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MS 106.3.2.1 State Offices 1976-1996 45 boxes

By 1983, six U.S. Senate field offices were established in the state of Maine. They are located in Augusta, Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, Biddeford, and Presque Isle. Each office serves the residents of one or more of Maine's sixteen counties. The purpose of each state office is to establish a means of communication between the Senator's office in Washington and his constituents in the home state. The state office staff members are responsible for articulating the Senator's position on various issues to his constituents, and for communicating the concerns of the constituents to the Senator. They are also responsible for tracking the development of local issues and events, and communicating about these events with the Washington office. Each state office also employs one or more caseworker who is responsible for assisting constituents with difficulties they might be having with the Federal government, such as securing Social Security benefits and pensions.

Access to records in the State Offices series is restricted until 2017. Consult the Special Collections Department for further information.


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