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Weekly Radio Address: Chipman says DHHS must be held accountable for failure to protect disabled Mainers

A federal investigation has found that the Department of Health and Human Services failed to protect disabled Mainers in its care. In the face of these damning revelations, Mainers deserve answers. Hi, I’m Senator Ben Chipman from Portland, the lead Senate Democrat on the Health and Human...

Cheverus Boys’ Swim Team honored with Legislative Sentiment

The Maine Legislature honored the Cheverus High School Boys’ Swim Team on May 23 with a Legislative Sentiment in honor of their fifth consecutive Class A State Championship win. “These swimmers showed tremendous commitment to their sport and to each other this season,” said Sen. Ben...

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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