Campaign links: Deb Plowman (R-ME-Senate)
Debra D. “Deb” Plowman
Deb Plowman Senatorial Candidate Maine
Biography of Deb Plowman from Plowman for U.S. Senate
Debra Plowman lives in Hampden, Maine with her husband David and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren. A wife, mother, business owner and State Senator, Deb has the unique experiences which help her relate to all Mainers. Her passion for a strong economy for Maine was driven by the desire that her children be able to live AND work in Maine. Deb and her husband Dave own PDQ Door which they started in 1995 with 4 employees. Today PDQ Door has grown to employ 50 people in 6 locations. Deb knows first hand what is takes to create jobs. She does not just talk about it—she has done it. Deb’s knowledge of the problems Maine’s parents, their children, businesses and employees confront comes from real life experience.
- Married 29 years to David Plowman three children, two grandchildren
- Co-owner of PDQ Door … six locations, headquartered in Hampden
- Assistant Senate Majority Leader Maine State Senate
- Served four terms in the Senate 2004 – 2012
- Served four terms in the House 1992 – 2000
Biography of Deb Plowman from Maine Senate Republicans
Senator Debra Plowman is currently serving her fourth term in the State Senate. She was first elected to the State House of Representatives in 1992, where she represented Hampden, Newburgh and Dixmont. She was re-elected to the House for three more terms, serving there through 2000. In the House, she served 8 years on the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, 6 years as the ranking member.
On November 5, 2010, Senator Plowman’s colleagues elected her as Assistant Majority Leader of the Maine Senate.
In 2000, Senator Plowman returned to the private sector to help run PDQ Door, the family business. But, in 2004, after a four year break, she won a three way primary for the State Senate, and went on to win the general election. Senator Plowman now serves on the Legislature’s Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee, and is a member of the Presiding Officers Select Committee on Ethics.
She is also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Civil Justice Task Force, and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Standing Committee on Legislative Effectiveness. In the private sector, Senator Plowman is the Corporate and Economic Development Chair of the Bangor branch of the National Association of Women Business Owners, and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion.
Policy issues spearheaded by Senator Plowman include a 1993 bill to collect child support, which became a national model and has since collected $1 billion in child support. Her work with DHS legislation has also resulted in an increased amount of children being placed with relatives instead of in foster care.
Senator Plowman uses her own experience running a business to speak out on proposed legislation that drive up workers compensation, unemployment, and energy costs for Maine’s businesses.