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Senator John Nutting

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Senator John Nutting

Senator John Nutting  

Born in Lewiston, Maine, John Nutting graduated from Leavitt High School in 1967. Soon after, he went on to attend the University of Maine at Orono where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Pre-Veterinary Medicine in 1971.

In 1986, John Nutting was first elected to the Maine Legislature. As a member of the House of Representatives, he served in the 113th, 114th, and 115th Legislatures. He was later elected to serve in the Maine Senate for the 118th, 119th, and 120th Legislatures. In 2004, John Nutting ran for public office once again, and was elected to serve in the Maine Senate representing District 17 in the 122nd Maine Legislature. He has since been re-elected to the Maine Senate two more times to serve in the 123rd and 124th Maine Legislatures.

Senate District 17 includes the communities of Greene, Leeds, Lisbon, Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot, Sabattus, Turner and Wales.

Currently, Senator Nutting serves as the Senate Chair of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry and is also a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. While he is intimately involved in issues that come before each of these committees, his primary concerns remain property tax relief for citizens, the cleaning up of the Androscoggin River, and the protection of Maine’s mentally ill.

Outside of the Legislature, Senator Nutting is a registered dairy cattle breeder. He and his wife, Sandra, live in Leeds and have two sons and two grandchildren.