Rep. Paul Stearns is serving his third term in the Maine House of Representatives representing District 119 representing parts of Piscataquis County. That includes Abbot, Beaver Cove, Bowerbank, Greenville, Guilford, Monson, Parkman, Sangerville, Sebec, Shirley, Willimantic plus the unorganized territories of Blanchard Township, Northeast Piscataquis (including Barnard and Elliottsville Townships) and Northwest Piscataquis.
Rep. Stearns has been appointed to serve as the House Republican Lead on the Inland, Fisheries and Wildlife Committee during the 129th Legislature.
Paul retired in October of 2013 after a 37 year career in public education. He taught and coached for 19 years in SAD #4 in the Guilford area before becoming Principal of Upper Kennebec Valley Jr./Sr. High School in Bingham in 1996. He then served as Principal in SAD 68 (Dover-Foxcroft area) from 1999-2003 when he returned to SAD #4 to serve as Superintendent of Schools for ten years.
He currently lives in Guilford with his wife of 38 years, Melissa, an elementary school teacher. They have two children; Sara is a pre-school teacher in Portland, Maine and Benjamin is a U.S. Border Patrol agent stationed in Eagle Pass, Texas.
Paul enjoys hunting, fishing, woodlot management, maple syrup production, as well as following the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins and the Maine Black Bears.