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Cathy is mom to Emma (19) and Aaron (15) and wife to Jay.

Cathy Breen: Devoted to Democratic Values

Cathy Breen, a life-long Democrat, firmly believes that good government plays a vital role in modernizing Maine’s economy, improving the physical and mental health of all Mainers, and protecting and promoting Maine’s precious natural spaces.

As a Falmouth Town Councilor from 2005-2011, serving twice as chair, Breen was a strong proponent of controlled growth and land conservation.  She shepherded the passage of the 2007 Open Space referendum, one of the most successful municipal efforts to conserve local land and wildlife habitat in Maine history.

Breen consistently helped keep property tax rates low.

Breen promoted improved efficiency in local and regional services during her six years as Falmouth’s representative on the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG). She was also a strong advocate for mass transit and long-range transportation planning along the coastal corridor from Falmouth to Freeport.

Breen supports high-quality public education, economic growth that respects Maine’s natural resources, investment in physical and technological infrastructure, open and efficient government, increased access to quality health care, marriage equality, and economic security for Mainers of all income levels. She supports the expansion of Medicaid to all eligible Mainers and the restoration of state revenue sharing with municipalities.

She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Spurwink Services, a statewide agency that addresses the needs of children and adults with behavioral health challenges and developmental disabilities.  She served on the Board of Directors of Community Counseling Center from 2004-2007.

Breen has lived in Falmouth since 2000. She received a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a master’s of education from the University of Illinois in Chicago. She is married to attorney Jay S. Geller and has two teenaged children.

Cathy Breen has long supported or been a member of these organizations:

• Portland Trails
• Falmouth Land Trust
• Falmouth Education Foundation
• Congregation Bet Ha’am
• SAFE Maine
• EMILY’S List
• Maine Women’s Fund
• Jewish Community Alliance
• NAMI Maine
• Brain & Behavior Research Foundation
• Spurwink Services
• Maine Public Broadcasting Network
• Good Shepard Food Bank
• Planned Parenthood
• Cultivating Community
• Goodwill Industries
• Institute for Civic Leadership