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

Rep. Mike Sylvester is in his third term in the Maine House of Representatives. He represents District 39 which includes the East End of Portland, Upper Bayside and many of the islands of Casco Bay. He serves as House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing. Sylvester lives on Peaks Island with his wife, three boys and their dogs Buttercup and Sweets.

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. Sylvester is a founding member of the Maine Democratic Socialists of America and was the first nationally endorsed DSA candidate to win state office.

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Rep. Sylvester serves as House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Labor and Housing.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: Department of Labor; wage and hour laws; working conditions, including health and safety; unemployment compensation; workers' compensation; labor relations; collective bargaining; private sector retirement; Workers’ Compensation Board; Maine Labor Relations Board; retirement eligibility and benefits for state and municipal employees, including teachers; judicial and legislative retirement systems; Maine Public Employees Retirement System; insulation; Maine State Housing Authority; landlord-tenant laws; affordable housing; homelessness; housing safety; building codes; public services.

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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.