Rep. Steven Foster

State Representative, House District 32

Stetson, Exeter, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, and part of Bradford

Representative Steven Foster of Dexter is currently serving his third term representing House District 32, which includes the towns of Stetson, Exeter, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, and part of Bradford.  Rep. Foster is serving his third term on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Technology. 

Rep. Foster earned his B.S. in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy.  He also earned his Associate’s Degree from Kennebec Valley Community College in Pulp and Paper Technology.  Steve earned his USCG Chief Engineer License as well as his Maine First Class Stationary Engineer License.  For 19 ½ years, he worked for Texaco as a Merchant Marine Officer.  For another 19 ½ years, he worked in maintenance and engineering management for Sappi Pulp & Paper.  Steven also has 11 years’ experience in Paper Mill Maintenance. 

Steven and his wife, Sharon, have three children and five grandchildren.  He attends New Hope Baptist Church and is a member of the Masons, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, and the National Rifle Association.  In his free time, Rep. Foster enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing, gardening, and wood harvesting.

Member News

Maine says no to Pine Tree Power

The following LTE appeared in the Piscataquis Observer Dear Friends and Neighbors, On November 7th, Mainers were adamant in declaring we don’t want to go billions of dollars into debt so the government and politicians can take over our electric utilities. Just look at the results in my town, 753 no to 206 yes, where…

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More attempts to address rising energy costs

Published in the Piscataquis Observer on October 5, 2023 and the Bangor Daily News October 11, 2023 Dear Editor, On October 26, members of the Legislative Council, made up of partisan leaders from both the Senate and House of Representatives, will screen and consider all bills requested prior to their introduction in the Legislature’s Second…

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Bipartisan Legislators call on Maine Consumers to Speak Up to Reduce Net Energy Billing Costs

Senator Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) and Representative Steven Foster (R-Dexter) have joined together to call on Maine consumers to contact their state senators to urge support for the amended version of LD 1347, which will provide meaningful cost savings for consumers by reducing the costs of Maine’s Net Energy Billing (NEB) program. The two legislators support…

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Bill with potential to lower energy costs to have public hearing

STATE HOUSE– Rep. Steven Foster (R-Dexter) announced today that his bill to increase the use of natural gas as a means to lower energy costs will have a Public Hearing tomorrow. “Natural gas has the potential to decrease energy prices for consumers. My bill directs the PUC to work with other entities to find ways…

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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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Governor Mills’ pursuit of California-Style electric vehicle mandates will hurt Mainers, do little to address climate change.

High energy costs are making Maine increasingly unaffordable for people of average means. Misguided state energy policies are contributing to the problem of high energy costs and are making a bad situation even worse. This is Representative Steve Foster of Dexter with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. Governor Mills is committed to California-style electric vehicle…

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Rep. Foster

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 924-4409

Email: Steven.Foster@legislature.maine.gov

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

Home Address:
56 Silvers Mills Road, Dexter, ME 04930

Legislative Service

House: 129, 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Rep. Steven Foster

State Representative, House District 32

Stetson, Exeter, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, and part of Bradford
Rep. Foster

Representative Steven Foster of Dexter is currently serving his third term representing House District 32, which includes the towns of Stetson, Exeter, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, and part of Bradford.  Rep. Foster is serving his third term on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities, and Technology. 

Rep. Foster earned his B.S. in Marine Engineering from Maine Maritime Academy.  He also earned his Associate’s Degree from Kennebec Valley Community College in Pulp and Paper Technology.  Steve earned his USCG Chief Engineer License as well as his Maine First Class Stationary Engineer License.  For 19 ½ years, he worked for Texaco as a Merchant Marine Officer.  For another 19 ½ years, he worked in maintenance and engineering management for Sappi Pulp & Paper.  Steven also has 11 years’ experience in Paper Mill Maintenance. 

Steven and his wife, Sharon, have three children and five grandchildren.  He attends New Hope Baptist Church and is a member of the Masons, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, and the National Rifle Association.  In his free time, Rep. Foster enjoys being outdoors hunting, fishing, gardening, and wood harvesting.

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 924-4409

Email: Steven.Foster@legislature.maine.gov

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

Home Address:
56 Silvers Mills Road, Dexter, ME 04930

Legislative Service

House: 129, 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Member News

Maine says no to Pine Tree Power

The following LTE appeared in the Piscataquis Observer Dear Friends and Neighbors, On November 7th, Mainers were adamant in declaring we don’t want to go billions of dollars into debt so the government and politicians can take over our electric utilities. Just look at the results in my town, 753 no to 206 yes, where…

Read More...

More attempts to address rising energy costs

Published in the Piscataquis Observer on October 5, 2023 and the Bangor Daily News October 11, 2023 Dear Editor, On October 26, members of the Legislative Council, made up of partisan leaders from both the Senate and House of Representatives, will screen and consider all bills requested prior to their introduction in the Legislature’s Second…

Read More...

Bipartisan Legislators call on Maine Consumers to Speak Up to Reduce Net Energy Billing Costs

Senator Nicole Grohoski (D-Ellsworth) and Representative Steven Foster (R-Dexter) have joined together to call on Maine consumers to contact their state senators to urge support for the amended version of LD 1347, which will provide meaningful cost savings for consumers by reducing the costs of Maine’s Net Energy Billing (NEB) program. The two legislators support…

Read More...

Bill with potential to lower energy costs to have public hearing

STATE HOUSE– Rep. Steven Foster (R-Dexter) announced today that his bill to increase the use of natural gas as a means to lower energy costs will have a Public Hearing tomorrow. “Natural gas has the potential to decrease energy prices for consumers. My bill directs the PUC to work with other entities to find ways…

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...

Governor Mills’ pursuit of California-Style electric vehicle mandates will hurt Mainers, do little to address climate change.

High energy costs are making Maine increasingly unaffordable for people of average means. Misguided state energy policies are contributing to the problem of high energy costs and are making a bad situation even worse. This is Representative Steve Foster of Dexter with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. Governor Mills is committed to California-style electric vehicle…

Read More...
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