Cynthia Dill

Civil rights lawyer and political columnist

Cynthia Dill is an award-winning civil rights lawyer, former state senator and writer from Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where she lives with her husband, two kids and a yellow lab. She writes a regular column for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and regularly comments on politics Maine Public. In 2012 Dill was the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, after serving in the Maine Legislature from 2006 - 2012 as State Representative and Senator. Dill earned her B.A. from the University of Vermont and her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. She now works at the law firm Troubh Heisler in Portland, Maine, in addition to writing and commentating on world and national news. At the national level, Dill has worked with members of Congress and advocacy groups to reform the military justice system, and represents individuals, businesses and veterans in complex civil litigation in Washington, DC and New England. As a legislator, Dill was appointed Vice Chair of the National Conference of State Legislature’s Communication, Financial Affairs and Interstate Commerce Committee, and was a member of the Executive Committee Task Force on State and Local Taxation of Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce. Dill also has been a panelist at numerous national conferences on broadband and net neutrality. In addition to her legislative and public policy work, Dill worked as the Director of the Common Cause Digital Democracy Project in Washington, DC, founded the Friends of the Maine Woods, served as an adjunct faculty member at Southern Maine Community College and writes a regular newspaper column.