KNOX — Representative MaryAnne Kinney (R-Knox) will be seeking the Senate District 11 seat in 2022, according to a news release.
A farmer, Rep. Kinney has served her community in the Maine House of Representatives since 2014.
Even before her election she was visiting Augusta to speak up on issues important to the maple producing industry and has long been involved with the Maine Farm Bureau, the release stated.
“Advocating for my community and for the issues that matter to hardworking Mainers across the state is a responsibility I take very seriously,” said Rep. Kinney. “In running for Senate, my priority is to continue the work I’ve been doing in the House, to stand up for my neighbors in Waldo County and to get Maine on the right path for a prosperous future. Hardworking Maine families deserve to have advocates in the State House who understand what it means to make a living in this state.”
Before she became the owner and operator of Kinney’s Sugarhouse, Rep. Kinney held a wide variety of other jobs. She has worked as a pharmacy technician, a truck driver, and a credit analyst.
Rep. Kinney is involved with numerous organizations. She is a member of the Maine Farm Bureau, MOFGA (Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association), the NRA and the Maple Producers Association.
During her time in the Maine House Rep. Kinney has served on the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee, the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, and the State and Local Government Committee.
“Rep. Kinney has been an outstanding representative and I’m so glad she’s decided to run for Senate,” said Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake (R-Androscoggin). “Her common sense, work ethic, and dedication to serving her community make her an excellent public servant. Waldo County and the entire state of Maine will benefit from having her in the Senate.”
Senate District 11 is made up of all municipalities in Waldo County. The district’s makeup was not altered during the recent reapportionment process.