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Brownie Carson


Senator Brownie Carson drives ambulance for Harpswell Neck Fire & Rescue.

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Sens. Carson and Vitelli earn 100 percent on Maine Conservation Voters 2019 environmental scorecards

The Senators were leaders on environmental issues in the Legislature this year Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, and Assistant Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, earned perfect scores from Maine Conservation Voters for their votes to preserve Maine’s rich natural resources, invest in...

Sens. Carson and Vitelli vote to send transportation infrastructure investments to Maine voters for approval

Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, and Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, joined colleagues in the Legislature to send a bond proposal to Maine voters for their approval this November. This proposal includes critical investments in Maine’s roads and bridges. The vote was 32-0 in the Senate and 127-8...

Senator Brownie Carson is serving his second term representing Senate District 24, which includes the communities of Brunswick, Freeport, North Yarmouth, Pownal and his hometown of Harpswell.

A Vietnam veteran, attorney and environmental advocate, Senator Carson is dedicated to improving the lives of people throughout Midcoast Maine.

As executive director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine for 27 years, Senator Carson led negotiations and advocacy for clean air and water, clean energy and energy efficiency, restoration of Maine fisheries and land use planning.

Senator Carson also has worked for Pine Tree Legal Assistance, representing low-income Mainers in civil matters at courts in central Maine.

After dropping out of college and volunteering for the U.S. Marine Corps, Senator Carson served as a platoon commander in Vietnam. He went on to be an active member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War in the early 1970s.

Senator Carson lives in Harpswell with his wife, Dana Porter. He has two grown daughters and one granddaughter.

Board Positions

  • Friends of Acadia


  • J.D., University of Maine School of Law, 1977
  • Graduate, Bowdoin College, 1972

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