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.
A lifelong resident of Jay, Rep. Gilbert graduated from Jay High School before serving in the U.S. Army, 1965-1968. 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 boards of the Maine Alliance for Retired Americans, a group working to protect Social Security and Medicare, and Western Maine Community Action (WMCA), a social service agency that provides services for people living in the western mountain region of Maine.
Rep. Gilbert is a founding member of the Good Neighbor Fuel Fund - a fund that seeks to help former Wausau Mill workers, affected by the 2008 mill closing, and residents of Jay, Livermore, or Livermore Falls in need of emergency fuel assistance. He also serves on the Jay Economic Development Committee and volunteers to help elderly residents with Maine’s “circuit breaker” program. 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 Jean have been married for more than 40 years and have 3 adult children and 8 grandchildren.