Rep. Jim Thorne

State Representative, House District 35

Hermon and Carmel

Representative James “Jim” Thorne of Carmel is currently serving his second term representing House District 35, which includes the towns of Hermon and Carmel.  He serves as the Republican Lead on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources and on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee.  In the 130th Legislature, Jim served the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources as well.

Rep. Thorne served 21 years in the United States Air Force from 1983 to 2003.  During his service, he was a logistics officer and recruiter.  Mr. Thorne has spent his career since retiring from the Air Force as an advertising sales manager at Northwoods Sporting Journal and as a Registered Maine Guide.  He stays busy in his community as a member of the American Legion (Post 107), NRA, B.P.O.E. (Elks) #1954, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Bangor Troop Greeters, and the VFW.

Jim and his wife Suzanne reside in Carmel. Jim has two daughters; Tiffany and Jessica, and four grandchildren.  In his free time, Jim enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing golf, going up to camp, and playing with his four grandchildren. 

Member News

State is spending a shocking amount on temporary housing for asylum seekers

2024 Legislative Session Update with Rep. Jim Thorne House District 35 – Carmel and Hermon The topic of housing is very much on the minds of Mainers struggling to afford homes or affordable rents in this time of every increasing prices. Homeless camps are now present in a growing number of Maine communities, not just…

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Legislature reconvenes in January, but committee and constituent work continues

The Second Regular Session of the 131st Legislature reconvenes in January 2024. Between now and then, our citizen legislature is focused on constituent work and committee meetings. Since our break in July, legislators have had committee meetings on a number of important topics.  These include: I serve on the Marine Resources and Inland Fisheries and…

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Seniors may be eligible for tax refunds, even if they aren’t required to file Maine tax returns

The Legislature is adjourned until January 2024. Unfortunately, it did so without lowering income taxes, despite voting to spend $10.3 billion of our money. The budget that was passed eliminated the senior property tax stabilization program. Because the budget does not address the needs of all Mainers, especially those struggling to pay bills, I voted…

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Bipartisan work results in long-term funding solution for our transportation network  

The Legislature continued its work in June after adjourning in March, then immediately going into Special Session in order to prevent a Republican backed income tax proposal that would have returned some of the projected surplus to taxpayers by lowering income tax rates. Although I am disappointed that money has not been returned to taxpayers,…

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Memorial Day – May 29, 2023

On Memorial Day we gather together to recognize the sacrifices of veterans, military families, and families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This is Representative Jim Thorne of Carmel with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. While many of us find our own unique mark we choose to leave on the world, we should all…

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Bills promoting curriculum transparency and parental rights over their children’s education to have Public Hearings

STATE HOUSE– Falling Maine test scores and increased parental concerns about what their children are learning, or not learning, has led to a number of bills promoting transparency and the rights of parents to have control over their children’s education. These bill will have a Public Hearing before the Education Committee tomorrow. What:  Public Hearings…

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Income tax relief – If not now, when?

State government continues to grow rapidly because it takes in too much money from individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Many people are hurting because of rising costs for energy, gasoline, food, utilities, and everything else needed to live in Maine.    In January it cost an additional $625 a month more than…

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New Legislature Passed Energy Bill, is Focused on State Budget

On December 7, 2022 members of the 131st Legislature raised their right hand and swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. I again thank those who placed their trust in me over the next two years. I will do my best to represent everyone, regardless of political party or persuasion.  The Legislature is now if…

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High energy costs will need to be addressed when the Legislature reconvenes

On December 7, 2022 members of the 131st Legislature raised their right hand and swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. I again thank those who placed their trust in me over the next two years. I will do my best to represent everyone, regardless of political party or persuasion.  The first legislative day is…

Read More...

Legislation

LD 56 (HP31) An Act to Provide Free Admission to State Parks and Historic Sites for the Spouses and Children of Veterans Holding Free Day Use Passes LD 69 (HP44) An Act to Improve Electrical Supply Cost Transparency LD 126 (SP65) An Act to Improve the Fairness of Adaptive Management Study Moose Hunt Permits by…

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Rep. Thorne

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 735-5827

Email: Jim.Thorne@legislature.maine.gov

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

Home Address:
458 Irish Road, Carmel, ME 04419

Legislative Service

House: 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Rep. Jim Thorne

State Representative, House District 35

Hermon and Carmel
Rep. Thorne

Representative James “Jim” Thorne of Carmel is currently serving his second term representing House District 35, which includes the towns of Hermon and Carmel.  He serves as the Republican Lead on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources and on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee.  In the 130th Legislature, Jim served the Joint Standing Committee on Marine Resources as well.

Rep. Thorne served 21 years in the United States Air Force from 1983 to 2003.  During his service, he was a logistics officer and recruiter.  Mr. Thorne has spent his career since retiring from the Air Force as an advertising sales manager at Northwoods Sporting Journal and as a Registered Maine Guide.  He stays busy in his community as a member of the American Legion (Post 107), NRA, B.P.O.E. (Elks) #1954, Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, Bangor Troop Greeters, and the VFW.

Jim and his wife Suzanne reside in Carmel. Jim has two daughters; Tiffany and Jessica, and four grandchildren.  In his free time, Jim enjoys being outdoors, hunting, fishing, playing golf, going up to camp, and playing with his four grandchildren. 

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 735-5827

Email: Jim.Thorne@legislature.maine.gov

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

Home Address:
458 Irish Road, Carmel, ME 04419

Legislative Service

House: 130, 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Member News

State is spending a shocking amount on temporary housing for asylum seekers

2024 Legislative Session Update with Rep. Jim Thorne House District 35 – Carmel and Hermon The topic of housing is very much on the minds of Mainers struggling to afford homes or affordable rents in this time of every increasing prices. Homeless camps are now present in a growing number of Maine communities, not just…

Read More...

Legislature reconvenes in January, but committee and constituent work continues

The Second Regular Session of the 131st Legislature reconvenes in January 2024. Between now and then, our citizen legislature is focused on constituent work and committee meetings. Since our break in July, legislators have had committee meetings on a number of important topics.  These include: I serve on the Marine Resources and Inland Fisheries and…

Read More...

Seniors may be eligible for tax refunds, even if they aren’t required to file Maine tax returns

The Legislature is adjourned until January 2024. Unfortunately, it did so without lowering income taxes, despite voting to spend $10.3 billion of our money. The budget that was passed eliminated the senior property tax stabilization program. Because the budget does not address the needs of all Mainers, especially those struggling to pay bills, I voted…

Read More...

Bipartisan work results in long-term funding solution for our transportation network  

The Legislature continued its work in June after adjourning in March, then immediately going into Special Session in order to prevent a Republican backed income tax proposal that would have returned some of the projected surplus to taxpayers by lowering income tax rates. Although I am disappointed that money has not been returned to taxpayers,…

Read More...

Memorial Day – May 29, 2023

On Memorial Day we gather together to recognize the sacrifices of veterans, military families, and families of those who made the ultimate sacrifice. This is Representative Jim Thorne of Carmel with the Weekly Republican Radio Address. While many of us find our own unique mark we choose to leave on the world, we should all…

Read More...

Bills promoting curriculum transparency and parental rights over their children’s education to have Public Hearings

STATE HOUSE– Falling Maine test scores and increased parental concerns about what their children are learning, or not learning, has led to a number of bills promoting transparency and the rights of parents to have control over their children’s education. These bill will have a Public Hearing before the Education Committee tomorrow. What:  Public Hearings…

Read More...

Income tax relief – If not now, when?

State government continues to grow rapidly because it takes in too much money from individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. Many people are hurting because of rising costs for energy, gasoline, food, utilities, and everything else needed to live in Maine.    In January it cost an additional $625 a month more than…

Read More...

New Legislature Passed Energy Bill, is Focused on State Budget

On December 7, 2022 members of the 131st Legislature raised their right hand and swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. I again thank those who placed their trust in me over the next two years. I will do my best to represent everyone, regardless of political party or persuasion.  The Legislature is now if…

Read More...

High energy costs will need to be addressed when the Legislature reconvenes

On December 7, 2022 members of the 131st Legislature raised their right hand and swore an oath to uphold the Constitution. I again thank those who placed their trust in me over the next two years. I will do my best to represent everyone, regardless of political party or persuasion.  The first legislative day is…

Read More...

Legislation

LD 56 (HP31) An Act to Provide Free Admission to State Parks and Historic Sites for the Spouses and Children of Veterans Holding Free Day Use Passes LD 69 (HP44) An Act to Improve Electrical Supply Cost Transparency LD 126 (SP65) An Act to Improve the Fairness of Adaptive Management Study Moose Hunt Permits by…

Read More...
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