Download the free NEWS CENTER Maine app (Google Play | Apple devices) to receive alerts as the numbers come in. Gideon graduated from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C., with a degree in international affairs. In a press release, in June 2020 the Bangor Daily News endorsed Gideon: Today, the Bangor Daily News editorial board endorsed Sara Gideon in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

She's still sitting on a comfortable $20 million, ample funds to combat any late October surprises. Gideon moved to Freeport, Maine … [32], According to an August Quinnipiac poll, Gideon leads Collins 47 percent to 43 percent, with 6 percent of voters undecided. It wouldn't be important that Gideon is married at all — except for the fact that, five years after they moved to Maine, it was her husband who someone asked to run for Freeport Town Council (via The Cut). The news brought cheer on social media with many Indian-Americans expressing delight at Gideon's prospects. , A post shared by Sara Gideon (@saragideonme) on Feb 14, 2020 at 10:05am PST. Mainers first heard of Linn in 2018 when he tried to run for U.S. Senate as a Republican, but the Secretary of State ruled a number of Linn’s petition signatures were invalid, and he failed to qualify for the primary ballot. Her colleagues certainly do.

Born in Rhode Island, Gideon describes her early years as "in some ways ... just a very typical suburban childhood" (via Maine Public).

And, then there's this. As he grew up, he set his sights on the financial world. In 2016, Gideon was elected Speaker of the House.

The Collins - Gideon race has been one of the most expensive senatorial races the country has ever seen. [29] In August, former President Barack Obama endorsed Gideon. Genealogy for Sarah Gideon (1808 - d.) family tree on Geni, with over 190 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. The staggering figure is more than twice what Susan Collins has managed to fundraise. Gideon had some success battling with then-Republican Governor Paul LePage. Sara Gideon is the Speaker of the House in Maine's House of Representatives. Max Linn was born in St. Petersburg, Florida, in September of 1959. Sara Gideon lives in Freeport, with her husband Ben and their children. Senator Claiborne Pell. During her time in Washington, she served as an intern for U.S. Gideon's father, who became a pediatrician, moved to the United States when he was 24 years old (via Maine Public). Per EG News, Gideon was a cheerleader who did track and field and who was voted into prom court. During her time in Washington, she served as an intern for U.S. And it was Allen's failed bid against Collins in 2008 that held the previous record for most campaign funds raised in the state (via New Center Maine). (800) 68-EMILY. Some estimate that well over $100 million will be spent by the time Election day arrives. In Maine's state House, she's worked to successfully pass bills expanding women's access to abortion, and to facilitate voting rights (via HuffPost). Sara Gideon was born in the year 1971 in Rhode Island, the United States of America. Sara Gideon is a politician from America who is a candidate for the United States Senator in the upcoming elections. Sara Gideon was born in the year 1971 in Rhode Island, the United States of America. "[21] The campaign said that it had reimbursed the federal government $3,250 for the violations and closed the PAC. "I think people saw me out ... with a double-stroller every day," Gideon told Maine Public. © 2020 NEWS CENTER Maine. [37][38] She supports allowing Medicare to negotiate lower prices for prescription drugs, and a prohibition on pharmaceutical company "pay to delay" agreements. But her mother's Armenian parents moved to the US, fleeing genocide. All Rights Reserved. This conversion would create thousands of more jobs in Maine, jobs with good wages and benefits that won't just disappear when the Pentagon decides its latest destroyer is obsolete.". Senator Claiborne Pell. Some of the highlights were: After becoming Maine's first female major-party gubernatorial candidate in 1994 (ultimately losing to Governor Joe Brennan), Collins ran for and won Maine's U.S. Senate seat in 1996. The Boston Globe says that she graduated from East Greenwich High School in 1989. Due to her impetus on improving the lives of working-class families in Maine, Gideon enjoys the support of most of the labour unions in the region, including ones that had previously supported her opponent Collins. [17], Gideon was a member of the Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology. She graduated from East Greenwich High School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in 1989.

Having said that, we are unable to detect the facts of her parents or other members of her family. Gideon grew up in Rhode Island alongside her siblings. Sara I. Gideon[1] (born December 4, 1971) is an American politician who is the Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives. Paid for by EMILY's List, www.emilyslist.org, and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. The race for Maine's U.S. Senate is a tight one.

Contributions are subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act. Her father Her father immigrated to America from India and worked as a pediatrician… [39] She states she will fight any attempts to attack or defund Planned Parenthood; will work to roll back the Title X gag rule, which has impacted Maine Family Planning and Planned Parenthood clinics. 48-year-old Gideon was born to an Indian immigrant father and a second-generation Armenian mother in Rhode Island, US. As of 2020, Sara is 48 years of age as she celebrates her birthday on the fourth of December. She returned to Maine to attend Bowdoin College, where she graduated with a history degree in May of 1977. Ben — I couldn’t do any of this without you and your support. she later moved to Maine where she built the rest of her political career. [20], In 2019, Gideon faced an election ethics complaint for accepting reimbursements for her personal political donations from her own PAC. After finishing her higher education from the George Washington University, Gideon served as an intern for US Senator Claiborne Pell. Gideon is the Democratic nominee for the 2020 U.S. Senate election in Maine. Maine Democratic Party. Bean, to raise her family with her husband, Benjamin Rogoff Gideon, a Maine native who took her last name. [26][27] By the time of the primary election, she had raised $23 million. Sara Gideon was born on December 4, 1971, and raised in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins faces Democratic challenger and Maine Speaker of the House Sara Gideon along with Lisa Savage and Max Linn.

This isn't a love story. [18] She supports government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. Her father, Vasant Gideon, is from India, and her mother is a second-generation Armenian American. [35], In a poll conducted October 21-25, which is likely to be the final poll before election day, a Colby College poll showed a 3-point lead for Gideon. She was successful. But her mother's Armenian parents moved to the US, fleeing genocide. solar, wind, geo-thermal) and the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions. [34] An October 6 Bangor Daily News-Digital Research poll indicated 44 percent for Gideon, 43 for Collins, three percent for two minor candidates, and seven percent undecided. While growing up, she interned for former US Senator from Rhode Island, Claiborne Pell (via Go Local Prov). If elected in November, she will be the second Indian American women to be elected to the US Senate. It led, per The New York Times, to more bipartisan cooperation. The results found: "A survey of 879 individuals, developed and fielded by Colby College of Waterville, revealed that 46.6 percent of voters said they plan to vote for Gideon, compared to 43.4 percent for Collins. She moved to Maine after meeting her husband Ben Gideon, a personal injury trial lawyer. Her mother…

Gideon settled in Freeport, home to L.L. [21] A spokesperson said, "The contributions were within the legal limit and fully disclosed, but the committee was given incorrect guidance on how to process them. She's always had a thing for politics. Sara is a politician by profession who is one of the candidates of the. In her Twitter bio, Gideon describes herself first as a 'Mom' and then a politician. Gideon has three older siblings. Gideon made a name for herself by tackling some tough subjects like Medicaid expansion and the availability of Narcan to Maine people. Gideon's father immigrated from India and worked as a pediatrician in Rhode Island, where Gideon, the youngest of four children, grew up. My Place Teen Center ramps up help despite funding losses, 'Bespolk' hats go from fashion to statement, VERIFY: States don't have to finish counting ballots by end of Election Day, Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Sara Gideon hit the campaign trail, The Collins - Gideon race has been one of the most expensive senatorial races the country, Maine Senate candidates make final push before Election Day, Political Brew: Tuning out ads, SCOTUS fallout, a new effort to block the CMP corridor, and predictions, Director of Governmental Oversight Management Subcommittee on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security, Commissioner of the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation under Maine Governor Jock McKernan, New England Regional Director of the Small Business Administration under George H.W. She moved to Maine after meeting her husband Ben Gideon, a personal injury trial lawyer. But it might be more than that. Her mother, on the other hand, was born in America. Considering that a win for Gideon would bring the Democrats a step closer to wresting Senate from the Republicans, her victory might play into the larger benefit of several sections of Jews and Jewish PACs that are more inclined to support the Democrats under Donald Trump's polarised regime. "That's really a big part of who I am and also how I see the world around me," Gideon told Maine Public. Gideon was born and raised in Rhode Island. Sara is an American national born and raised in Rhode Island. Gideon was recently endorsed by former two-time US President Barack Obama as the senatorial candidate for Maine. Sara Gideon is teh current Speaker of the Maine Assembly and also a mother of two | Image credit: Reuters/Twitter. [18], Gideon married Benjamin Rogoff, a lawyer, in November 2001. "That's really a big part of who I am and also how I see the world around me," Gideon told Maine Public. Savage lives in Solon with her husband, Mark Roman. [24] Gideon ran against Betsy Sweet and Bre Kidman in the ranked-choice Democratic primary election. Gideon's father, who became a pediatrician, moved to the United States when he was 24 years old (via Maine Public). In 1994, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in international affairs from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs in Washington, D.C. She served as an intern for U.S. Today, Sarah Gideon is representing District 48 in Maine's State House and running for US Senate against the longtime Republican incumbent, Susan Collins (via Vote Smart). Sara Gideon criticizes the Federal PPP loans publicly but her husband's law firm received over $1,000,000 in Federal PPP loans.The Gideon family business was cited over 77 times for not paying their taxes. Sara has a good physique with a decent height standing 5 feet 6 inches tall. [18], In the state House, Gideon sponsored legislation to expand abortion access and extend benefits to families in poverty. "[36], Gideon states that she has made affordable drugs and health care her primary campaign issues. [30] In 2020, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the country's largest LGBTQ rights advocacy organization, opposed the reelection of Susan Collins and instead endorsed Gideon. Savage also founded the Maine Natural Guard, a group that works to protect Maine's environment. Collins was born and raised in Caribou, Maine, and is the daughter of Donald Collins and Patricia McGuigan.

Savage returned to school at the University of Southern Maine and earned a masters degree in teaching, where she has worked for the last 25 years.