Roger Sherman (politician)
|Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 144th district
|Born||Hodgdon, Aroostook County, Maine|
|Profession||Farmer and schoolteacher|
Roger L. Sherman is an American politician, farmer and schoolteacher from Maine. Sherman is a Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives from the 144th District in Aroostook County Sherman has served in the Maine Legislature since being elected to the House in 1998. Unable to seek re-election to the House in 2006, he was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2006. Unable to seek re-election to the Senate in 2014 because of term-limits again, Sherman was elected to the House instead.
Sherman graduated with a B.A. from the now-defunct Ricker College in Houlton, a master's degree in chemistry from the University of New Hampshire, and a juris doctorate from the University of Maine School of Law. He was born, raised and lives in Hodgdon, Maine.
He served as vice-chair of the rural caucus as a state representative. As a state senator, Sherman served on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; and Judiciary committees, as well as the sub-committees on Elections, and Children and Families.
In April 2011, Sherman and other Republican state senators wrote an open letter to Republican Governor Paul LePage, saying "by demeaning others, the governor also discourages people from taking part in debating the issues of the day — worrying if not only their ideas, but they themselves as people, will be the subject of scorn". The letter came after a number of statements and actions by the governor which made national attention, including the removal of a federally funded labor mural from the Department of Labor and telling the Maine NAACP to kiss his butt after criticism over not attending the traditional Martin Luther King, Jr. Day breakfast.
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