Senator Jeff Timberlake, the Senate Republican Leader, is currently serving his second term in the Maine State Senate. He represents the people of Senate District 22, which consists of Litchfield, Wayne, Durham, Greene, Leeds, Lisbon, Sabattus, Turner and Wales.
Senator Timberlake currently serves on the Government Oversight Committee.
Prior to his service in the Senate, Timberlake served District 75 in the Maine House of Representatives for four consecutive terms. During this time, he served on the Appropriations Committee and the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee and in 2012 he served on the Maine Economic Development Committee.
A resident of Turner, Sen. Timberlake is a co-owner of Ricker Hill Orchards, an eighth generation family farm. He and his family also own multiple businesses including Northland TrueValue and Northland Holder Inc.
He is a graduate of Leavitt Area High School and CMMC in Auburn, where he specialized in Automotive Technology and Diesel Mechanics and an earned an Associate Degree in Business Management.
Sen. Timberlake served as a fireman for the town of Turner for thirty-seven years, Chairman of the Turner Planning Board for sixteen years and as Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen for two years. He is currently a member of the Kora Shrine, Nezinscot Lodge and the Turner Ridge Riders.
His spouse of 41 years is Joline. Together, they have one child and two grandchildren.