Bre "Bee Kay" Kidman is a nonbinary person campaigning to represent Maine in the 2020 Senate election. They became inspired to "change the [political] system from within" after Senator Susan Collins voted to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kidman describes themself as "criminal defense attorney by day and radical fat queer/performance artist/model/musician/activist most other times."
After graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2016 from University Maine School of Law, Kidman worked as a pro bono attorney for some time. In 2019, Kidman was successful in getting the Senatorial electronic system for financial disclosure forms to add Mx as an honorific option.
Bre is running as a Democrat, with a progressive platform including campaign finance reform, healthcare accessibility, expansion of reproductive rights, criminal justice reform, climate change action, and solving the opioid crisis.
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- Miller, Hayley (28 June 2019). "First Openly Non-Binary Senate Candidate Seeks To Make Politics More Inclusive". HuffPost. Retrieved 30 April 2020.
- Scher, Brent (29 April 2019). "'Queer Feminist Mermaid' Surfaces to Challenge Susan Collins". Washington Free Beacon. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
- "Bre Kidman". Maine Democratic Party. Retrieved 1 May 2020.
- "Bre Kidman, First Non-Binary U.S. Senate Candidate, Forces Senate Ethics Committee Web System Update". PRWeb. 12 June 2019. Retrieved 30 April 2020.