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.
Press Release / Tuesday Nov 6, 2018
Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett issued the following statement congratulating Janet Mills on her victory tonight:
Press Release / Saturday Nov 3, 2018
The Portland Press Herald calls Shawn Moody “the most supportive” of CMP’s controversial pipeline project of all gubernatorial candidates
Westbrook, MAINE — As Governor LePage travels across Europe for private meetings with Central Maine Power’s foreign owners, LePage’s successor, Shawn Moody, is taking thousands in campaign donations from CMP’s corporate PAC and senior executives at the company.
Press Release / Friday Nov 2, 2018
With four days left in the campaign, Moody lashes out during a contentious radio interview
Westbrook, MAINE — After yet another disastrous debate performance, Shawn Moody is closing out his campaign with a divisive, incoherent message.
Press Release / Friday Nov 2, 2018
Westbrook, MAINE - Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement after the final gubernatorial debate of the 2018 election:
“Janet Mills demonstrated to Mainers that she is the best, most-qualified candidate in this race—just as she’s done every day of this campaign. She’s ready to get to work to make health care more accessible and affordable, to increase public education funding, lower property taxes, and build an economy that works for all Mainers.