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Sanborn bill to encourage energy conservation receives hearing

AUGUSTA — Legislation from Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, LD 1048 “An Act To Encourage Conservation in Determining Natural Gas Rates,” received a public hearing before the Legislature’s Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee today. The bill would instruct the Public Utility...

Jackson, Maine Senate Democrats roll out ambitious prescription drug reform proposal

Legislation would make prescription drugs more affordable, more accessible and hold both drugmakers and middlemen accountable “Our prescription drug payment and pricing systems are broken,” said Sen. Sanborn, who also serves as Chair of the Legislature’s Health Coverage, Insurance and...

Senator 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 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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