Anne Haskell

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Anne Haskell
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the Gorham district
In office
1988–1994
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 117th district
In office
2006–2012
Preceded by Joseph Brannigan
Succeeded by Richard Farnsworth
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 9th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2012
Preceded by Joseph Brannigan
Personal details
Born (1943-08-12) August 12, 1943 (age 71)
Portland, Maine
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Lou Haskell
Residence Portland, Maine
Alma mater University of Southern Maine

Anne M. Haskell (born August 12, 1943) is an American politician from Maine. A Democrat, Haskell represents part of Portland and Westbrook in the Maine Senate.[1]

Haskell was first elected to the Gorham Town Council in 1986. She served on both the Gorham Town Council until 1989. In 1988, Haskell was elected to the Maine House of Representatives to represent a portion of Gorham. She served in the House from Gorham until 1994. In 2006, she was re-elected as a representative, this time from Portland's 117 district.[2] Haskell was re-elected in 2008 and 2010.[3] During the 2010-2012 term in the legislature, Haskell served as the ranking House Democrat on the legislature's Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.[3]

During the 2012 U.S. Senate election, Haskell served as unenrolled Angus King's Cumberland County campaign chair.[4]

She was elected to replace fellow Democrat Joseph Brannigan on November 6, 2012, defeating her Republican challenger with 72% of the vote.[5] In July of the following year, following the resignation of Majority Leader Seth Goodall, Haskell was appointed Assistant Majority Leader of the Maine Senate.[6]

Personal[edit]

Haskell was born and raised in Portland, Maine. She attended the University of Southern Maine.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maine House of Representatives: Anne M. Haskell". Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Representative Anne Haskell". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Murphy, Sean (January 25, 2012). "Haskell to run for state Senate". KeepMeCurrent. Retrieved 10 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Stone, Matthew (September 5, 2012). "Maine Senate Democrat to head King’s Bangor office". Capitol Incite (Bangor Daily News). Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, Elections Division". Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  6. ^ Cousins, Christopher (July 10, 2013). "Senate Democrats pick Jackson, Haskell as leaders after Goodall’s resignation". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 10 July 2013.