Senator Andre Cushing, the Assistant Senate Majority Leader, is currently serving his second term in the Maine State Senate. Senator Cushing has been a small business owner for more than 30 years and is currently a realtor and a homebuilder. His experience in business has provided him valuable perspective when dealing with legislative issues. Additionally, he has been engaged in public service as a member of two town councils, a land use review board, charter review board, and member of the Penobscot County Budget Committee. Most recently, Cushing completed six years on the Hampden Town Council, where he served as deputy mayor. Prior to being elected to the Maine State Senate, Senator Cushing served two terms in the Maine House of Representatives. He and his wife, Gwen, have three adult children: Grace, Andre IV, and Gerald.