STATE SENATOR – DISTRICT 20
(R – Androscoggin)
Office: (207) 287-1505
P.O. Box 3331, Auburn, ME 04212
Auburn; Durham; and Poland
Current Committee Assignments
Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services
State and Local Government
Past Committee Assignments (prior service)
Environment and Natural Resources
health and human services
Senator Eric Brakey returns to the Maine Senate to represent the people of District 20. The reapportioned district includes the Androscoggin communities of Auburn, New Gloucester, Poland and Durham.
During a time of divided government (2014-2018), Sen. Brakey led the Health and Human Services Committee as its Senate Chairman. Working across the aisle with committee colleagues, he negotiated and passed welfare reforms, Right to Try legislation, and a market-driven overhaul of Maine’s medical cannabis laws. Sen. Brakey also authored Maine’s Constitutional Carry law and worked with sixth-grade students to legalize hedgehog ownership.
The Constitutional Carry measure earned him the 2015 Second Amendment Award from the Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine.
Outside the Maine Senate, Sen. Brakey lives in Auburn with his wife, Kaitlin. Before launching his 2022 campaign for the Maine Senate, he worked as a national spokesperson, policy adviser and growth strategist for Young Americans for Liberty, a pro-liberty youth organization advancing liberty on campus and in American electoral politics.
Sen. Brakey has published op-eds in notable national outlets including The Hill, The Federalist and the Washington Examiner.
Mainers want more integrity in our elections
By Sen. Matt Pouliot According to Harvard University Kennedy School’s Electoral Integrity Project, the confidence…
Senate Republicans offer legislation to bolster integrity and confidence in Maine elections
Proposed legislation and policy solutions range from instituting voter identification requirements and protections against outside…
Parents should be at the center of their children’s education
By Sen. James Libby As a parent of two teens, I face the same responsibility…
Legislative Republicans issue response to State of the Budget Address
STATE HOUSE – Senate and House Republican Leaders delivered the Republican response to the State of…
Republicans offer legislation to protect Maine’s lobster industry from outside influence
Proposed legislation and policy solutions range from expanding Maine’s oceanic sovereignty to 12 miles to…
With low labor force participation, Maine needs work requirements for those receiving welfare
By Sen. Eric Brakey As Ronald Reagan once quipped, the most effective welfare program is…