My name is Chloe Maxmin, and I represent District 88 (Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson, and half of Nobleboro) in the Maine House of Representatives. I currently serve as the youngest woman in the Maine Legislature. On January 13, 2020, we launched our campaign for Maine Senate District 13! We will challenge Senate Republican Minority Leader in one of the most rural counties in the most rural state in the country. We’re embarking on this journey because we know the power of political movements to shape a new kind of politics. That’s our work in 2020.
(Senate District 13 includes 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).
On June 12, 2018, we won our Democratic Primary with 80% of the vote. More people voted for our movement alone than had voted in any previous Democratic Primary. The turnout exceeded previous records by 40%. On November 6, we became the first Democrat to win District 88 Representative with 52.4% of the vote.
For almost two years, it has been my honor to represent House District 88. I’ve been proud to sponsor legislation that came directly from my constituents–from workforce development around green energy to rural transportation access and more. My promise in 2018 was to represent, to be accessible, to be honest, and to be in the community instead of getting stuck in Augusta. That has been my charge.
Now, we’re launching a campaign for State Senate. The work of politics is about electing good people who will listen to us, represent us, and listen to the will of the people. But it’s also more than that. It’s about what we can do together, what we can build in our community, the conversations that we have with respect, the ways that we can unite over what we have in common rather than what separates us.
We’re committed to a 100% positive campaign. We believe in a politics that can bring us together, not tear us apart. This is work that we will build it together, and what we build will last far beyond Election Day. This campaign is not about Party. It’s about values. This year is about respect, listening, inclusivity, and fighting for each other. It’s also about modeling a new kind of politics that is responsive and transparent, that prioritizes our community, and can be held accountable by the people.