|Member of the Maine Senate
from the 8th district
|Preceded by||Ethan Strimling|
January 8, 1975 |
|Alma mater||Tulane University|
Justin Loring Alfond (born January 8, 1975) is an American politician from Maine. He is a Democratic State Senator from the 8th District, which represents much of Portland. First elected to the State Senate in 2008, he was re-elected in 2010 and 2012. In 2012, he faced Green Independent Party Chair Asher Platts. Alfond won with 71% of the vote in a two-way race. Following his re-election to a third term in November 2012, he was chosen as President of the Maine Senate by his fellow Democrats in the Maine Senate. As such, he is first in line to succeed to the Governor's office in the event of a vacancy.
He attended schools in Waterville and Dexter prior to moving to Boston, Massachusetts, to complete high school. He then attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and majored in business management. In 2004, he founded the Maine Chapter of the League of Young Voters, serving for four years as its Director. He serves on the boards of many organizations, including Avesta Housing, Opportunity Maine, Maine Initiatives, Kennebec Valley Community College, the New England Board of Higher Education and the New England Secondary School Consortium. 
He is the grandson of businessman Harold Alfond.
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- http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/bio08s.htm Senate Biography
- Biography Maine Senate Democrats
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