Michael E. Carpenter

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Michael E. Carpenter
52nd Maine Attorney General
In office
Preceded byJames Tierney
Succeeded byAndrew Ketterer
Member of the Maine Senate
In office
1976 – 1986
2016 – Present
Member of the Maine House of Representatives District 19
In office
Personal details
Born (1947-09-03) September 3, 1947 (age 72)
Political partyDemocrat
ResidenceHoulton, Maine
Alma materUniversity of Maine School of Law

Michael E. Carpenter (born September 3, 1947) is an American lawyer and politician from Maine. Carpenter, a Democrat, served one term (1974-1976) in the Maine House of Representatives from Houlton. In 1976, Carpenter was elected to the Maine Senate, representing southern Aroostook County. He served in that office until 1986. In 1991, the Maine Legislature elected Carpenter to the position of Maine Attorney General.[1] He served in that office until 1995, when he was replaced by fellow Democrat Andrew Ketterer.

Carpenter is a graduate of the University of Maine School of Law.[2]

In November 2014, Carpenter sought election to the Maine Senate to replace term-limited Republican Roger Sherman. He was defeated by former State Representative Michael Willette in the general election.[3]

In November 2016, Carpenter again sought election to the Maine Senate (District 2). He ran against incumbent Ricky Long and won in the general election. Carpenter was re-elected in 2018.


  1. ^ "An interview with Attorney General Michael Carpenter". Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Law School strengthens ties to Northern and Downeast Maine". University of Maine School of Law. March 14, 2012. Archived from the original on 10 August 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ "2014 State Senate races in Maine: Will the Democrats keep their majority?". Daily Kos. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
Legal offices
Preceded by
James E. Tierney
Maine Attorney General
Succeeded by
Andrew Ketterer