Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow Michael Thibodeau

On Thursday, Nov. 2nd, the Policy Center welcomes Michael Thibodeau, President of the Maine State Senate, as a Distinguished Maine Policy Fellow. Thibodeau has served in both the House and the Senate and currently represents Senate District 11 which includes all of Waldo County. Thibodeau has served on the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee, the Labor Committee, and the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. He is also a small business owner.

Thibodeau has called upon his fellow state senators to work together over the next two years to address Maine’s biggest challenges including a biennial budget, tax policy, energy costs and improving the state’s business climate. Senate President Thibodeau said Maine will be a “better place to live, work and make a living if we work together.”

Distinguished Maine Policy Fellows are prominent Maine individuals with past or current careers as policy makers in the state. The Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center brings these individuals to campus for a day to teach an undergraduate class, engage faculty about research and public policy, and meet with UMaine administration and graduate students.

A reception which is open to the public will be held from 4:00 – 5:30 in the University Club of Fogler Library.