Kristen Cloutier

Representative | Lewiston, ME

Rep. Kristen Cloutier is the Assistant House Majority Leader and is currently serving her third consecutive term in the Maine House of Representatives. She proudly represents House District 94, which includes part of Lewiston, her hometown.

This session, Rep. Cloutier cosponsored and passed legislation to create a Paid Family Medical Leave program for Maine. The program is one of the most collaborative and comprehensive in the nation, and will begin collecting contributions in 2025 and the benefits will be paid out beginning in 2026. 

During her tenure, Rep. Cloutier has introduced and passed legislation to create a grant program to support family caregivers, to decrease barriers and streamline business licensing so qualified new residents can enter Maine’s workforce, to direct $10 million to aid Mainers experiencing homelessness, to create a more transparent process for reporting known lead paint hazards in housing and to restore funding to the State’s Tobacco Prevention and Control Program.

Rep. Cloutier has served on both the Taxation Committee and the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs. In 2022, she was selected for the Council of State Government’s Henry Toll Fellowship.

Prior to being elected to the legislature, Rep. Cloutier served as the Mayor and City Council President in Lewiston.