Senate Republican Caucus Has Youngest, Oldest Member of Maine State Senate

Augusta – For the 127th Maine State Legislature, the Republicans in the Senate will have the benefit of views from a few different generations, as their caucus has both the youngest and oldest member of the Maine State Senate.  

Brakey and EdgecombSenator Eric Brakey (R-Androscoggin), age 26, is the youngest member of the Senate. He represents the eighth-generation of his family to live in Maine, and was driven to serve in the Legislature in part because of the issues he sees his generation facing.

“My peers want to be able to stay in Maine to live, work, and raise a family. It shouldn’t be as difficult as it currently is to do that,” said Sen. Brakey. “We must ensure that our government isn’t stifling entrepreneurial activity and putting up roadblocks to economic prosperity.”

At age 73, Senator Peter Edgecomb (R-Aroostook) is the senior member of the Senate. A retired teacher and superintendent, Edgecomb has also served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives.

“It’s an honor to be serving in the Maine State Senate. The people of Aroostook County face many challenges, including a continued need for strong economic growth,” said Sen. Edgecomb. “From education to welfare to agriculture, we can make positive policy reforms that bring good jobs to all areas of the state.”

The Maine State Senate is scheduled to reconvene on January 7, 2014.  

(Pictured: On the floor of the Maine State Senate are Sen. Brakey, left; Sen. Edgecomb, right)