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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November 2022 Election Update

Maine State House Most of us who are obsessed with electoral politics expected a tight Gubernatorial race and, if not changes in control of the House or Senate, much closer margins between the majority...

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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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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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Portland Referenda and Legislative Leadership Update

In addition to all the state and national legislative races that were (mostly) decided by Wednesday morning, there were also 13 referendum questions on the Portland municipal ballot and one in Bar Harbor of...

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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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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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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...