For years, Eric has managed financial records for Brakey Energy, a family-run business that helps industrial clients lower energy costs and increase energy efficiency.
He is also the former Maine State Director of the 2012 Ron Paul for President campaign.
Eric has been a defender of liberty
2012 Ron Paul Delegates
Brakey’s leadership in the 2012 Presidential Primary as the Maine state director for Ron Paul’s campaign led directly to electing a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention who supported Dr. Paul. Brakey put Maine front and center in the battle for the direction of the Republican Party.
Defense of Liberty PAC
Brakey led the Defense of Liberty PAC after the success of the 2012 Ron Paul campaign in Maine. By 2013 this political action committee was putting pressure on lawmakers to honor their oath to the Constitution. They were assigned grades with particular attention paid to those who violated that oath by opposing legislation to make it legal for Maine residents to carry concealed firearms. Eric continued that battle as a State Senator in Maine when he introduced a “Constitutional Carry” bill, among many others.
Maine State Senate, 2014-2018
Brakey was elected to the state Senate for Maine’s District 20 in 2014, knocking off a 36 year incumbent and then reelected in 2016. As Senator representing Androscoggin County, he took the reins as Senate Chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.
Brakey served two terms from 2014 – 2018 and in that short time, he was able to introduce and usher through Constitutional Carry, Welfare Reform, and Right to Try, all while increasing access to medical cannabis for Mainers with debilitating conditions and working with local 6th graders to legalize hedgehogs as pets.
As the State Capital, Senator Brakey earned the republication of a hard worker who stands on principle while seeking common ground.
Brakey ran for U.S. Senate in 2018 and was the Republican nominee. He finished with more support from Maine people than any challenger who had ever faced the incumbent, Angus King.
Since the 2018 Election, Brakey launched the Free Maine Campaign and organized grassroots Maine people to successfully defeat the “National Popular Vote” and “Red Flag” Gun Confiscation Orders in the Democrat-dominated State Capital.
On September 17th, 2019 Eric Brakey officially announced that he will be running for U.S. Congress from Maine’s 2nd District.
The American Conservative Union (ACU) ranked Brakey's voting record as the most conservative in the Maine Senate in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
The Club for Growth endorsed Eric Brakey for his campaign for U.S. Congress in 2020