Representative Erik C. Jorgensen
83 Highland Street, Portland, ME 04103
About Rep. Jorgensen
Rep. Erik C. Jorgensen is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives and is a member of the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.
Jorgensen has 25 years of experience as an administrator in Maine's educational and cultural sector. Jorgensen recently served as executive director of the Maine Humanities Council, a statewide educational organization and Maine's affiliate of the federal National Endowment for the Humanities. He previously served as director of Brunswick's Pejepscot Historical Society.
Having worked across the state, Jorgensen has overseen local history and cultural projects in local schools, libraries, museums and other organizations. He believes that cultural understanding is a critical underpinning of successful public policy.
He holds a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and a master in public administration degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he was a Henry Brooks public service fellow.
Jorgensen lives in Portland's Deering neighborhood with his wife, Tamara Risser, and their son, a student in the Portland public schools. His district includes Deering Center and surrounding neighborhoods.