Senator Susan Collins

Senior Senator from Maine, Republican

Top Industries
#IndustryYr AmountCareer Amount
2Lawyers/Law Firms$342,356$997,801
3Leadership PACs$312,509$901,984
5Health Professionals$262,450$835,654
6Securities & Investment$246,550$859,777
8Real Estate$129,950$553,183
9Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$113,550$424,450
47Telephone Utilities$23,900$23,900
Top Donors 2014
#DonorYr AmountCareer Amount
1DLA Piper$54,133$79,232
2Elliott Management$45,450$89,150
3General Dynamics$41,450$137,000
4Cohen Group$33,726$41,426
6Lions Gate Entertainment$23,850$23,850
7Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher$19,550$19,550
8Kleinberg, Kaplan et al$19,473$19,473
9FedEx Corp$19,400$19,400
10WPP Group$18,550$18,550
28Verizon Communications$12,050$57,721

Bio Information

COLLINS, Susan Margaret, (1952 - ) Senate Years of Service: 1997- Party: Republican COLLINS, Susan Margaret, a Senator from Maine; born in Caribou, Aroostook County, Maine, December 7, 1952; graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY 1975; worked for United States Senator William S. Cohen 1975-1987, serving as staff director of the Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government Management 1981-1987; commissioner of the Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation 1987-1992; New England regional director, United States Small Business Administration 1992; served as deputy state treasurer of Massachusetts, 1993; won an eight-way Republican primary to become the first woman nominated for governor of Maine in 1994, but lost general election; elected as a Republican to the United States Senate in 1996; reelected in 2002, and again in 2008 for the term ending January 3, 2015; chair, Committee on Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Eighth Congress), Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (One Hundred Ninth Congress). Bibliography”Susan Margaret Collins,” in Women in Congress, 1917-2006. Prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration by the Office of History & Preservation, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2006.

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