John Jenkins (American politician)

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John Jenkins
Mayor of Auburn, Maine
In office
Preceded by Normand Guay
Succeeded by Dick Gleason
Member of the Maine Senate from the 21st district
In office
Preceded by Georgette Berube
Succeeded by Georgette Berube
Mayor of Lewiston, Maine
In office
Preceded by James Howaniec
Succeeded by Kailigh Tara
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Independent
Residence Auburn, Maine
Alma mater B.S., Psychology, Bates College
Occupation Martial arts instructor

John Jenkins is a Maine politician. He served as mayor of Auburn and separately mayor of Lewiston. He was also the first African American to serve in the Maine State Senate. In August 2010, Jenkins announced his write-in candidacy for the Governor of Maine.[1]

Jenkins was elected Mayor of Auburn as a write-in candidate, a first for the City of Auburn. [2]

In the 2010 Maine gubernatorial election, Jenkins ran as a write-in candidate in an attempt to be Maine's first African-American governor, but was defeated by Paul LePage, who had a plurality. [2][3]