|Address||1227 Shore Road |
Cape Elizabeth, Maine , United States
|| January 06, 1965
Jul 05, 2012 06:36pm
Caucasian - Very Liberal - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Missile Defense - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Pro Environment - Pro Marijuana Legalization - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Labor - Married - Congregationalist - Straight -
|Info||Cynthia Dill is an award-winning civil rights lawyer who resides in Cape Elizabeth, Maine with her husband Tom and two children, Harrison and Isabel. Dill graduated from the University of Vermont in 1987, and from Northeastern University School of Law in 1990. For 20 years Dill managed a busy and successful small law office, and represented clients in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. |
After serving on the Cape Elizabeth Town Council for two years, Dill was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2006, where she served as a member of the Judiciary and Ethics Committees. Among other things, Dill sponsored the legislation that created the Broadband Strategy Council and was appointed Chair. As a leading proponent of the expansion of broadband, Dill was instrumental in obtaining over $35 million of investment for the Three Ring Binder Project, a nationally recognized private/public partnership that will bring high-speed Internet access to rural parts of Maine and widely expand the potential for good jobs, enhanced educational opportunities, healthcare and public safety.
In May of 2011 Dill was elected to the Maine State Senate by 68% of the vote in a special election to represent District 7, comprised of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of Scarborough.
At the national level Dill was appointed Vice Chair of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Communication, Financial Affairs and Interstate Commerce Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation of Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce. Dill has also been a panelist at numerous national conferences on broadband and net neutrality.
In addition to her legislative and public policy work, Dill worked as the Director of the Common Cause Digital Democracy Project in Washington, DC, and often works as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Maine Community College. In August of 2011, Dill founded the Friends of the Maine Woods, a statewide organization that advocates for the study and creation of a Maine Woods National Park.
Dill is a member of the First Congregational Church of South Portland, where she taught Sunday School for many years and is an active community volunteer. She serves on numerous local boards, and enjoys being a writer and commentator on local radio and television shows.