Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham

State Representative, House District 12

Franklin, Gouldsboro, Hancock, Steuben, Sorrento, Sullivan, and Winter Harbor

House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham is serving his third term representing House District 12, which includes the towns of Franklin, Gouldsboro, Hancock, Steuben, Sorrento, Sullivan, and Winter Harbor. Prior to his election as Leader, Rep. Faulkingham served on the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources.

Rep. Faulkingham attended Southern Maine Technical College before serving three years as Lance Corporal Infantry Rifleman in the United States Marine Corps. Since he was a teenager, Billy Bob has been a commercial lobster fisherman in his hometown of Winter Harbor. That has been his occupation since his time in the Marines.

Billy Bob also serves his community as a member of the Winter Harbor Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias Schoodic Lodge. He is very active in the protection of Maine’s heritage lobster fishing industry, and is a member of the Lobster Union Local 207, the Maine Lobsterman’s Association, and Downeast Lobsterman’s Association.

Billy Bob and his wife, Carrie, have three children; Robin, Carter, and Harper. Spending time doing anything with his family is his greatest joy in life.

Member News

Secretary of State Should Be Elected by the People

By now, you’ve certainly been inundated with headlines, social media posts, and messages about Maine’s Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, and her unilateral move to engage in voter suppression. Denying President Trump ballot access actively suppresses the choice of hundreds of thousands of Maine voters. It’s not just about one candidate, it’s about all of…

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We celebrate the birth of Jesus and wish people well over the holidays and into the New Year

Maine Republicans remain hopeful going into 2024 This is House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham of Winter Harbor with the weekly Republican address.  As Maine observes the holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus, House Republicans join everyone in focusing on faith and family. This Christmas, we give special thanks for people that recognize human needs…

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State Budget is nothing to cheer about

Spending is more important to Democrats than helping the people back home The Supplemental budget that just passed over Republican opposition, when combined with the partisan budget passed in March, is nothing to cheer about. It represents a failure to govern in a manner that includes the needs of all Mainers, especially those that work…

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Maine Lobstermen win huge victory in Federal court!

Federal government get’s smacked down for “egregious” misuse of power against lobster industry. Maine House Republicans are pleased to report that the Maine Lobster Industry has won a huge victory in Federal Court. The U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit’s ruling vacates NOAA’s biology-based opinion. This is the opinion off which the agency was imposing…

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Maine people deserve better, they deserve tax relief

Over the next two years, state government will spend close to $11 billion without one penny returned to you in income tax relief This is House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. For months, Republicans have responsibly called for tax relief. Mindful that Democrats want to spend taxpayer money and…

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With record state revenues, Maine taxpayers should pay less

By House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham (Published in the Bangor Daily News 3-29-23 Democrats’ may spend over $10.3 billion of tax revenue in the next two years – an increase of 20% from the governor’s last biennial budget proposal.  During last week’s budget negotiations, House Republicans proposed to provide an additional $200 million in…

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Democrats expanding government at your expense

By House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham The decision by legislative Democrats and Governor Mills to ram through a partisan budget, then shut the legislature down three months before our work is done, is disappointing. Maine people want us to work together to solve problems. Rather than giving tax relief to its citizens or fighting…

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Bill to support the lobster legal defense fund to have Public Hearing

STATE HOUSE– Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) announced today that his bill to provide funding for the lobster legal defense fund will have a Public Hearing Thursday. The bill is funded by license fees fishermen pay to support the State’s lobster industry by reimbursing a statewide association of individuals engaged in commercial lobster fishing…

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Union complaints shows Mills’ priorities don’t include working people

Opinion piece published by the Maine Wire The recent announcement by Maine’s second largest union, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, that it has filed a prohibited practices complaint with the Maine Labor Relations Board against Governor Janet Mills and her administration got my attention. The complaint alleges that her Administration engaged in bad-faith bargaining and used unlawful…

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Offshore Wind Plan will destroy our way of life

Governor’s ‘Offshore Wind Roadmap’ is really a plan to pollute the marine environment, endanger whales, harm Maine’s fishing industry, and increase electric bills AUGUSTA – House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) and Republican members of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee today responded to the Offshore Wind Plan announced by Governor Mills. The…

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Rep. Faulkingham

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 460-6967

Email: William.Faulkingham@legislature.maine.gov

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

Home Address:
P.O. Box 121, Winter Harbor, ME 04693

Legislative Service

House: 129, 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham

State Representative, House District 12

Franklin, Gouldsboro, Hancock, Steuben, Sorrento, Sullivan, and Winter Harbor
Rep. Faulkingham

House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham is serving his third term representing House District 12, which includes the towns of Franklin, Gouldsboro, Hancock, Steuben, Sorrento, Sullivan, and Winter Harbor. Prior to his election as Leader, Rep. Faulkingham served on the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources.

Rep. Faulkingham attended Southern Maine Technical College before serving three years as Lance Corporal Infantry Rifleman in the United States Marine Corps. Since he was a teenager, Billy Bob has been a commercial lobster fisherman in his hometown of Winter Harbor. That has been his occupation since his time in the Marines.

Billy Bob also serves his community as a member of the Winter Harbor Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias Schoodic Lodge. He is very active in the protection of Maine’s heritage lobster fishing industry, and is a member of the Lobster Union Local 207, the Maine Lobsterman’s Association, and Downeast Lobsterman’s Association.

Billy Bob and his wife, Carrie, have three children; Robin, Carter, and Harper. Spending time doing anything with his family is his greatest joy in life.

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 460-6967

Email: William.Faulkingham@legislature.maine.gov

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

Home Address:
P.O. Box 121, Winter Harbor, ME 04693

Legislative Service

House: 129, 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Member News

Secretary of State Should Be Elected by the People

By now, you’ve certainly been inundated with headlines, social media posts, and messages about Maine’s Secretary of State, Shenna Bellows, and her unilateral move to engage in voter suppression. Denying President Trump ballot access actively suppresses the choice of hundreds of thousands of Maine voters. It’s not just about one candidate, it’s about all of…

Read More...

We celebrate the birth of Jesus and wish people well over the holidays and into the New Year

Maine Republicans remain hopeful going into 2024 This is House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham of Winter Harbor with the weekly Republican address.  As Maine observes the holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus, House Republicans join everyone in focusing on faith and family. This Christmas, we give special thanks for people that recognize human needs…

Read More...

State Budget is nothing to cheer about

Spending is more important to Democrats than helping the people back home The Supplemental budget that just passed over Republican opposition, when combined with the partisan budget passed in March, is nothing to cheer about. It represents a failure to govern in a manner that includes the needs of all Mainers, especially those that work…

Read More...

Maine Lobstermen win huge victory in Federal court!

Federal government get’s smacked down for “egregious” misuse of power against lobster industry. Maine House Republicans are pleased to report that the Maine Lobster Industry has won a huge victory in Federal Court. The U.S. Court of Appeals D.C. Circuit’s ruling vacates NOAA’s biology-based opinion. This is the opinion off which the agency was imposing…

Read More...

Maine people deserve better, they deserve tax relief

Over the next two years, state government will spend close to $11 billion without one penny returned to you in income tax relief This is House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. For months, Republicans have responsibly called for tax relief. Mindful that Democrats want to spend taxpayer money and…

Read More...

With record state revenues, Maine taxpayers should pay less

By House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham (Published in the Bangor Daily News 3-29-23 Democrats’ may spend over $10.3 billion of tax revenue in the next two years – an increase of 20% from the governor’s last biennial budget proposal.  During last week’s budget negotiations, House Republicans proposed to provide an additional $200 million in…

Read More...

Democrats expanding government at your expense

By House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham The decision by legislative Democrats and Governor Mills to ram through a partisan budget, then shut the legislature down three months before our work is done, is disappointing. Maine people want us to work together to solve problems. Rather than giving tax relief to its citizens or fighting…

Read More...

Bill to support the lobster legal defense fund to have Public Hearing

STATE HOUSE– Rep. Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) announced today that his bill to provide funding for the lobster legal defense fund will have a Public Hearing Thursday. The bill is funded by license fees fishermen pay to support the State’s lobster industry by reimbursing a statewide association of individuals engaged in commercial lobster fishing…

Read More...

Union complaints shows Mills’ priorities don’t include working people

Opinion piece published by the Maine Wire The recent announcement by Maine’s second largest union, MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, that it has filed a prohibited practices complaint with the Maine Labor Relations Board against Governor Janet Mills and her administration got my attention. The complaint alleges that her Administration engaged in bad-faith bargaining and used unlawful…

Read More...

Offshore Wind Plan will destroy our way of life

Governor’s ‘Offshore Wind Roadmap’ is really a plan to pollute the marine environment, endanger whales, harm Maine’s fishing industry, and increase electric bills AUGUSTA – House Republican Leader Billy Bob Faulkingham (R-Winter Harbor) and Republican members of the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee today responded to the Offshore Wind Plan announced by Governor Mills. The…

Read More...
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