Senator Roger Katz

katz1Senator Roger Katz is currently serving his third term in the Maine State Senate.  He represents the people of Senate District 15, which consists of Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney, and Vassalboro.  Prior to his legislative service, Senator Katz was Mayor of Augusta for two terms.

Katz is currently one of two Republican Senators on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, which is responsible for drafting the  state’s budget.  He also serves as Chair of the Government Oversight Committee.

Senator Katz has long been active in his community, serving as Chair of United Way and Co-Chair of Team Cony, which helped raise $1.5 million for Augusta’s new high school.  He has also served as President of the Kennebec Valley YMCA, Chair of the Augusta Charter Commission, Co-Chair of the Augusta Bicentennial Celebration, Chair of the Augusta Development Corporation, and Vice President of the Maine State Music Theatre.

For his dedication to the community, Senator Katz has been honored by both Le Club Calumet and the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce.

An accomplished attorney, Senator Katz is a former President of the Maine Trial Lawyers Association and has been named as on of the “Outstanding Lawyers in America.”  He also co-hosts a statewide television program with former Speaker of the House, Hannah Pingree, “Pingree & Katz: The Maine Event.”

Roger Katz resides in Augusta with his wife Birdie Newman Katz.  They are the proud parents of two adult children, Shari and Jonathan.