Senator Lynn Bromley represents the
people of Senate District 7, which includes the communities
of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, and part of Scarborough.
This is Lynn’s fourth term in the Senate.
In 2002 Senator Bromley was appointed Senate Chair
of the Joint Standing Committee on Business, Research
and Economic Development and continues to serve as
chair of this committee in the 123rd legislature. Affordable
housing is a key part of Senator Bromley’s economic
development agenda. In 2004 Senator Bromley was proud
to receive the Maine Association of Realtors’ “Service
Award” for outstanding service in protecting
homebuyers and home sellers in Maine and for supporting
quality, affordable, housing for all Maine citizens.
Since her election to the Senate, Senator Bromley
has become the legislative expert on sustainable economic
development with the focus on sustaining and growing
Maine’s small business economy, particularly
innovation and entrepreneurship. She was recently named
chair of the Joint Select Committee on Research and
Development and the Innovation Economy.
Senator Bromley also chair the Maine Economic Growth
Council and serves on the Council of State Governments
Committee on Suggested Legislation, the Maine Substance
Abuse Commission, and the Executive Committee of Jobs
for Maine Graduates. She is also a current member of
Planned Parenthood and the National Association of
Social Workers. She was awarded the Merchants Association
Government Service Award in 2005.
Small Business & Consumer Protection – Created
the Maine Regulatory Fairness Board giving small businesses
a voice in making regulations fair and efficient. She
authored Maine’s identity theft prevention file
• Health Care – The very first bill she
introduced was LD1503 An Act to Make Health Care Affordable
for Small Business. She supports the mission of Dirigo
Health to provide good quality health care to Maine
citizens and, preserved prescription drug coverage
for Maine’s seniors during the Federal Medicare
Part D Program implementation crisis.
• Growth Management– She co- authored
affordable housing Tax Increment Financing (TIF), established
statewide building code and several smart growth measures
in her work as Chair of the Community Preservation
• K-12 & Higher Education - A tireless advocate
who has worked on issues of education funding and tax
policy, her work with the delegation in this session
secured an additional $3.6 million in K-12 education
dollars to the District and supported a $250 million
increase in state funding to improve schools and reduce
local property tax. She supported legislation that
established Maine’s Community College System,
increasing enrollment by 40% at Southern Maine Community
• Property Tax Reform - The Cumberland County
delegation’s support for LD 1, the tax relief
measure, increased the Homestead exemption to $13,000,
doubling the maximum benefit through the Circuit Breaker
Program, delivering on the promise of direct tax relief
for the district.
Senator Bromley is respected by the Congressional Delegation
on issues regarding small business. In a recent visit
to Maine the Associate Administrator of the Small
Business Administration noted “the Maine legislature
really gets it when it comes to small business. Many
would agree that this is due to Senator Bromley’s
consistent focus and advocacy and the work of her
engaged and effective Committee.”
Working with her Federal partners Senator Bromley
recently encouraged Maine small business owners to
participate in the U.S. Small Business Administration's
(SBA) Regulatory Fairness Board Meeting. This meeting
provided small business owners an opportunity to express
their concerns regarding federal regulations.
This is what small business owners here in Maine
have been asking for,' said Senator Bromley, ”Our
Committee established a similar board here in Maine
to deal with concerns regarding Maine regulations,
and the results although still early, have been very
Senator Bromley is a licensed family therapist and
started her own business in 1993.
Lynn lives in South Portland and has two children, Claire and Mitchell, both
of whom attend South Portland public schools.