Maine State Representative Ben Chipman of Portland, representing House District 40

Representative Ben Chipman


Contact Information | Committees | Sponsored Bills | Bill Cosponsorship Partners | District 40 in Context | Campaign Finance Profile | In The News



Most Recent Twitter Posts:

Thank you to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals! cnn.com/2017/02/04/pol…

About 5 months ago from Ben Chipman’s Twitter via Twitter Web Client

Committees of which Rep. Chipman is a member:

Sponsored Bills:

  • LD 151: An Act To Protect Public Health in the Maine Community College System
  • LD 247: An Act To Create Corridor Districts for the Purpose of Funding Transportation and Transit Services
  • LD 487: An Act To Provide for an Increase in the Minimum Wage
  • LD 507: An Act To Allow Primary Petition Signature Requirements To Be Proportional with Party Enrollment
  • LD 568: An Act To Protect Maine Lakes
  • LD 617: An Act To Change Municipal Campaign Contribution Limits
  • LD 718: An Act To Avoid Loss of Revenue to the State
  • LD 794: An Act To Ensure That Funding to the University of Maine System Is Used Efficiently
  • LD 947: An Act To Fund State Efforts To Reduce the Landfilling of Solid Waste
  • LD 1098: An Act To Protect Children from Exposure to Pesticides

Bill Cosponsorship Partners

Every legislator works more often with some colleagues than with others. The following are the ten fellow legislators with whom Rep. Chipman has cosponsored legislation most often in the 127th Legislature:

District 40 in Context

Understanding the political actions of Representative Chipman in full context requires some information about the district he represents. The charts and graphs you see below draw from the 2009-2013 cycle of the American Community Survey, an ongoing project of the U.S. Census Bureau. Graphs describe details about both the kinds of community to be found in a legislative district and the experiences of people who live there.

To find more information about the county, town, congressional district or state legislative district in which you live, you may access the American Community Survey through the Census Bureau’s American FactFinder web page.


Travel Time to Work in House District 40:


Percent of District 40 Residents who are Veterans of the U.S. Military:


Educational Attainment of the Residents of House District 40:


Dependency Ratio in District 40:

Dependency ratio is a demographic term that refers to the number of people who are not of typical working age (0-14 or 65+ years old) for every 100 people who are of typical working age.


Sex Ratio: Number of Males per 100 Females in House District 40:


Campaign Finance Data for Rep. Chipman in the 2014 Election Cycle

(as categorized by the Maine Ethics Commission):

Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Chipman: Inside or Outside his District?

Includes all contributions for which addresses are provided. Does not include Maine Clean Elections Act funds.)

Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Chipman: Inside or Outside the State of Maine?

(Includes all contributions for which addresses are provided. Does not include Maine Clean Elections Act Funds)

Source of Campaign Contributions for Rep. Chipman: What Kind of Contributor?

Incorporated Groups (Businesses, Non-Profit Organizations, Political Action Committees, Party Committees, and other unregistered political groups) directly contributing to Rep. Chipman in the 2013-2014 election cycle: None


In The News…

Recent news stories featuring Representative Chipman:


This information was last updated on 2016-06-14.

The Open Maine Politics website is in a beta release and results should be checked against current data at the the official website of the Maine State Legislature.

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