AUGUSTA — Sen. Bill Diamond, D-Windham, was inaugurated to the Maine Senate during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.
“I have enjoyed meeting my new colleagues and greeting my old friends on both sides of the aisle,” Sen. Diamond said. “We have a lot of work to do this session, on issues from property tax reform to animal welfare to highway safety and beyond. I have a lot of faith that this group of senators will be able to collaborate and get things done for the people of Maine.”
Sen. Diamond is beginning his second consecutive term in the Maine Senate. He previously served in the House of Representatives from 1976 to 1982, in the senate from 1982 to 1986, and as Secretary of State from 1989 to 1997. He has served as the senate chairman of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice, and on the Committees on Transportation and Government Oversight.
The 128th Legislature will convene for its first day of regular business on Wednesday, January 4. Members of the Legislature have until Friday, December 30, to submit bills for consideration in 2017. Constituents interested in speaking to Sen. Diamond about bill ideas are encouraged to call his State House office at 287-1515.
Sen. Diamond would also like his constituents to know that he is always available to assist them with any state government-related issues, questions or concerns. Constituent services can include help navigating government agencies or finding the correct information or services. Sen. Diamond’s office can also set up State House tours and connect local students with the Honorary Page program. For more information, visit mainesenate.org.
Sen. Diamond represents Senate District 26, which includes Windham, Raymond, Standish, Casco, Baldwin and Frye Island.
Rep. Jessica Fay, D-Raymond, was sworn into the 128th Maine House of Representatives on Wednesday, December 7. Fay represents House District 66 which serves parts of Casco, Poland and Raymond.