Louie Luchini was born and raised in Ellsworth, graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1999 where he was a state champion runner. He attended Stanford University, where he earned a degree in human biology and was an all-American runner. After graduating, Louie signed a contract to run professionally for Nike and has competed in the U.S. Olympic Trials in both 2004 and 2008.
Louie lives in Ellsworth and coaches the Ellsworth High School cross country team. He has served four terms in the Maine House of Representatives representing Ellsworth and Trenton, including three as House Chairman of the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, and the Chair of the House Ethics Committee. His work with veterans earned him a “Legislator of the Year” award from the American Legion in 2017.
Louie Luchini is running for Maine Senate to continue fighting for good-paying jobs in Hancock County, combat the opiate crisis, and ensure access to quality healthcare.
During his time in the Maine House, Louie has established a record of bipartisanship, working with Republican and Democratic members to pass bills that benefit hardworking Mainers across the state. This included passage of a $50m bond for research, development, and commercialization. After approval by the Legislature, Maine voters approved the bond overwhelmingly in June 2017.
As a result of its passage, the Jackson Lab received $12.5M for their expansion into Ellsworth, which will support the creation of nearly 500 jobs over the next five to ten years.
In addition to job creation, Louie has been recognized for his record on the environment and veterans. He earned a perfect voting score from the Maine League of Conservation Voters, making key votes that protect Maine’s climate and waters from harmful toxins. As House Chairman of Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee, Louie helped shepherd a comprehensive veterans bill that increased investment in the Bureau of Veterans Affairs, provided sales tax exemption for veterans’ organizations providing PTSD treatment, and provided tuition waivers for members of Maine National Guard.
As State Senator, Louie will continue working to improve Maine's economy, protect the state's environment, and advocate for veterans.
"Whether it’s taking on big money in politics or fighting for legislation to create jobs and boost services for veterans, Louie stands up for what’s right. I urge Hancock County residents to join me in voting for him on June 12 and November 6."
"I've seen firsthand how Louie can cut through the partisanship in Augusta and deliver results for people across Hancock County... Louie has a record he can take pride in; a record of getting things done for the people he represents."