Representative Terry M. Hayes
District #94

PO Box 367, Buckfield, ME 04220

About Rep. Hayes

Rep. Terry Hayes is serving her fourth term in the House of Representatives and is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government.

Born and raised in the greater Portland area, Rep. Hayes graduated from Catherine McAuley High School in 1976. She earned a bachelor's degree in government from Bowdoin College in 1980. She is currently enrolled in the Accelerated MBA program at Thomas College and anticipates earning that degree in May 2014.

Rep. Hayes served on the MSAD 39 School Board for thirteen years (1991 – 2004), including three years as the chair. For the past ten years she has moderated annual town meetings in Buckfield, Hartford and Sumner.

Rep. Hayes has collaborated with teachers at Buckfield Junior-Senior High School and the Oxford Hills Middle School to bring eighth graders to Augusta to shadow her and to serve as honorary pages during sessions of the House of Representatives. She visits the school in her district annually to help teachers with civics instruction.

Rep. Hayes has signed the Civility Pledge, which states:

  • I will be civil in my public discourse and behavior.
  • I will be respectful of others whether or not I agree with them.
  • I will stand against incivility when I see it.

Professionally, Rep. Hayes worked as a guardian ad litem in Maine’s District and Probate courts. She owned and operated Hayes & Associates, headquartered in Buckfield, which provided peer supervision and business support services for other guardians ad litem. For the past 25 years, her GAL work has focused on advocating for children whose parents are litigating custody in divorce, post divorce, and family matter cases. She anticipates a new career after completion of her MBA.

Rep. Hayes convenes the Measures of Growth Caucus for the 126th Legislature.  She also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program and on the Advisory Board for Healthy Oxford Hills.

Rep. Hayes and her husband, Steve, live in Buckfield. They have three adult children.