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Senator Margaret Craven

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Senator Margaret Craven

Senator Margaret Craven



Margaret Craven was first elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2002, and after serving three consecutive terms, she was elected to the Senate by an overwhelming margin in 2008 and re-elected in 2010. She represents Senate District 16, which consists of the city of Lewiston. Senator Craven serves on the Appropriations Committee.

A dedicated community activist, Senator Craven spent 12 years as a Hospice volunteer, and serves on the boards of the Lewiston Public Library and Healthy Androscoggin and is a former member of the Community Concepts Board of Directors. She also serves as a guardian for persons with disabilities. Her major areas of focus are job development, long-term care, services for persons with developmental disabilities, early childhood intervention, and substance abuse prevention.

Senator Craven and her husband, Jim, are the parents of two grown sons, Walther Matthew and TJ, and grandparents of Finn Joseph Craven, Declan Matthew, and Joseph Collin. Senator Craven has lived in Lewiston for over 40 years.