Gia Drew

Maine House of Representatives, District 9

Spotlight Candidate

Gia will be the first openly transgender person elected to the Maine Legislature


Gia Drew is a Democratic candidate for Maine House District #9 and works as Program Director at EqualityMaine where she’s been a staff member since 2014. As program director Gia oversees all education and training, rural outreach, and youth programming, as well as advocating for policies and laws that protect the LGBTQ+ community. She serves on multiple committees, including the Maine Advisory Board to the US Commission on Civil Rights, MaineCare Advisory Committee, University of New England School of Social Work Community Advisory Group, Maine Health Access Foundation Community Advisory Committee, and the Violence Prevention Network.

Gia earned degrees from both Syracuse University and Savannah College of Art and Design and was a high school teacher and coach for twenty years. During that time she transitioned on the job becoming one of the first transgender public school teachers in Maine and the first transgender high school coach in the country. Originally from Boston, Gia has lived in Maine for nearly 20 years, and calls Kennebunkport home. Gia uses the pronouns she, her, and hers.

Importance of Candidacy:

  • Gia will be the first openly transgender person elected to the Maine Legislature.

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