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Heather Sanborn

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Senate Democrats’ prescription drug package receives bipartisan support in Committee

AUGUSTA—A suite of prescription drug reform bills from Senate President Troy Jackson, D-Allagash, Senate Majority Leader Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, and Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, received bipartisan approval from the Legislature’s Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial...

Sen. Sanborn bill to clarify local referendum ballots is sent to Gov. Mills

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, LD 53, “An Act To Clarify Local Referendum Ballots” was enacted in the Maine Senate on Tuesday with a unanimous, bipartisan vote.   “I am glad my colleagues in the House and Senate have supported this bill,” said...

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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