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Sen. Pierce bill to address teacher shortage earns initial Senate approval

AUGUSTA ­­— On Thursday, the Maine Senate gave initial approval to a bill that addresses Maine’s teacher shortage. LD 1608, “An Act to Address Teacher Shortages Through Financial Assistance and Career Advancement Opportunities,” sponsored by Sen. Teresa S. Pierce, D-Falmouth, would...

Sen. Pierce bill to increase funding for Maine Family Planning earns initial Senate approval

AUGUSTA – On Thursday, LD 1478, “An Act to Improve Women's Health and Economic Security by Funding Family Planning Services,” earned the initial support of the Maine Senate. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Teresa S. Pierce, D-Falmouth, would supplement expiring federal funding to critical...

Sen. Teresa S. Pierce has lived in Falmouth for nearly two decades, and has served for six years as a Falmouth Town Councilor, including two as chair.

During her time in the Maine House of Representatives, she served as chair of the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and as a member of the Government Oversight Committee, the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and the Committee on Leaves of Absence and was House chair of the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation during the 128th Legislature.

Sen. Pierce has been a longtime advocate for early childhood education and affordable access to post-secondary education. She has also supported smart, robust investments in Maine’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges and Internet connectivity; and protecting Maine’s unique and beautiful environment while using our natural resources strategically to improve our economy.

Outside of her work as an elected official, Sen. Pierce has worked in the development field at the University of New England and other non-profit organizations for the past 20 years.

Sen. Pierce lives in Falmouth with her husband, Sam. They have two grown children, both of whom attended Falmouth Public Schools. She is a 1985 graduate of the University of Colorado.

She is serving her first term in the Maine Senate, representing Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth (majority), North Yarmouth, Gray, and Long Island.

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