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Sara Gideon

Sara Gideon (born December 4, 1971) is an American politician from Maine who is currently Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.[1] A Democrat from Freeport, a suburb of Portland, Gideon represents District 48 of the Maine House of Representatives, which encompasses part of Freeport and Pownal in Cumberland County.[2] First elected in 2012, Gideon was reelected in 2014 and chosen as Assistant Majority Leader of the Maine House of Representatives.

Sara Gideon
102nd Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
Assumed office
December 7, 2016
Preceded byMark Eves
Member of the Maine House of Representatives
from the 48th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2012
Preceded byCharles Kruger
Personal details
Born (1971-12-04) December 4, 1971 (age 47)
Rhode Island, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Benjamin Gideon
EducationGeorge Washington University (BA)

Gideon was born and raised in Rhode Island. In 1994, she earned a B.A. in international affairs from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington D.C. She moved to Freeport in 2004 and served as Vice Chair of the Freeport Town Council. She also worked as an advertising account executive at USA Today.[3]

The daughter of an Indian immigrant father and an Armenian immigrant mother, Gideon has indicated she is considering challenging incumbent United States Senator Susan Collins in 2020.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Maine House of Representatives: Sara Gideon". Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  2. ^ Gardner, Kate (November 5, 2014). "Democrats Cooper, Gideon retain southern Maine House seats". The Forecaster. Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Sara Gideon". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 15 December 2014.
  4. ^ Prengel, Kate (October 6, 2018). "Sara Gideon: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved October 7, 2018.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mark Eves
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives