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Ned Claxton


In 1987, Sen. Claxton became the first person to be named Maine Family Physician of the Year.

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Sen. Claxton sworn into the Maine Senate

AUGUSTA—Earlier today, Democratic Senator Ned Claxton of Auburn was sworn into the Maine Senate. Sen. Claxton was elected to his first term in the Senate in November. Chief Justice Leigh Saufley administered the oath of office to Sen. Claxton and 32 of his Senate colleagues, all of whom have...

Sen. 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 Claxton’s career as a family physician serving families in the greater Lewiston/Auburn area.

He 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 Healthcare. Because of these experiences and work on local and state health efforts, 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.

As a small business owner and job creator, he has seen firsthand how varied social and economic issues challenge families, and how the state can play a role in supporting or complicating their lives. A good paying stable job is a critical need. Without it, families struggle; with it, they can prosper.


  • Family Practice Training, University of Minnesota
  • Medical Doctorate, University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Arts degree, Princeton University

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