Rep. Lawrence Lockman of Amherst is serving his fourth term in the Maine House representing District 137 which stretches across three counties, from the Penobscot Valley to the Hancock and Washington County highlands: 15 small towns and several unorganized townships from Wesley in the east to Bradford in the west. Lockman serves on the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing.
Rep. Lockman studied liberal arts at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia and Pasadena City College in Pasadena, California. He is a 1967 graduate of Philadelphia-Montgomery Christian Academy in Jenkintown, Pa.
Since their wedding 44 years ago, Larry and Debbie Lockman have lived and worked and raised their kids and grandkids in some of eastern Maine’s most beautiful rural communities: Maxfield, Passadumkeag, Seboeis, and Amherst. They have been blessed with 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
From 1992 to 2010, Lockman worked as a Territory Manager in eastern Maine for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), and qualified numerous times for NFIB’s prestigious President’s Club, as well as the biennial Small Business Summit in Washington, DC. Prior to his tenure at NFIB, Lockman worked for 16 years as an hourly production-line employee at Diamond Occidental’s lumber mill in Passadumkeag, where he also served as an elected shop steward with the the United Paperworkers International Union.
Last year Rep. Lockman co-founded the Maine First Project, a conservative non-profit committed to advancing freedom and free markets throughout New England. The program has already had an impact on the public policy debate in Maine, and will continue to fight fire with fire in the battle to push back against left-wing progressive assaults on our liberty.
Larry is a prolific op-ed columnist whose work has been published in every daily and weekly newspaper in Maine since 1979. Bangor Daily News political reporter Michael Shepherd dubbed Lockman “one of Maine’s top conservative bomb-throwers.”
Rep. Lockman enjoys tending his vegetable and herb gardens, long walks along the Union River with his German short-haired pointer Job, hiking and camping in Maine’s state parks and public lands with Debbie and the grandchildren, and visiting family in Colorado and Oregon.