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lawyer , politician , Member of the Maine State Senate

Susan Walsh Longley, American state legislator, educator, lawyer. Bar: Maine, Massachusetts, District of Columbia; certified teacher, Maine.


Longley, Susan Walsh was born on December 15, 1955 in Lewiston, Maine, United States. Daughter of James B. and Helen W. (Walsh) Longley.


Bachelor in History, Mount Holyoke University, 1978. Juris Doctor, Catholic University, 1988. Master of Arts in History, University Maine, 1992.


A Democrat, Longley served in the Maine Senate from 1994 to 2002, where she represented Waldo County. In 2002, she sought the Democratic Party's nomination for Maine's 2nd congressional district, where she sought to replace John Baldacci. She lost in the June primary to Senate President Mike Michaud.

In 2004, Longley unseated incumbent Republican Waldo Count Judge of Probate Randy Mailloux. She was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. Longley, who was born in Lewiston, Maine and grew up near Bates College, is the daughter of former independent Governor James B. Longley.

She graduated from Lewiston High School in 1974. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College (BA, 1978), the Columbus School of Law (JD, 1988) and the University of Maine (MA, 1992).


  • Bar: Maine, Massachusetts, District of Columbia. Certified teacher, Maine.


The Longley family is Irish Catholic and attended St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lewiston. Longley is a resident of Liberty, Maine and has taught at nearby Unity College since 1989.


Maine Democratic Party, Democratic Party.


State senator, Maine, since 1994. Member Sen. Margaret Chase Smith Library. Board, State Court Library.

Committee, Pine Tree Legal Board, Waldo County Pre-school Summer Board, Maine Women's Lobby, Maine Public Radio, Town of Liberty Planning Board, Waldo County (Food) Share Program Board, Maine Freewheeler's Bicycling Club, Maine Children's Trust Board. Member Maine Association Dispute Resolution Professionals, University Maine Alumni Association, Sportsmen Alliance of Maine, National Organization of Women, MCLU, American Civil Liberties Union, Maine State Bar Associate.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: playing the piano, bicycling, back-country skiing, re-reading favorite books.


James B. Longley

Helen W. (Walsh) Longley