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About Ben Meiklejohn

Future in the Balance / Balance in the Future

I serve on the Portland School Committee (since 2001) and go to the University of Southern Maine for music performance in oboe (since 2002).

I have been dedicated to Green politics since 1994, and recently ran for State Representative in House District 120 encompassing Munjoy Hill, Old Port and lower West End.


Ben Meiklejohn's Experience:
  • President of University of Maine Student Government, 1995-1997
  • AmeriCorps Maine's Promise Member, with Munjoy Hill Community Policing Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters, 1998-1999
  • Maine Green Independent Party Chairman, 2000-2004
  • At-Large Portland School Committee Member, 2001-present
  • Board of Directors, Maine Songwriters Association, 2002-2004
  • University of Southern Maine Student Representative to the University of Maine System Board of Trustees, 2002-present

 Education and Recognitions:

  • Elizabeth Morris Peacemaker Award, 1996
  • University of Maine Outstanding Acheivement Award in Community Service, 1997
  • Community Service Leadership Recognition, City of Portland Community Policing Program, December, 1999
  • B.A. in English, Concentration in Creative Writing, Univ. of Maine, 2001
  • Best Politician, Portland Phoenix Reader's Poll, 2001
  • Best Street Personality, Casco Bay Weekly, 2002
  • Student of Music Performance--oboe, University of Southern Maine, 2002-present



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