Senator Elizabeth M. Schneider Records Perfect Attendance for Legislative Session
July 11, 2008 - TRC
AUGUSTA – State Senator Elizabeth M. Schneider (Representing Senate District 30 in Penobscot County) achieved a perfect voting attendance during the second regular session of the 123rd Legislature. In total, the Senate recorded 111 roll call votes during the three month session which started back in January.
A roll call vote is a registered, recorded vote in which the votes of each member are documented and entered into the public record. Any member may request a roll call vote, and in order for the chair to order a roll call, one-fifth of the total members present in the Senate must give their consent.
“I have done my personal best to represent the citizens of Senate District 30. The district includes 23 communities in Penobscot County, starting just north of Bangor in Veazie stretching 90 miles north to Mattawamkeag and Kingman. My largest service centers, starting from the north are Lincoln, Old Town and Orono. Needless to say, it is a large district to cover.” remarked Senator Schneider. “I am proud of the opportunity to serve our district.”
Reaching 100% can be difficult to attain with a “citizen’s legislature” that consists of Legislators from a variety of careers and backgrounds. Other factors can also impact ones attendance. At the State House it can be easy to get “pulled” aside by committee obligations, a lobbyist, or a constituent issue. Lastly, Maine’s winter weather and wildlife can be a huge challenge for those Legislators that travel to Augusta every day.
“There were a lot of important issues facing this Legislature and I did my best to be there for every vote and to represent the people of our district” added Senator Schneider.
Senator Elizabeth M. Schneider is Chair of the State and Local Government Committee and serves as a member of the Business, Research and Economic Development Committee at the State House in Augusta. For questions or assistance contact Senator Elizabeth M. Schneider at (207) 866-7359 or toll free at 1-800-423-6900.
TOWNS IN SENATE DISTRICT 30 ARE Alton, Argyle, Bradford, Edinburg, Enfield, Greenbush, Howland, Hudson, Kingman, LaGrange, Lee, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Maxfield, Old Town, Orono, Passadumkeag, Penobscot Indian Island, Springfield, Twombly, Veazie, Webster, and Winn.
Darek M. Grant, Legislative Aide, 207.287.1515
Senate Majority Office
3 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333
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