Rep. Phyllis Ginzler


Representative Ginzler is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives serving House District 69 which includes the towns of Bridgton, Denmark and Harrison. She has been appointed the ranking House Republican on the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and was instrumental in the implementation of critical education reforms for Maine. She had previously served on the Judiciary Committee in the 127th Legislature.

Rep. Ginzler brings a wealth of business expertise to the Maine Legislature. She earned an MBA in finance from Babson College and spent more than 20 years in the computer industry in regional, national and international sales management. She is a retired sales executive with Hewlett Packard. In addition, she taught middle school for 8 years.

She also spends countless hours serving her community as President of the Bridgton Hospital Guild and as a volunteer patient advocate at Bridgton Hospital. She serves on the boards of Bridgton Hospital and the Bridgton Community Center where she has chaired the Funding committee. Representative Ginzler is also a proud member of the NRA.

She currently lives in Bridgton with her husband David and has one son, John.

Bills Sponsored or Cosponsored by Rep. Ginzler:

LD 280: An Act To Exempt Military Pensions and Survivor Benefits from Maine Income Tax

– This bill provides an income tax exemption for benefits received under a military retirement plan, including survivor benefits.

LD 578: An Act To Redefine the Method by Which the Department of Education Determines Cost Sharing for School Construction and Renovation Projects for Municipalities within a School Administrative Unit

This bill proposed to amend the current education statutes pertaining to the methods by which the Department of Education determines how the costs for school construction and renovation projects are shared among the member municipalities of a school administrative unit. The bill would implement:

1. An alternative method for determining the sharing of costs for a school construction or renovation project among member municipalities of a school administrative unit comparable to the methods established under the Maine Revised Statutes, Title 20-A, section 1481-A, subsection 3; and

2. An amendment to the provisions of the Essential Programs and Services Funding Act regarding the sharing of debt service costs related to school construction and renovation projects in order to more equitably distribute the local share of school construction and renovation project costs among the member municipalities of a school administrative unit by including the number of resident pupils in each municipality and the property fiscal capacity of each municipality as the basis for sharing the debt service costs related to school construction and renovation projects.

To see a complete list of bills Sponsored and Cosponsored by Rep. Ginzler during the 127th Legislature click HERE

Phone: 207-287-1440

One Comment on “Rep. Phyllis Ginzler

  1. Good morning, Phyllis –
    Thank you for your time Saturday morning. You are generous to do those “office hours”, and it is a shame that more constituents don’t avail themselves of the opportunity.

    I would like to draw your attention to Tom Franklin’s thoughtful op-ed in this morning’s Press Herald, “Let’s Lobby Our Legislators…” opposing LD 652. I think he expresses our sentiments well.

    Best regards, Steve & Sandra


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