Joe Turcotte is an award-winning campaign and digital operative with over a decade experience winning tough races and contributing to successful ventures. Most recently, Joe served as Governor Paul LePage’s 2022 campaign manager. Under Joe’s leadership, the campaign was one of the most competitive in the country raising over $2.6 million dollars, a Maine Republican gubernatorial record. Joe also developed and executed the campaign’s online fundraising program. The campaign’s raised over $385,000 online and email house file grew by 575% under Joe’s leadership.
Also, during the 2022 Cycle, Joe served as a lead consultant to the Maine Republican Redistricting Conference. He provided detailed analysis and counsel to the legislative leadership and staff. Maine’s 151 State House, 35 State Senate, and both congressional district maps in were drawn record-time without requiring litigation. From 2017 to 2020, Turcotte served as the Maine State Director for the Republican National Committee. In his capacity, Joe built the RNC’s field and data programs from the ground up winning the 2020 Maine 2nd Congressional District Electoral College vote and helping Senator Susan Collins’ statewide victory. He managed millions of dollars in expenditures and payrolls. He trained one of the best staffs in the country. They were routinely recognized by the national leadership for campaign excellence.
Joe started his career working for the Maine Republican Party. When Joe started, the party was in significant debt. During his time at the Maine GOP, the party won two 2 Pollie Awards in 2014 and 2016. He became a well-regarded state party strategist, developing the party’s online fundraising, political, and creative design infrastructure. He also helped manage multiple caucuses and conventions. He is an alumnus of Assumption University, and he currently resides in Augusta, Maine with his wife Amanda.