Emily Cain is serving her first term in the Senate as the Senator for District 30 (Penobscot County) after serving four terms in the Maine House. Cain works as Coordinator of Advancement for the Honors College at the University of Maine and is working part-time towards a Ph.D. in Higher Education with a concentration in public policy from UMaine. Cain earned her undergraduate degree in Vocal Music Education from the UMaine and her master’s degree in Higher Education from Harvard University. She was first elected to the House in 2004 at the age of 24.

While a member of the House, Cain focused on issues of economic development, access to affordable, high quality higher education, and breaking the cycle of domestic violence in Maine. Cain served on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee, and the Appropriations Committee, which she chaired in the 124th Legislature. In the prior session, Cain served as the Democratic Minority Leader, the youngest woman to hold that position in Maine history. She lives in Orono with her husband, the Hon. Daniel B. Williams, and their dog, Bartlet the pug.

CAIN STEPS DOWN FROM LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES

Three lawmakers reassigned to Appropriations and Government Oversight   AUGUSTA–Earlier today, State Senator Emily Cain stepped down from her legislative committee assignments on the state’s budget writing committee and as Senate Chair of the Government Oversight committee.   In a letter to Senate President Justin Alfond, Cain wrote, in part:   “As the Democratic nominee...

SENATOR CAIN RECEIVES PERFECT SCORE ON LABOR RECORD

State employees union praises lawmaker for commitment to working families   AUGUSTA – Democratic Senator Emily Cain of Orono has received a 100% rating from the Maine State Employees Union for her support of working families during the second session of the 126th Legislature.   “Employees of the state of Maine show up and work...

Mainebiz: $3M bond would help Down East lab

Read more here A $3 million bond proposal signed by Gov. Paul LePage would benefit Mount Desert Island Biological Lab, a nonprofit biomedical research firm in Bar Harbor, if approved by voters this fall. The bond would provide Maine with an investment “in a key and rapidly growing sector of the state’s economy,” said state...