On November 2, 2010, Senator Roger Katz was elected by the people of Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney, and Vassalboro to represent them in the Maine Senate. He comes to the Senate following his service to the City of Augusta as Mayor for two terms.
Senator Katz is a longtime activist in his community where he has served as Chair of United Way and Co-Chair of Team Cony which helped raise $1.5 million for the city's new high school. He has also served as President of Kennebec Valley YMCA, Chair of Augusta Charter Commission, Co-Chair of Augusta Bicentennial Celebration, Chair of Augusta Development Corporation, and Vice President of the Maine State Music Theater.
Le Club Calumet awarded Katz its "Citizen of the Year" award for his community service and the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce honored Katz as the "Businessperson of the Year."
As an accomplished attorney, Katz is a former President of Maine Trial Lawyers Association and has been named one of the "Outstanding Lawyers in America." He also co-hosted "Looking at the Law", a statewide television program on Time Warner Cable.
Roger Katz resides in Augusta with his wife Birdie Newman Katz. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Shari and Jonathan.
In the 125th Legislature Senator Katz was the Chair of the Government Oversight Committee and a member of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. Re-elected in 2012, Katz is now Assistant Republican Leader in the Maine Senate and serves on the Government Oversight Committee.