Biography

Diane Johanson is a Legislative Liaison with Preti Flaherty, managing legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts in Augusta for a wide variety of clients. A well-known and visible presence in the halls, she routinely appears before legislative committees and works to advance policy priorities.

Prior to joining Preti Flaherty, Diane lobbied on behalf of more than 1,400 members of the Maine Tourism Association. During her time in this role, she successfully worked with hundreds of legislators to preserve and grow Maine's largest industry through effective public policy. A former Chief of Staff of the Maine Senate Republican Office and legislative staffer in the Maine House Republican Office, Diane has nearly twenty-seven years of legislative and policy experience.

She is a graduate of the University of Maine, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Firm Highlights

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Legislative Alert: Legislative Racial Impact Statements Coming Soon

In the session that ended in June, the Legislature passed a bill to create a Subcommittee to Implement a Racial Impact Statement Process Pilot .  This is a subcommittee of the Legislative Council and...

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Legislative Alert: Maine Legislature Adjourns!

The First Special Session of the 130 th Legislature finally adjourned on Monday night, July 19 th . As many of you may remember, the First Regular Session ended in March 30th when the...

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End of Session Update

The Second Regular Session of the 130th Maine State Legislature finally adjourned Sine Die, or “without day”, on Monday, May 9. Lawmakers voted on the 5 vetoes sent to them by Governor Mills, and...

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Legislative Update: First Legislative Council Vote on Legislative Requests

On Monday, October 25 th , the Legislative Council met to vote on which of the 330 legislative requests (LRs), submitted by legislators, would be allowed to move forward and be considered in the...

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Legislative Alert: Redistricting Analysis

Below is an analysis of the recently enacted Maine State Senate redistricting and the potential impact this may have in the next election cycle. This comes with the caveat that the feelings of the...

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Maine Legislative Update: Second Session of the 130th Legislature

Unexpected losses Sadly, we learned of the passing of two legislators in the past few days. It was announced on Friday, January 28th, that longtime Democratic legislator and current House member, Representative John Tuttle...

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Primary Round-Up

Primary Round-Up As you are probably aware, primary elections in Maine took place on Tuesday, June 14, and there were a handful that could be significant to the general election outcome in November. Congressional...

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Legislative Alert: Convening of the 2nd Regular Session of the 130th Legislature

The Second Regular Session of the 130 th Legislature will convene next Wednesday, January 5 th at 10 a.m. This is intended to be an in-person session of both the House and Senate with...

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Legislative Alert: Special Session, Redistricting, and Cloture

The Legislature gathered for a Special Session last week, September 29 th , to vote on legislative redistricting. The final agreement passed successfully and with strong bipartisan support in both the House and the...