Rep. Handy named as chair of Maine’s bicentennial commission

Commission will arrange for recognition of Maine’s 200th birthday

November 6, 2017

Rep. Handy

AUGUSTA – State Rep. Jim Handy, D-Lewiston, has been appointed House chair of the Maine Bicentennial Commission.

The commission was created by the passage of Handy’s bill, LD 1143. The new law created a 22-member commission that will bring together educational, cultural and business interests to plan for the 200th anniversary of Maine becoming a state.

“We want all Maine communities to join in the celebration of our statehood. The diverse membership of the commission will explore themes in Maine history and heritage with an eye to the future of what Maine can be,” said Handy.

Rep. Handy is serving his sixth non-consecutive term in the Maine House. He has also previously served Lewiston in the Maine Senate and 18 consecutive years on the Lewiston School Committee. He is on the board of directors at Literacy Volunteers–Androscoggin and SeniorsPlus.


Lindsay Crete [Handy] 231-1442