Rep. Heather Sirocki
Rep. Heather Sirocki serves the residents of District 28, which includes part of Scarborough. A Massachusetts native, Rep. Sirocki has lived in Maine since 1970 and in Scarborough since 1984. She and her husband have been married for over 30 years and have three grown children.
Before moving to Scarborough, Rep. Sirocki gained first-hand exposure to the hard work and long hours needed to succeed in a small business while living on the family farm and helping in the family grain store business during the 1970s. She is a high honors graduate of both Massabesic High School and Westbrook College, where she earned her associate of science degree in dental hygiene.
Rep. Sirocki currently works in the dental field and is able to apply her private sector experience in healthcare to her public sector service as a former member of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee. In addition, Rep. Sirocki has also served on the Substance Abuse Services Commission and she will continue to serve on the Maine Children’s Growth Council and the Maine Children’s Justice Taskforce.
In the 128th Legislature, Rep. Sirocki has been named to the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee for the second consecutive term where she will continue to play an integral role in helping to map out the state’s spending plan for the next two years.
In addition to her career as a registered dental hygienist and administrative assistant, Rep. Sirocki has been deeply involved in the Scarborough community. She has held elected office on several school and church boards and has regularly volunteered for local and school organizations. Her involvement included serving as the booster president of the Gym Dandies Children’s Circus, secretary for the Scarborough Band Boosters, treasurer for Sea Scout Ship 12 of greater Portland, and Superintendent of Religious Education at the Blue Point Congregational Church, parent volunteer for the Scarborough High School Academic Decathlon team, and in other capacities with the Scarborough school system. Rep. Sirocki also donated her time to St. Patrick’s School, St. Maximilian Kolbe Church, and to Westbrook College/UNE, where she currently serves on the Westbrook College Alumni Association Board of Directors.
Policy areas of particular interest to Rep. Sirocki are healthcare, education, the challenges of small businesses and farmers, and the financial burden placed on taxpayers.
Below are some of the bills sponsored by Rep. Sirocki:
LD 91 “An Act To Allow Dental Hygienists To Prescribe Fluoride Dentifrice and Antibacterial Rinse” – This bill amends the law to allow dental hygienists to prescribe dentifrice with a fluoride level of 5,000 parts per million or less and chlorhexidine oral rinse.
LD 94 “An Act To Base the Excise Tax Imposed on the Purchase of a Motor Vehicle on the Price Paid” – This bill aimed to require the excise tax on motor vehicles and camper trailers to be based on the purchase price of the motor vehicle or camper trailer. The purchase price is determined for new motor vehicles and camper trailers based on the initial bill of sale or state sales tax document. For used motor vehicles and camper trailers, if the initial bill of sale or state sales tax document is not available, the excise tax is based on the maker’s list price.