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Representative Lois Galgay Reckitt
  Deceased October 30, 2023
Representing: South Portland (part)
District #122

Rep. Lois Galgay Reckitt is serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives, where she sits on the Judiciary Committee. A member of the Maine Women’s Hall of Fame, she is a longtime advocate for Maine women and families.

Rep. Reckitt spent 36 years as executive director of Family Crisis Services in Cumberland County. Under her leadership, the organization became a leader in domestic violence services and prevention. She has received numerous awards from various state and community organizations, including recognition for her work within the criminal justice system from the Maine Judicial Branch, Maine State Bar Association and Maine Chiefs of Police.

In the 1980s, Rep. Reckitt was elected national executive vice president of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and was a co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign Fund.

Rep. Reckitt holds degrees from Brandeis University and Boston University. She lives in South Portland.

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Rep. Reckitt is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Judiciary.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Judicial system organization and budget; criminal procedure; civil procedure; civil actions, including torts and medical malpractice; Maine Tort Claims Act; liability; immunity; claims against the State; child protection (with Health and Human Services); Family Law Advisory Commission; family law; domestic relations; child support; adoption; legal services; Maine Indigent Legal Services Commission; attorneys; Attorney General; District Attorneys; constitutional rights; abortion regulation and reproductive rights; civil rights; involuntary commitment and treatment; medical rights; human rights and discrimination; Maine Human Rights Commission; protection from harassment; protection from abuse; guardianship and conservatorship; probate law; Probate and Trust Law Advisory Commission, Probate Code; Trust Code; foreclosure; property law; property rights; eminent domain; unclaimed property; business and nonprofit organizations; Uniform Commercial Code; laws relating to Maine’s Indian Tribes, including the Act to Implement the Maine Indian Claims Settlement; Maine Indian Tribal-State Commission; freedom of access, confidentiality and privacy laws; statutory maintenance; and errors and inconsistencies.

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You can also contact me at my home:

38 Myrtle Avenue
South Portland, ME 04106

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.