Rodney 'Rod' L. Whittemore is an American politician and businessperson from Maine. Thomas is a Republican State Senator from Maine's 26th District, representing all of Somerset County, including the population centers of Fairfield and Skowhegan. He was born and raised in Skowhegan and owns a small business selling and servicing outdoor power equipment. He also spent 6 years in the six years in the Army National Guard. Whittemore serves on the Skowhegan Planning Board and formerly served as chairman of the Skowhegan Sewer and Water Committee.