James Hamper

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James Hamper
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 13th district
In office
2012 – Present
Preceded by David Hastings
Personal details
Born (1955-06-15) June 15, 1955 (age 62)
Dayton, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lynn Hamper
Profession Carpenter

James Michael Hamper (born June 15, 1955) is an American politician and carpenter from Maine.[1] Hamper is a Republican State Senator from Maine's 13th District, representing parts of Cumberland and Oxford Counties, including his residence of Oxford. Hamper earned a A.A. from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2001. He was first elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2004 and was unable to run for re-election in 2012 due to term-limits. From 2010-2012, Hamper served as the House chairman of the Legislature's Environment and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.[2] In 2012, he was elected to the Maine Senate, replacing fellow Republican David Hastings.

Hamper is a practicing carpenter in Otisfield, Maine and a member of the Oxford Advent Christian Church, an evangelical church in Oxford.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Senator James Hamper Biography - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Hamper to seek state Senate seat". Sun Journal. March 3, 2012. Retrieved 29 December 2012.