Tom Saviello

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Thomas B. Saviello
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 17th district
Assumed office
2010
Preceded byWalter Gooley
Personal details
Born (1950-08-29) August 29, 1950 (age 68)
Englewood, New Jersey
Political partyRepublican (2009–present)
Other political
affiliations
Democratic (until 2009)
ProfessionForester

Thomas B. Saviello (born August 29, 1950) is an American politician. Saviello is a Republican State Senator from Maine's 17th District, representing part of Kennebec and Franklin Counties, including the population center of Farmington and his residence in Wilton. He was first elected to the Maine State Senate in 2010 after serving for 8 years (4 terms) in the Maine House of Representatives and two years on the District 9 School Board. His private experience is primarily in the field of forestry; Saviello works as a manager for International Paper. He was born in Englewood, New Jersey and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and the University of Maine.[1]

First elected as a Democrat, Saviello is known to cross party lines on measures and draw the ire of more conservative Republicans, including Governor Paul LePage.[2] As a Republican, he supported Democrat Jared Golden in his 2018 campaign for Congress against incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin.[3] In 2017, he helped fundraise for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Janet Mills.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senator Thomas B. Saviello". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 3 May 2012.
  2. ^ Russell, Eric (August 20, 2018). "Paul LePage, legislator trade insults after watchdog committee finds governor didn't meddle in timber diversion". Lewiston Sun Journal.
  3. ^ Fried, Amy [@ASFried] (August 20, 2018). "I didn't know that GOP Sen. Saviello is backing Golden. Perhaps they'll be a Republicans for Golden group. #mepolitics www.wsj.com/articles/democrats-look-to-flip-new-englands-one-gop-house-seat-1534757401 …" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ Cousins, Christopher (September 12, 2017). "A Republican is helping Janet Mills raise cash in her bid to succeed LePage". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved August 20, 2018.