BIG NEWS! Co-authored with my two-time campaign manager, Canyon Woodward, Dirt Road Revival is an urgent rallying call to rebuilt rural politics. Dirt Road Revival delves into the history behind rural America’s political rise. It tells the stories of our rural Maine campaigns, revealing the deep stories of rural folks that need to be heard. Most importantly, it lays out practical lessons that we can use to create inclusive movements for social justice in rural red America.
My name is Chloe Maxmin, Maine State Senator for Maine’s District 13. Welcome!
(Senate District 13: Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Hibberts Gore, Jefferson, Louds Island, Monhegan Island Plantation, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Washington, Westport Island, Whitefield, Windsor, and Wiscasset).
I grew up on my family’s farm in Nobleboro. From Lincoln Academy, I went to Harvard College, and after graduation packed up Dad’s truck and headed home. Looking back, my life has one big theme: I love our home. I love that we welcome and care for each other as neighbors, regardless of political persuasion. We are independent but build strong community. We snowmobile, fish, hunt, hike, and work hard to reside in this beautiful place, living on the land with respect and freedom.
I went to Lincoln Academy for high school and Harvard for college. The day after I graduated, I moved back to build my life in Maine.
I have worked with people across Maine, New England, and the country for fifteen years to call on our political system to fight for us and with us. We struggle every day with rising healthcare costs, declining school funding, property taxes, student debt, a changing climate, and more. We need our politicians to stand up for us.
My love for our community and the lack of courage in Augusta inspired me to run for office in 2018. For two years, it was my honor to be the first Democrat to represent House District 88 (Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson, and half of Nobleboro).
As State Senator in Maine’s 130th Legislature, I am building on this track record of effective, bipartisan, community-based leadership to fight for a resilient Maine, where broadband, education, healthcare, transportation, farms, fisheries, small businesses, and our natural resources sustain us in the future and honor the past.
Solutions to these challenges depend on good politics, yet most of us feel that the political system is badly broken and no longer represents our interests.
That’s why we stand for a new direction. We are re-inventing politics as public service. It’s not a promise but a fact that shapes everything we do. It’s why I choose to fight for our home as a State Senator who stands beside you. It’s why, when COVID hit, we organized a 200-strong volunteer team telephoning over 13,500 seniors, regardless of political affiliation, checking that everyone was okay, coordinating food deliveries, prescriptions, rides, and more.
Community-based politics means that my bills win bipartisan support and that each one originated in conversations with you. Thanks to a Nobleboro nurse, a new law protects sexual assault kits. Hearing the need for jobs in growth industries, we now have green jobs legislation. Talks with seniors shaped my rural transportation bill. Learning from retirees, I introduced a Resolution to Congress to reform Social Security Offsets. In regular “Coffees with Chloe,” I continue to learn from your concerns and find solutions.
Next year will be a time for rebuilding. We are only at the beginning of what we can accomplish together: a powerful new community-based politics. Join us for the sake of all that we love.