Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 9am
Maine Economic Research Institute -
Ben joined the Maine State Chamber of Commerce in 2010. In his capacity at the Chamber, Ben focuses primarily on utilities and energy, natural resources, and business regulation issues. Previously, he served as director of Government Affairs with the Maine Energy Marketers Association, director of Government Affairs for Associated Builders and Contractors, and as director of Outreach and Economic Development for U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe. Ben received his BA from the University of Maine, Orono, JD from the University of Maine’s School of Law, holds a certificate in International Law from Santa Clara University School of Law, and is a licensed attorney in the State of Maine.
Amy Volk is running for a
Senate seat representing
Scarborough, Gorham and Buxton
Amy Volk is the current
State Representative for
House District 127
She has served on the governor’s State Workforce Investment Board as well as the Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee for the last four years and is currently the Lead minority member of that committee, which oversees both the Department of Labor, including the Office of Professional and Financial Regulation, and the Department of Economic Development, which includes Maine State Housing Authority, the Finance Authority of Maine, the Office of Tourism, as well as all the state’s economic development programs and incentives.
Accomplishments in Augusta
Under her tenure, the legislature has cleaned up waste and abuse at the Maine State Housing Authority, reformed our workers’ compensation laws to reduce litigation and create more predictability for injured workers and employers, created a mechanism for evaluating economic development programs and held the line on minimum wage increases.
In addition to her concern for business issues, Amy has is passionate about tax and education reform in Maine and has sponsored legislation to address those issues, including being the lead co-sponsor of the bill which made Maine the 43rd state to allow charter schools. Amy is best known lately for having successfully championed legislation to help victims of sex trafficking.
Amy Volk in the Community
Rep. Volk resides in Scarborough with her husband Derek, the Vice President of a third-generation family business, Volk Packaging Corporation. They have four children.
Rep. Volk is active in the local community as a member of the worship team at The Rock Church. She has served as the Board Secretary of the Root Cellar for many years and is the volunteer Board President for Maine Connections Academy. She also donates her time with Scarborough Softball Boosters, Scarborough Soccer Boosters and Scarborough Cheering Club.