Angus S. King, Jr. is the first Independent from Maine elected to serve in the U.S. Senate. He follows in the footsteps of Republican Senator Olympia Snowe who announced she would not run for re-election early in 2012.
A majority of Maine voters saw Angus, a former two term Independent Governor with a proven record as the best choice to represent Maine people. King has a record of helping businesses, working with both sides of the aisle, and working on issues important to Mainers. On the campaign trail, Angus promised Maine people that the only consideration he would take when casting his vote would be the interests of Maine and the country, not a political party’s agenda. In electing Angus S. King, Jr. as their next U.S. Senator, Maine voters rejected the bitter partisanship that has brought our political process to a standstill, and embraced a new Independent direction.