Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) is a nonpartisan organization that works in the public interest to advocate for, increase public support for, defend and improve the Maine Clean Election Act and related campaign finance law.
We are the only group working exclusively to monitor, improve and defend Maine's landmark Clean Election law to allow more Mainers the opportunity to serve; to give Maine voters more choices; and to keep elected officials accountable to voters.
MCCE leverages the commitment of its volunteer members with limited paid staff to carry out the work of the organization. A dedicated group of members agree to serve on MCCE's Board of Directors to ensure that MCCE's mission is served.
Andrew Bossie, Executive Director
Andrew joined Maine Citizens for Clean Elections as its first full-time Executive Director in July 2011. For over 15 years, Andrew has worked in the community-focused social justice sector on efforts that include reducing LGBT discrimination, increasing access to healthcare, and promoting higher education affordability. MCCE has grown under Andrew’s leadership into the state’s foremost voice in campaign finance reform with an organization with six staff and increased scope through its statewide education, outreach and advocacy programs. In 2014, Andrew and the MCCE team executed a successful statewide signature gathering initiative that led to his position as President of the Mainers for Accountable Elections, a 2015 ballot initiative to restore and strengthen Maine’s campaign finance laws, including its first-in-the-nation system of full public financing for state elected offices.
Christopher Mills, Development Director
Christopher joined MCCE as Development Director in August 2013. Over the last 15 years, his experience has included work in both the nonprofit development and political campaign sectors. Prior to joining MCCE, Christopher served as the Director of Major Gifts and Annual Fund at The San Diego LGBT Community Center. He graduated from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro with a degree in Communications. As Director of Development, Christopher manages the organization's fundraising efforts, including creating innovative fundraising programs, managing grants, and shepherding MCCE's major gifts, annual fund and grassroots donor campaigns.
Anna Kellar, Program Director
Anna Kellar joined MCCE in August 2014. Anna grew up in Maine, and has experience in grassroots organizing and local political campaigns, including running for the state legislature as a Clean Elections candidate. Prior to joining MCCE, Anna worked with Catholic Charities to help newly arrived refugees in Maine. Anna has a bachelors degree in Political Science from Yale and a Masters in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics. Her experience with democracy and anti-corruption campaigns in Eastern Europe and Central Asia makes her all the more committed to preserving and strengthening Maine's first-in-the-nation Clean Elections program.
Dashiell Marley, Field Organizer
Dashiell joined Maine Citizens for Clean Elections as Field Organizer in February 2016. Prior to joining MCCE Dashiell organized for local political campaigns, and served as an intern at the Maine State House. Dashiell has a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in Philosophy and Anthropology. A lifelong Maine resident, Dashiell is devoted to ensuring our state’s elected leaders serve the interests of Maine's people.