AUGUSTA – Democratic Senator Ed Mazurek of Rockland announced today that after ten years of legislative service, he will be be retiring and will not seek re-election to the State Senate. He issued the following statement:
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve in both the Maine State House of Representatives, and the Maine State Senate. Over the past 10 years, I have met and worked with many loyal and dedicated people. I have decided to not seek reelection this year, and I would like to say thank you, to all who have supported me over the past 5 terms. Thank you very much for your trust in me.”
Senator Mazurek represents District 22 in the State Senate, which includes most of Knox County. He is the Senate Chair of the Transportation Committee, and also serves on the Marine Resources Committee.
Prior to his term in the Senate, he served four terms in the Maine House representing Rockland and Owl’s Head. As a State Representative, he sponsored and cosponsored legislation to protect high school athletes from head injuries, improve highway funding, and prohibit texting while driving.
A retired teacher and coach, Senator Mazurek earned his BSBA degree at Xavier University and his MA at Fairfield University. He is a former member of the Rockland City Council and served as Mayor of Rockland in 2003 and 2004.
He and his wife MaryEllen live in Rockland. They have five children and four grandchildren.