Steven Robinson

Steven Robinson is the Editor-in-Chief of The Maine Wire. A native of Dexter and graduate of Bowdoin College, Robinson has previously worked as an Executive Producer for the Howie Carr Show and Barstool Sports’ Kirk Minihane Show. Robinson also produced The Case, Minihane’s cold case podcast investigation into the 1989 disappearance of Jennifer Fay.


Sam Patten

Patten worked for Maine’s last three Republican senators. He has also worked extensively on democracy promotion abroad and was an advisor in the U.S. State Department from 2008-9. He pleaded guilty to failing to register as a foreign agent in 2018 and is once again a Maine-based writer.

Nick Murray

Nick Murray is a policy analyst with Maine Policy Institute, writing and researching about the many issues facing the state. He grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of New Hampshire. He can be reached at

Tom Desjardin

Tom Desjardin earned a Ph.D. in U.S. History at the University of Maine and has written several books on Maine History. He has taught at five colleges in three states while he and his work have been featured on the History Channel, A&E, Discovery, PBS, and C-SPAN. In twenty years of service in Maine state government, he has held positions from entry-level to the governor’s cabinet.

Jon Reisman

Jon Reisman is a retired professor of economics and public policy at the University of Maine at Machias. His views are his own.