Jared Golden for Congress
Jared Golden is running for Congress to represent Maine’s 2nd District.
Jared was born and raised in Leeds, a small farm town in rural Maine. In 2002, after his freshman year at the University of Maine, Farmington, Jared enlisted in the Marine Corps infantry in response to the September 11th attacks. He served in the Marine Corps infantry for four years and deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.
After serving, Jared returned home to Maine and attended Bates College using his veterans
benefits. After graduating, he volunteered in Afghanistan as a teacher before going to work as a professional staff member for Senator Susan Collins on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.
Jared is currently serving his second term in the Maine House of Representatives as the Democratic Assistant Majority Leader – or Whip. He was first elected in 2014 to represent part of Lewiston, a blue collar and working class city.
During his time in the legislature he has fought passionately for middle and working class people, a strong and just economy, workers rights, environmental protections, women’s and minority rights, affordable and accessible healthcare and many others.
Among his proudest accomplishments, Jared sponsored a bill to make it easier for firefighters, police officers, and EMT’s to access workers’ compensation benefits for work-related post-traumatic stress diagnoses. Jared has also successfully advocated for increased funding and needed changes to state assistance programs for veterans.
Since announcing his candidacy to represent Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, Jared has received the endorsements of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine, VoteVets, the Lewiston Democratic City Committee and 28 of his colleagues in the State House and Senate, all of whom represent parts of the 2nd Congressional District.
Jared and his wife Isobel live in Lewiston, Maine.