She graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor's degree in government in 1975 from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Gideon still lives in Freeport with her husband and their three children. Indian-Armenian #American, Sara Gideon, whose Speaker of #Maine House of Reps announces bid to unseat longtime #Senator Susan #Collins via @indiaabroad. Senator Susan Collins, Republican of Maine, clashed on Wednesday with Sara Gideon, her Democratic opponent and the speaker of the state house, in the final debate of … It is the first time that the HRC has opposed Collins, who has been seen as a key Republican vote on LGBTQ rights.[31].

People Projects Discussions Surnames While growing up, she interned for former US Senator from Rhode Island, Claiborne Pell (via Go Local Prov).

[9], First elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012, Gideon was reelected in 2014 and chosen as Assistant Majority Leader. Her colleagues certainly do.

And, then there's this. [18] Before the July 14 primary, Gideon was endorsed by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee[25][26] as well as labor unions and women's groups. Gideon was born and raised in Rhode Island. Anushka Sharma Fans Ward Off Trolls After RCB Loses IPL Match Against DC, IPL 2020: As Shane Watson Retires, Check Out His Top 10 IPL Knocks Across 12 Seasons, Actor Vijay Raaz Arrested for 'Molesting' Film Crew Member, Gets Bail, 'Definitely Not': Fans are Convinced PV Sindhu Pulled a Dhoni with Cryptic Tweet About 'Retirement', 'We Never Thought We'd be Saying This': Why Burger King Urged People to 'Order from McDonald's', Indians of The Islamic State: Photos of All Those Held in Middle-East Prisons, Missing or Killed, IPL 2020: Pregnant Anushka Cheers For Virat's RCB in Dubai. Savage has been a big proponent of the Green New Deal, saying, "Maine can lead the way in providing Green New Deal infrastructure for the Northeast and beyond, building green solutions to the climate crisis - like commuter trains, solar panels, and offshore wind towers - rather than wasting billions on unnecessary, polluting warships that make the climate crisis worse.

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Gideon is running on a pro-choice, LGBTQ+ friendly, health-care-reform, and clean energy-centered platform. Sara I. Gideon[1] (born December 4, 1971) is an American politician who is the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.

Gideon had some success battling with then-Republican Governor Paul LePage.

. Lisa Savage, 64, was born in Bangor but grew up in California. Highlighting her efforts to work with Democratic and Republican majorities in the State House and pass legislation to protect and expand access to health care, combat the opioid crisis, address climate change, and lift families out of poverty, the editorial board recommended ranking Sara first on the Democratic ballot. But her mother's Armenian parents moved to the US, fleeing genocide.

Gideon's father immigrated from India and worked as a pediatrician in Rhode Island, where Gideon, the youngest of four children, grew up. If Politico is to be believed, Gideon's now spent more than three times what Collins and Allen managed to raise 12 years ago. Senator on November 3, 2020 in the race between incumbent Senator Susan Collins and Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon, along with Independents Lisa Savage and Max Linn.

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Her mother… [6][7] She graduated from East Greenwich High School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in 1989. Case in point? However, her exact. Sara is an American national born and raised in Rhode Island. In 2016, Gideon was elected Speaker of the House.

If elected in November, she will be the second Indian American women to be elected to the US Senate.

[40], Gideon supports universal background checks and red flag laws,[41] and has expressed support for high-capacity magazine restrictions. ", "EGHS Alum Sara Gideon ('89) In Race for U.S. Senate in Maine", "Who Is Sara Gideon? Her progressive platform is attracting an unprecedented amount of financial support.

"I think people saw me out ... with a double-stroller every day," Gideon told Maine Public.

She represents the 48th district including some part of Freeport and Pownal in Cumberland County. "[33][30] In September, a poll conducted by The New York Times and Siena College Research Institute showed Gideon leading Collins by a margin of 49 percent to 44 percent. [2] A member of the Democratic Party from Freeport, she represents the 48th district in the Maine House of Representatives, which includes part of Freeport and Pownal in Cumberland County.[3]. A look at the Democratic challenger to Maine's Susan Collins", "Sara Gideon to Challenge Susan Collins for Maine Senate Seat", "Maine 'Moms Demand Action' Advocates For Gun Control Legislation", "Gideon Remarks at Maine Gun Safety Coalition Event", "6-12-2012 Primary Election Representative to Legislature - Democratic", "November 6, 2012 General Election Tabulations State Representative by District and Town",, Candidates in the 2020 United States elections, Elliott School of International Affairs alumni, Jewish American state legislators in Maine, Majority Leaders of the Maine House of Representatives, Speakers of the Maine House of Representatives, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 3 November 2020, at 00:06. [37][38] She supports allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, and a prohibition on pharmaceutical company "pay to delay" agreements. (800) 68-EMILY. Ben, per Maine Public, worked on former US Representative Tom Allen's gubernatorial and congressional campaigns. Sara Gideon was born on December 4, 1971, and raised in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Gideon moved to Freeport, Maine in 2004, with her husband, Ben Rogoff. Gideon has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood Action Fund and NARAL.

Gideon made a name for herself by tackling some tough subjects like Medicaid expansion and the availability of Narcan to Maine people.

[15] As speaker, Gideon also supported Medicaid expansion in Maine, including the 2017 referendum on the topic, and helped override Governor Paul LePage's veto of a bill to make the anti-overdose drug naloxone (Narcan) available over-the-counter,[16] aimed at preventing deaths from the opioid epidemic. Genealogy for Sarah Gideon (1808 - d.) family tree on Geni, with over 190 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins faces Democratic challenger and Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon along with Lisa Savage and Max Linn. Sara works as a speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Bush.

It led, per The New York Times, to more bipartisan cooperation. Her father, Vasant Gideon, is from India, and her mother is a second-generation Armenian American.

She credits her parents… Sara Gideon is the Speaker of the House in Maine's House of Representatives.

Born in Rhode Island, Gideon describes her early years as "in some ways ... just a very typical suburban childhood" (via Maine Public). Senator Claiborne Pell. Senator Claiborne Pell. "That's really a big part of who I am and also how I see the world around me," Gideon told Maine Public. © 2020 NEWS CENTER Maine.

As of 2020, Sara is 48 years of age as she celebrates her birthday on the fourth of December. Her mother, on the other hand, was born in America. [30] In 2020, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the country's largest LGBTQ rights advocacy organization, opposed the reelection of Susan Collins and instead endorsed Gideon.

This year, he’s running as an independent and survived another petition signature challenge to qualify for the ballot. The staggering figure is more than twice what Susan Collins has managed to fundraise.

Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Sara Gideon, the Democratic speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, is challenging longtime Republican Sen. Susan Collins. She is a proud mother, wife, sister and daughter who will always fight for Maine families.

Both Ms Gideon and Mr Mehta are the first Indian-American to win the primaries in their respective states.

Considering that a win for Gideon would bring the Democrats a step closer to wresting Senate from the Republicans, her victory might play into the larger benefit of several sections of Jews and Jewish PACs that are more inclined to support the Democrats under Donald Trump's polarised regime.