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Portland legislators to hold constituent office hours on Thursday

Portland legislators will hold open constituent office hours from 6:00 – 7:30 PM on Thursday, February 15 at Portland City Hall. The legislators holding office hours are Sen. Ben Chipman, Rep. Richard Farnsworth, Rep. Matt Moonen, Rep. Mike Sylvester, Rep. Rachel Talbot Ross, Rep. Erik...

$11.6 million added to Unclaimed Property Fund, needs to be claimed by owners

Senator Chipman urges residents to check if they are owed money from utilities, banks and other third parties The Office of the State Treasurer has received more than $11 million in the form of unclaimed property in the past year, and Mainers are being urged to check whether any of that cash...

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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