John Cleveland (politician)
|Member of the Maine Senate
from the 15th district
|Preceded by||Lois Snowe-Mello|
|Born||January 30, 1950|
John Cleveland is an American politician from Maine. Cleveland is a Democratic State Senator from Maine's 15th District, representing much of Androscoggin County, including the population center of Auburn. Cleveland is currently being challenged in the upcoming November 2014 elections by Republican Eric Brakey.
He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 1990 and re-elected in 1992, 1994 and 1996 before being unable to seek re-election in 1998 due to term-limits. He was re-elected in 2012 after defeating incumbent Republican Lois Snowe-Mello. He graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn and then the University of Southern Maine in 1982.
He served on the Auburn City Council from 1977-1981 and as Mayor of Auburn from 1981-1987.
- "Cleveland announces candidacy for state Senate". Lewiston Sun Journal. March 26, 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Senator John Cleveland Biography - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
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