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Representative Melanie F. Sachs
Rep. Sachs
  Representing: Representing - Freeport, Pownal (Part)
District #102

Rep. Melanie Sachs is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives, where she is the House chair of the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee. She is also an appointed member of the Building, Infrastructure and Housing Working Group on the Maine Climate Council.

Rep. Sachs grew up in New Sharon and graduated from Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. The first in her family to graduate from college, she received her bachelor’s degree in political science from Bates College in Lewiston and her master’s degree in science and social administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also currently enrolled in a post-graduate MBA program for business data analytics at the University of New Hampshire.

Rep. Sachs has been a licensed clinical social worker for more than 25 years, with a focus on health and mental health care. She led Freeport Community Services as executive director for many years, providing direct services to Freeport and Pownal residents. She also served as the executive director of Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine, working with those affected by violence across York and Cumberland Counties.

At the local level, Rep. Sachs served six years on the Freeport Town Council, where she was elected twice to serve as chair and once to serve as vice-chair. In the summer of 2019, she chaired the Freeport Working Group to Welcome New Mainers.

Rep. Sachs has also been deeply involved in the classrooms and programs of local schools, volunteering and coaching students from every town in the school district. She has been committed to directly working with many community organizations, including the Freeport Rotary, the Arts and Cultural Alliance of Freeport, Freeport Players and Freeport Family Performing Arts.

Rep. Sachs lives in Freeport with her husband, Andrew. They have two children.

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Rep. Sachs serves as House chair of the Joint Standing Committee Appropriations and Financial Affairs and an appointed member of the Building, Infrastructure and Housing Working Group on the Maine Climate Council

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: General Fund appropriations and general fiscal policy; federal funds allocations, special revenue and block grant allocations when part of a biennial or supplemental budget; Budget Stabilization Fund; general obligation bond issues; collective bargaining funding; budgeting methodologies; review of financial orders; and financial evaluation of agencies of state government.

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You can also contact me at my home:

84 Kelsey Ridge Road
Freeport, ME 04032

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.