Seth lives with his wife, LeAnn Greenleaf, and their daughter, Grace, in his hometown of Richmond just down the street from where he grew-up and started Goodall Landscaping with his brother. Just as he was at a young age, Seth is involved in his community and the State. Today, Seth is serving in his second term as State Senator, representing all of Sagadahoc County and the town of Dresden in Lincoln County.
Seth showed a propensity for entrepreneurship and public service at an early age. At 12 years old, Seth started a small-business pushing a lawn mower across town. Soon thereafter, he and his brother started Goodall Landscaping, now based out of Topsham. Today, Goodall Landscaping employs 10 people year-round, growing to nearly 50 people seasonally.
In school, Seth was active in student government and the community, serving on the student council and as class president. Seth played four sports, including soccer, golf, basketball and baseball, winning state championships, individually in golf and with his teams in soccer and baseball. Following high school, Seth continued running Goodall Landscaping with his brother and studied at the University of Connecticut where he was a varsity golfer, graduating with a B.S. and M.S. from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Seth is a 2005 graduate from the University of Maine School of Law, where he met his wife LeAnn. At Maine Law, he was active in student government and the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic, representing low-income individuals.
LeAnn grew up in Auburn, Maine, along with her two brothers and sister, all of which were adopted at an early age by Betty and Al Greenleaf. For 40 years, LeAnn's parents were foster parents over 175 children, while Betty ran a day care and Al worked as a butcher.
LeAnn graduated from Edward Little High School, the University of Southern Maine, and the University of Maine School of Law. Before attending law school, LeAnn worked at Casey Family Services as a social worker helping Maine children and families. Today, LeAnn is a tax professional.
Seth's sister, Shana, is a high school teacher and his brother, Ben, owns and operates Goodall Landscaping. His mother, Joan, recently retired after greater than 20 years running the library at Marcia Buker Elementary School in Richmond. His father, Cliff, is a practicing environmental and municipal lawyer, and his stepmother, Vivian, is a nurse at Mercy Hospital.
After law school, Seth and LeAnn moved to Richmond, beginning renovations on an historic home in the village.
In 2007, Seth ran and was elected by a wide margin to the Richmond Selectboard. Seth served as Chair of the board, focusing on restoring the downtown, creating jobs and small business, and improving the town's public properties and programs, while working to protect the town's rural character and sense of community.
During Seth's tenure on the board, Richmond attracted new and high-quality investment, including a newly expanded pub and restaurant, new art galleries, and Hodgdon Yachts, which is creating 60+ well-paying jobs with benefits.
Seth was elected to the Senate in November 2008. While serving in his first term, Seth was the youngest member of the Senate and co-chaired the Joint Select Committee on Natural Resources and served on the Joint Select Committee on Legal and Veterans Affairs. He was also appointed by Senate President Mitchell and Governor Baldacci to the Maine Economic Growth Council, which he co-chaired from 2009-2010, and the Commission to Study Energy Transmission. In November 2010, Seth was re-elected by the people of Sagadahoc County and Dresden for a second term in the Senate. Seth continued in his leadership roles, serving on the Joint Standing Committee on Environment and Natural Resources, and the Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Reform and Fairness. Seth was also appointed to Congressional Redistricting Commission in the summer of 2011, where he was chosen by his peers to serve as a lead negotiator for the Democrats. During Seth's tenure in representing the people of District 19, he has sponsored numerous pieces of legislation focused on strengthening our economy, protecting our natural resources, helping small businesses and the communities of his district.
When not in the Senate, Seth practices law at Dyer Goodall, P.A.. Seth has formerly served on the University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association Board, Merrymeeting Bay Business Association Executive Board and as a Corporator of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine.