Maine State Treasurer Henry Beck

In 2018, Henry Beck was elected by a Joint Convention of the 129th Maine Legislature to the Office of State Treasurer.

Treasurer Beck's government service began when he was elected to represent his neighborhood on the Waterville City Council in 2005. In 2008, he was elected to the Maine House of Representatives during his senior year at Colby College. In the Legislature Beck authored nearly one dozen bipartisan bills that became law on issues from pharmacy audits to infant heart screening to Maine's overdose medicine act. Beck was appointed House Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services and to serve on the 2011 Commission to Apportion Maine's Congressional Districts.

Beck attended the University of Maine School of Law and graduated on time while serving in the Legislature. As an attorney in private practice, Beck represented Mainers and businesses involved in complex business disputes, serious criminal charges, insurance matters, and tax litigation. In 2018, Beck successfully argued an appeal before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Beck also holds a Certificate of Graduate Study from the Muskie School of Public Service.

Treasurer Beck's family came to central Maine nearly one hundred years ago and started a roofing company that is still operating.

Henry is a leader for Maine's taxpayers, families and businesses. In addition to the core functions of the office including cash management, trust fund administration, unclaimed property and bond sales, Henry is an advocate for Maine before businesses and investors. He believes Maine people should have the ability to earn a decent living through economic growth, great public schools and communities that welcome every person to Maine whether they come from other states or from around the world.

In his first year in office, Henry stood up for the earned pension benefits of Maine's public workers and teachers and is supporting efforts to promote private retirement savings. With legislative support, he pushed through a law to promote ABLE accounts, reforms to modernize state payment systems and new legal protections for health insurance for Maine's firefighters and law enforcement professionals.

Henry believes that elected leaders, especially State Treasurers, should not just live in the moment but look to the future and craft public policy that promotes economic security and opportunity for the next generation.