Rep. Karen Vachon
Rep. Vachon is serving her second term in the Maine House of Representatives representing the good people of District 29 which includes coastal Scarborough. This term she is serving on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development (LCRED). Additionally, she has been assigned to serve on the Opioid Task Force.
Rep. Vachon is a self-employed licensed health insurance agent. By virtue of her profession, she cares deeply about the health & wellbeing of Maine people and the Maine economy. In her first term (127th Legislature) she served on Health & Human Services. She successfully introduced and passed the following legislation:
- LD 1552: An Act to Reduce Morbidity & Mortality Related to Injected Drugs
- LD 1498: A Act to Clarify Medicaid Ombudsman Services
Additionally, she was recognized for her efforts and support around safe drinking water and lead paint legislation.
This session, Representative Vachon has introduced seven bills:
- LD 183: An Act to Require the Use of the Electronic Death Certificate System
- LD 266: An Act Regarding Funding of Children’s Behavioral Health Day Treatment
- LD 454: An Act to Ensure Safe Drinking Water For Families in Maine
- LD 605: An Act to Support Evidence Based Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
- LD 910: An Act to encourage Living Kidney Donation in Maine
- LD TBD: An Act to Develop a Statewide Hub and Spoke for The Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
- LD TBD: An Act to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality Related to Opioid Use
“The key to Maine’s success is building sustainability and getting away from tax and spend. It’s about working together to pragmatically tap into Maine’s natural resources to optimize energy, reduce costs, protect our environment, and grow jobs. We must carefully craft a budget where education and infrastructure do not take a back seat to bloated welfare programs. It is my hope that in the 128th we will find common sense solutions to move Maine forward by retaining our youth, attracting investments in Maine, advancing new innovations that make Maine unique; and ensure that more Mainer’s are able to keep more of their hard-earned income.”