained little traction against such a known political commodity in Maine.

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Angus King Election Results
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2012 General
Angus King (I)
Votes: 370,580
Percent: 52.89%
Charles Summers
Votes: 215,399
Percent: 30.74%
Cynthia Ann Dill (D)
Votes: 92,900
Percent: 13.26%
2012 Primary
Angus King (I)
Unopposed
Prior Winning Percentages
Governor: 1998 (59%), 1994 (35%)
 
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