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Sara Gideon at Rockers in Recovery Meet & Greet at Clark's Cove Farm


Assistant Maine House of Representatives Majority Leader, Sara Gideon, speaks at Meet & Greet for the Maine Love of Recovery Music Festival at Clark's Cove Farm.


Maine Love of Recovery Music Festival

Sara Gideon, Assistant Maine House of Representatives Majority Leader and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery advocate was the keynote speaker for the Friday night Meet & Greet for the First Annual Maine Love of Recovery Music Festival sponsored by Rockers in Recovery and hosted by The Choopers Foundation and Chooper's Guide held at Clark's Cove Farm in Walpole, ME.  Sara sponsored the initial Naloxone Bill LD 1686 in 2014 and the expanded bill L.D. 1547, An Act to Facilitate Access to Naloxone Hydrochloride in 2016 which will allow pharmacies to sell the anti-overdose drug without a prescription. 

Maine has the highest per capita opioid addiction rate in the country and like many other states has witnessed an epidemic of opioid/heroin overdoses. 

Both The Choopers Foundation and Chooper's Guide wish to thank Sara Gideon for her tireless efforts to sponsor this life saving legislation in a politically hostile environment. Her courage, compassion and determination has saved many lives over the last two years. The State of Maine owes Sara Gideon a special debt of gratitude. 


Sara Gideon at Rockers in Recovery Meet & Greet at Clark's Cove Farm from Timothy Cheney on Vimeo.

 About Sara Gideon

Assistant Majority Leader Sara Gideon of Freeport is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives. She is a past member of the Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, where she worked to lower energy costs, encourage increased energy efficiency and promote clean and renewable energy to capitalize on Maine’s natural resources and build a clean-energy economy.  

Gideon’s commitment to public and volunteer service at the local community level has given her an appreciation for how decisions made in Augusta affect people and businesses in Maine. Gideon was elected to the Freeport Town Council, where she served as vice chairwoman. She has been an active classroom volunteer in the RSU 5 schools, has served on the board of Freeport Community Services and on the board of the Freeport Economic Development Corporation.

Gideon graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she also worked as an intern for U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell, Democrat of Rhode Island. She spent most of her career as an advertising account executive for a nationally renowned newspaper, where she was awarded the president’s award for excellence in sales.

Gideon lives in Freeport with her husband, Ben, and their three children, Julian, Alek and Josie.