Martin Grohman
Democrat

banner-personal

Office Sought: Representative – District 12
Age: 48
Occupation: Manager at a roofing company
Education: Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering
Family: Married, two children
Hometown: Biddeford

Political experience

I was ranked the most bipartisan legislator in the 127th Legislature. You can see the results of bipartisanship in my amendment to release the Land for Maine’s Future bonds passing 145-0 with every Republican voting for it. That vote had direct local impact – it allowed our Riverwalk to proceed. I also have a wide and unusual combination of endorsements that include the Maine League of Conservation Voters, Maine Education Association, Maine State Employees Association, Sierra Club, as well as the Maine Credit Union League, and the Sportsmen’s Alliance of Maine. I am also Chair of the Biddeford Solid Waste Commission, which handles the City’s recycling programs.

Why are you running for office?

I was elected in 2014 and currently serve as State Representative for House District 12. My wife Amy and I have two children and live near Ray’s Market and St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In 1999, I co-founded a manufacturing business which created dozens of new jobs and is still located in the Biddeford Industrial Park. Growing up as the youngest of eight, on a dairy farm in Carthage, Maine, I understand what it means to do the chores.
The Green Street fire occurred right after I was elected. It was meaningful to raise emergency housing funds for my neighbors. When a veteran needed help accessing his VA benefits, I connected him to the right network. When our schools needed new flags, I jumped to help. Throughout my first term I have worked with people on everything from reducing delays in the professional licensing process to problems with health care benefits. The job of state rep is complex. I will bring the benefit of my experience to a new term. I am also well positioned for a committee chairmanship, which will bring additional visibility and give me additional leverage on behalf of our city. I am proud of the positive impact I’ve had on Biddeford, and I would like to continue that work.

 

banner-key
filed under: