Rep. Caleb Ness

State Representative, House District 82

Brownfield, Fryeburg, Lovell, Hiram, and Porter

Representative Caleb Joshua Ness of Fryeburg is currently serving his first term in the Maine House representing District 82, which includes the towns of Brownfield, Fryeburg, Lovell, Hiram, and Porter.  He serves on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement, and Business.

Caleb was homeschooled through the twelfth grade before pursuing his secondary education at the Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana where he earned a one-year Bible Certificate.  He is a member of the Center Conway Baptist Church and Fryeburg Area Snowmobile Club.

Rep. Ness has previously worked as a Customer Service Associate, and served as a volunteer assistant to former Representative Nate Wadsworth. He is currently employed as a concrete reinforcing steel fabricator. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys learning history, riding his snowmobile and touring Maine on his motorcycle.

Member News

BEP vote to mandate electric vehicle sales fails

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) for Fryeburg Matters At its March 20 meeting, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) voted not to pursue the “California Rule” proposal requiring electric vehicles sales starting in 2028. If it had been adopted, Maine would be on the path toward eliminating gas-powered cars by making them scarce and more…

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This Legislature prioritizes everyone but you

Rather than make your life easier, Democrats are focused on people and companies that do not live here This is Representative Caleb Ness of Fryeburg with the Weekly Republican Address. Coming to you from the State House in Augusta. House Republicans have repeatedly offered proposals to address rising energy costs and that lower taxes to let…

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State spending on asylum seekers is a topic of discussion in Augusta

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The topic of housing has received a great deal of attention since the cost of living began increasing rapidly in January of 2021. Many people are now unable to find an affordable rent, let alone purchase a home. The problem is no longer limited to Portland or coastal tourist destinations. It…

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Second Session of the Legislature is underway

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The Second Regular Session of the Legislature is underway with committee meetings and Public Hearings being held on bills. Although the second session is typically reserved for emergency bills, we are considering a large number of bills that have been held over from last session.   I serve on the Joint Standing…

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State must do a better job protecting children

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The state legislature will be back in session on January 3. This will be the shorter, second session of the term, because we don’t have the biannual budget to work through. In the other news, the State’s failure to educate and protect children has been in the news lately. Problems within…

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The Legislature’s 2024 agenda is a little clearer, but questions remain

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) LEGISLATIVE BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION: The Legislative Council, made up of legislative leadership, met on November 16 to consider additional legislation for the second regular session of the Maine legislature beginning in January. While it is likely that additional bills will be introduced in this “emergency session” there are currently 583 active…

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Legislators doing committee and constituent work until the Legislature Convenes in January

The Second Regular Session of the 131st Legislature reconvenes in January 2024. Between now and then, our citizen legislature is focused on constituent work and committee meetings. Since our break in July, legislators have had committee meetings on a number of important topics.  These include: The Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee, the committee…

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Board of Environmental Protection Considering California Rules Mandating Electric Vehicle Sales

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) Recently many people became aware of an obscure provision in Maine law that allows unelected bureaucrats the ability to impose costly regulations on Maine people without a vote by elected representatives.  Under Maine law, a state agency is required to consider a rule change if citizens submit 150 signatures to that…

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Legislature has finally adjourned until January 

The Legislature is adjourned until January 2024. It did so on July 26 after passing another budget that brings total spending to an estimated $10.3 billion. The budget that was passed did not include broad-based tax relief and it also eliminated the senior property tax stabilization program. I voted against the budget because it does…

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Seniors may be eligible for tax refunds, even if they aren’t required to file Maine tax returns

The Legislature is still in Special Session, having adjourned prematurely last March. That was done to avoid lowering taxes for low-to middle income earners. Because the budget does not address the needs of all Mainers, especially those struggling to pay bills, I voted against it. Since the Legislature was unable to complete its work, many…

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Rep. Ness

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 890-3870

Email: Caleb.Ness@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
126 Menotomy Road Apt. 7, Fryeburg, ME 04037

Legislative Service

House: 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Rep. Caleb Ness

State Representative, House District 82

Brownfield, Fryeburg, Lovell, Hiram, and Porter
Rep. Ness

Representative Caleb Joshua Ness of Fryeburg is currently serving his first term in the Maine House representing District 82, which includes the towns of Brownfield, Fryeburg, Lovell, Hiram, and Porter.  He serves on the 131st Legislature’s Joint Standing Committee on Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement, and Business.

Caleb was homeschooled through the twelfth grade before pursuing his secondary education at the Hyles-Anderson College in Crown Point, Indiana where he earned a one-year Bible Certificate.  He is a member of the Center Conway Baptist Church and Fryeburg Area Snowmobile Club.

Rep. Ness has previously worked as a Customer Service Associate, and served as a volunteer assistant to former Representative Nate Wadsworth. He is currently employed as a concrete reinforcing steel fabricator. In his spare time, Caleb enjoys learning history, riding his snowmobile and touring Maine on his motorcycle.

Contact Information

Legislative Office: (207) 287-1440

Home Office: (207) 890-3870

Email: Caleb.Ness@legislature.maine.gov

Legislative Address:
2 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04330

Home Address:
126 Menotomy Road Apt. 7, Fryeburg, ME 04037

Legislative Service

House: 131

Committee Assignment(s)

Member News

BEP vote to mandate electric vehicle sales fails

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) for Fryeburg Matters At its March 20 meeting, the Maine Board of Environmental Protection (BEP) voted not to pursue the “California Rule” proposal requiring electric vehicles sales starting in 2028. If it had been adopted, Maine would be on the path toward eliminating gas-powered cars by making them scarce and more…

Read More...

This Legislature prioritizes everyone but you

Rather than make your life easier, Democrats are focused on people and companies that do not live here This is Representative Caleb Ness of Fryeburg with the Weekly Republican Address. Coming to you from the State House in Augusta. House Republicans have repeatedly offered proposals to address rising energy costs and that lower taxes to let…

Read More...

State spending on asylum seekers is a topic of discussion in Augusta

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The topic of housing has received a great deal of attention since the cost of living began increasing rapidly in January of 2021. Many people are now unable to find an affordable rent, let alone purchase a home. The problem is no longer limited to Portland or coastal tourist destinations. It…

Read More...

Second Session of the Legislature is underway

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The Second Regular Session of the Legislature is underway with committee meetings and Public Hearings being held on bills. Although the second session is typically reserved for emergency bills, we are considering a large number of bills that have been held over from last session.   I serve on the Joint Standing…

Read More...

State must do a better job protecting children

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) The state legislature will be back in session on January 3. This will be the shorter, second session of the term, because we don’t have the biannual budget to work through. In the other news, the State’s failure to educate and protect children has been in the news lately. Problems within…

Read More...

The Legislature’s 2024 agenda is a little clearer, but questions remain

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) LEGISLATIVE BILLS UNDER CONSIDERATION: The Legislative Council, made up of legislative leadership, met on November 16 to consider additional legislation for the second regular session of the Maine legislature beginning in January. While it is likely that additional bills will be introduced in this “emergency session” there are currently 583 active…

Read More...

Legislators doing committee and constituent work until the Legislature Convenes in January

The Second Regular Session of the 131st Legislature reconvenes in January 2024. Between now and then, our citizen legislature is focused on constituent work and committee meetings. Since our break in July, legislators have had committee meetings on a number of important topics.  These include: The Innovation, Development, Economic Advancement and Business Committee, the committee…

Read More...

Board of Environmental Protection Considering California Rules Mandating Electric Vehicle Sales

 Rep. Caleb Ness (R-Fryeburg) Recently many people became aware of an obscure provision in Maine law that allows unelected bureaucrats the ability to impose costly regulations on Maine people without a vote by elected representatives.  Under Maine law, a state agency is required to consider a rule change if citizens submit 150 signatures to that…

Read More...

Legislature has finally adjourned until January 

The Legislature is adjourned until January 2024. It did so on July 26 after passing another budget that brings total spending to an estimated $10.3 billion. The budget that was passed did not include broad-based tax relief and it also eliminated the senior property tax stabilization program. I voted against the budget because it does…

Read More...

Seniors may be eligible for tax refunds, even if they aren’t required to file Maine tax returns

The Legislature is still in Special Session, having adjourned prematurely last March. That was done to avoid lowering taxes for low-to middle income earners. Because the budget does not address the needs of all Mainers, especially those struggling to pay bills, I voted against it. Since the Legislature was unable to complete its work, many…

Read More...
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