Mark W. Lawrence
Mark W. Lawrence was
elected to a second term as President of the Maine Senate on December 2,
1998. He had previously held the office of Minority Leader before the Democrats regained control of
the Senate in 1996.
of Kittery, Lawrence also serve two terms as a member of the Maine State House of Representatives. Since
entering the political arena, Senator Lawrence has walked a distance equal to five times the length of the State of
Maine visiting over 35,000 homes in the districts he has represented.
his tenure in the legislature, Lawrence worked as an advocate in conjunction with Maine's congressional delegation
to protect the future of the U.S. Naval Shipyard in Kittery.
priorities during the 119th Legislature were improving access to higher education, repairing and
re-building Maine's schools, growing Maine's economy statewide and passing a patient's bill of
Lawrence helped establish the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve and is a founding member of the Laudhom
Trust in Wells. He has served on the Maine-New Hampshire Border Commission and the Commission on Public
Financing of Elections. He has also served as a director of the Kittery Land Trust and as a trustee of the
Kittery Historical and Naval Museum.
attended public schools in Kittery and is a graduate of Bowdoin College. Lawrence earned his law degree
at the University of Maine School of Law. After his service in the Senate, her served as York County Attorney and
now practices law and resides in South Berwick with his family.