Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell

Bangor Daily News
Posted May 04, 2010, at 10:10 p.m.

Name: Elizabeth “Libby” Mitchell

Age: 69, born June 22, 1940

Education: Furman University 1962; University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, master’s in English, 1965; University of Maine School of Law degree, 2004.

Career: Maine House of Representatives 1976-1984, 1991-1998; Maine Senate 2005-2010; first woman in America to serve as both the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House. Also served three terms on the Vassalboro Board of Selectmen, serves on the board of Maine General Health, Maine Coalition for Excellence in Education, New England Board of Higher Education and Jobs for Maine Graduates.

Family: Lives in Vassalboro with her husband, Jim. Parents of four children, J. Elizabeth, Will, Charlie and Emily and six grandchildren.

Quote: “I get results. I know how to bring people to the table and compromise without giving up their principles. Maine is still in good shape.”

Funding: Clean Elections

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