Chair; Appropiations and Financial Affairs
Dawn Hill is currently serving her second term
as State Senator representing Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, South Berwick and York.
Prior to her time in the Senate, Hill served two terms in the Maine Legislature as Maine State
Representative for District 149. She served on the Judiciary Committee and as the House chair
of the Government Oversight Committee, which directs the Office of Program Evaluation and
Government Accountability (OPEGA) to conduct independent evaluations and investigations for
government effectiveness. Hill served on the Right to Know Advisory Committee which oversees
Maine’s freedom of access laws. Hill was also appointed by Chief Justice Leigh Saufley during the
123rd Legislature to serve on the Indigent Legal Services Study Commission.
During her first term, Hill served on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, the
House Ethics Committee and was House Chair of the Commission to Develop Strategies to Increase
Post-secondary Access, Retention and Completion for Low-wage, Low-skilled Adults.
In May 2008, Hill graduated from the prestigious “Leadership Maine,” a program of the Maine
Development Foundation in the Omicron Class.
Hill has extensive small and mid size business experience. She is the senior serving member of
the board of directors for MMG Insurance of Presque Isle, Maine – a 100 plus year old Maine
company. In her capacity as a board member she has served on the company’s compensation and
In 1998, Hill founded It’s a Dog’s World, a large canine training and activity facility in
southern Maine with more than 10 employees. She continues to oversee the direction and development
of the business.
In the past, Hill has served on and chaired the York Planning Board, York Historic District
Commission, the Maine State Planning Office Critical Areas Advisory Board and its Rare Plant
Technical Advisory Committee. And, she currently serves on the board of directors for the York Land
Hill has resided in Cape Neddick, a part of York, since 1979. She graduated from West Virginia
University Law School and practiced corporate and real estate law from 1980 to 1989 at her law firm
in York. Hill is a licensed (inactive status) attorney in both Maine and West Virginia.