Offering issue advocacy and government affairs expertise to make sure your voice is heard. 

Ken Fredette

Ken has been practicing law for over 25 years and active in government and politics for over three decades.

in 2010, Ken was elected to the Maine House of Representatives and was appointed to the Appropriations Committee. His colleagues in the House elected him the Republican House Leader for the next three consecutive terms, where Ken co-authored the major piece of Energy Legislation of the decade, the 2013 Maine Omnibus Energy Bill, recruited candidates and oversaw hundreds of campaigns. In 2008 Ken was a consultant on the Statewide Referendum on gaming in Maine. Ken’s campaign experience includes staffing presidential, gubernatorial and congressional campaigns in Maine and New England.

Prior to his elections, Ken was appointed by Democratic Governor John Baldacci to the Maine Human Rights Commission.

Ken is a graduate of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, Ed Muskie School for Public Service, and the University of Maine School of Law and he is currently serving as a Judge Advocate General in the Maine National Guard.

Mark Dion

Mark was a Democratic member of the Maine State Legislature from 2010 to 2018 winning elections both to the House of Representatives and the Senate.

His legislative experience includes tenure as the House Chair of the Joint Standing Committee of Criminal Justice and Public Safety and the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology. He was also appointed to the Advisory Commission on Legislative Re-Districting and the Maine-Canadian Legislative Advisory Commission.

In the Senate, Mark served on both the Marijuana Legalization and Implementation Committee and the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee.

Mark was elected three times as the Sheriff for Cumberland County having previously retired from the City of Portland Police Department as Deputy Police Chief. As the sitting Cumberland County Sheriff in 1999, Mark led the charge to legalize medical marijuana when no other police leaders would. Mark also worked to advance a citizen referendum in 2016 (Question 1), which legalized adult use marijuana.

Mark’s practice has focused on representing clients before municipal government, the Office of Marijuana Policy, state and federal courts on questions involving marijuana business operations.

A practicing attorney and member of the Maine and Federal bar, Mark received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law; a master’s degree in Human Services Administration from Antioch College and completion of the Senior Executive’s Program in State and Local Government at Harvard University. Mark is a member of the Portland City Council. 

Fredette Dion LLC engages stakeholders to advance good policy at the Maine Legislature and throughout state departments. Let us put our years of government affairs expertise to work for you! 

Our work includes:

Bill Tracking

Public Hearings and Work Sessions

Cannabis Market Regulations

Drafting Testimony

Coalition Building

Legislative and Agency Advocacy

Campaign Management

Cannabis Policy Review

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254 Commercial Street, Suite 103

Portland, ME 04101