Representative Paul Gilbert
| District #87
About Rep. Gilbert
Rep. Paul Gilbert is serving his third term in the Maine Legislature and serves on the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Maine’s Workforce and Economic Future.
A lifelong resident of Jay, Rep. Gilbert graduated from Jay High School before serving on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968. Following completion of his military service, he attended the University of Maine in Farmington and earned a bachelor’s degree in 1972.
Rep. Gilbert has more than 30 years of private and public sector management experience. He managed supermarkets prior to his long career as a job service manager at the Maine Department of Labor.
Continuing to be active in his retirement, he serves on the board of Western Maine Community Action, a social service agency for the western mountain region of Maine.
Rep. Gilbert is a founding member of the Good Neighbor Fuel Fund, established to help Wausau Mill workers affected by the 2008 closing. The fund continues to help residents of Jay, Livermore and Livermore Falls who are in need of emergency fuel assistance.
Rep. Gilbert is a life member of the American Legion and the AMVETS. He is a member of MSEA/SEIU Local 1989, the Western Maine Labor Council, the Knights of Columbus Council 320 and the North Jay Grange.
Paul and and his wife, Jean, have been married for more than 40 years. They are the proud parents of three adult children and the proud grandparents of eight.