Terry Hayes

Treasurer at State of Maine
Co-Chair of NICD's National Network of State Legislators Committed to Civil Governance

Terry Hayes is a 2017 co-chair of the National Network of State Legislators Committed to Civil Governance. Hayes was elected by the Joint Convention of the 127th Maine Legislature to the office of State Treasurer for 2015-2016. She is the first Independent to hold this position. From 2006 through 2014 Hayes served as a Democrat in the Maine House of Representatives, where she was elected as Assistant Minority Leader in 2010 through 2012. In 2012-2014 Hayes convened the non-partisan Measures of Growth caucus; in 2009 and 2014 she collaborated with Republican colleagues to bring national civility training and trust building workshops to Maine legislators. She served as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on State and Local Government in the 123rd, 124th, and 126th Legislatures. A Maine native, Hayes has been a teacher, an adult education administrator, a real estate educator, a campaign staffer, and a guardian ad litem in custody litigation.