Press Release / Monday Mar 4, 2019
Simpson will be succeeded by Lisa Roberts
Augusta, MAINE - On Saturday, Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra announced to the Democratic State Committee that Executive Director Katie Mae Simpson will be stepping back from the role. Lisa Roberts, currently serving as MDP’s Deputy Director, will begin her tenure as Executive Director immediately.
Press Release / Wednesday Feb 20, 2019
Sean Paulhus was nominated by Bath Democrats who attended the nominating caucus on February 19
Augusta, MAINE - At a caucus of Bath Democrats yesterday, Sean Paulhus, who has been a member of the Bath City council since 2008 and most recently served as the Vice Chair of the City Council, was chosen as the Democratic nominee for the House District 52 special election.
Press Release / Friday Feb 8, 2019
Augusta, MAINE - After Governor Janet Mills unveiled her first biennial budget this afternoon, Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra applauded Governor Mills for putting forth a budget that delivers on the promises Democrats made to Mainers during the 2018 election.
Press Release / Wednesday Jan 16, 2019
Former Representative Joe Perry of Bangor was nominated by Bangor and Orono Democrats who attended the nominating caucus on January 15
Augusta, MAINE - At a caucus of Bangor and Orono Democrats yesterday, Joe Perry, a former State Legislator, was chosen as the Democratic nominee for the House District 124 special election.
Maine Democratic Party Chair Kathleen Marra congratulated Perry on his nomination.
Press Release / Sunday Jan 13, 2019
Erik Gundersen elected to serve as Vice Chair;
Both will begin their two-year terms immediately
Augusta, MAINE - Today, the Maine Democratic State Committee—the governing body of the Maine Democratic Party—elected Kathleen Marra and Erik Gundersen to serve two-year terms as Chair and Vice Chair, respectively.
Press Release / Saturday Jan 12, 2019
Augusta, MAINE—Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett issued the following statement on the re-election of Maine GOP Chair Dr. Demi Kouzounas and Vice Chair Nick Isgro. Last year, Isgro made headlines for his bigoted statements and social media post attacking a survivor of the Parkland school shooting.
Press Release / Wednesday Dec 5, 2018
Augusta, MAINE - Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett issued the following statement congratulating Speaker of the Maine House Sara Gideon, Maine Senate President Troy Jackson, and new and returning Members of the legislature after they were sworn in today:
"Congratulations to Speaker Sara Gideon, Senate President Troy Jackson, and to the new and returning Members of the legislature.
Press Release / Sunday Nov 18, 2018
After Historic Democratic Victories, Maine Democratic Party Chair and Vice Chair Will Not Seek Re-election to Their Posts
Augusta, MAINE - Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett and Party Vice Chair Peggy Schaffer announced today, at a meeting of the Maine Democratic State Committee, that they will not be seeking re-election to their posts.
Chair Phil Bartlett addressed the committee and spoke of the changes and gains we’ve made as a party since he became Chair:
Press Release / Thursday Nov 15, 2018
Augusta, MAINE - Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett issued the following statement congratulating Jared Golden on being elected to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives:
Press Release / Monday Nov 12, 2018
Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett issued the following statement in response to Maine Republican attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the Ranked Choice Voting process in Maine’s Second Congressional District:
"The Secretary of State's office is carrying out the Ranked Choice Voting process in a non-partisan manner and in accordance with the law that was twice-approved by Mainers at the ballot box.