John Cleveland (politician)

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John Cleveland
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 15th district
In office
Preceded by Lois Snowe-Mello
Succeeded by Eric Brakey
Personal details
Born (1950-01-30) January 30, 1950 (age 68)
Political party Democrat
Spouse(s) Debora Cleveland
Profession Consultant

John Cleveland is an American politician from Maine. Cleveland, a Democrat from Auburn, served as a State Senator from Maine's 15th District, representing much of Androscoggin County, including the population center of Auburn. Cleveland lost his re-election bid in 2014 to Republican Eric Brakey.

He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 1990 and re-elected in 1992, 1994 and 1996 before being unable to seek re-election in 1998 due to term-limits.[1] He was re-elected in 2012 after defeating incumbent Republican Lois Snowe-Mello. He graduated from Edward Little High School in Auburn and then the University of Southern Maine in 1982.

He served on the Auburn City Council from 1977-1981 and as Mayor of Auburn from 1981-1987.[2]