Independent Senator Angus King has represented Maine in the Senate since 2013. He is one of three independents currently serving in the Senate.
In his first election, King narrowly won the race for governor of Maine in 1994, beating out his now-colleague Susan Collins. He has called himself “neither a Democrat nor a Republican, but an American.” His tenure in the Senate has been defined by his willingness to work with either party to “find common-sense solutions for Maine and America.”
During his Senate tenure, King has focused on building the nation’s workforce, supporting families and assisting fishers and shipbuilders. Following the January 6th insurrection, King introduced draft legislation to modernize the Electoral Count Act of 1887 by establishing clear, consistent and fair procedures for the counting and certification of electoral votes.
King serves on the Rules and Administration Committee, the Select Committee on Intelligence, the Committee on Armed Services and the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
Senator King is a strong J Street ally. He has been a consistent supporter of fully funding US security aid to Israel as outlined in President Obama’s 10-year Memorandum of Understanding. King also signed the bicameral Merkley-Stansbury letter which pushed back against proposed evictions in the West Bank communities of Masafer Yatta.
King has publicly spoken out in favor of the Iran deal and has criticized the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the deal.