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Representative Kristen Cloutier
 
     
  Representing: Part of Lewiston
District #60
   
     

Kristen Cloutier is serving her second term as the State Representative for House District 60, part of Lewiston, where she has been appointed to the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. She previously served as the Mayor and City Council President in Lewiston, representing Ward 5.

During the 129th Legislature, Rep. Cloutier introduced legislation to create a refundable tax credit for family caregivers; to create a zero-interest loan program for expenses related to credentialing for New Mainers; and to increase funding for ESL within the State’s Adult Education program and to create an on-the-job training and language program for businesses who wish to employ members of our immigrant population.  She served on the Taxation Committee and was appointed by Speaker Gideon to the Blue Ribbon Commission to Study and Recommend Funding Solutions for the State’s Transportation System.  In addition, she was one of several legislators who worked with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Racial, Indegenous, and Maine Tribal Populations over the summer of 2019 to review over 450 bills leftover from the last legislative session for consideration in a future session. 

Rep. Cloutier is a class of 2015 alumnae of Emerge Maine, and in 2017 she was awarded their Rising Star Award for her mentorship and support of other women running for elected office. That same year, she was recognized as a Woman of Excellence by the National Foundation of Women Legislators for her work on the Lewiston City Council. In 2019, she was honored with the YWCA of Central Maine's Lee Young Leadership Award in recognition of her civic, organizational and community leadership.

Rep. Cloutier is actively involved in the Lewiston-Auburn community, currently serving as a member of the Community Concepts Board of Directors, the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College Community Advisory Board and the Lewiston- Auburn Railroad Board of Directors. She has also served as a mentor for the Maine NEW Leadership Program through the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center at the University of Maine.

Cloutier is a life-long resident of Lewiston and has been employed by Bates College for two decades, most recently as the Assistant Director for Center Operations at the Harward Center for Community Partnerships. She and her husband enjoy spending time in the Maine outdoors with their daughter and two rescue dogs.


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Committee

Rep. Cloutier is a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs.

Brief description of the subject matter handled by the committee: General Fund appropriations and general fiscal policy; federal funds allocations; special revenue and block grant allocations; Budget Stabilization Fund; unappropriated surplus; bond issues; collective bargaining funding; review of revenue estimates; budgeting methodologies, review of financial orders; financial evaluation of agencies of state government; Maine Public Employees Retirement System; retirement eligibility and benefits for state and municipal employees, including teachers; judicial and legislative retirement systems.

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Legislation

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Contact Me

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You can also contact me at my home:

33 Charles Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 807-1637
Kristen.Cloutier@legislature.maine.gov

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.