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Maine House of Representatives

NameMaine House of Representatives
LegislatureMaine State Legislature
Coa PicSeal of Maine.svg
House TypeLower house
Term Limits4 Terms (8 years)
New SessionDecember 1, 2010
Leader1 TypeSpeaker of the House
Leader1Robert Nutting
Election1December 1, 2010
Leader2 TypeMajority Leader
Leader2Philip Curtis
Election2December 1, 2010
Leader4 TypeMinority Leader
Leader4Emily Cain
Election4December 1, 2010
Last Election1November 2, 2010
(153 seats)
Next Election1November 6, 2012
(153 seats)
RedistrictingLegislative Control
Political Groups1Republican Party (77)
Democratic Party (72)
Independent (1)
Non-Voting (2)
Term Length2 years
AuthorityArticle IV, Part First, Maine Constitution
SalarySession 1: $13,526/year
Session 2: $9,661/year + per diem
Meeting PlaceHouse of Representatives Chamber
Maine State House
Augusta, Maine

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The Maine House of Representatives is the lower house of the Maine Legislature. The House consists of 151 members (excluding two nonvoting members) representing an equal amount of districts across the state. Each voting member of the House represents around 8,450 citizens of the state. Because it is a part-time position, members of the Maine House of Representatives usually have outside employment as well. Members are limited to four consecutive terms of two years each, but may run again after two years.

The House meets at the Maine State House in Augusta.

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