Terry Hayes (politician)
|51st Treasurer of Maine|
Assumed office |
January 6, 2015
|Preceded by||Neria Douglass|
Democratic (Before 2014)|
|Alma mater||Bowdoin College|
Teresea 'Terry' M. Hayes is an American politician from Maine who is currently the Maine State Treasurer. A political independent, Hayes represented part of Oxford County, Maine, including her residence in Buckfield, Maine, as a Democrat from 2006 to 2014. She was unable to seek re-election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2014 due to term-limits.
Following Hayes' 2010 re-election, she was named Assistant Minority Leader of the House Democrats. In November 2012, Hayes won a closely contested election by just 42 votes over her Republican opponent.
Hayes earned a B.A. in government from Bowdoin College in 1980. From 1991 to 2004, Hayes served on the MSAD 39 (Buckfield, Hartford, Sumner) School Board, including a stint as chair. She earned her MBA from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine in May 2014.
On December 3, 2014, Hayes was nominated by legislative Republicans to be State Treasurer of Maine, and she defeated the Democratic incumbent, Neria Douglass due to the support of Republicans and a minority of Democrats. She is the first independent to hold the office. Hayes has said one of her goals as treasurer is to create an online tool to allow the public to view and track how state bond money is spent, for greater transparency.
- "Teresea Hayes' Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "Recount in HD 94 confirms Hayes' win". Portland Press Herald. November 15, 2012. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- Hayes' resume
- Thistle, Scott (May 21, 2014). "Cutler campaign gains support from prominent Maine women, but Michaud claims they distort his record". Bangor Daily News. Lewiston Sun Journal. Retrieved 22 July 2014.
- "Hayes wins election as state treasurer". Kennebec Journal. December 4, 2014.
- "Maine treasurer-elect wants more transparency on bonds". Portland Press Herald. December 6, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2015.
- Maine workers and employers deserve more attention published in the Bangor Daily News, November 26, 2012 by Terry Hayes and Paul Gilbert
|Treasurer of Maine