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November 30, 2010 Jay Finegan, 287-1445
David Knorr Wins State House Promotion

AUGUSTA – Former Caribou resident David Knorr has been named Senior Legislative Aide for the House Republican Office in the State House. His promotion was part of a series of staff changes following the November 2 election, when Republicans took control of the Maine House for the first time since 1974.

“Over the past 10 years, I have enjoyed working with some of the finest men and women in our great state, including many of Aroostook’s own distinguished and hardworking legislators,” said Knorr. “Now I look forward to the 125th Maine Legislature and the opportunity to help Republican legislators in their efforts here in Augusta.”

In his new role, Knorr will supervise a group of legislative aides, who perform constituent service work and other duties for legislators. “Words cannot express how grateful I am to have this increased opportunity to utilize the knowledge and abilities that God has blessed me with,” he said. “It is because of Him and the support of my family that I credit all of my success.”

Knorr is a 1995 graduate of Limestone High School. He went on to the University of Maine at Presque Isle, where he served as president of the student senate in his senior year and worked as an intern for Senator Olympia Snowe. In 1999, he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in political science, a B.A. in history, a minor in business administration and a certificate in Russian and Eastern European studies.

Following graduation, he went on to work at software company ATX Forms Inc., in Caribou, before serving as field coordinator for Sen. Snowe’s 2000 reelection campaign. Soon thereafter he went to work as a legislative aide in the House Republican Office, beginning with the 120th Legislature.

Knorr is the son of a 20-year Air Force veteran and grandson of a Korean War Purple Heart recipient. He and his wife, Aubrey, live in Augusta with their 10-month old son, Noah.