AUGUSTA – Today, Legislative leadership learned of the passing of Rep. Donna Doore. House Speaker Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford released the following statement:
“Our cherished friend, the dedicated public servant Representative Donna Doore has passed away. Donna had been battling cancer while serving her fourth term in the Maine House. Yet, each day she brought laughter and levity to her work in the Legislature.
“Donna represented the town where she was born, Augusta. She grew up nearby in South China, where her family owned and operated Farrington Clothing Outlet. Donna deeply understood her community, having worked as a waitress, a bartender, a computer operator, a store clerk at Farrington’s, a silversmith, an administrative assistant, and little league coach. She was known for her service as a school board member, city councilor and a union steward. As a state representative, she served on the Joint Standing Committees on State and Local Government, Labor and Housing, and Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development. Donna was a champion for workers’ rights and fought for livable wages, benefits, affordable education, and health care for all Maine people.
“Donna is survived by her beloved husband Tom Doore, a retired Augusta firefighter, and their two children and grandchildren.
“Everyone who knew Donna knew she lit up rooms with her joy. Donna’s passing is an immense loss to the Maine Legislature, the City of Augusta, and all of us who were touched by her zest for life and humor. We send our condolences to her family.”