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Susan Collins (R)
Junior Senator from Maine

Elected: 1996 (1st term)
Hometown: Bangor
Born: December 7, 1952; Caribou, Maine
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Single
Education: St. Lawrence U., B.A. 1975
Career: Business center director; congressional aide
Political Highlights: Maine commissioner of financial regulation, 1987-91; Small Business Administration official, 1992-93; Maine deputy treasurer, 1993; Republican nominee for governor, 1994; U.S. Senate, 1997-present
Committees: Special Aging; Armed Services ( Emerging Threats & Capabilities; Personnel; Seapower); Governmental Affairs; Health, Education, Labor & Pensions ( Children & Families; Public Health)
Address: 172 Russell Senate Office Building, Constitution and Delaware Aves., N.E., Washington, DC, 20510-1904
Phone: (202) 224-2523
Fax: (202) 224-2693
E-mail: senator@collins.senate.gov
Web site: collins.senate.gov

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: January 29, 2000). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

CQ Voting Studies are an annual analysis of a member's support or opposition to a given position. Interest Group Ratings are based on rankings from groups chosen to represent liberal, conservative, business and labor viewpoints.Voting Participation scores are based on the number of times a member voted "yea" or "nay" on roll call votes (not including quorum calls in the House).

CQ Vote Studies
Year Presidential
Support
Party
Unity
  S* O* S O
1998 63% 38% 67% 33%
1997 76 24 61 39
S=Support; O=Oppose

Voting Participation
Year %
1998 100
1997 100
Interest Groups
Year ADA AFL-CIO CCUS ACU
1998 35% n/a 78% 36 %
1997 50 14 80 48

Note on Interest Groups: ADA=Americans for Democratic Action; AFL-CIO=American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; CCUS=Chamber of Commerce of the United States; ACU=American Conservative Union

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
Legislature: In even years meets December-June; odd years, January-April
House of Representatives: 151 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 71R, 79D, 1I; 116 men, 35 women
Salary: $18,000
Phone: (207) 287-1400
Senate: 35 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 14R, 20D, 1I; 19 men, 16 women
Salary: $18,000
Phone: (207) 287-1540

Urban Statistics
Portland: Mayor Thomas Kane, Population 63,123
Lewiston: Mayor Kaileigh Tara, Population 36,830
Bangor: Mayor Joe Baldacci, Population 31,649

Registered Voters
Unenrolled: 37%
Democrat: 32%
Republican: 29%

U.S. Congress
Senate: 2 R
House: 2 D

Term Limits
For state offices: Yes
Senate: 4 Terms
House: 4 Terms

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 52%, Bob Dole 31%, Ross Perot 14%
1992 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 39%, Ross Perot 30%, George Bush 30%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 55%, Michael S. Dukakis 44%

Population
1998 population (est.): 1,243,316
1990 population: 1,227,928
1980 population: 1,124,660
Percent change 1980-90: +9%
Rank among states (1998): 38
White: 98%
Black: 1%
Asian or Pacific islander: 1%
Hispanic origin: 1%
Urban: 45%
Rural: 55%
Born in state: 69%
Foreign-born: 3%
Under age 18: 297,266 (24%)
Ages 18-64: 771,521 (62%)
65 and older: 173,264 (14%)
Median age: 36.9

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.me.us
Capital: Augusta
Median household income: $34,132 (1997)
   Rank among states: 33
Total area: 33,741 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 39

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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