Senate District 16
Albion, Fairfield, Oakland,
Waterville, and Winslow

I’ve lived in Winslow nearly my entire life, and I know how to fight for my community. As a career firefighter and as Winslow and Waterville Fire Chief, I spent my career serving your families in the best of times and the hardest of times. District 16 needs a fighter, and I’m ready to get to work for our communities in Augusta. I will serve you and your families and do what is best for you no matter what.

– David LaFountain


Dedicated Public Servant

David LaFountain is a lifelong Winslow resident with over 40 years of experience in public service. He has served as a career firefighter, Fire Officer, and most recently as Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief for the Waterville and Winslow fire departments.

A graduate of Winslow High School, David has deep roots in his community. As a child, his father was a public school teacher and his mother was a secretary at Thayer Hospital. Growing up, David and his four siblings quickly learned the value of hard work and living on a budget. His working-class upbringing instilled in him a sense of responsibility and commitment to prioritizing doing the right thing. He took these lessons directly into his work in the fire service he oversaw hundreds of local employees and city budgets worth over $2 million.

David is happily married to his wife of forty years, Lee Ann, a retired self-employed hairdresser. David and Lee Ann raised their two daughters, Marie and Bethany, right in their hometown of Winslow. Marie and her husband Corbin live on a small-scale farm in Clinton, while Corbin also teaches at Winslow High School and Kennebec Valley Community College. Bethany works at her alma mater of Winslow High School, while also coaching the Winslow High baseball team and the Thomas College softball team. David and Lee Ann have four grandkids.

Why Is David Running?

​​While serving as a career firefighter, Fire Chief, and Emergency Management Director, David has responded to thousands of emergencies in Albion, Fairfield, Oakland, Waterville, Winslow. He has established a long history of being a faithful and selfless public servant and as a fiscally responsible administrator.

Now retired from the fire service, David plans to channel his dedication to public service towards serving his neighbors in Senate District 16. His deep dedication to his community and his career experience make him the ideal fighter to get things done for his neighbors in Augusta.


David has over 40 years of experience in public service, working hard for the people of this region. No one knows this region of Maine better than David, and no one is better prepared to fight for their neighbors in Augusta. As Maine continues to confront the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effects, David is uniquely qualified to steer Central Maine on its path to recovery.

In addition to his career as a firefighter, David is a certified Fire Instructor, Fire Investigator, Fire Inspector, Hazardous Materials Technician and Instructor, and Weapons of Mass Destruction Technician. David also oversaw the operations of the Central Maine Emergency Response Team that was subject to respond primarily to HAZMAT calls in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. He also trained with the Maine Army National Guard’s 11th Weapons of Mass Destruction – Civil Support Team based in Waterville. Dave also served on the Central Maine Incident Management Team, a group of Regional First Responders responsible for managing safety and management at the scene of large-scale incidents.

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