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Matthew DunlapDEMDemocrat American politician
59
Years of Age
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Years of Experience
MEResidence (state)

Matthew Dunlap (born November 26, 1964) is an American politician from Maine who has served as the Maine State Auditor since November, 2022, and previously from January to October, 2021. A Democrat, Dunlap served as Secretary of State of Maine from January 7, 2013, to January 4, 2021, and previously served in that same post from 2005 to 2011. In 2012, he sought to become his party's nominee to replace retiring Olympia Snowe, but lost in the primary to State Senator Cynthia Dill. Prior to his first election as secretary of state in 2005, he represented Old Town in the Maine House of Representatives for four terms beginning in 1996. On December 2, 2020, Dunlap was elected Maine State Auditor by the Maine Legislature and took office on January 4, 2021. Dunlap had to vacate the position after failing the exams needed to meet the requirements of the position the following October, and was replaced by Jacob Norton. He did later meet the requirements and was selected for the position again on November 14, 2022.

Campaign Funding

20
16
$111,505
Total Raised
$111,481
Total Spent
$18
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education5 - 5 of 3
John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Graduated State and Local Government
2000
University of Maine
MA English Literature
1991 - 1994
University of Maine
BA History
1983 - 1987
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Auditor
State of Maine
2021 - Current
Representative
Maine State House of Representatives
1996 - 2004
Executive Director
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
2011
Proofreader
University of Maine Printing Services
1994 - 2004
Waiter
Pat's Pizza
1994 - 2004
Cook
University of Maine Dining Services
1989 - 1995
Editor
Northern Lights Publishing
1992
Finisher
Dunlap Weavers
1977 - 1988
Member
Editorial Board, National Poetry Foundation
1987 - 1988
Member
Editorial Board, Journal of Mind and Behavior
Other Experience1 - 40 of 40
Member
National Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity
2017 - 2018
Commissioner
Maine Wabanaki-State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission
2013 - 2015
Board Member
Windover Art Center
2011 - Current
Board Member
Overseas Vote Foundation
2011
Member
Keeping Maine's Forests Working Group
2010 - 2011
Vestry Member
St. James' Episcopal Church
2011
Facilitator
Permanent Commission of the Status of Women
2009 - 2010
Member
Domestic Violence Working Group
2010
President
National Association of Secretaries of State
2010
President
University of Maine M-Club
2005 - 2010
Board Member
Sportsman's Alliance of Maine
2009 - Current
President
National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council
2009
Steering Committee Member
Russian-American Rule of Law Consortium
2008 - Current
Convener
Working Group to Study State Residency Requirements
2008
Chair
Maine State Employees Combined Charitable Appeal
2006 - 2007
Chair
Cultural Building Task Force
2006
Member
Negotiated Rulemaking Commission to Make Recommendations for Minimum Standards for State-Issued Driver Licenses and ID Cards
2005
Chair
Old Town City Democratic Committee
1998 - 2004
Member
Penobscot County Democratic Committee
1998 - 2004
Chair
Marsh Island Community Deer Committee
1999 - 2003
Democratic Chair
Legislative Apportionment Commission
2002
Founding Board Member
Maine's Youth Fish and Game Association
2000 - Current
Member
National Rifle Association
Board Member
National Electronic Commerce Coordinating Council
Chair
Old Town Democratic City Committee
Co-Host
Maine Outdoors
Columnist
Northwoods Sporting Journal
Member
Outdoor Writers Association of America
Member
New England Outdoor Writers Association of America
Member
Maine COLT
Member
National Poetry Foundation
Member
Narraguagus Bay Chapter, Waterfowl USA
Member
Penobscot County Conservation Association
Member
Old Town Grange
Vice-President
Friends of Maine Track
Former Chair
Citizen's Advisory Commission to Secure Future of Maine's Fish and Wildlife, Maine State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Government Oversight Committee, Maine State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine State House of Representatives
Former Chair
Joint Standing Committee on Program Evaluation and Governmental Accountability, Maine State House of Representatives
Former Member
Elections Committee, Maine State House of Representatives