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Sen. Heather Sanborn welcomes The Transformation Project to the Maine Senate

Sen. Heather Sanborn (center) with The Transformation Project members: Ken Hawley (left) and Keenan Eaton (right). AUGUSTA — Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, welcomed The Transformation Project, based in Westbrook, to the Maine Senate during the Maine Association of Nonprofits day at the...

Sens. Sanborn and Chipman welcome Portland Bishop Deeley to Maine Senate to give prayer

AUGUSTA — Sen. Heather Sanborn, D-Portland, and Sen. Ben Chipman, D-Portland, welcomed Bishop Richard Deeley of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland to the State House on Tuesday. Bishop Deeley gave the opening prayer in the Maine Senate before the start of the day’s legislative session....

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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