Rep. Brad Farrin
Rep. Farrin begins his second term in the Maine House of Representatives serving the residents of House District 111 which encompasses most of Madison, Norridgewock and Solon.
Rep. Farrin’s leadership skills have not gone unnoticed by House Republican Leadership who appointed him to serve as the ranking House Republican on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee for the 128th Legislature. He served on the Transportation Committee during the 127th Legislature.
Rep. Farrin is currently the Corporate Facilities Manager for Milton CAT, New England’s premier construction equipment supplier. Brad brings with him more than 30 years of experience in construction and project management. He is responsible for property management, regulatory compliance, facility maintenance and the start-up of all major capital projects for 15 facilities in 6 states.
Rep. Farrin was the Command Chief Master Sergeant for the Maine Air National Guard before retiring in 2013 as its highest-ranking enlisted airman serving nearly three decades. He deployed to Iraq in 2008 in Operation Iraq Freedom and to the Horn of Africa in 2009 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He has more than 18 major awards and decorations, including the Legion of Merit and the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal.
Rep. Farrin is a proud member of the American Legion, VFW, the Enlisted Association of the National Guard and Air Force Sergeants Association.
He is the father of two daughters, has a grandson and resides in Norridgewock, where he served until 2004 as a Captain with the Norridgewock Fire Department.
Legislation sponsored by Rep. Farrin during the 127th Legislature:
LD 43: “An Act To Make False Claims of Military Service a Crime” – This bill specifies that theft by deception includes a person claiming falsely that the person is a veteran or a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or a state military force. It also provides that upon request by a law enforcement officer or a prosecutor, the Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management, Bureau of Maine Veterans’ Services may release information regarding a person’s military service for the purposes of investigating alleged false claims of service or decoration awarded for service in the Armed Forces of the United States or a state military force.
LD 238: “An Act To Extend the Period of Time for Persons Who Purchase Special Fuel and Gasoline for Off-highway Use To Apply for the Special Fuel and Gasoline Tax Refunds” –
This bill extends from 12 months to 18 months the period of time within which an application for a refund of taxes paid on internal combustion engine fuel or on special fuel may be made by a person who purchases and uses the fuel for any use other than the operation of a registered motor vehicle on the highways of the State and has paid the tax imposed on that fuel for highway use.
LD 900: “An Act To Make Public Certain Tax Information Related to Municipal Valuation” – This bill allows a taxpayer’s proprietary information, which is considered confidential information exempt from the freedom of access laws, to be shared with the municipal officers meeting in executive session when such information has the potential to reduce the valuation of the municipality by more than 5% due to a reduction in the property valuation of that taxpayer.
Rep. Farrin also cosponsored and played a major role in LD 1343: “An Act To Increase Access to Postsecondary Education for Maine National Guard Members”
This bill This bill provides for a tuition waiver for 100% of tuition costs at any state postsecondary education institution for qualified members of the Maine National Guard. This waiver applies to schools in the University of Maine System, the Maine Maritime Academy, the Maine Community College System or any other college or university system established as a public instrumentality of this State.