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Brownie Carson


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Hello, this is Senator Brownie Carson from Harpswell. Thanks for tuning in. The health and wellbeing of our environment and our families are vitally important to the people of Maine. That’s why I’m so pleased to report that after five years of false starts, the Legislature has finally...

Senate passes Carson’s bill to strengthen mining regulations in Maine

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday moved to protect Mainers from the hazards of metallic mining by banning the most dangerous kind of mineral extraction and enacting strict regulations on the extraction of metal in the state. The bill — LD 820, “An Act To Protect Maine's Clean Water and...

Sen. Brownie Carson is serving his first 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, Sen. 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, Sen. Carson led negotiations and advocacy for clean air and water, clean energy and energy efficiency, restoration of Maine fisheries and land use planning.

Sen. Carson has also 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, Sen. 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.

Sen. 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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