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Senate passes Libby bill to better compensate victims of property crimes

A bill sponsored by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, would compensate victims of property crimes more quickly and fully than they are now. LD 1550, “An Act To Create a Victims' Compensation Fund for Victims of Property Crimes” was enacted unanimously in the Maine Senate on Thursday. “This bill...

Senate enacts Libby bill to strengthen health insurance and retirement fund for firefighters and law enforcement officers

Legislation from Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, to strengthen the Retired County and Municipal Law Enforcement Officers and Municipal Firefighters Health Insurance Program was passed by the Maine Senate on Wednesday in a unanimous vote. “Improving upon this already established health insurance...

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.

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