Representative Kathleen Dillingham
House Republican Leader
Prior to being chosen by her peers to lead the House Republican Caucus in 2018, she served two terms on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee.
Coming from a military family herself, Representative Dillingham has advocated for improving job opportunities and benefits for all generations of Maine veterans.
First elected in 2014, Kathleen had no need for “on the job training” when it came to looking out for her constituents in western Maine— she had spent her career staffing dozens of lawmakers where she took pride working collaboratively to advance legislation and helping people with state departments.
Public service runs deep within her family. Her father Roger Jackson served as an Oxford Selectman and State Representative, and her uncle Caldwell served as a Selectman and Oxford County Commissioner. Her uncle Philip served in the Maine House and Senate. Most recently her husband Dana Dillingham was elected to the Oxford Board of Selectmen as well. Like her father and uncles before her, Kathleen has never forgotten who she’s working for.
Representative Joel Stetkis
Assistant Republican Leader
Representative Joel Stetkis serves as the Assistant House Republican Leader.
Joel is a self-employed residential contractor living in Canaan with his wife Denise. He is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force where he served 4 years.