Representative Bill Pluecker is the co-owner and farmer at Hatchet Cove Farm, in Warren. Since 2004, he has cultivated vegetables and raised livestock for a range of mid-coast markets. He has two children, Elias, 16, and Cecilia, 13. Since 2018, he has represented his community as an Independent in Augusta. District 44, formerly House District 95, includes Warren, Hope, and Union.
The value of hard work, the instinct to lead through example, and the willingness to get dirty are what initially brought Bill to farming. But as a successful small business farmer-owner, Bill has excelled at the complexity of simultaneously providing quality food for the community, running a business, stewarding the land, and raising a family.
Bill has been the President and a Board Trustee of the First Universalist Church in Rockland. He has also been a member of the Public Policy committee of Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association. Recently, he has worked in the local schools, learning first-hand about the challenges and successes of the public school district.
During his time in Augusta, Rep. Pluecker has truly represented his community with an independent voice, choosing to listen to both sides and make decisions that reflect District 44. He has served on the Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee as well as the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, both of which directly serve our community.
Rep. Pluecker aims to bring his in-depth experience of the Legislature, his commitment to his community, and an independence back to Augusta next year.