Justin M. Chenette

Justin M. Chenette DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Justin M. ChenetteDEMDemocrat American politician
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MEResidence (state)

Justin Chenette (born April 23, 1991) is an American politician from Maine. Chenette, a Democrat, formerly represented District 31 in the Maine Senate. Chenette made history at age 21 becoming the youngest legislator in Maine, and was one of five openly gay members of the Maine Legislature.Chenette was also youngest openly gay legislator in the United States. Owing to this, The Advocate magazine named Chenette "an architect of the next decade" and listed him among the 40 Under 40 most accomplished leaders throughout the country in 2013.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
Harvard Kennedy School
Certified Public Leadership
2020
Northern Vermont University-Lyndon
BS Broadcasting
2009 - 2012
University of Southern Maine
Attended Early Studies Program
2008 - 2009
Past Positions1 - 38 of 38
Senator
Maine State Senate
2016 - 2020
Representative
Maine State House of Representatives
2012 - 2016
Member
Maine State Board of Education
2008 - 2009
Adjunct Faculty Member
University of New England
Current
Owner
Maine Property Lovers
2020 - Current
Marketing Coordinator
Saco Sport & Fitness
2017 - 2020
Commisioner
Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commision
2019 - Current
Realtor
Bean Group
2019 - Current
Digital Advertising Executive
Journal Tribune
2015 - 2018
Volunteer Coordinator
Ironman
2017 - 2018
Director of Community Relations
Saco Drive-In
2014
President
Chenette Media Limited Liability Company
2013 - Current
Vice President of Social Media
Rocky Coast Marketing
2012 - 2013
Columnist
Biddeford-Saco-OOB Courier
2012 - Current
Intern
United States Senator Olympia Snowe
2012
Producer
Vermont Center for Community Journalism
2011 - 2012
Web Production Intern
WPFO FOX23
2011 - 2012
Communications Intern
Equality Maine
2011
Intern
City of Saco
2010 - 2011
Intern
Student Television Network
2009 - 2011
Media Trainer
Biddeford Public Access 3
2009 - 2011
New Media Assistant
Caledonian-Record Newspaper
2010 - 2011
Political Columnist
Portland Daily Sun
2011
Political Communications Director
Representative Linda Valentino Re-Election Campaign
2010 - 2011
Producer
KATV Channel 7
2010 - 2011
Producer
WPXT-12/WPME-17
2008 - 2011
Public Relations Director
Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership
2009 - 2011
Web Editor
The Critic
2009 - 2011
Youth Organizing Intern
Maine Democratic Party
2008
Production Intern
Community Television Network 5
2006 - 2007
Video Production Contractor
Maine Medical Center
2006
Assistant Morning Producer
Good Day Maine
Host
WPXT-12/WPME-17
Multimedia Web Reporter
Palestra.net/UWIRE.com
Multimedia Web Reporter
Uwire.com
Political Columnist
Valley Voice
Radio Talk Show Host
WWLR 91.5 FM
Vice President
Social Media, Rocky Coast Marketing
Other Experience1 - 34 of 34
Member
Saco Grange
Current
Vice President
Friends of the OOB Ballpark
Current
President
Board of Directors, Saco Main Street
2015 - 2019
President
Chenette Scholarship Fund
2018 - Current
Maine State Director
Young Elected Officials Network
2013 - 2017
Member
Maine Public Relations Council
2014 - 2017
Member
Rotary Club of Saco Bay
2015 - Current
Member
Old Orchard Beach Chamber of Commerce
2015 - Current
Member
Buxton Hollis Historical Society
2015 - Current
Organizing Committee Member
Unite Against Bullying Maine
2013 - 2015
President
Maine Young Democrats
2013 - 2015
Member
Old Orchard Beach 365
2013 - Current
Member
Saco Area Historical Society
2013 - Current
Co-Founder
Saco Bikes for Kids
2012 - 2013
Member
Board of Directors, Saco Spirit
2012 - 2013
2009 Class Agent
Thornton Academy
2012 - Current
Member
Biddeford Saco Chamber of Commerce & Industry
2012 - Current
Maine At-Large Delegate
Democratic National Convention
2012
Member
Society of Professional Journalists
2010 - 2012
State Convention Delegate
Maine Democratic Party
2012
Station Manager
Thornton Academy TV Channel 3
2006 - 2009
Trumpet Player
Portland Youth Wind Ensemble
2005 - 2006
At-Large Delegate
Democratic National Convention
Communications Director
Friends of Stackpole Bridge
Delegate
Maine Democratic State Convention
Member
Maine Successful Thinkers
Member
Pumpkin Festival Committee, Saco Harvest
Member
Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce
Member
Saco 250th Committee
Former Chair
Government Oversight Committee, Maine State Senate
Former Member
Environment and Natural Resources Committee, Maine State Senate
Former Member
Conduct and Ethics Committee, Maine State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on Taxation, Maine State Senate
Former Member
Joint Committee on State and Local Government, Maine State House of Representatives