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Sen. Chipman welcomes local “Doctor of the Day” to the Maine Senate

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, welcomed Dr. A. Jan Berlin, also of Portland, to the Maine Senate as the Doctor of the Day for Feb. 14, 2019. Dr. A. Jan Berlin has more than 59 years of diverse medical experience, specializing in opthamology. Launched in 1997, the Doctor of the Day...

Sen. Chipman Introduces Bill to Improve Public Transit Safety

AUGUSTA — Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, introduced a bill, LD 458 “An Act to Require Motorists to Yield to Transit Buses.” The public hearing for LD 458 was set for 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in the Transportation Committee after which it will be scheduled for a work session and a...

Senator Ben Chipman is serving his second 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 small-business owner. He resides in the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland.


  • University of Maine, Class of 1997

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