Nate grew up in a working class family in Central Maine. He was fortunate to receive substantial needs-based scholarship to attend Bates College, where earned a degree in history and economics. He fell in love with Lewiston and made it his home after graduating.
Public Service Nate has served in the Maine Senate since December 2014. He previously served two years in the Maine House of Representatives and four years on the Lewiston City Council. In 2018, Libby was elected unanimously by his peers in the Senate to serve as Senate Majority Leader. He has served four years on the Government Oversight Committee, four years on the Taxation Committee and two years on the State and Local Government Committee.
Community Leadership In Lewiston, Nate served as chair of the universally accessible playground committee. Under his leadership, they established Maine’s first public universally accessible playground, where children and adults of all physical ability levels can play together. The playground, Jude’s Place at Marcotte Park, opened in 2018. He has served on the boards of Androscoggin Head Start, the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, Tri-County Mental Health Services, and Western Maine Community Action, Inc. He is a past advisor to the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council.
Recognitions of Achievement Nate has received the following recognitions of achievement during his legislative service: Maine Education Association “Friend of Education” award (2019); Maine Real Estate Development Association “Public Policy” award (2019); Maine Academy of Nutritionists and Dietetics “Public Policy Leadership” award (2018); American Legion of Maine “Legislator of the Year” award (2017); Uplift LA “Local Hero” award (2017); Young Professionals of Lewiston and Auburn “Civic Leader” award (2016); and Homecare and Hospice Alliance of Maine “Advocate of the Year” award (2015).
Education, Profession, & Family Sen. Libby is a graduate of Bates College and earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Southern Maine. Outside of the Legislature, Libby works as an economic development consultant, where he helps businesses, local governments, and nonprofits administer and finance projects. His wife, Andrea, is an intensive care nurse at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston. He has two sons, Jude and Charlie.
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