Charlie's Quote

I have served a total of 24 years in the legislative and executive branches of Maine Government. I know how state government works, so I know how to make our voices heard in Augusta.

- Charlie Pray

A vote for Charlie is a vote for experience

Charlie's focus areas:
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  • Experience


  • Economy


  • Education


  • Efficiency


  • Elderly


  • Environment


About charlie

About Charlie

  • Born in 1945 in Millinocket, the youngest son of Lewis Pray and Evelyn (Boynton) Pray.
  • Attended Opal Myrick Elementary School, then a one-room school at Ripogenus, Maine Central Institute. Graduated in 1964 from Stearns High School.
  • Enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam conflict.
  • Attended college on the GI Bill, graduating from the University of Maine in 1973 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Education.
  • Employed, operated and then owned Pray's Cottages & General Store at Ripogenus, 1970 - 2008 with his wife of 40 years.
  • Served nine terms in the Maine State Senate, 1975 to 1992, representing Northern Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties, seven terms in a leadership position, four terms as Maine Senate President.
  • Married to Nancy Deschaine Pray of Millinocket from 1968 until her death in 2013. They have two sons: Damon Pray and Jason Pray.
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Charlie Pray for the Maine House