Sen. Ben Chipman of Portland was sworn into the Maine Senate at the State House in Augusta yesterday. Sen. Chipman was elected to his second term in the State Senate in November. “My colleagues and I are ready to get to work for the people of Portland, and all of Maine,” said Sen. Chipman....
In Maine, we look out for our neighbors. It’s just an important part of who we are. We lend a helping hand when someone on the side of the road has a flat tire. We pitch in to rake the leaves or shovel the driveway of an elderly neighbor. And we are active participants in our communities. So...
Senator 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 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 self-employed property manager. He resides in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland.
- University of Maine, Class of 1997
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