Mark Lawrence (politician)

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Mark W. Lawrence
President of the Maine Senate
In office
December 4, 1996 – December 6, 2000
GovernorAngus King
Preceded byJeffrey Butland
Succeeded byMike Michaud
Member of the Maine Senate
from the 35th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2018
Preceded byDawn Hill
In office
December 2, 1992 – December 6, 2000
Preceded byStephen C. Estes
Succeeded byKenneth F. Lemont
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 2nd district
In office
December 7, 2016 – December 5, 2018
Preceded byRoberta Beavers
Succeeded byMichelle Meyer
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 1st district
In office
December 7, 1988 – December 2, 1992
Preceded byFrederick F. Soucy
Succeeded byKenneth F. Lemont
Personal details
Born (1951-12-30) December 30, 1951 (age 67)
Aurora, Illinois
Political partyDemocrat
ResidenceSouth Berwick, Maine
Alma materMichigan State University

Mark W. Lawrence (born June 27, 1958) is an American lawyer and politician from Maine. He was born in Kittery, Maine. A Democrat, Lawrence served in the Maine House of Representatives from 1988 to 2000, first elected while still in law school. After two terms in the House, he was elected to the Maine Senate in 1992. He was elected as the President of the 118th Maine Senate in December 1996[1] and then elected as President of the 119th Maine Senate in December 1998,[2] serving in that capacity until 2000.[3] He challenged Republican incumbent Olympia Snowe in the 2000 U.S. Senate election and lost. He lost in the Democratic primary for the open seat in the 1st congressional district in 2008. He served from 2003 to 2010 as the York County District Attorney and did not seek re-election in 2010. He returned to private practice in South Berwick, Maine.[4] In November 2016, he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives, and after a single term back in the House he returned to the Senate after the 2018 election.


  1. ^ "Senate Legislative Record, One Hundred And Eighteenth Legislature, State Of Maine" (pdf). Maine State Legislature. December 4, 1996. p. 6. Retrieved November 18, 2014. This being done, Senator Mark W. Lawrence of York, was duly elected President of the Senate of the 118th Legislature.
  2. ^ "Mark W. Lawrence". Maine Senate. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  3. ^ "Past Senate Presidents". Maine State Senate. Archived from the original on March 14, 2011. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Hench, David (July 10, 2013). "Lawrence pulls out from fall election". Portland Press Herald. Portland, Maine, United States: MaineToday Media. Retrieved November 18, 2014.