Senator Collins Hires Freeport Native to Her Augusta Office

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Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced today that Mark Winter, a Freeport native, has been hired as a State Office Representative in her Augusta office. Mark, a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, previously served as a Legislative Assistant and as Counsel on the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee in Senator Collins’ Washington, D.C., office.

“Mark has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, a deep understanding of the legislative process, and a devotion to not only the State of Maine, but to our country,” said Senator Collins. “I am thrilled to welcome Mark back to my staff, where I know he will continue to work hard to serve his fellow Mainers.”


As a State Office Representative, Mark will oversee the Augusta office, represent the Senator at local events, and assist Mainers with issues relating to federal agencies.


Mark is a graduate of Maine Maritime Academy and the University of Maine School of Law.  In addition to working for Senator Collins on the Homeland Security Committee, Mark previously served as General Counsel at the National Maritime Intelligence Center and as the National Security/Counter-Terrorism/Intelligence Specialist at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland. 


In 2014, Mark was recalled to active duty, first serving as Chief of Staff at Joint Task Force – Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and then as the Deputy Director and Director of the Detainee Affairs Branch on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.


Mark resides in Freeport, Maine, with his wife, Meredeth, and two children, William and Eleanor.