Patrick Flood

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Patrick Flood
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 21st district
In office
2012 – Present
Preceded by Earle McCormick
Personal details
Born (1951-09-12) September 12, 1951 (age 63)
Hudson, New York
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Marjorie Flood

Patrick S.A. Flood (born September 12, 1951) is an American politician from Maine. Flood is a Republican State Senator from Maine's 21st District, representing part of Kennebec County, including Hallowell, Gardiner and his residence of Winthrop. He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 2012 after serving from 2004-2012 in the Maine House of Representatives.[1] In January 2014, Flood announced he would not seek re-election in order to travel with his wife and spend time with his mother.[2]

As a member of the House of Representatives, Flood served from 2010-2012 as the House chairman of the budget-reviewing Appropriations Committee. In June 2012, incumbent Republican State Senator Earle McCormick withdrew from the general election after facing an uncontested renomination for District 21. Flood was named his replacement.[3] He defeated Democrat former State Representative David Bustin in the November general election by approximately 300 votes.[4]

In 1974, Flood earned a B.S. from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Natural Resource Management.[1] He began work with International Paper in the same year.[1]

Flood endorsed independent Eliot Cutler in the 2014 Maine gubernatorial election. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Senator Patrick Flood Biography - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Shepherd, Michael (January 21, 2014). "Winthrop state senator bows out of 2014 race; ex-legislators want to replace him". Kennebec Journal (Augusta, Maine). Retrieved 19 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Maine Rep. Flood to Seek Maine Senate Seat". Maine Public Broadcasting Network (Associated Press). June 20, 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff report (November 7, 2012). "Flood defeats Bustin in Senate 21 race". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  5. ^ Moretto, Mario (August 6, 2014). "Pat Flood, Maine Senate GOP’s budget guru, endorses Eliot Cutler". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved August 6, 2014.