Maine Senate District 17



Thomas Saviello

Email address

[email protected]

Party affiliation


Legislative chamber

Maine Senate

Legislative district


Occupation or primary source of income


Community organizations

Wilton Lions, Farmington Rotary, West Farmington Fire Department

Personal information (hobbies, activities etc.)

Gardening and antiques

Family status


Years in Legislature


Are you a Clean Election candidate?


Committee assignments you want

Environment and Natural Resources.

Would you support expanding the state’s Medicaid program, MaineCare? Why or why not?

Yes. It is the right action for Franklin and Kennebec County citizens.

Should Maine follow the city of Portland’s lead and legalize the possession of limited amounts of marijuana for adults over the age of 21? Why or why not?

That will be up to Maine citizens and not the Legislature. I suspect there will be a people’s petition coming for the 2016 election cycle.

Should the state of Maine continue to provide incentives for businesses and homeowners to convert or diversify energy sources to those considered renewable, like solar, wind and geothermal?


Maine’s minimum wage is $7.50 an hour. As a state lawmaker would you support increasing that minimum wage? If so, what should Maine’s minimum wage be?

Possibly. I do believe $7.50 is too low and the wage amount needs to be revisited.

What issue is the most important to voters in your legislative district?

Health and elder care. In a close second is jobs, jobs, jobs …

What about you makes you the man or woman for the job?

I have the experience and background to get the job done. I have and will continue to work with all parties to move Maine ahead.

Describe yourself in a “Tweet”

Tom Saviello: The Man, the moustache, the bow tie…working for the people of Franklin and parts of Kennebec Counties.

Democratic candidate Joanne Dunlap of Rangeley Plantation did not respond to the Sun Journal’s questionnaire.