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Chipman bill to protect families facing foreclosure becomes law

Law protects Mainers from premature eviction during foreclosure proceedings Mainers undergoing foreclosure will be protected from being prematurely evicted from their homes under a bill by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, that became law this week. “Families undergoing foreclosure are already...

Governor signs Chipman law to cut red tape for beverage startups

Gov. Paul LePage has signed into law a bill by Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to cut red tape for small, nonalcoholic beverage producers. The law — LD 1409 “An Act To Reduce Regulations for Small Nonalcoholic Beverage Producers — allows small, non-alcoholic beverage startups that produce...

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.


  • University of Maine, Class of 1997.

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