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Sens. Chipman and Dion earn perfect scores from Maine AFL-CIO on voting records for working families

Sen. Ben Chipman and Sen. Mark Dion, both D-Portland, have received 100 percent ratings on the Maine AFL-CIO’s legislative scorecard for their support of working families during the second session of the 128th Legislature. “Portlanders understand that if you work hard, you should be able to...

Sens. Chipman, Dion earn high marks for pro-environment voting records

Sens. Ben Chipman and Mark Dion, both D-Portland, made the “2017-18 Honor Roll” from the Maine Conservation Voters for their consistent support for the state’s environment, as well as policies that protect public health from toxic chemicals and advance the development and adoption of clean,...

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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