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Representative Benjamin Collings
  Representing: Portland (part)
District #114

Rep. Ben Collings is serving his fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. He sits on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee and the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee.

Originally from Fort Kent, Rep. Collings has worked in politics for around 30 years. He served as a legislative aide in the House Democratic Office during the 120th Legislature and has lobbied in Augusta and Washington D.C. on behalf of Native American tribes, labor unions and other organizations. In 2016, Rep. Collings was heavily involved in Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in Maine and conducted national Native American outreach for the campaign.

Rep. Collings’ priority in Augusta is to put more money in the pockets of the hard working people of Portland and all of Maine. He also strongly supports greater investment in education, infrastructure and technology and hopes to restore civility, integrity and visionary leadership in Augusta.

Rep. Collings resides in Portland and is the father of three children.

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Rep. Collings is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and the Joint Standing Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: General Fund appropriations and general fiscal policy; federal funds allocations, special revenue and block grant allocations when part of a biennial or supplemental budget; Budget Stabilization Fund; general obligation bond issues; collective bargaining funding; budgeting methodologies; review of financial orders; and financial evaluation of agencies of state government.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Alcoholic beverage laws; adult-use marijuana regulation; lottery; for profit and nonprofit gambling, including games of chance, beano and raffles; slot machines, gaming devices; harness racing and off-track betting; election laws; campaign practices; campaign financing and disclosures; the Maine Clean Election Act; voter registration; direct initiatives and people’s veto; legislative ethics; lobbyist registration and reporting; Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices; veterans’ programs; Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management Services (except the Maine Emergency Management Agency); Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations; Gambling Control Board; and Maine National Guard.

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You can also contact me at my home:

PO Box 1213
Portland, ME 04104
(207) 405-7865

When the Legislature is in session, you can leave a message for me by calling the State House Message Phone: (800) 423-2900 or the State House TDD Line: Relay 711.