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Chipman introduces bill to clarify foreclosure processes

A bill introduced by Senator Ben Chipman, D-Portland, would ensure families undergoing foreclosure processes aren’t kicked out of their homes unexpectedly early in that process. The bill was the subject of a public hearing in the Legislature’s Insurance and Financial Services Committee on April...

Chipman bill to help families stay healthy and united moves forward

A bill by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to ensure parents undergoing rehabilitation and reunification efforts with their children are able to retain health insurance coverage through MaineCare, received a 6-5 “Ought to Pass” vote in the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee on...

Sen. Ben Chipman is serving his first 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 Sen. 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.

Sen. Chipman is a lifelong Mainer and a self-employed property manager. He resides in East Bayside.


Education

  • University of Maine, Class of 1997.

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