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Sen. Chipman earns perfect attendance record in 2018 legislative session

Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, earned a perfect attendance and voting record during the recently concluded legislative session. “I am proud to attend every single day and make my constituents’ voices heard,” said Sen. Chipman. During the 2nd Regular Session of the 128th Maine...

Senate votes to override Lepage Veto of Chipman naloxone bill

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate voted unanimously 32-0 to override Gov. LePage’s veto of legislation from Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, to increase the long-term availability of the life-saving, anti-overdose drug naloxone on Wednesday. LD 565, “An Act to Address Maine’s Opiate Addiction...

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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