Senator Ned Claxton is serving his first term in the Maine Senate, representing the good people of Auburn, Mechanic Falls, Minot, New Gloucester and Poland. Throughout Senator Claxton’s career as a family physician, he has served families in the greater Auburn-Lewiston area.
Senator Claxton has worked to improve the health of individuals and families, taught a new generation of family physicians, and partnered with others to improve the quality of care at Central Maine Medical Center. Because of these experiences and work on local and state health efforts, Senator Claxton has a firsthand understanding of the need for health care coverage, the pain of the opioid crisis, the cost of prescription drugs, and the need to rebuild our public health care system.
Senator Claxton co-founded Family Healthcare Associates in 1978, where he cared for people of all ages — delivering babies along with caring for their parents and grandparents — always with an attentive and listening ear to wider family concerns and needs. He also directed the Central Maine Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. His commitment to a broad array of community health issues led to serving as co-chair of the Lewiston/Auburn Public Health Steering Committee and as a board member and adviser to the Maine Public Health Association.
As a small-business owner and job creator, he has seen how social and economic issues challenge families, and how state government can play a role in supporting or complicating their lives. A good-paying stable job is a critical need for all Maine families. Without it, they struggle; with it, they can prosper.