Jane Amero

Jane Amero REPRepublican

American politician in Maine (born 1941)

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Jane AmeroREPRepublican American politician in Maine (born 1941)
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Years of Age
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MEResidence (state)

Jane A. Amero (born August 6, 1941) is an American teacher and politician from Maine. Amero, a Republican, served in the Maine State Senate from 1992 to 2000, representing her residence in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and nearby areas of Cumberland County. Prior to serving in the State Senate, Amero served in local government for 15 years, including 6 years on the Cape Elizabeth School Board and 9 years on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council. Amero also chaired the State Board of Education for three years. Amero served as the highest ranking elected Republican in Maine government from 1996 to 2000, when she was twice elected by her colleagues as Minority Leader of the Maine Senate. Unable to run again due to term-limits, Amero challenged Democrat Tom Allen for Congress in 2000. In a three-way race which also featured Libertarian Party candidate Frederic Staples, Amero garnered 36.5% of the vote, losing to the incumbent Allen. Amero was born and raised in Rumford, Maine and graduated from Cornell University on a full scholarship. Amero taught in local schools from 1963 to 1967. Following the end of her time in the State Senate, Amero worked as the Director of Governmental Relations with the law firm Pierce Atwood.

Education3 - 3 of 1
Cornell University
BA
1963
Past Positions1 - 12 of 12
Co-Chair
Eastern Regional Council of State Legislatures/CSG
1996 - 1997
Assistant Majority Leader
Maine State Senate
1995 - 1996
Chair
Governor's Task Force on School Funding
1991 - 1993
Member
Cape Elizabeth Town Council, 1975-1981 and
1983 - 1992
Member
Greater Portland Council of Governments
1986 - 1992
President
Greater Portland Council of Governments
1989 - 1990
Chair
Cape Elizabeth Town Council
1989
Member
Cape Elizabeth School Board
1975 - 1981
Former Minority Leader
Maine State Senate
Chair
State Board of Education
1989 - 1992
Member
State Board of Education
1987 - 1989
Teacher
High School
1963 - 1967
Other Experience1 - 8 of 8
Director
Portland Regional Opportunity Program
1997 - Current
Corporator
Maine Medical Center
1994 - Current
Director
Ronald McDonald House
1993 - Current
Member
League of Women Voters
1968 - Current
Director
Visiting Nurses Association/Hospice
Member
National Organization of Women Legislators
Member
Partners for Progress
Member
Coalition for Excellence in Education