AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, has been appointed by the Senate President to the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Taxation. His appointment makes Sen. Chenette the Senate Democrats’ leading advocate for responsible tax policy as the ranking member.
“We must focus on reducing the burden of property taxes to keep seniors and Middle Class families in their homes,” said Sen. Chenette. “I’m committed to fighting for a fairer tax system, where residents come first and everyone pays their fair share but no one is unduly burdened. Bringing both sides together to reform the tax code, strengthen taxpayer accountability of corporate tax breaks, and respect the will of the education referendum vote will not be easy, but I’m thankful for the trust of my colleagues to have a seat at the table in crafting the solution.”
AUGUSTA — Sen. Justin Chenette, D-Saco, was inaugurated to the Maine Senate during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday at the State House in Augusta.
In doing so, Sen. Chenette has become the youngest senator in Maine at age 25 and one of the youngest state senators in the country. He is also one of the only people to have the distinction of being recognized as both the youngest representative and youngest senator in Maine, having been elected at age 21 to the House.