The Legislature’s Education and Cultural Affairs Committee voted 7-4 on Wednesday in favor of LD 1916, “An Act To Increase High School Graduation Rates for Students Experiencing Homelessness or in Foster Care.” The bill, sponsored by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would help more homeless...
The Legislature’s Health Care, Insurance and Financial Services Committee voted 5-4 on Thursday to support an amended version of LD 1928, “An Act To Prohibit Health Insurance Carriers from Retroactively Reducing Payment on Clean Claims Submitted by Pharmacies,” a bill from Sen. Nate Libby,...
Sen. Nate Libby is serving his third term representing all of the people of Lewiston in the Maine Senate and was elected unanimously by his peers to serve as Senate Majority Leader.
During his time in the Senate, Sen. Libby has served as the Ranking Member of the Government Oversight Committee, the Joint Standing Committees on Taxation and State & Local Government, and the Task Force on Maine’s 21st Century Economy and Workforce. He also has served in the Maine House of Representatives and the Lewiston City Council.
Two core principles motivate Sen. Libby’s approach to public service: making government work better for people and being a fierce advocate for his city and the people of Lewiston.
Growing up in a working-class family in central Maine, Sen. Libby started work at age 14 and has held a number of jobs including landscaper, laborer, construction worker, carpenter, salesman, property manager, fundraiser, and community organizer. He was fortunate to attend Bates College through a need-based scholarship. There, he earned a degree in history and economics, fell in love with Lewiston, and made it his home after graduating.
Outside of the Legislature, Sen. Libby works as an economic development consultant and is pursuing his Master’s in Business Administration the University of Southern Maine part-time in the evenings. Since 2016, he has served as the chair of Lewiston’s Universally Accessible Playground committee, which recently opened Maine’s first playground for children and adults of all physical ability levels can play together. He lives in Lewiston with his wife Andrea, herself an acute care registered nurse, and their growing family.