Erin Sheehan
Candidate for Maine State House District 12

About Erin

About

Erin is a proud Biddeford resident and small business owner. She's inspired by the town's rich history and is committed to a livable future for all of its residents.

Erin grew up in Manchester, an old silk mill town east of the Connecticut River. Her mother taught in Manchester's public schools for 34 years, while her father built a career in Connecticut's fasteners manufacturing industry. They taught her their values of community, hard work, and respect for others.

In the summer of 2019, Erin and her husband Carson opened Lorne, a friendly bar and retail shop on Main Street in Biddeford. They're grateful for the unwavering support that the Biddeford community shows for its small businesses. Erin wants to give back to this great community, and that's why she's running to represent House District 12 in Augusta.

She promises to listen, to learn, and to faithfully represent her neighbors in District 12.

Priorities


AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Biddeford’s growth is attracting new investment, new residents, and new opportunity, but also increased costs of living that threaten our town's affordability. I want to keep Biddeford affordable so our seniors can stay in their homes, their grandchildren can return to establish their own families, and everyone in between can enjoy life here.


ACCESSIBLE HEALTHCARE

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clearer than ever: public health and economic vitality are inextricably linked, and both depend upon on the availability of affordable, high-quality health care to all Maine people— from pre-natal through elder care.


ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY

As small business owners, my husband and I were hit hard by the pandemic. We're staying afloat, but the fight is far from over: I'll fight to keep Maine’s small businesses and the workers they employ on their feet, ensuring they have access to the resources and direction they need to reopen safely and rebuild an even stronger economy.

Support for Erin

Stephanie Edwards, City of Biddeford Downtown Development Commission

As a small business owner in Biddeford, [Erin} knows first-hand the passion it takes to run a community-based venture, and the visceral toll the pandemic has taken on our cities and towns... As voters head to the polls, either by mail, early vote, or on November 3, I hope they will join me in voting for Erin Sheehan to represent Maine District 12.

York County Treasurer Bobby Mills

... as the York County Treasurer for the past 3 years and a previous Biddeford City Councilor for 10, I am encouraged by folks that move to help make change happen... I’m proudly endorsing [Erin Sheehan] for this seat.

Representative Victoria Foley

“I am thrilled that Erin Sheehan has decided to stand up and run for this important office,” said Foley. “There has never been a more critical time to elect smart and thoughtful people to office, and Erin will represent the people of Biddeford exceptionally well.”

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