Senator Brad Farrin is currently serving his second term in the Maine State Senate. He represents the people of Senate District 3, which is made up of Anson, Bingham, Canaan, Caratunk, Central Somerset Unorganized Territory, Cornville, Dennistown Plantation, Embden, Highland Plantation, Jackman, Madison, Mercer, Moose River, Moscow, New Portland, Norridgewock, Northeast Somerset Unorganized Territory (includes Rockwood Strip Twp.), Northwest Somerset Unorganized Territory, Pittsfield, Pleasant Ridge Plantation, Rome, Seboomook Lake Unorganized Territory, Skowhegan, Smithfield, Solon, Starks, The Forks Plantation and West Forks Plantation.
Senator Farrin currently serves on the Transportation Committee.
Prior to serving in the Maine Senate, Farrin served District 111 for two terms in the Maine House of Representatives, serving as Ranking Member of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee and also on the Transportation Committee.
With more than 30 years of experience in construction and project management, Farrin is the Corporate Facilities Manager for Milton CAT, New England’s premier construction equipment supplier. In this role he is responsible for property management, regulatory compliance, facility maintenance and the start-up of all major capital projects for 15 facilities in six states.
Senator Farrin was the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Maine Air National Guard before retiring in 2013 as its highest-ranking enlisted airman, serving nearly three decades. He deployed to Iraq in 2008 in Operation Iraqi Freedom and to the Horn of Africa in 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has more than 18 major awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.
He is a proud member of the American Legion, VFW, the Enlisted Association of the National Guard and Air Force Sergeants Association. Locally, he served as a captain with the Norridgewock Fire Department until 2004.
Senator Farrin lives in Norridgewock with his partner Lynn Boucher. Between the two, they have 4 daughters and 1 grandson.
By Sen. Brad Farrin For almost everything in nature and the environment, the key is balance. A balance of warm sun and regular rain makes things grow. Trees balance the air we breathe by turning carbon dioxide into oxygen. Likewise, we must strike a reasonable balance between human activity and its impact on the natural … Continue reading Feds Agree That Removal of Kennebec Dams Is Unnecessary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – 5/17/21 From Sen. Brad Farrin (AUGUSTA, ME) – On Thursday, the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its weekly data on the COVID-related infection and death rates in nursing homes across the country. This data includes the week ending May 2. For the fourth time in the six weeks … Continue reading Alarming New Federal Nursing Home Data Raises Serious Questions About Maine
Sen. Brad Farrin appeared on the Ray Richardson Show on WLOB-Radio to discuss Maine’s COVID situation in nursing homes. (5/14/21)
(AUGUSTA, ME)—Last week, the Maine CDC revealed that nearly 60% of all COVID-related deaths in Maine have been among residents of long-term care facilities, including nursing homes (58.2%). We have known for years now that nursing homes are desperately understaffed due to a lack of funding and this clearly has diminished the level of care … Continue reading Maine Senate Republicans Call For Immediate Nursing Home Funding
Senators Brad Farrin and Scott Cyrway Welcome the State’s Decision to Drop Controversial Dam Removal Plan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2021 (Augusta, ME) – Maine Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher announced today that his department will drop its planned changes to the Kennebec River management plan that had been the subject of a controversial rule-making process that ended recently. The plan called for removal of at least … Continue reading Senators Brad Farrin and Scott Cyrway Welcome the State’s Decision to Drop Controversial Dam Removal Plan