A Voice of Experience for Portland’s District 40

Herb AdamsBiography:

Herbert C. Adams

Occupation: Instructor in history, Southern Maine Community College; journalist and writer

Party: Democratic


  • Portland School Committee, 1997-2004
  • Representative, Maine District 119, 2002-2010
  • Contributing writer, “Bold Vision: The History of the Portland Park System”; contributor to other books, mostly focused on Maine history
  • Register of Probate, Cumberland County, 2000-2002


  • Member, Portland Friends of the Parks Commission, 1997-2003
  • Board Member, Caleb Center Board of Directors, 2000-2002
  • Chair, Cumberland County Democratic Committee, 1988-1996
  • Co-Founder, Greater Portland Martin Luther King Committee
  • Member, Maine People’s Alliances, 2002-present
  • Co-Founder, Parkside Neighborhood Association, 1989-present
  • Member, Maine Historical Society, 1985-present


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