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Heather Sanborn

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Senate Democrats' comprehensive prescription drug reform package becomes law

Legislation makes prescription medication more affordable and more accessible while holding pharmaceutical companies and corporate middlemen accountable  Augusta, MAINE – Governor Janet Mills today signed into law a comprehensive prescription drug reform package. The package contains a suite of...

Comprehensive prescription drug reform package heads to governor’s desk

AUGUSTA—The Maine Senate sent the final component of a comprehensive prescription drug reform package to the governor’s desk in a unanimous vote on Tuesday. The package contains a suite of proposals from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Assistant Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli,...

Senator Heather Sanborn is serving her first term in the Maine Senate, representing part of Portland and part of Westbrook. She previously served in the Maine House of Representatives.

A former public school teacher and attorney, Heather now owns and runs Rising Tide Brewing Company with her husband, Nathan, in Portland. Under Heather’s leadership, Rising Tide has created two dozen jobs and helped spur the revitalization of the East Bayside neighborhood of Portland. Rising Tide has been committed to giving back to the community, with significant on-going support for the Maine Island Trail Association, the Good Shepherd Food Bank, Full Plates Full Potential, Portland Trails and many other organizations. Heather also served for many years on the Portland Development Corporation board, a quasi-municipal organization that administers the city’s economic development revolving loan funds and job creation grant programs.

Heather and her husband live in Portland with their teenage son.



  • J.D., University of Maine Law School
  • Master’s degree in education, University of Southern Maine
  • Bachelor’s degree, Middlebury College

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