Former State Senator Linda Baker Joins Efforts For Equal Crime Victims’ Rights

Marsy’s Law for Maine is proud to announce that former state Senator Linda Baker of Topsham has joined our effort as Sagadahoc County Chair. A retired public high school and adult education teacher, Sen. Baker served on Topsham’s Board of Selectmen before she served in the 127th Maine Legislature. She is well-known and extremely well-respected throughout Sagadahoc County, is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and volunteers with former U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe’s Women’s Leadership Institute building strong women in Maine.

Sen. Baker has a record of putting politics aside to support issues she believes are right for the people of Maine. During her re-election bid in 2016, she was quoted in the Times Record saying, “I have no personal agenda, no hidden agenda.” She added, “I simply ran when asked to do so to help my state move forward in ways that I think are positive.”

Those same tenets hold true for Sen. Baker in her backing of Marsy’s Law for Maine. She believes crime victims across Maine deserve rights and protections that are equal to those of the people accused or convicted of committing crimes against them, that it is time these rights are enshrined in Maine’s Constitution so they are recognized at the highest levels of Maine’s criminal justice system, and that Marsy’s Law for Maine will help move our state forward. 

With Sen. Baker’s help to raise awareness of the constitutional rights Marsy’s Law for Maine will at long last afford crime victims in our state, we are certain support for this important effort will continue to grow and strengthen.