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Representative Michael F. Brennan
  Representing: Part of Portland
District #36

Rep. Michael F. Brennan returned to the Legislature in 2018, having previously served four terms in the Maine House and three in the Maine Senate. He is the House chair of the Education Committee.

During his previous terms in the House, Brennan chaired the Education Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Substance Use and served on the Health and Human Services and the Business and Economic Development Committees. As a state senator, he served as majority leader and chaired the Health and Human Services Committee, the Joint Select Committee on Health Care Reform and the Blue Ribbon Commission on MaineCare Reform. 

During this last term he served on the Education and the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services Committees and co-chaired the Juvenile Justice Task Force. 

Brennan is a licensed clinical social worker and has been an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Southern Maine and the University of New England. He served as mayor of Portland from 2011 to 2015.

Brennan lives in Portland with his wife of more than 40 years, Joan Martay. They have two grown children and one grandchild.

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Rep. Brennan serves as House Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Department of Education; State Board of Education; school finance, governance and administration; school budgets; school facilities; curriculum, instruction and assessment; teachers and administrators; special education and child development services; education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students; career and technical education; alternative education, school choice and home schooling; truancy and dropouts; educational services at juvenile correctional facilities; adult education; Maine Education Policy Research Institute; University of Maine System; Maine Community College System; Maine Maritime Academy; postsecondary education finance and governance; student assistance programs at Finance Authority of Maine; and cultural affairs, including Maine Arts Commission, Maine State Library, Maine State Museum and Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation.

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You can also contact me at my home:

49 Wellington Road
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 939-6462

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.