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Heather Sanborn

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Sanborn bill eliminating waiting periods for children’s dental care sparks reform across New England

AUGUSTA—Northeast Delta Dental, a dental insurance provider, recently announced that it plans to eliminate waiting periods for children in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont covered by their plans to receive dental care. The move comes in the wake of a bill sponsored Sen. Heather Sanborn,...

Sen. Sanborn bill to help those trying to prevent the spread of HIV receives unanimous, bipartisan support in Senate

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Tuesday gave bipartisan support to a bill from Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, that would prevent insurance discrimination against those trying to prevent the spread of HIV. LD 1764, “An Act To Update the Maine Insurance Code” — which would amend the Maine...

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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