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Representative Michael F. Brennan
  Representing: Part of Portland
District #115

Rep. Michael F. Brennan is serving his third consecutive term in the Maine House of Representatives, having previously served four terms in the Maine House and three in the Maine Senate. He is currently the House chair of the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee. Rep. Brennan also recently co-chaired the Maine Juvenile Justice Task Force and served on the Redistricting Commission.

During his previous service in the House, Rep. Brennan chaired the Education Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Substance Use. He also served on the Health and Human Services Committee and the Business and Economic Development Committee. 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.

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; charter schools, alternative education, school choice and home schooling; school district reorganization; online learning; student health, nutrition and safety; 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; Maine State Library; and cultural affairs, including Maine Arts Commission, Maine State Museum, Maine Historical Society, Maine Historic Preservation Commission, Maine Humanities Council and Maine Public, formerly known as Maine Public Broadcasting.

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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.