Amy Volk is the State Senator for District 30, which includes most of Buxton, most of Scarborough, and all of Gorham. Prior to being elected to the Senate, she served two terms in the Maine House as the Representative for House District 127, coastal Scarborough.
During her legislative service, Senator Volk has been a member of the Governor’s State Workforce Investment Board as well as the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee (LCRED). She served as the lead Republican member of LCRED, whose jurisdiction includes the Department of Labor and the Department of Economic and Community Development. Within these departments are the Office of Professional and Financial Regulation, Maine State Housing Authority, the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), and the Maine Office of Tourism. Throughout her time on the committee, the legislature has cleaned up waste and abuse at the Maine State Housing Authority, reformed workers’ compensation laws to reduce litigation and create more predictability for injured workers and employers, and created a mechanism for evaluating economic development programs.
During the 127th Maine Legislature, Senator Volk will be serving as the Chair of the Labor, Commerce, Research, and Economic Development Committee. She will also be serving as a member of the Judiciary Committee.
Senator Volk is best known recently for having successfully championed legislation to help victims of human trafficking. She has many other bills to her credit as well, including one which reversed a tax on campers, which had the potential to cripple the outdoor tourism industry in Maine.
In addition to her legislative service, Senator Volk is active in the local community. She is a member of the worship team at The Rock Church, has served as the Board Secretary of the Root Cellar for many years, and is the volunteer Board President for Maine Connections Academy, a statewide virtual charter school. Senator Volk also donates her time with Scarborough Softball Boosters and Scarborough Cheering Club.
Senator Volk resides in Scarborough with her husband, Derek, the President of Volk Packaging Corporation, a third-generation family business. They have four children.