John Cleveland (politician)
|Member of the Maine Senate
from the 15th district
|Preceded by||Lois Snowe-Mello|
|Succeeded by||Eric Brakey|
|Born||January 30, 1950|
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. 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.
- "Cleveland announces candidacy for state Senate". Lewiston Sun Journal. March 26, 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
- "Senator John Cleveland Biography - Project Vote Smart". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 19 December 2012.
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