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 61)
Dayton, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Lynn Hamper
Profession Carpenter
Religion Protestant

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.