Senator Lisa Keim is in her second term serving the constituents of District 18 in the Maine State Senate.
Senate District 18 consists of the Androscoggin County municipalities of Livermore and Livermore Falls as well as the Oxford County municipalities and unorganized territories of Albany Township, Andover, Bethel, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Dixfield, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Lincoln Plantation, Lovell, Magalloway Plantation, Mexico, Milton Township, Newry, North Oxford Unorganized Township, Peru, Roxbury, Rumford, South Oxford Unorganized Territory, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris and Woodstock.
Senator Keim currently serves as the Senate Republican Lead on the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary and as a member of the Government Oversight Committee. Previously, she also served as a member of the State and Local Government Committee. She has also served as Chair of the Working Group to Improve the Provision of Indigent Legal Services, the Right to Know Advisory Commission and the Criminal Records Review Advisory Committee.
Outside of state government, Senator Keim serves as Co-Chair of the national Future of Work Task Force for the Council of State Governments (CSG), on the New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) Legislative Advisory Committee, and as State Director for Women in Government.
A Harvard Kennedy School Senior Executive SLG Fellow, Senator Keim holds a B.S. in Leadership and Marketing from the University of Southern Maine and is a graduate of the 2017 Eastern Leadership Academy and a Henry Toll Fellow. Lisa is a lifelong resident of western Maine, a wife of 28 years to her husband Blue, and a proud mother of three children that she homeschooled until high school.
Together, her family enjoys hiking, skiing, riding bicycles, and ATVing.
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By Sen. Lisa Keim, January 26, 2021 Censorship has exploded since the January 6th incident at the Capitol. The silencing of statements that could be construed as favorable to Trump, has extended to include persons who hold conservative views, especially those who question November’s presidential election results. In USA Today, columnist Rachel Bovard relates the Big Tech’s … Continue reading On Censorship, Big Tech, and Fear of Speaking Out
By Senator Lisa Keim As the pandemic grinds on, we now have nearly one year of data and experience. The narrative should be evolving, as increased knowledge replaces shadowy fear with fact. However, rather than focusing on ‘good’ news, media and government public relations outreach continues to drive a sense of hopelessness, having shifted attention … Continue reading We Cannot Control COVID-19 at All Cost
The disastrous event this week in our nation’s capitol, which brought shock and horror to us all, and requires comment, though it is rare that I deviate from a full focus on our beautiful state of Maine. It is evil to invade the seat of government, the seat of our democracy, and commit violent acts … Continue reading Senator Keim’s Statement Regarding Capitol Protests
(January 5, 2021) – The deadline for submitting new bills for the 130th State Legislature was December 18, 2020. Currently, only the titles of these bills are available. Below is a list of the bill titles submitted by Senator Lisa Keim. An Act to Protect the Private Information of Maine CitizensAn Act to Provide Services … Continue reading Senator Lisa Keim Submits Bills for the New Legislature
(December 21, 2020) – State Senator Lisa Keim has been reappointed to serve as the lead Senate Republican on the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary. She will also serve another term on the Legislature’s Government Oversight Committee. She has served as Chair of the Working Group to Improve the Provision of Indigent Legal … Continue reading Senator Lisa Keim Reappointed to Two Legislative Committees