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Chipman bill to prohibit sale of dogs and cats in retail stores to have public hearing

AUGUSTA — Legislation by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, would prohibit Maine pet shops from selling dogs and cats. The bill, LD 1311 “An Act Regarding the Sale of Dogs and Cats at Pet Shops,” will receive a public hearing at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4 in the Legislature’s Agriculture,...

Sen. Chipman bill to change local campaign financing endorsed by Senate

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman’s, D-Portland, bill, LD 780 “An Act to Change Municipal Campaign Contribution Limits” was endorsed by the Senate on Thursday.   “In the time I have lived in Portland, I have seen campaign expenditures sky-rocket. I have seen upwards of $100,000 spent...

Senator Ben Chipman is serving his second term in the Maine Senate, having previously served for six years in the House of Representatives. He represents Senate District 27, which consists of part of the city of Portland, including Peaks, Cliff and Great Diamond islands.

A passion for environmental activism, public transportation, affordable housing and economic opportunity motivated Senator Chipman to become active in politics during his college years. He began his career in the State House as an aide in the Office of the Clerk of the House in 2002. Later, in 2010, he was elected to his first term in the House of Representatives, where he served the people of Portland for six years. During his tenure in the House, Sen. Chipman has served on the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and the Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources.

Senator Chipman is a lifelong Mainer and a small-business owner. He resides in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland.


  • University of Maine, Class of 1997

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