Rep. Thomas R. W. Longstaff
Rep. Thomas Longstaff is serving his third term in the Maine House of Representatives and is a former member of the Waterville City Council. As a councilor, he was actively involved in revising the city's charter and ordinances and improving the city’s facilities and information technology.
Longstaff grew up in Winthrop, Maine. He is a graduate of Winthrop High School and holds degrees from the University of Maine, Bangor Theological Seminary and Columbia University. He has served in the Maine National Guard, the U. S. Marine Corps and has experience in wholesale and retail business. An experienced archeologist, he accepted a faculty appointment at Colby College in 1969 and taught there until his retirement in 2003.
Longstaff lives in Waterville with his wife, Cynthia, who is an occupational therapist and an active volunteer with many community organizations. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren and love the coast of New England.
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Rep. Longstaff previously served on the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs for the 126th Legislature.
Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Claims against the State; liquor laws; lottery; non-profit and for- profit gambling games of chance, beano, raffles, slot machines, gaming devices); harness racing; off-track betting; election laws; campaign practices; campaign financing and the Maine Clean Election Act; voter registration; initiatives and referenda; governmental ethics; lobbyist registration; landlord-tenant laws; veterans' programs; Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Services (except the Maine Emergency Management Agency); Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations; and Maine National Guard.
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