|Name||Henry E. M. Beck|
|Address||26 Prospect St. |
Waterville, Maine , United States
|| June 06, 1986
Mar 20, 2012 07:13pm
|Info||Maine values are shaped by the people who make Maine their home. And Henry's values have been shaped by his family and the people he grew up with here in Maine. Henry's father Richard graduated from Waterville High School in 1972. Many of his classmates went across the river to get a job at the local paper mill, but he went to Alaska to join the Teamsters union as a truck driver. Henry's family has been in Waterville for three generations, and runs a local business, C.O. Beck Roofing. Now a carpenter, Henry's father taught him the values of hard work and self-reliance. |
Henry's mother served as a tough local prosecutor and an attorney for regular people caught up in tragic consequences. She taught him to do the right thing even when it is not popular and that all people deserve a voice. His sister Mary Casey Murphy is a student in medical school, and his stepbrothers Peter and Justin Berkner are students at Messalonskee High School. Henry's stepbrother Jake Berkner serves in the U.S. Navy.
Like many residents of Waterville and Oakland, Henry attended Mt. Merici Catholic School, and graduated from Waterville High School. In 2004, Henry was accepted to Colby College. Eager to offer new leadership for his hometown, Henry won a seat on the Waterville City Council, becoming its youngest member in 2006. On the Council, Henry has been a leader on issues around Waterville's North End, serves as Chair of the Committee on Environmental Stability, and has built a reputation for effective and compassionate constituent service.
Henry has served as President of the Maine College Democrats. In January 2007, Henry traveled to New Orleans with Catholic Charities to work on issues around recovery and wage policies. Henry is a member of the Waterville Exchange Club and is a George J. Mitchell Scholar.