Michael V. Saxl

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Michael V. Saxl
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
In office
2001–2002
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 118 district
In office
1995–2002
Preceded by James V. Oliver
Succeeded by John Eder
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Portland, Maine
Profession Lawyer

Michael V. Saxl is American lawyer and former politician from Maine. Saxl, who lived in Portland's West End, was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from the 117th – 120th legislatures (1995–2002). He was Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives from 2001–02. He is a Democrat.[1]

Saxl, a native of Bangor, was elected in a special election in February 1995 to replace Jim Oliver, who resigned to join the Peace Corps. He won 61% of the vote, beating both a Republican and a Green Independent. He was a second year law student at the time of election and son of fellow State Representative Jane Saxl of Bangor.[2]

Saxl was elected Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives at the age of 33, the youngest Speaker since John L. Martin was elected at 32.[3]

After leaving the Maine House of Representatives, Saxl became a lobbyist, including Winter Harbor Properties, a real estate firm.[4]

Positions[edit]

Saxl opposed term limits for elected officials in Maine.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Saxl bio Maine.gov
  2. ^ "Portland Democrat wins District 31 race". Bangor Daily News. Associated Press. March 1, 1995. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Rooks, Douglas (December 7, 2000). "Maine House Turns to Saxl". Sun Journal. Retrieved 24 December 2012. 
  4. ^ Canfield, Clarke. "Proposed green resort has some seeing red". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 23 December 2012.