Senator Olympia Snowe to Deliver Presidential Forum
With her election in 1994, Olympia J. Snowe became only the second woman Senator in history to represent Maine, a position she held until 2012. Before her election to the Senate, Snowe represented Maine’s Second Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for sixteen years.
Her dedicated work in the U.S. Senate garnered her nationwide recognition as a leading policymaker in Washington. In 2005, she was named the 54th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes magazine. In 2006, Time magazine named her one of the top ten U.S. Senators. Calling her “The Caretaker,” it wrote of Snowe: “Because of her centrist views and eagerness to get beyond partisan point scoring, Maine Republican Olympia Snowe is in the center of every policy debate in Washington; but while Snowe is a major player on national issues, she is also known as one of the most effective advocates for her constituents.”