Leaders laud new environmental and consumer protections, public health infrastructure AUGUSTA — New laws championed by Senate Democrats take effect today, November 1. Those new laws include policies to to safeguard Maine’s clean air and water, strengthen consumer protections and invest in...
Sen. Chipman introduces bill to ensure equal access to public buses for people with visual impairments
Sen. Ben Chipman has introduced legislation to require public transportation buses to have audio announcements of upcoming stops by 2019. “Public transportation should be accessible to all members of the public, not just those people who can read the signage for upcoming stops,” said Sen....
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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