Rep. John "Jack" Ducharme

State Representative, House District 71

Cornville, Madison, and Norridgewock

Representative John “Jack” Ducharme of Madison is currently serving his second term representing House District 71, which includes the towns of Madison, Norridgewock, and Cornville.  He serves as the Lead Republican on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial affairs.  Previously, he served on the Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement, and Business. 

Jack attended Thomas College and earned his B.S. in Business Administration.  He retired from working in the banking industry and is currently a Realtor ®.  Rep. Ducharme also serves his community as Chairman of the Board for HealthReach, and is Treasurer of the Anson Madison Water District.  Jack is also Choir Director at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in his home town of Madison.

Jack and his wife, Denise, have two kids; Joseph and Benjamin.  In his free time, he enjoys watching the New England Patriots.

Member News

Bipartisan promises are not being kept

Democrats are taking money away from retirees, farmers, Medicare savings, rural police protection, and our roads and bridges This is Representative Jack Ducharme of Madison, Ranking member of Appropriations, with the Weekly Republican Address.  Just last spring, Democrats embraced a number of Republican proposals that lower taxes for Maine retirees and provide a sustainable funding…

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We need solutions that lower energy costs!

Opinion by Rep. Jack Ducharme appeared in the Bangor Daily News November 21, 2023 With the defeat of Pine Tree Power, a plan to apparently lower costs by spending $13 billion to have government bureaucrats run CMP and Versant, it’s time to start looking at the what is driving electricity costs. I could join the…

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Statement on Maine Venture Fund’s investment in TImberHP in Madison

“The loss of the Madison Paper Mill is still being felt and the repurposing of the mill is critical to our area’s ability to fully recover and grow,” said John “Jack” Ducharme (R- Madison). “I am pleased to see this investment in our local community. It will support job creation, our tax base, and local…

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Tax Relief Must Be Part of the Conversation!

By Rep. John “Jack” Ducharme The State of Maine has a balanced budget amendment to the Maine Constitution.  This requires that projected receipts of revenue and expenditures be balanced.  That means if the State receives $100 in revenue, it must account for that revenue with an offsetting expense.  While many view the balanced budget amendment…

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“Time seems ripe for bipartisan action on income tax cuts in Maine”  

That was the headline this week in the Portland Press Herald. Maine House Republicans couldn’t agree more. Now is the time to lower taxes on Maine people. This is Representative Jack Ducharme of Madison with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. The state of Maine is bursting at the seams with cash due to billions of…

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House Republican Appropriations Committee Members 

House Republicans Urge speedy consideration of heating assistance for Mainers struggling to heat their homes STATE HOUSE – House Republicans announced today that they have submitted the names of four members of their caucus to serve on the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. They are also calling for swift consideration of heating…

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Rep. Ducharme

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 431-0775

Email: Jack.Ducharme@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
34 Heald Street, Madison, ME 04950

Legislative Service

House: 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Rep. John "Jack" Ducharme

State Representative, House District 71

Cornville, Madison, and Norridgewock
Rep. Ducharme

Representative John “Jack” Ducharme of Madison is currently serving his second term representing House District 71, which includes the towns of Madison, Norridgewock, and Cornville.  He serves as the Lead Republican on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial affairs.  Previously, he served on the Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement, and Business. 

Jack attended Thomas College and earned his B.S. in Business Administration.  He retired from working in the banking industry and is currently a Realtor ®.  Rep. Ducharme also serves his community as Chairman of the Board for HealthReach, and is Treasurer of the Anson Madison Water District.  Jack is also Choir Director at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in his home town of Madison.

Jack and his wife, Denise, have two kids; Joseph and Benjamin.  In his free time, he enjoys watching the New England Patriots.

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 431-0775

Email: Jack.Ducharme@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
34 Heald Street, Madison, ME 04950

Legislative Service

House: 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Member News

Bipartisan promises are not being kept

Democrats are taking money away from retirees, farmers, Medicare savings, rural police protection, and our roads and bridges This is Representative Jack Ducharme of Madison, Ranking member of Appropriations, with the Weekly Republican Address.  Just last spring, Democrats embraced a number of Republican proposals that lower taxes for Maine retirees and provide a sustainable funding…

Read More...

We need solutions that lower energy costs!

Opinion by Rep. Jack Ducharme appeared in the Bangor Daily News November 21, 2023 With the defeat of Pine Tree Power, a plan to apparently lower costs by spending $13 billion to have government bureaucrats run CMP and Versant, it’s time to start looking at the what is driving electricity costs. I could join the…

Read More...

Statement on Maine Venture Fund’s investment in TImberHP in Madison

“The loss of the Madison Paper Mill is still being felt and the repurposing of the mill is critical to our area’s ability to fully recover and grow,” said John “Jack” Ducharme (R- Madison). “I am pleased to see this investment in our local community. It will support job creation, our tax base, and local…

Read More...

Tax Relief Must Be Part of the Conversation!

By Rep. John “Jack” Ducharme The State of Maine has a balanced budget amendment to the Maine Constitution.  This requires that projected receipts of revenue and expenditures be balanced.  That means if the State receives $100 in revenue, it must account for that revenue with an offsetting expense.  While many view the balanced budget amendment…

Read More...

“Time seems ripe for bipartisan action on income tax cuts in Maine”  

That was the headline this week in the Portland Press Herald. Maine House Republicans couldn’t agree more. Now is the time to lower taxes on Maine people. This is Representative Jack Ducharme of Madison with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. The state of Maine is bursting at the seams with cash due to billions of…

Read More...

House Republican Appropriations Committee Members 

House Republicans Urge speedy consideration of heating assistance for Mainers struggling to heat their homes STATE HOUSE – House Republicans announced today that they have submitted the names of four members of their caucus to serve on the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. They are also calling for swift consideration of heating…

Read More...
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