Christina Therrien
Candidate for Maine State Senate District 6

About Christina

Christina is originally from Oakland, Maine and graduated from Messalonskee High School. She began college courses in business administration and accounting at Kennebec Technical College and continued through Northern Maine Community College. Christina attended the municipal leadership program through the Edmund Muskie School of Public Service and the Maine Leadership Program (Sigma Class 2010-11).

Christina's career in community and public service spans 25 years. She began in the Skowhegan town office in 1993 and has held positions in Pittsfield and Clinton. She was the Town Manager of Machias first from 2001-2006, and served as Town Manager of Madawaska until 2015 before returning to Machias again. One of her proudest accomplishments as Machias Town Manager is working collaboratively and diligently to secure the Veterans’ Home for Washington County.

Through those years Christina has worked as an Economic Development Director, Grant Writer, Tax Collector, Treasurer, Motor Vehicle Agent, Deputy Town Clerk, Road Commissioner, Airport Commissioner, Welfare Director, Harbor Master, and Public Health Officer.

Christina is the proud mother of a daughter, Victoria, and Victoria's husband Traver. She also has two wonderful grandsons, Jonah and Ethan, a very special niece, Sarah, and a great-nephew, Jayden. She currently serves as the Machias Rotary Club President.

Past Boards and Offices: NMDC Executive Board, NMDC Loan Committee, Machias Rotary Club( Sargeant-at-arms, Treasurer, President), NMCC Advisory Board, Madawaska Snowmobile Club, Machias Bay Area Chamber Board of Directors, and various other organizations.

Currently serving as the Machias Rotary Club President

A Voice for Down East Maine

As a town manager with over two decades experience working in rural communities in Maine, Christina knows people in Downeast are some of the hardest workers in our state. From fisheries and blueberries to boatbuilding and wreaths, rural Mainers throughout Downeast Maine keep Maine’s heritage industries alive.

Christina is running for State Senate because time and time again she has seen Downeast Maine lose out from decisions made in Augusta. In addition to politicians jeopardizing the fate of Downeast Correctional Facility, Christina believes rural communities lack access to dependable healthcare and healthcare costs put coverage out of reach for far too many. People in Senate District 6 have also been battling a dangerous opioid epidemic for years with little resources and no treatment facilities located in this area. Christina wants to be a strong voice on these issues in Augusta.

As State Senator, Christina will stand up for the dedicated and hardworking people of this district and ensure their contributions are recognized by those in Augusta. She will advocate for funding that keeps our communities healthy and our labor force dependable and educated for the future. Christina will fight for good jobs, rural healthcare, services for veterans, and community safety for the people in district 6.

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