Senator James Hamper is currently serving his second term in the Maine State Senate. He serves the people of Senate District 19 which is made up of Bridgton, Harrison, Naples, Sebago, Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Hiram, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, and Porter. Prior to being elected to the Senate, he served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives.
During his legislative service, his committee experience has included being Co-Chair of the Environment and Natural Resources Committee, a member of the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee, and a member of the Health and Human Services Committee. For the 127th Maine Legislature, he is serving as the Chair of the Appropriation and Financial Affairs Committee.
A graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta, Senator Hamper is a carpenter with Bartow Construction. He has served his community as a member of the Oxford Budget Committee and the Oxford Planning Board, and is an active member of the Rock-O-Dundee Snowmobile Club.
Senator Hamper lives in Oxford with his wife Lyn. They are members of the Oxford Advent Christian Church and have two children and two grandchildren.
James Michael Hamper (born June 15, 1955 is an American politician and carpenter from Maine. Hamper is a Republican State Senator from Maine’s 13th District, representing parts of Cumberland and Oxford Counties, including his residence of Oxford. Hamper earned a A.A. from the University of Maine at Augusta in 2001. He was first elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2004 and was unable to run for re-election in 2012 due to term-limits. From 2010-2012, Hamper served as the House chairman of the Legislature’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee and a member of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. In 2012, he was elected to the Maine Senate, replacing fellow Republican David Hastings.
Hamper is a practicing carpenter in Otisfield, Maine and a member of the Oxford Advent Christian Church, an evangelical church in Oxford.
Contact Information: Senate Republican Office (207) 287-1505
Legislative Website: www.mainesenategop.com
Committee Membership: Chair, Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Term Limited: 2020