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Senator Chipman bill to create memorial for COVID-19 victims becomes law

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, July 15, a bill sponsored by Senator Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to create a memorial on State House grounds for COVID-19 victims and first responders to the COVID-19 crisis became law without the signature of Gov. Janet Mills.  “COVID-19 has impacted our...

Gov. Mills signs Senator Chipman bill to support Central Labor Councils

AUGUSTA — On Thursday, July 8, a bill from Senator Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to support labor councils became law. LD 198, “An Act To Improve Maine's Tax Laws by Providing a Property Tax Exemption for Central Labor Councils,” was signed into law by Gov. Janet Mills. “Central Labor...

Senator Ben Chipman is serving his third 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, Senator Chipman has served on the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs and the Committee on the Environment and Natural Resources. Since being elected to the Maine Senate in 2016 he has served as the democratic lead on the Committee on Health and Human Services, a member of the Committee on Transportation, and currently serves as the senate chair of the Committee on Taxation.

Senator Chipman is a lifelong Mainer and a small-business owner. He resides in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland.


  • University of Maine, Class of 1997

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