Deborah Simpson

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Deborah Simpson
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 15th district
In office
December 3, 2008 – December 6, 2010
Preceded by Lois Snowe-Mello
Succeeded by Lois Snowe-Mello
Personal details
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Manuel Pilar

Deborah L. Simpson is an American politician from Maine. Simpson served as a Democratic State Senator from Maine's 15th District, representing part of Androscoggin County, including her residence in Auburn from 2008 to 2010.[1] She was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, representing Auburn, in 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006, each time as a publicly financed candidate.[2] She was unable to seek re-election to the House in 2008 due to term-limits. In one of the tighest 2008 State Senate campaigns, Simpson challenged incumbent Republican Lois Snowe-Mello.[3] She ran for the State Senate and unseated Snowe-Mello by 104 votes. In a Republican wave election, Simpson lost to Snowe-Mello in 2010.

In her only term in the Senate, Simpson chaired two committees, specifically the Government Oversight Committee and the Joint Committee on State and Local Government.[2]


  1. ^ "Deborah Simpson Biography - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile: Maine Rep. Deborah Simpson". Public Campaign. Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Tipping, Mike (October 14, 2008). "Senate District 15". Retrieved 16 June 2013.