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Sens. Chipman and Dion speak out against retaliatory lobster tariffs

Sen. Ben Chipman and Sen. Mark Dion, both D-Portland, joined a bipartisan group of state lawmakers in speaking out against the 25 percent Chinese tariff increase on U.S. lobster exports. In a letter to Maine’s Congressional Delegation, 112 state lawmakers warn of devastating economic consequences...

Sens. Chipman and Dion receive perfect scores on education record

Sen. Ben Chipman and Sen. Mark Dion, both D-Portland earned a 100 percent rating from the Maine Education Association for their voting record on education issues during the second regular session of the 128th Legislature. “Our educators and our schools play an enormous role in setting Maine...

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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