Chloe Maxmin
Candidate for Maine State Senate District 13

About Chloe

About

Welcome! My name is Chloe Maxmin. I grew up on my family's farm in Nobleboro and am running as a Democrat and Clean Elections candidate to represent Maine Senate District 13 (see a list of towns below), challenging Dana Dow. For as long as I can remember, I have cared so deeply about our community and knew that I would devote my life to our shared home. 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. Since then, it has been my honor to represent House District 88 (Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson, and half of Nobleboro).

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.

I have not voted party-line in Augusta. I do my own research on bills to make the best decision for my community.

Now, I'm running 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.

National Recognition

Chloe is the recipient of the Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes and the Brower Youth Award. Her work at Lincoln Academy was the focus feature of a Sundance Channel documentary series. Chloe was also named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone and has been recognized by the Washington Post, MPBN, Maine Women’s Fund, New York Times, NPR, Bill Moyers, Bloomberg, Real Time with Bill Maher, CNN, and other news outlets.

Maine Council on Aging 2020 Legislator of the Year

The 2020 MCOA Legislator of the Year Award recognizes and celebrates the sustained efforts of legislative leaders who have worked through the COVID-19 crisis collaboratively with communities, institutions, governments, and businesses to develop and implement solutions that have improved the health and safety of older Mainers.

"Representative Chloe Maxmin may be a new face in the Maine legislature, but she is already a strong voice for Maine’s older adults. As soon as the COVID-19 pandemic hit, she enlisted more than 200 volunteers to contact and triage the needs of more than 3,000 older residents living in her district. The more than 12,000 calls made by Chloe and her volunteers resulted in groceries and prescriptions being delivered, rides to doctor appointments being arranged, and masks and social support being made available. One of the volunteers involved said that Chloe is the type of person we need in office, “one who has the compassion and empathy to reach out to her constituents.” Aside from her immediate and impressive response to the COVID-19 pandemic, she also sponsored a key bill regarding transportation for older people in the legislature, and has continued to make older people a primary focus of her work as a lawmaker. The Maine Council on Aging is proud to honor Representative Maxmin as the 2020 Legislator of the Year."

Our Campaign

The deep crises that we face in Maine stem from a political system that has lost touch with its people because we keep electing individuals who are not transparent, responsive, or accountable. The theme that I hear most in my conversations with you is that we deserve to feel represented. This is our big work together.

We are building a new kind of politics that is rooted in community and values, not partisanship. We know that real representation starts with the people of Maine. Our work is about respect, listening, inclusivity, and fighting for each other. This is important now more than ever as we recover from COVID-19. What kind of world will we build?

We’re committed to a 100% positive campaign. We believe in a politics that can bring us together, not tear us apart. We will build it together, and what we build will last far beyond Election Day.

There are so many issues facing our community, and I am here to talk with you about anything that you’re thinking about or is impacting your life. I will be honest and open about my views on the many challenges and opportunities in our community.

We also wanted to share our broad campaign platform. This is by no means an exhaustive list of all that we stand for. It is merely a reflection of some of the most important issues that we hear from the people of District 13.

Please reach out anytime to talk about these issues or any others on your mind! 207-200-6224.

There are four broad themes:

1) Resilience: This is at the heart of our campaign. It means strength in District 13 to protect our past, feel secure in the present, and stay strong in the future. Resilience is about withstanding any challenge while holding on to all that makes our community special.

Resilience is more than a thought--it needs to be baked into our public policy. We need resilient energy systems that ensure that Mainers don’t sit in the dark for days after the storms that are only getting stronger and stronger. We need resilience in local agriculture, supporting farms across the region that take care of the land, feed our communities, and make sure no one goes hungry. Small businesses are also the core of a resilient community, building a local economy that can sustain itself. We also need a resilient coastal economy that supports our fishermen and our fisheries for years to come. Lastly, it's about a strong education system that can support our children and teachers without crippling property taxes.

2) Broadband: Everyone in District 13 needs access to broadband. As COVID-19 has shown us, connection to the Internet is essential to access emergency resources. We also know that education--for young folks and adults--is more accessible when broadband is available. It is also how we ensure that residents can move to our community to build their business and their life.

3) Transportation: Access to some mode of transportation is the great equalizer in rural communities. It is vital that we have those systems in place. It is how rural communities access food, jobs, healthcare, family, and all that we rely on to survive and thrive.

Maine DOT released its Maine Strategic Transit Plan , which concluded that transportation access is far below demand. In Lincoln County, only 12% of need is met; Knox County is only 7%; Kennebec has 15% of need met. In the 2016 Shared Community Health Needs Assessment for Lincoln County, transportation is one of the biggest health factors leading to poor health outcomes in our community.

Transportation access is an essential need for our community.

4) Healthcare: Accessible and affordable health care for rural Mainers is more important now than ever as COVID-19 surrounds us. It must be a human right. Part of this is ensuring that our rural health centers have the funding that they need to keep their doors open and service the community. Healthcare access also includes resources for the devastating opioid epidemic in our community and support for mental health. These are parts of our community’s health that touch all our lives but often receive the fewest resources. That must change.

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Because we are running a Clean Elections campaign, we unfortunately cannot accept donations. But we do need your help to get to the finish line! Fill out the form below, and we will get in touch.

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Events

SD13 Northern Lit Drop
Sun Oct 25, 2020 from Noon to 3:00 PM
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SD13 Phone Bank
Sun Oct 25, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
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Request By Phone

To request your absentee ballot by phone, please find your town clerk below and give them a call!

Alna: (207) 586-5313

Boothbay: (207) 633-2051 ext. 20

Boothbay Harbor: 207-633-3671

Bremen: (207) 529-5945

Bristol: (207) 563-5270

Damariscotta: (207) 563-5168

Edgecomb: (207) 882-7018

Hibberts Gore: Call Jefferson Town Clerk at: (207) 549-7401

Jefferson: (207) 549-7401

Request By Phone Cont.

To request your absentee ballot by phone, please find your town clerk below and give them a call!

Louds Island: Call your the office of your voting city

Monhegan Island Plantation: (207) 594-8833

Newcastle: (207) 563-3441

Nobleboro: (207) 563-8816

Somerville: (207) 549-3828

South Bristol: (207) 563-3977

Southport: (207) 633-3318

Waldoboro: (207) 832-5369

Washington: (207) 845-2897

Westport Island: (207) 882-8477

Whitefield: (207) 549-5175

Windsor: (207) 445-2998

Wiscasset: (207) 882-8200

Contact

(207) 200-6224

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Towns in 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.