Roger Katz

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Roger Katz
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 24th district
In office
2010 – Present
Preceded by Libby Mitchell
Personal details
Born Augusta, Maine
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Birdie Newman Katz
Profession Attorney at law

Roger J. Katz is an American politician and lawyer. Katz is a Republican State Senator from Maine's 24th District, representing Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney and Vassalboro. He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 2010 after serving from 2006 to 2010 as mayor of state capital Augusta.[1] He is chair of the Government Oversight committee in the State Senate.[2] A practicing lawyer, he is partner in the law firm Lipman, Katz & McKee in Augusta.[1] In 2010, Katz defeated State Representative Patsy Crockett.[3] Following re-election in November 2012, Katz was elected as Republican Senate assistant minority leader after his party lost majority status to the Democrats.[4]

His father, Bennett Katz, served as State Senator in the 1960s and 1970s, including a stint as Senate Majority Leader.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Edwards, Keith (February 24, 2010). "Mayor has Senate ambition". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ "Senator Roger J. Katz". Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Edwards, Keith (November 3, 2010). "Katz downs Crockett in Senate contest". Kennebec Journal. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  4. ^ "Maine Senators-Elect Pick Floor Leaders". Maine Public Broadcasting Network. Retrieved 11 November 2012.