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Sen. Heather Sanborn is sworn into the Maine Senate

AUGUSTA—Earlier today, Democratic Senator Heather Sanborn of Portland was sworn into the Maine Senate. Sen. Sanborn was elected to her first term in the Senate in November. Chief Justice Leigh Saufley administered the oath of office to Sen. Sanborn and 32 of her Senate colleagues, all of whom...

Sen. Heather Sanborn is serving her first term in the Maine Senate, representing part of Portland. 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 has 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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