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Senate approves Sen. Chipman’s yield to bus bill

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LD 458 “An Act to Require Motorists to Yield to Transit Buses,” received unanimous bipartisan support from the Senate on Tuesday.   “This bill is about public safety. There have been several accidents and injuries from cars...

Sen. Chipman introduces bill to ban prescription drug advertising

AUGUSTA — A bill from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, LD 1673,“An Act To Prohibit Prescription Drug Advertising,” received a public hearing before the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committee on Wednesday.   “Pharmaceutical companies spend millions on...

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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