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Re-elect Rep.
Sam Zager

Democrat for Maine House District 116

A champion of health, education, the environment, and diversity.
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Re-elect Rep.
Sam Zager

Democrat for Maine House District 116. A champion of health, education, the environment, and diversity
My name is Sam Zager and I am running as a Democrat for the Maine House District 116 (formerly 41).

I continue to find ways to help cultivate our brightest possible future. While I faithfully represent our neighborhoods in Augusta, I am rooted in our community and committed to serving others.

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Maine State Legislative District 116

District 116 connects the Portland neighborhoods of Deering Center, Deering Highlands, Woodfords Corner, Rosemont, Libbytown, Westgate, and Stroudwater. It used to be designated District 41 until the state shifted the boundaries and renumbered in response to the 2020 census.

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Leadership and Service

  • Maine Legislature’s Committee on Health and Human Services
  • Family doctor serving a diverse population in Portland
  • Eleven-year military veteran before medical training
  • Past board member of Portland Public Library
  • Six-year regular volunteer in Portland Public Schools

Listener and Family Advocate

As a family doctor, I have listened carefully to thousands of folks from all backgrounds. Their stories live with me. Serving my patients involves providing the very best care I can one-on-one, and also involves looking upstream at the social and structural factors that can promote or diminish health for kids, adults, families, and communities. Living, working, volunteering, and enjoying life right here in our beautiful Forest City help me understand how public issues affect real people.

Clean Election candidate

I am proud to be a Clean Election candidate. Volunteerism – not money – is this campaign’s prime energy source. If you would like to join us, or discuss what’s important to you, please reach out to me at samzager@gmail.com or call me at 207-400-6846.

Digging a little deeper...

Priorities

  • Climate: a matter of survival and social justice
  • COVID-19 recovery: promoting health, and a vibrant and fair economy
  • Dismantling systemic racism
  • Universal healthcare, including behavioral and reproductive care; sensible firearm safety
  • Excellence and equity in public education

Leadership and Background

  • Maine-trained family doctor serving Portland since 2011
  • Distinguished military service (Navy, 1993-2004)
  • Progressive community advocate
  • Op-Eds, speeches, public testimony, interviews
  • Published article and research on health & communities
  • Oprah!?!?

Who endorses Sam Zager?

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Endorsers

These are our District 116 neighbors and other friends who have declared their support for my candidacy. Please consider joining them. 

Aaron Brown Abby Purcell Abdullahi Ahmed Abdullahi Ali Abigail Nyhan Allyson Stillman Amy Thompson Andrea Dyer Ann Marie Walsh Anne Murdoch Barry Larman Bernadette Pesce Blanca Nieves Bob Bruc Brockway Clark Catherine Crute Cecilia Caldwell Charlie Koch Christopher Rizzo Cynthia Loebenstein-Burns Daniel Merrill David Brenerman David Moltz David Warren Debbie Gray Denis Lachman Doris Ruel… View All 130+ Endorsers

Sam is again a Clean Election Candidate and was endorsed in last election cycle by all these organizations and/or maintains a 100% scorecard record: The Sierra ClubMoms Demand ActionsPeople First PortlandMaine AFL-CIOMaine Education AssociationMSEA Local 1989Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC (PPMEAF PAC), and Maine Conservation Voters | Maine Conservation Alliance.

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Other Endorsers

Sam has once again been certified as a Clean Election Candidate and was endorsed in last election cycle by all these organizations and/or maintains a 100% scorecard record: The Sierra ClubMoms Demand ActionsPeople First PortlandMaine AFL-CIOMaine Education Association, MSEA Local 1989, Planned Parenthood Maine Action Fund PAC (PPMEAF PAC), and Maine Conservation Voters | Maine Conservation Alliance

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These are our District 116 neighbors and other friends who have declared their support for my candidacy. Please consider joining them.

Aaron Brown
Abby Purcell
Abdullahi Ahmed
Abdullahi Ali
Abigail Nyhan
Allyson Stillman
Amy Thompson
Andrea Dyer
Ann Marie Walsh
Anne Murdoch
Barry Larman
Bernadette Pesce
Blanca Nieves
Bob Bruc
Brockway Clark
Catherine Crute
Cecilia Caldwell
Charlie Koch
Christopher Rizzo
Cynthia Loebenstein-Burns
Daniel Merrill
David Brenerman
David Moltz
David Warren
Debbie Gray
Denis Lachman
Doris Ruel
Edward Reilly
Elaine Piccini
Elise Richer
Elizabeth Hay Henderson
Elizabeth Lantz
Elizabeth Patterson
Ellen Anderson
Ellen Sue Aden
Eric Johnson
Erin Leland
Eve Sawyer
Fernando Saavedra
Fionna Nilsson
Francis Mandigo
Frank Gallagher
Garrett White
Genevieve Dubuque
George Houk
Ginger Jones
Greg Hahnel
Iris Nicholas
Isaac Stroe
Isabel Clayter
James Hadden
Jane Hartwell
Jill Finberg
Jim Johnston
Joe Wolfberg
Johanna Hart O’Brien
John Leeke
John Watson
Joseph Appel
Juliana L’Heureux
Kathryn Vezina
Keith Clark
Keith Fitzell
Keith Kastelic
Ken Jones
Ken Levinsky
Laurel Daly
Leah Koch
Lee and Susan Nicoloff
Lee Nicoloff
Leo Carbonneau
Leon Genre
Linda Crumrine
Linda Deetjen
Linda Stimpson
Lisa Janicki
Lise Wagner
Lucky Hollander
Luke Saffian
Marc DesLauriers
Marcia Howell
Margaret Cloutier
Margaret Johns
Margaret Philbrick
Mark Madden
Mary Anne McMath
Mary Ellen Randall
Mary Jean O’Regan
Mason Masteka
Matthew Wetherell
Maxwell Pizey
Meredith Wood-Masteka
Michael Jones
Michele Lilienthal
Michele Praught
Michelle McElwain
Mike Dugay
Monika Main
Nancy Levinsky
Neil Jorgensen
Nicole Witherbee
Omar Ayola
Patricia Chasse
Patricia Lefebvre
Peggy Conley
Philip Ptacin
Phyllis Hey
Rebecca Stern
Richard Beasley
Robert McMath
Robyn Brown
Rochelle Spiegel
Ronald Lantz
Russell Kizor
Sara Needleman
Sasha Leland
Scott Vonnegut
Shana Genre
Shar Mahoney
Shawn Towle
Susan Kierstead
Susan Nicoloff
Susan Wiggin
Tamiko Davies
Teresa Ruel
Terry Peterson
Theresa Alden
Theresa Guerette
Thomas Kane
Toby Hollander
Tom Allen
Valerie White
Victoria Scontras
Vincent Chaya
Wendy Nelson
Will Farrington
Willy Ritch
Zoe Moreau

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