Representative Kenneth W. Fredette
Rep. Kenneth Fredette is the House Republican Leader. He represents House District 25, which includes Corinna, Exeter, Newport, Plymouth, and part of Corinth. Rep. Fredette resides in Newport with his wife, Cyndi. They have two children.
Rep. Fredette's education is extensive. He graduated valedictorian from East Grand High School. He earned a B.S. in Accounting at the University of Maine at Machias, a Master's degree in Public Policy and Management with a concentration in Government Finance from USM's Edmund Muskie School for Public Service, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law. He also earned a Master's degree in Public Administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Rep. Fredette is a member of the Maine Air National Guard and has served for twelve years as a Judge Advocate General (JAG). Currently an attorney in private practice, he has also taught at Eastern and Southern Maine Community Colleges.
He served his freshman term pulling double duty on the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the Joint Standing Committee on Elections. Rep. Fredette represents RSU 19.
Rep. Fredette was nominated to the Human Rights Commission by Gov. Baldacci and approved by the Maine Senate. He is a member of the Fraternal Brotherhood of Masons and the Knights of Columbus, and is past President/Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Sebasticook Valley Federal Credit Union.
Rep. Fredette enjoys hunting.