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Rep. Sylvester  
Representative Michael A. Sylvester
District #39
Representing: Portland (part)

 


 
     
 

Rep. Mike Sylvester is in his first term in the Maine House of Representatives. He serves District 39 which includes the East End of Portland, Upper Bayside and many of the islands of Casco Bay. He lives on Peaks Island with his wife, three boys and their dog, Buttercup.

Sylvester grew up in Lewiston and received his degree from Bard College in NY. He worked as a Labor Organizer and Representative for nearly 20 years with the state workers’ union, the teachers’ union, the Newspaper Guild and, most recently, with the Justice for Janitors local in Boston. He now owns his own seasonal business on Peaks Island. He is a founding member of the Maine Democratic Socialists of America.


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Committee

Rep. Sylvester is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Department of Labor; wage and hour laws; working conditions, including health and safety; workforce development; unemployment compensation; workers' compensation; labor relations; collective bargaining; Workers’ Compensation Board; Maine Labor Relations Board; business regulation, including automobile and fuel sales; professional and occupational licensing; retail pricing; franchising; advertising; credit law (business related); consumer protection; Maine State Housing Authority; affordable housing; homelessness; Finance Authority of Maine (FAME); economic planning and development agencies; venture capital and trade programs; opportunity zones; import competition; product marketing; research and development; technology commercialization; technology transfers; tourism; and defense facility conversion.

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Legislation

Click on the button below to see all bills, joint resolutions and orders I sponsored or cosponsored this session, as well as legislative sentiments that honor and recognize people from our district and throughout the state.


 

 

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Contact Me

Thank you for taking time to contact me. You may use the online contact form to reach me.

You can also contact me at my home:

159 Central Avenue
Peaks Island, ME 04108

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.