John Patrick (Maine politician)

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John Patrick
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 14th district
In office
2010 – Present
Preceded by Bruce Bryant
Personal details
Born (1954-03-25) March 25, 1954 (age 60)
Rumford, Maine
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Claire Patrick
Profession Mechanic

John L. Patrick (born March 25, 1954) is an American politician and mechanic.[1] Patrick is a Democratic State Senator from Maine's 14th District, representing part of Oxford County as well as the town of Jay in adjacent Franklin County. A resident of Rumford, Patrick graduated from nearby Mexico High School in 1972 and worked in the NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford for 29 years. While working as a journeyman mechanic the mill, Patrick eventually became President of the United Paperworkers Union Local 900, the mill's union. He also served on the board of directors of the Maine AFL-CIO. He was first elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2000; he served in the house until he was unable to run again due to term-limits. He instead ran for the District 14 Senate seat vacated by Sen. Bruce Bryant. He won both his 2010 Senate campaign with 68% of the vote. In January 2012 he announced he would seek a second term.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator John L. Patrick". Retrieved 20 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Maine Senate Democrats John L. Patrick". Retrieved 20 November 2011.