Maine State Representative Karleton Ward of Dedham, representing House District 131

Representative Karleton Ward


Contact Information | Committees | Sponsored Bills | Bill Cosponsorship Partners | District 131 in Context | Campaign Finance Profile | In The News


Committees of which Rep. Ward is a member:

Sponsored Bills:

  • LD 285: Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Install a Traffic Light in the Town of Prospect
  • LD 548: An Act To Provide a Concealed Handgun Permit for Active Military Members
  • LD 663: Resolve, To Require That the Department of Health and Human Services Determine Whether Testing for Krabbe Disease Should Be Required for Newborns
  • LD 676: Resolve, Directing the Department of Transportation To Study the Use of Calcium Chloride on Roads and Its Effect on Vehicles
  • LD 703: RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Protect the People’s Right To Hunt, Fish and Harvest Wildlife
  • LD 797: An Act To Ensure Reliable Power Supply to Homes and Businesses
  • LD 872: Resolve, Establishing the Study Commission To Ensure Integrity in the Use of Service Animals
  • LD 894: An Act Relating to Automatic Contract Renewals
  • LD 1292: An Act To Allow for Super Cribbage Tournaments
  • LD 1298: An Act Relating to the Creation of Public-private Facilities and Infrastructure
  • LD 1319: An Act To Ensure That Wages and Benefits of Maine State Employees Serve a Public Purpose
  • LD 1515: An Act To Update the Laws Governing the Maine Public Employees Retirement System as They Relate to Wartime Veterans

Bill Cosponsorship Partners

Every legislator works more often with some colleagues than with others. The following are the ten fellow legislators with whom Rep. Ward has cosponsored legislation most often in the 127th Legislature:

District 131 in Context

Understanding the political actions of Representative Ward in full context requires some information about the district he represents. The charts and graphs you see below draw from the 2009-2013 cycle of the American Community Survey, an ongoing project of the U.S. Census Bureau. Graphs describe details about both the kinds of community to be found in a legislative district and the experiences of people who live there.

To find more information about the county, town, congressional district or state legislative district in which you live, you may access the American Community Survey through the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder web page.


Travel Time to Work in House District 131:


Percent of District 131 Residents who are Veterans of the U.S. Military:


Educational Attainment of the Residents of House District 131:


Dependency Ratio in District 131:

Dependency ratio is a demographic term that refers to the number of people who are not of typical working age (0-14 or 65+ years old) for every 100 people who are of typical working age.


Sex Ratio: Number of Males per 100 Females in House District 131:


Campaign Finance Data for Rep. Ward in the 2014 Election Cycle

(as categorized by the Maine Ethics Commission):

Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Ward: Inside or Outside his District?

Includes all contributions for which addresses are provided. Does not include Maine Clean Elections Act funds.)

Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Ward: Inside or Outside the State of Maine?

(Includes all contributions for which addresses are provided. Does not include Maine Clean Elections Act Funds)

Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Ward: What Kind of Contributor?

Incorporated Groups (Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Political Action Committees, Party Committees, and other unregistered political groups) directly contributing to Rep. Ward in the 2013-2014 election cycle:


In The News…

Recent news stories featuring Representative Ward:


This information was last updated on 2016-05-07.

The Open Maine Politics website is in a beta release and results should be checked against current data at the the official website of the Maine State Legislature.

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