Stan J. Gerzofsky is currently serving his third term in the Maine Senate representing Senate District 10, which includes Freeport, Brunswick, Harpswell and Pownal.

Prior to his service in the Maine Senate, Senator Gerzofsky was elected to the Maine House of Representatives in 2000. During his four terms in office, he served on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, serving as House Chair for the last 3 terms and as a member of the Judiciary Committee, the Joint Committee on Joint Rules, and the House Committee on Elections.

In the Legislature, Stan’s major areas of policy interest are civil liberties and public safety. Senator Gerzofsky currently resides in Brunswick.

Bangor Daily News: LePage’s ‘open for business zones’ bill rejected in Senate behind arguments that it’s too generous

By Chris Cousins Read more here AUGUSTA, Maine — Senate Democrats led a charge against a proposal by Gov. Paul LePage to give large corporations major incentives to bring jobs to two former military bases in Maine, including a “right to work” prohibition on forcing workers to pay union dues. LePage reacted to the vote...

LEPAGE RIGHT TO WORK PROPOSAL DEFEATED IN SENATE

AUGUSTA—In a 22-13 vote, the Senate defeated Governor LePage’s proposal to make Maine a so-called right to work state. “This is politically motivated corporate welfare,” said Democratic Senator John Patrick of Rumford, the Senate Chair of the Labor Committee. “Maine families are struggling to make ends meet, and the only thing Governor LePage has to...

SENATE APPROVES MEASURE TO STUDY OPTIONS FOR SINGLE-PAYOR HEALTH CARE

AUGUSTA – In a 20-14 vote, the Senate gave initial approval to a measure to study options for single-payor health care in Maine. “Every morning, Mainers get up, go to work, and take care of their families. In return they ask for three things: a living wage, financial security, and health care. This measure will...

SENATE APPROVES MEASURE TO MODERNIZE CONCEALED WEAPONS PERMIT PROCESS

Creates uniform permit, requires State Police to conduct mental health background checks AUGUSTA—On Friday, the Senate voted 20-13 in favor of a bill to modernize the concealed weapons permit process in Maine to ensure mental health background checks are performed by law enforcement personnel. “For too long, Maine’s concealed weapons permit system has been patchwork...

SENATE GIVES INITIAL APPROVAL TO MUD FLATS CONSERVATION BILL

Senator Gerzofsky’s bill first to address invasive green crab AUGUSTA – The Senate unanimously gave initial approval to a bill sponsored by Democratic Senator Stan Gerzofsky of Brunswick to conserve mudflats and protect natural resources from the invasive green crab. The bill is the first legislation put forward to address the issue of the invasive...

MPBN: Bill to Arm Maine Forest Rangers Advances

By Susan Sharon Read more here Maine moved another step closer to becoming only the third northeastern state – after New York and New Hampshire – to arm forest rangers. As Susan Sharon reports, the Senate today joined the House in supporting a bill that would allow rangers to protect themselves on the job. Rangers...

BUSINESS ZONES WOULD HURT MAINE’S ECONOMY

LePage’s New Business Gimmick Drives Down Wages  AUGUSTA—Top Democrats dismissed Governor LePage’s failed and divisive initiative to undercut Maine workers and communities. At an event today in Brunswick, the Governor announced his “Business Zones” gimmick which he hasn’t mention since the State of the State in February. For the third year in a row, Governor...

COMMITTEE UNANIMOUSLY APPROVES SENATOR GERZOFSKY’S BILL TO CONSERVE MUD FLATS

AUGUSTA – A bill sponsored by Democratic Senator Stan Gerzofsky of Brunswick to conserve mudflats and protect natural resources from the invasive green crab was unanimously approved recently by the Marine Resources Committee. “This bill is a common sense measure aimed at conserving our coastal resources. We want to make sure hard working clammers and...

Lewiston Sun Journal: Lawmakers promise fix for county jail system

By Daniel Hartill Read more here AUGUSTA — Legislators vowed Monday to fix Maine’s ailing county jail system before it runs out of money this spring. “We will work very hard together,” Sen. Stan Gerzofsky, D-Brunswick, told corrections officials. “Expect to come back. We’re going to go through it again. We’re going to be here...

MPBN: Maine Criminal Code Overhaul In the Works

By Mal Leary Read more here It’s been more than three decades since lawmakers last revised Maine’s criminal code.  Back then, the process significantly changed several laws nad repealed those considered archaic.  As Mal Leary reports, a state panel is planning to create a Criminal Code Revision Commission to undertake a similar review again. Last...

LAWMAKERS TOUR RIVERVIEW, WARREN PRISON

Staffing, Contract to be key issue at next committee meeting   AUGUSTA –Members of the special committee created to address patient care and staff safety issues at Warren Prison and Riverview Psychiatric Center toured the facilities yesterday. The committee was created this fall following reports of health and safety issues, including staffing, at Riverview, which...

SPECIAL FORENSIC MENTAL HEALTH COMMITTEE BEGINS WORK

Committee created to address concerns at Riverview     AUGUSTA – A special committee created to address patient care and staff safety issues at Riverview Psychiatric Center held its first meeting today. The committee was created this fall following reports of health and safety issues at Riverview, which led the federal government to pull its...