Drew Gattine loves Maine and he loves being a Democrat.
As a community leader, he prioritized healthy, vibrant neighborhoods during three terms as a Westbrook City Councilor and chaired the Westbrook Charter Commission. He got his start in public service in Maine as a State Assistant Attorney General in 1992.
Drew served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives, where he was House Chair of the powerful Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. As Chair, he spearheaded the effort to enact moral budgets; one of his proudest moments was when the Committee fully funded healthcare for over 70,000 Mainers.
Drew is passionate about helping people get access to high quality healthcare and live better lives. He has over a quarter century of experience in implementing and operating programs designed to deliver more fair, effective and affordable healthcare.
He is nationally recognized for his work helping states improve their Medicaid programs and his legislative service has been recognized by AARP, Disability Rights Maine, Maine Equal Justice, Maine Council on Aging, Maine People’s Alliance, Cancer Action Network Maine, The Consumer Council System of Maine and The Maine Primary Care Association.
Drew lives on a small farm in Westbrook with his wife, Elizabeth. They have two children and a whole bunch of animals.