Chair, Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development
Veterans and Legal Affairs
- Term Limited in 2018
- Legislative Session Service:
Senate 125, 126
John L. Patrick of Rumford was elected to his second term in the Maine Senate, representing Maine Senate District 14. As a Senator, Patrick’s focus is on the needs of working families including creating jobs that pay a living wage, lowering health care costs, improving veterans services and promoting economic opportunity through education and small business initiatives.
Prior to his time in the Maine Senate, Senator Patrick served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives from 2001-2008. He was a member of the Labor Committee and chaired the Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee for his 3rd and 4th terms. Patrick was chairman of the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission from 2004-2008. As a state representative, Patrick fought for working families, investment in roads and bridges, veteran services, and ethics reform.
A journeyman mechanic for the NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford for the last 29 years, Patrick is a former President of the United Paperworkers Union Local 900. He is a past board member of the Maine AFL-CIO, served four years as a board member of the St. Athanasius and St. John’s school, as well as three years on the MSAD 43 school board. He is also a past member of the board of the River Valley Technology Center.
Patrick is a member and past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1248 and a member of the Rumford Lodge of Elks #862. He is a member of the Maine Snowmobile Association, Rumford Polar Bears, Webb River Valley Sportsman’s Club, the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine , the Hope Association, and member of the Parish of the Holy Savior. He is also a regular volunteer for the Hope Association’s Armory Bingo.
A 1972 graduate of Mexico High School and lifelong resident of the River Valley, Patrick has been married to Claire M. Coulombe of Rumford for 32 years and has three adult children. He enjoys gardening, fishing, snowmobiling and golfing, and he is a skilled pool player.