Sen. Nicole Grohoski sworn into the Maine Senate
AUGUSTA – Today, Sen. Nicole Grohoski, D-Ellsworth, was sworn into the Maine Senate by Gov. Janet Mills, following her decisive win in the special election held last month.
“Hancock County has always been the place I call home. To have the opportunity to represent my neighbors, friends and family in Augusta is truly the honor of a lifetime,” said Sen. Grohoski. “Public service is about showing up when your constituents don’t know where to turn, to answering tough questions and listening to the people who elected you to be their voice in government. Now that I’ve taken my oath of office, I’m ready to hit the ground running and get to work.”
Sen. Grohoski is a cartographer and geographic information system (GIS) specialist from Ellsworth. Being raised by her school nurse mother and Vietnam veteran and electrician father, Sen. Grohoski shares her parents’ commitment to public service and the health and well-being of her community. She is a driver for the local Meals on Wheels program, volunteers with Green Ellsworth and serves on the Board of the Northern Forest Canoe Trail.
“It is a true honor to formally welcome Senator Grohoski to the Maine Senate. Throughout her time in the House of Representatives, she has proven herself to be a true champion for her constituents. Whether she was speaking out about outrageous energy prices and corporate greed, or simply helping older folks get their inflation relief checks, Senator Grohoski has made it clear that she isn’t afraid to show up or put in the hard work when it comes to delivering for her constituents,” said Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash. “I have no doubt that she will continue to provide first-rate constituent services in the Maine Senate. The only difference is that Hancock County will benefit.”
Sen. Grohoski joins the Senate after serving two terms in the House of Representatives, where she was a member of the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee. She is a graduate of Middlebury College and currently works for a small, Maine-based mapping company.
Sen. Grohoski fills the seat vacated by the Hon. Louie Luchini, who resigned from the Maine Senate to serve as Region 1 Advocate within the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy.
Sen. Grohoski’s district currently includes the towns of Amherst, Aurora, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Fletchers Landing Township, Cranberry Isles, Deer Isle, Eastbrook, Ellsworth, Franklin, Frenchboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Mariaville, Marshall Island Township, Mount Desert, Osborn, Otis, Sedgwick, Sorrento, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Surry, Swan’s Island, Tremont, Trenton, Waltham, and part of East Hancock Unorganized Territory. The district lines will shift for the November election due to the redistricting process.
Sen. Grohoski can be contacted at Nicole.Grohoski@legislature.maine.gov or at her office at (207) 287-1515.
Sen. Grohoski is sworn in to office by Gov. Janet Mills. She was accompanied by her parents, Ed and Jackie Grohoski.