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Citizen's Guide - Justin Chenette


District: 134 (map)

Committe: State and Local Government

Party: Democratic

Occupation: Vice President of Social Media (Freelance)


Phone: (207) 590-3266 (cell)


Official Website - Facebook - Twitter

Address: 19 Buckthorn Circle, Saco


2012 Election

General: Chenette 3,106; Wyman 2,039
Primary: Chenette 543; Lundh-Gay 154
Spending: Chenette: $10,247.10 (Privately Financed) Wyman: $10,143.41 (Privately Financed)
Endorsements: MPA; MSEA; EQME; AFL-CIO

In the News

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Maine: Legislature Adjourns Sine Die, Gun Control Measures Defeated - NRA ILA

Justin Chenette re-elected to State Senate 31 seat - Press Herald

Senator awarded Harvard fellowship - Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

Cruz, Ocasio-Cortez are talking about closing the revolving door for lobbyists. They can learn from Maine's experience. - Bangor Daily News

Senate District 31: Chenette faces challenge from Mendros - Press Herald

Senate passes bill to ban lobbyist contributions to most Maine politicians - WABI

Saco Sen. Chenette: Maine government should be responsive to the people, not to special interests - Press Herald

Legislature asked to ban most robocalls - WCSH-WLBZ

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland names two new board members - Press Herald

Chenette sworn in as youngest, only LGBTQ member of Maine Senate - Biddeford Journal Tribune

'He ran off with my money': Maine contractor charged with theft - WGME

Maine bills target money in politics, lobbyist influence - Foster's Daily Democrat

Close lobbying loophole for former legislators — Editorials — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News

New law bans robocalls, spoofing in Maine - WGME

Committee approves bill aiming to reduce lobbyist influence - WABI

Maine Stops Bill to Control Shooting Ranges With 'Noise Ordinances' -

Maine Senate Narrowly Endorses Joining Compact Aimed At Overhauling Electoral College System - Maine Public

Report finds most Maine child welfare workers stressed, overwhelmed - WGME

From Lawmaking To Lobbying: Maine Bill Would Close Revolving Door For A Year - Maine Public

Controversial former legislator Stavros Mendros running for Maine Senate seat - Press Herald

Maine Water supports state legislation - Biddeford - Saco - OOB Courier

Maine Pride, community within the state blossoms - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Maine Set to Ban Conversion Therapy for Minors - NECN

DHHS Commissioner says child welfare improvements are progressing - WCSH-WLBZ

Bill Nemitz: While Maine moves to block shady robocallers, here's how you can hang them up - Press Herald

Controversial Republican Activist Uses Loophole To Enter State Senate Race - Maine Public

Proposal would ban annoying robocalls, misrepresentation of phone numbers in Maine - WMTW Portland

Maine Runs Into Another Setback To Expand Ranked-Choice Voting System - Maine Public

Maine bill would limit lobbyist contributions year-round - Foster's Daily Democrat

York County state Senate candidate brings history of controversy - Press Herald

Senate President Troy Jackson announces committee assignments for the 129th Maine Senate - The County

Poland Spring might get soaked with $100 million state tax - Lewiston Sun Journal

Maine Senate Passes Offshore Drilling Ban - Public News Service

Lawmaker calls lack of placements for kids 'shocking' - WABI

CMP wins key permit for transmission line, but opponents say they'll fight on - Press Herald

Sorting through the more than 2000 bills Maine lawmakers submitted - Bangor Daily News

Proposed Maine Law Would Ban Disguised Local Robocalls -

In an effort to attract young workers, Maine is offering to reimburse their student loan payments - Marketplace APM

Time to reject wrong-number robocalls - Bangor Daily News

Bill would limit lobbyists' contributions to Maine candidates year-round - Press Herald

Bill would require cursive to be taught grades 3-5 in Maine - WCSH-WLBZ

York County GOP leader apologizes for insulting gay Democrat - Press Herald

As new leaders take over child welfare system, caseworkers are still 'drowning' - WGME

Meet the Maine man who wants to be our next president - Bangor Daily News

Maine Offers Tax Credits To Help Graduates With Student Loans. So Why Don't More People Use It? - Maine Public

Election reform bills include effort to expand ranked-choice voting to state races - Press Herald

Bill to allow recalls of elected Maine officials gets hearing - Press Herald

Here's how the Maine Senate voted on the vaccine exemption bill - Press Herald

Students named to Three Rivers dean's list - News from southeastern Connecticut -

Little Free Library brings book exchange to downtown Saco - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Republican candidate in Lewiston calls on state chair to resign over support for Mendros - Press Herald

State Rep. Maxmin presents 'Green New Deal' to legislative committee - Boothbay Register

As new leaders take over Maine's child welfare system, caseworkers say they're still 'drowning' - Bangor Daily News

U.S. House GOP leader McCarthy assails ranked-choice voting in Maine - Lewiston Sun Journal

Eye on Augusta: Public Hearings for the Upcoming Week - Freepress Online

Millennial candidates see youth as asset in State House races - Press Herald

Old Orchard Beach to offer free parking for veterans, Gold Star families on federal holidays - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Three candidates withdraw bids for Maine Legislature - Biddeford Journal Tribune

TA student receives Saco Main Street Scholarship - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Saco unveils new 'friendly by nature' logo - Biddeford Journal Tribune

A few Senate Democrats might be the last hope for Mainers who oppose vaccination mandates - Bangor Daily News

State GOP chair disheartened by call for her resignation - Lewiston Sun Journal

Legislators call on feds to mitigate erosion in Camp Ellis - WGME

Legislature rejects bill to require students to learn cursive - WGME

Former lawmaker Stavros Mendros starting public car auction in Oxford - Press Herald

Legislators pay tribute to Thornton Academy boys lacrosse team - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Republicans lack candidates for three Maine Senate races - Bangor Daily News

Veteran Maine Legislator withdraws from race - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Venetia's Restaurant celebrates 48 years in business - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Lawmakers override LePage veto, uphold insurance coverage for naturopathic health care - Bangor Daily News

DHHS says it's making child protection reforms while seeking 'buy-in' from staff - Press Herald

Susan Deschambault: Revitalizing Our Riverfront Communities - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Democrats say fake news posted on conservative website, shared by Republican Party, tainted Lewiston mayoral race - Press Herald

Old Orchard Beach gears up for annual Ironman 70.3-mile triathlon - Press Herald

Home Country: Heaven in small doses - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Susan Deschambault: Standing with Maine's Gold Star Families - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Bill Nemitz: Maine Examiner has Republican official's fingerprints all over it - Press Herald

This bill could take away from Maine voters a powerful tool to hold politicians accountable - Bangor Daily News

Sen. Linda Valentino of Saco expected to announce she won't seek re-election - Press Herald

Heidi Sampson: Why Cursive Writing? - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Stavros Mendros brings history of controversy to York County race - Lewiston Sun Journal

Zaffie Hadiaris: Create a life you love filled with enthusiasm and abundance - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Chipman, Chenette appear to score key wins in Democratic primaries - Bangor Daily News

Eye on Augusta: Liquid Nicotine & Polystyrene Bans, Water Extraction, CBD & Muzzling Teachers - Freepress Online

York County lawmaker pulls out of House District 9 race - Press Herald

Maine Senate supports $45 million in tax credits for BIW - Press Herald

Legislators use timing and creative wording to skirt spirit of fundraising rules -

Residents worry about big trucks, safety as state takes over local road - Bangor Daily News

Thirteen candidates in the running for 7 City Council seats in Saco - Press Herald

Peyton DePaul: Plastic pollution in the ocean - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Byron York: Dems' Trump dilemma — Impeach, imprison or bluff? - Biddeford Journal Tribune

Leadership seminar brings more than 60 high school students to UMF - Daily Bulldog

All Voter-Approved Initiatives From 2016 Ballot In Flux In Legislature - Maine Public

Museum in the Streets enlivens history in Old Orchard Beach - Biddeford Journal Tribune

LePage picks old-school Democrat as next state utilities watchdog - Bangor Daily News

Gene Lyons: Making a standardized testing molehill into a mountain - Biddeford Journal Tribune

After losing ground for decades, Camp Ellis feeling helpless - Press Herald

Dubois appointed to Maine environmental post | Local News - Conway Daily Sun

Where the Maine Senate candidates stand on the economy, health care and more - Bangor Daily News

Barry Hobbins confirmed as Maine's public advocate as details emerge about drunken-driving charge - Press Herald