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Sen. Linda Sanborn introduces bill to establish substance use treatment programs in correctional facilities

AUGUSTA — A bill introduced by Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would establish substance use disorder treatment programs in Maine’s correctional facilities. LD 1096 “An Act To Require That Comprehensive Substance Use Disorder Treatment Be Made Available to Maine's Incarcerated Population”...

Sanborn bill would help homeless youth access health care services

AUGUSTA — Legislation submitted by Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, would make it easier for homeless youth to receive the health care services they need. LD 1275, “An Act To Support Access to Health Services for Homeless Youth in Maine,” received a public hearing before the Legislature’s...

Senator Linda Sanborn is serving her first term in the Maine Senate, representing Senate District 30, which includes Gorham, part of Buxton, and part of Scarborough.

Having been elected to the Maine State Legislature in 2008, Senator Sanborn served two terms on the Health and Human Services Committee and two terms on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. She has served on the Joint Select Committee on Health Care Reform Opportunities and Implementation, Child Care Advisory Council, HIV Advisory Committee, Substance Abuse Services Commission, the Health Care Exchange Advisory Committee, and a Roundtable on Aging.

Before serving in the Legislature, Senator Sanborn had a 25-year career practicing family medicine in Gorham.

In her community, Senator Sanborn is active on the Missions, Social Justice and Chicken Pie committees at the First Parish Gorham U.C.C. She is the current president of the Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center in Buxton, a member of the Maine Lung Cancer Coalition, and a corporator for Gorham Savings Bank.

Senator Sanborn lives in Gorham with her husband, Jeff, a Gorham native. They have three adult sons and one precious granddaughter.


  • Medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago
  • Bachelor of science in microbiology, Michigan State University

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