Amy F. Volk
Republican

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Office Sought: Senator – District 30
Age: 47
Occupation: Small business owner/mom/current senator
Education: BS Human Development, University of Maine
Family: Married with 4 children
Hometown: Scarborough

Political experience

I served two terms in the Maine House before my election to the Senate. Throughout my tenure, I have sat on the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee, most recently as Senate Chair. I also serve on the Judiciary Committee, the State Workforce Board and the Citizens Trade Policy Commission. I have been invited to co-chair the Legislative Caucus on Aging in the next legislature.
2016 American Legion Legislator of the Year
2016 Jim McGregor Government Service Award
2016 Elizabeth H. Mitchell Housing Leadership Award
2013 Minuteman Award

Why are you running for office?

Maine faces many difficult challenges and needs strong, effective leadership now more than ever. I am running for reelection to the Maine Senate because I consider it a great honor to be an advocate for people in my community in the Legislature. Having served in the House of Representatives and the Senate, I have a strong track record of working with lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to find bipartisan solutions to the challenges we face. In fact, I was named one of the most “bipartisan legislators in Augusta” by the non-partisan Sunlight Foundation in 2014. I have enacted numerous pieces of legislation addressing human trafficking in Maine, including creating an Affirmative Defense to the crime of prostitution for victims. I have also fought to keep property taxes low and to secure additional funding for public education, as well as expanding alternative education for those who don’t thrive in traditional classroom settings. My lead poisoning prevention bill was recently fully implemented, with Maine becoming the first state to adopt and enforce federal lead standards to better protect some of our most vulnerable children.

Maine has a long tradition of taking a practical, commonsense approach to public policy issues with Maine women like Margaret Chase Smith, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins leading the way. I have looked to these extraordinary women as strong role models during my time in Augusta. I take a pragmatic, compassionate approach to representing the people of Senate District 30 and have earned a strong reputation as a hard working, thorough and thoughtful legislator who is always willing to listen to and work with others.

 

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