Nichi Farnham

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Nichi S. Farnham
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 32nd district
In office
2010 – December 5, 2012
Preceded by Joe Perry
Succeeded by Geoffrey Gratwick
Personal details
Born Rugby, North Dakota
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Doug Farnham
Religion Lutheran
Website Official Website

Nichi S. Farnham is an American politician from Maine. Farnham served as a Republican State Senator from Maine's 32nd District, representing the city of Bangor and the neighboring town of Hermon from 2010 to 2012. She was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 2010 after serving as a City Councilor and Mayor of Bangor. She obtained a B.A. from the United States Air Force Academy and a master's degree in human resources management from Webster University.[1] In 2012, Farnham was defeated in a hotly contested re-election bid by Democrat Geoffrey Gratwick.

In February 2012, Republican Governor Paul LePage appointed Farnham to the Maine State Board of Education.[2]


Nichi S. Farnham is married to Doug and has three children.[3] Nichi Farnham is a Lutheran.[3]


Farnham served on the Bangor City Council from 1997 to 2010, including as mayor of Bangor from 2007 until her election to the Maine State Senate in 2010.[3] She defeated three-term incumbent Joe Perry with 54% of the vote.[4] Nichi Farnham was a member of the Health and Human Services and Chair of the Veterans and Legal Affairs.[3]


  1. ^ Nichi Farnham
  2. ^ Stone, Matthew (February 7, 2013). "LePage taps former Bangor Sen. Farnham for education board seat – Capitol Incite - BDN Maine Blogs". The Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Senator Nichi S. Farnham's Biography". Vote Smart. Retrieved 18 September 2012.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Nichi" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  4. ^ Russell, Eric (November 3, 2010). "Perry ousted in Senate District 32". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 29 August 2012.