“Healthy communities start with a people-centered approach to government . The skills developed and refined over the course of my nursing career- critical thinking, active listening, collaboration & compassion- provide a solid foundation for public service.
After several years defined by tragedy, uncertainty and unprecedented hardship, Maine families, small businesses and communities are looking to their elected officials — the people they place their faith and trust in — to lead the state through and out of the pandemic and towards full health and economic recovery.
From the start, our older residents, children & families, workers, & veterans are always at the very heart of my agenda. Whether it is eliminating bureaucratic red tape to help small businesses rebuild, helping working families get back on their feet, investing in care for our seniors and disabled folks, or delivering on property tax relief and education funding, my priorities remain squarely on lifting up the people I represent.
We’ve made politics about people again- that’s how good government happens”.
— Michele Meyer, Representative for Maine House District 2
ME House District 150
all of Eliot, part of Kittery, part of South Berwick
Michele is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives. A Registered Nurse, her experience as a healthcare professional informs her role as a now two term member of the Joint Standing Committee on Health and Human Services, where she is currently House Chair. Her committee’s wide ranging focus includes child welfare, domestic violence, poverty and food insecurity, safe drinking water, homelessness, substance use disorder, lead testing expansion, Death with Dignity, nursing home and community based care, aging in place, child care, the healthcare workforce shortage, Medicaid, social safety net programs, and addressing the impact of the social determinants of health on the well being of Mainers across the lifespan.
Eliot residents for nearly 30 years, Michele and husband Jay own and operate a small family farm just off of Eliot’s Route 101, a winding road with a two-century history of farming and related businesses. Organic growers, they raise Nubian dairy goats and are licensed maple syrup producers. Back Fields Farm is proudly under conservation easement and will forever remain farmland and forest.
Representative Meyer and her colleagues in the 129th and 130th legislatures have worked toward fulfilling the promise of affordable healthcare, reigning in skyrocketing prescription drug costs, lifting up low income Maine families, protecting reproductive rights, providing property tax relief, & increasing municipal revenue sharing as well as education funding. Michele has been proud to vote for new laws that keep Maine on pace with our changing world: increasing our renewable energy goals with the intention of creating jobs and combatting climate change.
Michele is committed to using her office to improve lives and strengthen Maine families. A proud mother and grandmother, she believes we owe our children and theirs every opportunity for happy, healthy, productive lives here in this uniquely beautiful place we call home.
To see all bills, joint resolutions, and orders that Rep. Meyer has sponsored or cosponsored to date and for news about Michele posted by the Maine House Democratic Office click here.