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Carson bill would make sure Maine students learn about mental health

AUGUSTA — Legislation introduced by Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, would ensure that health education in Maine schools includes lessons about mental health. LD 1024, “An Act To Include Mental Health Education in Maine Schools,” received a public hearing Monday, April 1 before the...

Sen. Carson presents bill to improve the record keeping of the Public Utilities Commission at public hearing

AUGUSTA — A bill submitted by Sen. Brownie Carson, D-Harpswell, to require the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to permanently keep all records of complaints received a public hearing before the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee on Tuesday. LD 68, “An Act to Improve...

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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