Roger Sherman (politician)

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Roger Sherman
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 34th district
In office
2006 – Present
Preceded by Dean Clukey
Personal details
Born Hodgdon, Aroostook County, Maine
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Patricia Sherman
Profession Farmer and schoolteacher

Roger L. Sherman is an American politician, farmer and schoolteacher from Maine. Sherman is a Republican State Senator from Maine's 34th District, representing much of central and southern Aroostook County, including the population centers of Houlton, Fort Fairfield and Presque Isle. He was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2005 after serving from 1998 to 2006 in the Maine House of Representatives. He obtained 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.[1]

He served as vice-chair of the rural caucus as a state representative. As a state senator, Sherman serves 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.[1]

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.[2]