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.
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
By Sen. Brad Farrin Last week, the Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) closed the public comment period for a rule-making that amends the state’s comprehensive plan for the management of the Kennebec River. Having done so, nothing now stands in the way of DMR following through on their promise to submit this amendment to … Continue reading A Key Step Necessary to Remove Kennebec Dams Is Now Done
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 3/23/21 Senator Brad Farrin (R-Somerset) (Augusta, ME) – The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) is about to complete a highly important rule-making process based on false and misleading information that it provided to the public as part of that process. On Friday, the public comment period surrounding an amendment to … Continue reading Department of Marine Resources Misled the Public to Set Dam Removal in Motion
Sen. Brad Farrin’s column on the state’s plan to remove Kennebec River was published by the Press Herald
Another View: State moved too fast in recommending dam removal https://www.centralmaine.com/2021/03/10/another-view-state-moved-too-fast-in-recommending-dam-removal/
(AUGUSTA, ME) – State Senator Brad Farrin and State Representative Kevin O’Connell are pleased to reintroduce their colleagues and the public to the Maine Veterans Caucus in the State Legislature. They welcome all current Legislators who are also veterans to join and help influence public policy on behalf of their fellow service men and women … Continue reading The Maine Veterans Caucus Hopes to Address Veteran Issues