LEWISTON – A Lewiston Democrat and former Maine People’s Alliance co-chair has been caught falsely claiming that she is a physician. Although Heidi Brooks, who is running for the Maine State House of Representatives, has sent out mailers portraying herself as a medical doctor, a Sun Journal investigation found that her medical license was revoked ten years ago.
From the Sun Journal:
Brooks is not licensed to practice medicine in Maine. According to the state’s Board of Licensure in Medicine, her license was revoked in 2004 and her application for renewal was denied the following year based on personal health issues, substance abuse and her “lack of medical practice for a considerable amount of time.”
Even if someone has earned a medical doctor degree, state law bans anyone who is not licensed to be a physician from using the initials “M.D.” with their name if they “purport” to be a physician. Under the statute governing professions and occupations, doing so is a Class E misdemeanor.
Brooks, who has previously served as secretary of the Maine Democratic State Committee, has represented herself throughout the campaign, and in various boards and committees as, “Heidi Brooks, M.D.”
Brooks also referred to herself as a “trained physician” this year while advocating for Medicaid expansion.
When the Sun Journal asked her about her not actually being a doctor, but telling voters she is a doctor, Brooks issued the following written statement: “I never intended to mislead anyone about my experience as a doctor. I’m sorry if that has been unclear.”
Brooks is running for Lewiston’s House District 61 against independent Mark Cayer and a write-in Republican candidate Robert Reed.
In addition to pretending to be a doctor, potentially violating Maine law, Brooks is highly involved with the left-wing Maine People’s Alliance.
According MPA’s quarterly print publication, The Alliance, Brooks has been an active member of MPA for four years.
“Over the years she has taken on more responsibly (sic) and leadership including serving as a co-chair of the MPA Board and chair of the Androscoggin chapter,” the MPA said in her candidate review.
According to The Alliance, Brooks is running for office because she believes government should be held accountable to its citizens.
Unfortunately these types of shenanigans are to be expected from the left nationally and now here in Maine as well. They are collectively strangers to the truth.
I wonder if the Lewiston Daily Sun will put this news in print? Looks like she is taking her lessons from Washington DC and the current administration.
Wow, I am shocked! A liberal lying? How is that possible?
“If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.”
Would you take your car to a mechanic whose drove an un-maintained wreck? Would you trust your health to this clearly unhealthy woman, license or not?
I’ve dealt with this sort of thing before. Voters, steer very clear of this one even if she is in your party.
don’t think id want robinson
No surprise coming from a member of the Marxist leaning MPA, who consistently embarass themselves.
Clearly something wrong.
I would say she’s your typical Maine Peoples Alliance operative. About what one would expect. A shiftless liar trying to redistribute wealth from those who work for it to those who don’t.
Ding, Ding, Ding….There’s your sign!!! Another liar.
She won with 54 percent of the vote. An unenrolled candidate finished second and I believe the Republican candidate dropped out early in the race.