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A CITIZENS GUIDE

TO THE
125
TH
MAINE
LEGISLATURE
2011-2012
FOURTEENTH EDITION
Profles of Maines Governor,
Constitutional Offcers, State Senators and Representatives
Legislative Ratings from Eleven Independent Organizations
Endorsements
Election Results
Campaign Expenditures
Legislative Addresses, Phone Numbers and Email Addresses
Committee Assignments
How The Legislature Is Organized
How An Idea Becomes Law
How To Read A Bill
Tips for The Citizen Lobbyist
Listings of Maine Citizen Groups and Political Parties
A Publication of the Maine Peoples Resource Center
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About the Maine Peoples
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The Maine Peoples Resource Center (MPRC) was established
by Maine Peoples Alliance (MPA) members in 1984, in response
to the need for community organizing, advocacy, and research
to beneft the pro gressive movement in Maine. MPRC has led
statewide grassroots campaigns on many issues, including: health
care reform, eliminating toxic chemical threats, civic engagement
and voter registration, public fnancing of elections, defending the
civil justice system, consumer protection, immigrant rights and
affordable housing. MPRC typically employs between 11 and 15
staff and the organization maintains permanent offces in Portland,
Lewiston, and Bangor. We are an independent, nonpartisan
organization.
MPRC MISSION AND VALUES
MPRCs mission is to unite ordinary Maine people, in their
communities, so that together they can identify common concerns
and develop the skills, resources and experience necessary to
represent themselves effectively in all decision-making forums
and to win local, statewide and national campaigns for social,
environmental, racial and economic justice. Each of our campaigns
refects our commitment to advancing public policy that refects
Maine values. We believe that three core values held by most
Mainers include:
Community: We are stronger when we work together than when
we go it alone. Mainers have never tolerated the suffering of any
residents of our state and we have a long history of joining together
to ensure the safety and security of our neighborswhether facing
natural disasters like ice storms and foods, or manmade crises like
prescription drug prices and health insurance costs. Part of our
commitment to building strong communities is our belief in a role
for governmenta government that operates of the people, by the
people and for the people, and one that is free from the infuence
of corporate interests and serves the common good.
Investing in the Future: We have a shared fate and a
responsibility to future generations. Mainers have always understood
the importance of making decisions today that will beneft people
tomorrow. The investments Maine has made in the funding of
public education refect Mainers commitment to investing in the
young people who will someday be the engine of Maines economy
and the leaders of Maines communities. Mainers have repeatedly
rejected tax reforms like TABOR that may have limited taxes in the
short term, but that would have slowly destroyed the infrastructure
that keeps our communities strong for the future.
Fairness, Equality & Justice: Everyone deserves the same
opportunities to live with dignity and respect. Nobody in Maine
should be forced to make unfair decisions in a struggle to provide
basic needs for their family. No person should be denied health
care, housing, education, or employment based on whether they are
rich or poor, immigrant or native, white or black, gay or straight,
etc.
ISSUE WORK
During 2011 and 2012, we will organize everyday people
to have a voice in the legislative debates that affect their lives.
Our issue work will include organizing for health care reform
(to expand the guarantee of public coverage in the direction of a
universal single-payer health care system for Maine), toxics use
reduction (especially working towards elimination of dangerous
chemicals in consumer products), public fnancing of elections
(working to ensure full funding of Maines Clean Election Act),
civil rights protection, affordable housing, civic engagement and
voter education. We are part of many state coalitions, including:
the Alliance for a Clean & Healthy Maine, the Environmental
Priorities Coalition, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, the Maine
Immigrant Rights Coalition, Consumers for Affordable Health
Care, and Engage Maine, among others
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
A central part of MPRCs mission is to engage everyday people,
especially those who have never been involved in a community
concern or the political process, in organizing for social change.
MPRCs community organizing is concentrated within MPAs
membership chapters. Three staffed chapters currently exist in the
Androscoggin Valley area, Greater Portland, and the Penobscot
Valley region. Active chapter volunteers participate in activities
such as: writing letters to the editor, testifying at public hearings,
collecting petition signatures, door-to-door canvassing, data entry,
media outreach and campaign planning. In 2008, MPRC engaged
1152 volunteers in our local and statewide campaigns. To fnd out
how you can get involved, please contact our Portland MPRC offce
and ask to speak with a community organizer: (207) 797-9207.
MAKING A DONATION
Since MPRC is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-proft organization,
donations to MPRC are tax deductible; we count on donations from
individuals and private foundations for the majority of our annual
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Table of Contents
About The Maine Peoples Resource Center .................2
Introduction ...................................................................4
How The Legislature Is Organized ................................5
How An Idea Becomes Law ..........................................6
Tips For The Citizen Lobbyist ......................................9
What You Should Know About
A Legislative Document (L.D.) ..............................12
Glossary Of Terms .......................................................13
How To Read Whos Who ...........................................14
Whos Who In The Senate ...........................................15
Senate Biographies ......................................................16
Whos Who In The House ...........................................38
House Biographies .......................................................39
Maines Native American Representatives ................122
Maines Governor ......................................................123
Constitutional Offcers ...............................................124
Joint Standing Committees ........................................125
Whos My Legislator? ................................................127
Legislators By District Number .................................133
Maines Citizen Groups .............................................134
Political Parties in Maine ...........................................145
Additional Resources .................................................146
Legislators Elected With Public Financing ...............147
Explanation Of Ratings .............................................148
Advertising ................................................................150
Useful Telephone Numbers .......................................160
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Introduction
Maine Peoples Resource Center (MPRC) presents the
fourteenth edition of A Citizens Guide to the Maine Legislature.
Maine prides itself on a legislative process open to all citizens. We
are pleased to again publish this resource to help everyday Mainers
understand who represents them and how the legislative process
works.
Our best estimate is that about 71.4% of Maine voters turned
out to the polls on Election Day in November 2008, electing Barack
Obama as President. Mainers also reelected Senator Susan Collins
and US Representative Mike Michaud and elected Chellie Pingree
to represent Maines First Congressional District.
The results from this election cycle again prove that Maines
nationally heralded clean election system is working. Its popularity
with candidates continues to grow; 130 members of the Maine House
and 28 members of the Senate won their campaigns using public
fnancing in 2008, making up 85% of the 124th Legislature.
In the Maine House of Representatives, Democrats now hold
a solid majority of 95 seats compared to the 55 seats held by
Republicans and the single seat held by an Unenrolled member.
This is a dramatic shift from the makeup of the 122nd Legislature,
in which Democrats had a mere one-seat advantage in 2005.
Of the 151 members of the House, 80 were born in Maine, 27
of them in the communities they currently represent. Forty-seven
of the members are women and 104 are men. One hundred and
three members have had previous experience in the House; twenty-
two of them are beginning their fourth consecutive term and by
the provisions of Maines term limit laws will be prohibited from
running for the House again in 2010.
Representative Walter Wheeler has the distinction of being the
senior member of the House, while Representative Henry Beck is
the youngest. Representative John Martin is the member with the
longest service in the House, frst elected to the 102nd Legislature
in 1964. Representative Martin is also the Representative who
served in the earliest Legislature; he served as Speaker of the
House from 1975 to 1994.
By way of occupation, the 124th House of Representatives
is composed of 22 educators, while another fve are in education
administration. Eight House members are attorneys, two are
farmers, and nine members work in some aspect of health care.
Three legislators are involved in the pulp and paper industry.
Seventeen members are businesspeople, fve are consultants, and
six are self-employed. Overall, there are 39 retirees in the House.
In the Senate, Democrats also picked up additional seats;
there are now 20 Democrats and 15 Republicans. Of the total 35
members of the Senate, eight are women and 27 are men. While
25 Senators are incumbents, 10 are new Senators, of which 8 have
previous House experience and two are brand new to legislative
service.
Senator Joseph Brannigan is the senior member of the Senate,
while Senator Seth Goodall is the junior member this session.
Senator Peter Mills of Somerset has served the longest as he now
begins his seventh term in the Senate. Twenty-two Senators are
Maine natives, 11 of them were born in a community they currently
represent.
By way of occupation, the Senate has seven attorneys, fve
educators, three members from the health and social services
professions, 13 current or past business owners, consultants or
workers, three members in forestry, and one Holstein breeder. Five
Senators are retired and fve members consider legislative service
their full-time occupation. Members who will not be able to run
for election to the Senate in 2010 due to term-limits are: Sen. Bruce
Bryant of Oxford, Sen. Dennis Damon of Hancock, Sen. Richard
Nass of York, and Sen. Carol Weston of Waldo.
A majority of leadership positions change hands this session.
Democrats voted to nominate Rep. Hannah Pingree as the Speaker
of the House, and chose Representative John Piotti as the House
Majority Leader. House Democrats also elected Rep. Seth Berry
to serve as the Assistant Majority Leader (Majority Whip). Rep.
Joshua Tardy continues as House Minority Leader, and Rep. Phil
Curtis assumes the position of Assistant House Minority Leader.
In the Senate, Democrat Libby Mitchell was elected President of
the Senate. State Sen. Phil Bartlett was reelected and will become
the Senate Majority Leader. Lisa Marrach was elected Assistant
Majority Leader. Kevin Raye takes over for the Republicans to
serve as Senate Minority Leader and Jonathan Courtney takes over
as Assistant Minority Leader.
Matt Dunlap, David Lemoine, and Neria Douglas were
reelected to the positions of Secretary of State, State Treasurer and
State Auditor, respectively. The position of Attorney General was
hotly contested; Janet Mills prevailed and is the frst women to
hold the offce of Attorney General in Maine.
Many people made the compilation of this book possible.
Senate and House bios were compiled and written by Adam Goode,
Jesse Graham, Jennifer Rottmann, Bridget Surber, Amy Halsted,
Mike Tipping, Ryan Tipping-Spitz, Gen Lysen, Tim McGuire,
Jennie Pirkl, Ben Chin, Char Childs, Michol Merrill and Meredith
Wurpel. Bridget Surber served as the primary project manager,
with substantial help from Char Childs, who did the bulk of the
layout. Amy Halsted, Bridget Surber and Tim McGuire solicited
and managed ad sales and citizen group listings. Amy Halsted,
Mike Tipping, Jesse Graham and Char Childs all helped with the
editing process.
We thank the organizations that provided citizen group listings,
endorsements, and ratings information. We also thank the 1000+
volunteers statewide who are engaged in the work of Maine
Peoples Resource Center each year, many of which also took time
to support the publication of the book.
Most importantly, we thank the dozens of advertisers, without
whose fnancial support the production of this book would not have
been possible. We are also very grateful to the Frost Fund at Maine
Initiatives, which again provided a generous grant to help with the
costs of production.
Finally, we thank all of the members of the 125th Legislature,
Governor Baldacci, Constitutional offcers and Tribal
Representatives for your service to the State of Maine, especially
the dozens of Senators and Representatives who took the time to
complete and return our lengthy questionnaire.
To all those who will use this resource, we hope that you fnd
this book empowering. Our democracy only works when everyday
people get involved in civic life by sharing their experiences
and opinions with those who make the decisions that affect our
everyday lives, our communities and our future.
Jesse Graham
Executive Director
Maine Peoples Resource Center
www.mainepeoplesresourcecenter.org
March 2009
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How The Legislature Is Organized
The Maine Legislature is composed
of two chambers: the House of
Representatives and the Senate.
It is a bicameral legislature, as
opposed to a unicameral legislature
which would consist of only
one chamber.
THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
The Maine House of Representatives has 151 voting
members plus non-voting Penobscot and Passamaquoddy tribal
representatives. Representatives are elected every two years,
except the Passamaquoddy representative, who serves for four
years. All bills concerning taxation originate in the House.
Speaker of the House
The presiding offcer of the House of Representatives is the
Speaker whose responsibilities include: naming representatives to
committees; calling the House to order; announcing daily business;
recognizing representatives to speak; recognizing all motions to
vote; and signing all legislation passed in the House. He or she is
elected to a two-year term, and selection is typically controlled by
the majority party.
Clerk of the House
The House Clerk is elected by House members for a two-
year term. He or she is responsible for keeping records of daily
legislative business, reading bills before the House, and notifying
committees of new appointments and of bills referred. The Clerk
is also in charge of all legislative documents.
THE SENATE
The Senate has 35 members. Senators are also elected for two-
year terms.
President of the Senate
The Senate President is the presiding offcer and has respon-
sibilities similar to those of the House Speaker. He or she is elected
by members for a two-year term. The Senate President is next in
line of succession to the Governor, and serves in the event of the
Governors death or disability.
Secretary of the Senate
The Secretary of the Senate has responsibilities similar to those
of the House Clerk. In addition, the Secretary acts as a liaison
between the Legislature and the Governor. The Secretary is elected
for a two-year term.
Majority and Minority Leaders
The majority and minority parties in the House and Senate each
select a leader and assistant leader. The Democrats typically use
the term whip for the assistant leader. The majority party is the
one that has more than half of the members.
COMMITTEES
The Legislature has 17 Joint Standing Committees with
members from the Senate and House. Committees are organized
by subjects such as Natural Resources, Labor and Taxation. Each
has 13 members: three from the Senate and ten from the House.
The committees hold public hearings, analyze and evaluate bills
and make formal recommendations to the full legislature. Each bill
must be reported out. Each committee has a clerk and an analyst
who are nonpartisan staff.
Special Committees
The legislature often creates temporary Joint Select Committees
and Commissions to study complex issues and develop legislation.
In addition to legislators, other citizens may be asked to serve on
Commissions.
LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL
The Senate President, the Speaker of the House, majority
and minority leaders of both chambers and their assistant foor
leaders form the 10-member Legislative Council. It oversees the
State House and its grounds, manages the legislative budget, and
administers support services such as the nonpartisan Revisor of
Statutes, Offce of Policy and Legal Analysis, and Offce of Fiscal
and Program Review. The Council is responsible for consideration
of bills submitted after deadline during the frst session. In the
second session and special sessions, a majority vote of the Council
is required for a bill to be introduced.
PARTY AND OTHER CAUCUSES
The House and Senate each have a Democratic and Republican
caucus and in recent past sessions there has also been a Green
Independent Caucus in the House, but it only had one member.
The caucuses sometimes take positions on bills and may meet
several times a week during the session. Caucuses play a key role
in shaping positions taken by party members. Several informal
caucuses have also emerged, centering on identities, such as labor,
women, or rural legislators, or on issues, such as sprawl. These
non-party caucuses are organized to varying degrees and have
different functions according to the interests of the members.
LEGISLATIVE CALENDAR
Each legislature has two regular sessions. The frst regular
session begins on the frst Wednesday of January after the general
election, and may run until statutory adjournment, the third
Wednesday in June. The second regular session starts the following
year on the frst Wednesday of January and may run until the third
Wednesday in April. Either session can be extended by a two-
thirds vote from both chambers.
Special sessions may be called by the governor or by a majority
of legislators of both parties. They usually last only a few days.
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How An Idea Becomes Law
Creating a new law involves a series of steps, often beginning
with a problem or an idea from a legislator or a constituent. To be
successful, a bill must be approved by the House and the Senate,
and signed by the governor or if vetoed, the veto overridden by a
two-thirds majority of both chambers. There are many procedural
rules that can complicate the process. The basic steps are as
follows:
INTRODUCING A BILL
Concepts for bills come from many different sources: legislators,
committees, lobbyists, public interest groups, the governor, state
agencies and individual citizens. Only legislators, the governor,
study groups, joint select and standing committees, and state
agencies may request that bills be drafted, and only legislators may
introduce bills for formal consideration.
Legislators also may sponsor bills they do not necessarily
support themselves by request as a service to their constituents.
Bills may have up to 10 sponsors: one primary sponsor, a lead
co-sponsor from the other chamber, and up to eight additional co-
sponsors. The presiding offcers may waive this provision. Having
co-sponsors from both chambers, both parties and the committee
that is likely to hear the bill often improves its chance of passing.
Suggested texts of bills may be written by legislators, by the
persons or groups for whom they are sponsoring the measure, by
legislative staff, and/or by executive agencies. The Revisor of
Statutes reviews all proposed bills and arranges them into legal
form before they are formally introduced.
THE COMMITTEE PROCESS
Reference to Committee
The Senate Secretary and House Clerk assign each bill an
LD (legislative document) number and jointly recommend a
committee to which the bill will be referenced. The committee
is the one that seems most appropriate based on the bills subject
matter. For example, most bills that deal with farming are referred
to the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee. All bills
making tax changes for farmers, however, would be referred to the
Taxation Committee. The House and Senate then accept or change
the committee reference. When both bodies agree on a reference,
the bill is sent to committee. Each bill also is given a House or
Senate number, depending on its chief sponsor.
Public Hearing
Most bills have a public hearing in the committee of jurisdiction.
These hearings allow citizens, state offcials, other legislators
and lobbyists to inform committee members of their views on a
bill. Notices of the date and place for public hearings are usually
published in advance in major daily newspapers and in the weekly
legislative hearing schedules available at the State House or on-
line at http://janus.state.me.us/legis
At the public hearing, the bills sponsor testifes frst, followed
by any co-sponsors and then other proponents. Opponents testify
next, and fnally, those persons who would like to speak neither as
an opponent or proponent. If an unusually high number of people
have chosen to testify on the bill, the committee chairs may choose
to alternate between the proponents and opponents of the bill.
Before testifying, speakers are asked to identify themselves and
what group, business or agency they represent.
As a rule, the most persuasive testimony is brief, to the point,
easy to understand, and supported by evidence; most committees
prefer that the person not read the testimony but rather summarize
a few key points. Written copies of the speakers testimony and
background information add to its effectiveness. Anyone wishing
to provide written testimony should have 20 copies available
and give them to the committee clerk. At the conclusion of a
presentation, committee members may ask questions.
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Work Session
At subsequent work sessions, committee members discuss bills,
draft or review amendments, and vote on fnal recommendations to
the legislature. Though they are open to the public, work sessions
do not function as another public hearing. The committee may
invite lobbyists and others to talk about bills being considered,
suggest compromises or amendments, and answer questions. The
committee may also ask legislative staff members to research and
explain details of the bill. Members of the public are generally not
allowed to speak at work sessions.
Committee Report
A committees fnal vote on bills and amendments is given in
its report, which is often the most important infuence on the bills
passage or defeat. Several types of reports on a bill are possible.
When all committee members agree, there are fve possible
unanimous reports: ought to pass, ought to pass as amended,
ought to pass in new draft, ought not to pass, or referred to another
committee.
When committee members disagree, they issue a divided
report, which usually includes a majority and one or more minority
reports. An example is a majority ought not to pass report with
two minority reports, one ought to pass and one ought to pass as
amended.
Before reporting out a bill, the committee must determine
whether the bill will increase or decrease state revenues or
expenditures. If there will be a fscal impact, a fscal note is
developed by the Offce of Fiscal and Program Review and added
as an amendment.
SENATE AND HOUSE ACTION
To be passed or enacted, bills must go through at least four
steps on the foors of both the House and Senate: frst reading,
second reading, engrossment and enactment.
First and Second Readings
Once a bill is reported out by a committee, it is returned to the
chamber in which it originated and placed on the printed calendar.
If an ought to pass report is accepted in either chamber, the bill
receives its frst reading by the clerk or secretary. After frst
reading, the bill is usually placed on the next days calendar for
second reading, but it may be given a second reading the same day
if there is no objection.
If the bill has received a unanimous committee report, the
House lists the bill in the Consent Calendar for two legislative
days. If the report was favorable, the bill is engrossed for passage
if there is no objection. Any member may object to passage and a
bill can be removed from the Consent Calendar and debated. Bills
that would cause a gain or loss of state revenues cannot be placed
on the Consent Calendar. The Senate has no consent calendar, and
all bills go to the foor. Unanimous ought not to pass committee
reports mean that a bill is dead unless it is recalled by two-thirds
vote in either chamber.
A legislator who wishes to delay a bill at any step of the process
to get more information, or for other reasons, may make a motion
to table the bill. A legislator who opposes a bill may make a motion
for indefnite postponement, which, if approved, has the effect of
killing the bill. Either of these motions must be approved by a
majority vote.
Floor Debate
After a bill has had its frst and second reading, or at any
subsequent stage of the process, it may be debated. Usually, the
chair of the committee to which the bill was referred speaks frst
in support of the committee report, or to answer questions. He or
she is then followed by other committee members who signed the
majority report, and then by the bills sponsor. A complete account
of all the arguments made on bills is available in the Legislative
Record. It is available on-line for the House at http://janus.state.
me.us/house/records/123hrecindx.htm and in the Documents
section of the Senate website at http://www.maine.gov/legis/
senate/. It is available in draft form in the Law Library as soon as
transcription is completed; and printed, bound and indexed after
the close of the session.
At any point during debate, a legislator or the presiding offcer
may call for a vote on the current motion or bill. If a majority
approves, a vote is taken. There are several kinds of votes: a voice
vote, or a vote under the hammer, where approval is presumed
unless an objection is raised before the presiding offcer bangs the
gavel; a division, where only the total votes cast for and against are
recorded; and a roll call, which records the vote of each legislator.
Floor Amendments
Amendments to a bill may be offered by House and Senate
members at appropriate times. Requests for foor amendments
must be fled with the Revisors Offce, accepted by the clerk or
secretary, and printed and distributed to the members before they
are offered on the foor. If an amendment affects the appropriation
or causes an increase or decrease in state revenues, it must include
an amended appropriation or fscal note.
How An Idea Becomes Law
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How An Idea Becomes Law
Engrossment
After debate and amendments are complete, a vote is taken in
both chambers to pass the bill to be engrossed. Engrossing the
bill means printing the bill and any amendments in fnal form for
enactment.
Enactment
All bills must be considered for enactment - fnal passage - in
each chamber. Enactment usually requires only a simple majority,
but emergency bills require a two-thirds majority, as do bond issues
and constitutional amendments. Once a bill has been enacted by
both the House and the Senate, it is then sent to the governor.
If a bill fails enactment in both chambers, it goes no further. If
the House and Senate disagree on enactment, additional votes may
be taken. If the disagreement cannot be resolved, the bill is said to
have died between the chambers.
The House and Senate may pass different versions of the same
bill. A conference committee may be named in an attempt to
reach a compromise. The report from a conference committee is
usually accepted by both the House and Senate, but if not, the bill
is defeated unless a new conference committee is appointed and
successfully resolves the disagreement.
Appropriations Table
Bills that require the expenditure of state funds are called
appropriations bills and must go through an additional step. Once
they have been considered for enactment in the House and have
been passed to be engrossed in the Senate, they are assigned to the
Special Appropriations Table (or, if they involve highway funds, to
the Special Highway Table).
Late in the session, when it is known how much money has
been requested for all proposed bills, and how much remains after
the budget has been balanced, the Appropriations Committee
votes the tabled bills up or down, and motions are made, usually
by the Senate chairs on the Appropriations and Transportation
committees, to remove bills from the Table and to enact, amend
or indefnitely postpone them. Any bill that fails enactment or
requires amendment in the Senate is returned to the House for
concurrence.
THE GOVERNORS ROLE
After a bill has been enacted by the legislature, it is sent to
the governor, who has 10 days (excluding Sundays) to take one of
three actions.
The governor can:
Sign the bill. It then becomes law 90 days after adjournment of
a regular legislative session or immediately upon the Governors
signing if it is an emergency bill.
Veto the bill. It then does not become law unless both the
House and Senate vote by a two-thirds majority of those present
to override the veto.
Not sign the bill. If the governor does not support a bill, but
does not wish to veto it, it becomes law without his or her signature
after 10 days. If the legislature adjourns before the 10-day time
limit has expired, a bill on which the governor has not acted
becomes law unless the governor vetoes it within three days after
the reconvening of that legislature. If that same legislature does
not reconvene for more than three days, the bill does not become
law. This action by the governor is known as a pocket veto.
SOURCE:
Legislators Handbook, A Guide for Maine Legislators:
Procedures, Services & Facts; Maine State Offce of Policy &
Legal Analysis.
This helpful publication can be obtained through the Maine
State Offce of Policy and Legal Analysis, telephone: 287-1670,
Web: www.maine.gov/legis/opla/.
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Tips for the Citizen Lobbyist
VISITING YOUR LEGISLATOR
The most effective means of communicating with your
legislators is through a face-to-face conversation. Maine legislators
are generally very willing to meet or speak with constituents. At
the Capitol, legislators hear constantly from paid lobbyists. Its rare
for them to speak to a constituent who has traveled to Augusta to
discuss an important issue with them except at a public hearing.
Even at home in your legislators district, a face-to-face meeting
will make a signifcant and memorable impact. Its the best way to
convince your legislator to support your position. One in-person
meeting may be worth a dozen letters. Here are some basic rules to
follow when meeting your legislator in person. They also apply to
most other contacts.
Plan Your Visit Be clear about what it is you want to achieve.
Make sure the Legislature will be in Augusta the day you plan
to visit. Find out when there will be general House and Senate
sessions or committee meetings that day.
Make an Appointment If you want to meet your legislator in
your community, call them directly to set up a meeting. Explain
why you want to meet with the legislator and who you represent.
If youre traveling to Augusta to speak to your legislator, you dont
need an appointment (though you wont generally get as much
time to speak to them as you will at home).
Be Prompt and Patient It is common that your legislator may be
running late or that your meeting may be interrupted, especially at
the Capitol. If interruptions do occur, be fexible.
Be Prepared Know the bill numbers of legislation you wish to
discuss. Whenever possible, bring to the meeting information and
materials supporting your position. Have copies available to leave
with the legislator after you have discussed a certain issue. But
dont overdo it with materials; too much paper wont get read.
Be Brief Time is a precious commodity during the session.
Dont expect more than 5 or 10 minutes with your legislator at the
Capitol in Augusta. If you arrange a meeting in your district, 30 to
45 minutes is appropriate.
Be Political Whenever possible, demonstrate the connection
between what you are requesting and the interests of the legislators
district. If possible, describe for the legislator how you or your
group can be of assistance to him or her. Remember to ask for a
commitment (to support a particular bill, provide a certain kind of
assistance, etc.).
Be Responsive Be prepared to answer questions or provide
additional information in the event the legislator expresses interest
or asks questions. If you do not know the answer, tell her/him you
will get the information theyve requested.
Be Respectful If a legislator doesnt agree with you, be respectful
of their position. Rudeness wont help your cause. But its fne to
assertively argue your position, or express that youre disappointed
in theirs.
Be Thankful Be sure to thank your legislator for his or her time
and attention.
Follow Up Write a letter thanking your legislator for the meeting,
providing any information requested, and checking in about any
unfnished business (for example, if your legislator said s/he needed
time to think about the issue before adopting a position).
Maines citizen legislature is made up mostly of people who truly want to do what will be best for the state. Some
legislators are certainly motivated by partisan ideology, others by personal philosophy, some by the needs of their
district and most by a combination of factors. All legislators are forced to make hard decisions about a wide spectrum
of issues, and none are experts on all the issues that they must address, especially now that term limits restrict legislative
service. Your legislators can only represent you well if they understand your interests and the effect their decisions will
have on your community.
Professional lobbyists are often the primary source of information that state legislators have on important issues. This
Tips section intends to level the playing feld and help you communicate effectively with your lawmakers.
A face-to-face conversation with your legislator (either at home in your district or at the Capitol in Augusta) is usually
the best way to infuence his or her position. Other direct contact such as a phone call or letter is also effective, but
less so than a personal visit. Email can be an important lobbying tool, but is generally less effective than more personal
means of contact. Testifying at legislative hearings and letters to the editor can also make a difference. A combination
of contacts including a face-to-face meeting is usually the best strategy.
Yours is the most important voice in the legislative process, but only if you make it heard.
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WRITING TO ELECTED OFFICIALS
Writing letters is one of the most effective methods
of communicating with elected offcials. Writing a letter
allows you to carefully form your words and arguments
without the pressure of a face-to-face meeting. It also
allows the elected offcial to read and consider your points
away from the distractions of the state house or a formal
meeting, and shows that you feel strongly enough about
an issue to actually sit down and compose your thoughts.
Letters also allow you to provide your representative with
other written material that supports your point of view.
Handwritten, legible letters are most effective.
Here are some tips for writing effective letters to your
elected offcials.
WRITING YOUR LEGISLATOR
Identify Yourself: Let your legislator know immediately that you
are a concerned constituent, whether you are writing in a personal
or professional capacity, and whether you are also speaking for
others. Include your name, address, phone number and e-mail
address in the event they want to reach you.
Be Specifc: Your purpose for writing should be stated in the frst
paragraph of the letter. If your letter pertains to a specifc piece of
legislation, identify it accordingly, e.g., LD____, House Bill____
or Senate Bill ____.
Be Focused: Address only one issue in each letter; and if possible,
keep the letter to one page. Include key information, using facts
and examples to support your position. Dont undermine your
credibility by making arguments that cant be substantiated.
Be Personal: Explain how the legislation youre writing about will
affect you, your family, your business, or community. Sending hand
written or typed letters is generally more effective than sending e-
mail.
Be Clear: If you want the lawmaker to support a specifc bill, say
so. If you want a no vote from your lawmaker, say so. If you
want a response, request one.
WRITING LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Elected offcials tend to be very sensitive to public opinion,
and the Letters to the Editor section of the newspaper provides
an excellent forum for publicizing a representatives position or
actions in support or opposition of an important issue. It also allows
you to directly encourage other members of your community to
take action on an issue. Many of the tips listed previously apply
equally to letters to the editor but there are other points to keep in
mind:
Address Your Letter Properly
Be sure to include your name, address, daytime phone number, and
email address. Many papers will not publish a letter unless they
can confrm that it was actually written by the person whose name
is attached.
Submit Your Letter in Electronic Form
If at all possible, submit your letter in electronic form. The best
way is to insert it into the body of the e-mail message. This avoids
problems with editors who do not want to open attachments.
Some papers will only print letters in electronic form; in other
instances publication of your letter will be greatly delayed if it is
not electronic.
Reference a Previous Article
If your letter responds to a specifc article or statement reported
in an article, reference the title and date of the article in your frst
sentence.
Make Your Point Immediately
Your most important point or message should be expressed in your
frst paragraph. If you are writing as part of an organized campaign,
be sure the campaign is contained early in the letter.
Stick to the Word Limit and Be Brief
Your letter should be between 100 and 300 words long. The shorter
it is, the greater the chance it will be printed. Your paper may
have a specifc word limit. Check the paper or call them for their
guidelines.
Time Your Letter Appropriately
If you are responding to a previously published article or editorial,
try to submit your letter within a week of the storys appearance.
If you are writing in reference to a specifc legislative action, try
to time your letter so it can be printed within a few days of an
expected vote.
Avoid Threats or Personal Attacks
Using threats or personal attacks are not effective ways to generate
understanding and support. Such tactics often distract from a more
important message.
Follow Up With the Editor
After submitting your letter, contact the editorial page editor to
make sure they received the letter, and to ask directly if and when
they plan to print it.
See next page for a listing of
Maines daily newspapers
Tips for the Citizen Lobbyist

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Tips for the Citizen Lobbyist
TESTIFYING AT PUBLIC HEARINGS
Public hearings are held on most legislative issues, and
provide a number of opportunities for citizen activists to
affect public policy. By encouraging other people who
share your views on the issue in question to attend and
testify, you can demonstrate broad support for your
position. Since the media often cover public hearings,
you can display that same support in newspapers and
on television. Statements and written material submitted
during a public hearing become part of the public record
which must be considered by the decision making body.
Hearings also allow you to hear and study the arguments
of those who disagree with you on a specifc topic.
Public hearings can be intense and sometimes
intimidating, but they are a vital part of the legislative
process and should not be ignored. The legislators who
convene public hearings are concerned citizens like you.
They need the information you can provide. Following
are tips to help you make your participation in hearings as
effective as possible.
Use Your Time Effciently
There is often a time limit for speakers at public hearings
especially hearings on high profle issues. Be concise and direct.
Talk with others who share your view and divide the topics that
need to be addressed among several speakers so all of your issues
are discussed.
Submit Supporting Materials
You will be allowed to submit written material that can include
additional personal comments, charts, maps or materials prepared
by other experts on the topic. You can also make these materials, as
well as news releases, available to members of the media who may
be covering the hearing.
Take Notes
During the hearings, try to take notes on the testimony submitted
by others to track points that need clarifcation or reiteration, and
arguments that need rebuttal. You can address these issues during
your oral statement, or through additional written comments
submitted after the hearing.
Be Polite
Public hearings can be very emotionally charged. You may
hear accusations or assertions which you vehemently oppose,
but it is important to keep your emotions under control and
your statement focused on points that will advance your
position. Venting your anger or frustration will only cut into
the time you have to make your case and distract from more
important arguments.
Maines Daily Newspapers
Bangor Daily News
491 Main Street (P.O. Box 1329)
Bangor, ME 04402-1329
Toll-free In-state: 1-800-432-7964
Local phone: 990-8000
email: letters@bangordailynews.net
Web: www.bangordailynews.com
Journal Tribune
457 Alfred Street (P.O. Box 627)
Biddeford, ME 04005
Toll-free phone: 1-888-429-1535
Local phone: 282-1535
email: dmcmullin@gwi.net
Web: www.journaltribune.com
Kennebec Journal
274 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
Toll-free phone: 1-800-537-5508
email: kjedit@centralmaine.com
Web: www.kjonline.com
Lewiston Sun Journal
104 Park Street (P.O. Box 4400)
Lewiston, ME 04243-4400
Toll-free phone: 1-800-482-0753
Local phone: 784-5411
email: letters@sunjournal.com
Web: www.sunjournal.com
Morning Sentinel
31 Front Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Toll-free phone: 1-800-452-4666
Local phone: 873-3341
email: msedit@centralmaine.com
Web: www.onlinesentinel.com
Portland Daily Sun
61 St. Lawrence Street
Portland, Maine 04101
Local phone: 699-5801
email: news@portlanddailysun.me
Web: www.portlanddailysun.me
Portland Press Herald/
Maine Sunday Telegram
390 Congress Street (P.O. Box 1460)
Portland, ME 04101-5009
Toll-free phone: 1-800-442-6036
Local phone: 791-6650
email: letters@pressherald.com
Web: www.mainetoday.com
The Times Record
3 Business Parkway (P.O. Box 10)
Brunswick ME 04011-1302
Toll-free phone: 1-800-734-6397
Local phone: 729-3311
email: letters@timesrecord.com
Web: www.timesrecord.com
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What You Should Know About An L.D.
A Citizens Guide Page 13
Going to the State House can seem like going to a foreign
country in which people are guided by unusual customs and speak
an unfamiliar language. Knowing a few key words and phrases
can often make a visit much more pleasant and productive. What
follows is a brief list of terms commonly used in the legislative
process. This list was excerpted with permission from the
Legislators Handbook, published by the Offce of Policy & Legal
Analysis under the authorization of the Legislative Council. This
glossary is not exhaustive. It contains the terms most commonly
used and most important to the citizen lobbyist. For more legislative
terms, particularly those of
the technical sort, visit http://
www.state.me.us/legis/opla/
glossary.htm.
Amend: To alter
or modify a law, bill or
instrument. Amendments
may be made to a bill
in a committee, or in
the full House or Senate
when it comes up for
consideration.
Caucus: Conference
of members of a legislative
group to decide on policies
or strategies. Legislators
from the same party often
caucus. For example, all
the House Democrats or
Senate Republicans may
meet together.
Cloture: Deadline
for submitting complete
requests for bills and
resolves for consideration
in a legislative session.
Cloture for the 2009 session
was on January 16th, 2009.
This is one of the latest
cloture dates in recent hisory and was meant to allow for more
consultation on bills and to reduce the number submitted.
Committee Reports: The actions that a committee takes
on a bill; essentially a recommendation to the full House and
Senate. The most common committee reports are: Ought to
Pass; Ought to Pass as Amended; Ought Not to Pass.
Conference Committee: Legislative committee composed
of three members of each house, sometimes appointed to
attempt to reconcile differences between the houses with
respect to a proposal.
Fiscal Note: Information on the fscal impact of a measure,
printed after the substantive provisions of the measure. Any bill
affecting state revenues or appropriations or allocations must
have a fscal note attached to any favorable committee report
or foor amendment. The size of a fscal notein other words,
the amount it will cost to implement the billoften determines
the bills fate.
Indefnite Postponement: Motion made on the foor of
a legislative chamber to defeat a measure; frequently, takes
the form that the (bill) and all its accompanying papers be
indefnitely postponed.
Session: Period during which the Legislature assembles and
carries out its business. There are two regular sessions in each
two-year legislative term. During the frst regular session (held
in odd-numbered years just after each election), a legislator may
submit legislation on any topic before cloture. In the second
regular session, the Maine Constitution limits bills to budgetary
matters, bills in the Governors call, direct initiatives, legislation
derived from committee
studies during the interim
and legislation of an
emergency nature. The
Legislative Council reviews
each legislators requests
for legislation in the
second regular session to
determine whether it meets
constitutional requirements.
Speaker of the House:
The presiding offcer of the
House of Representatives
elected by the members of
the House. The Speaker is
generally the most powerful
and infuential member of
the majority party. His or
her opinion carries great
weight with other members
of his/her party.
Sponsor: A legislator
who proposes a measure to
the Legislature.
Statute: The general
term for acts of the
Legislature. Statutes are
distinguished from other
bodies of law, such as
department rules, constitutional provisions and common law
developed by the courts.
Table: To delay action. A measure may be tabled until later
in the day, until another certain date, or unassigned, i.e., to an
indefnite time. Bills are often tabled as an attempt to defeat them
without a vote on the bill directly.
Unanimous consent: The procedure by which action is
taken without a vote, also referred to as an action under the
gavel, or under the hammer. Items about which legislators
agree, but which they believe to be unpopular, are sometimes
passed by unanimous consent so that no record is kept of how
each legislator voted.
Veto: Disapproval of an act, typically by the governor. If the
governor vetoes a measure, a two-thirds vote of each house is
required to override it.
Work session (working session, workshop): A meeting
of a legislative committee to discuss committee business or to
work on bills. COMMITTEE REPORTS are developed at work
sessions.
Glossary
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How to Read Whos Who Biographies
Reference/Background
The reference/background section contains information in-
c1uding the name of the legislator, party affliation, address, phone
number, e-mail, district the legislator serves, her/his committee
assignment(s), and any leadership position.
The ensuing paragraph section provides a brief description
of the legislators personal background, notable features of the
legislators last race, political views, experience and priorities for
the 125th Legislature. Information for this section was compiled
from questionnaires completed by legislators, phone interviews,
campaign literature, records from the State Law Library, Maine
Legislature website and newspaper clippings and profles
published during the election campaigns. All legislators were
sent a copy of the MPRC questionnaire after the election. Follow-
up questionnaires were re-sent as required. Phone call inquiries
were made afterwards. Many legislators responded to the ques-
tionnaire and we thank them for their cooperation. If not generally
attributed to a source, positions stated by candidates came from
their questionnaires or campaign literature.
Ratings
Acronyms used in the Ratings and Endorsements sections of
A Citizens Guide were chosen for brevity and name recognition.
Following is a list of organizations that provided legislative ratings
for A Citizens Guide and the acronyms used.
AFL-CIO Maine Chapter of the American Federation of
Labor/Congress of Industrial Organizations;
EQME Equality Maine;
KI Katahdin Institute (2006 only);
MEA Maine Education Association;
MLCV Maine League of Conservation Voters;
MLGPA Maine Lesbian Gay Political Alliance (now
EqualityMaine);
MNOW Maine Now PAC, the political arm of the Maine
Chapter of the National Organization for Women;
MPA Maine Peoples Alliance;
MWL Maine Womens Lobby (2000 & 2002, House only);
NFIB Maine Chapter of the National Federation of
Independent Business;
SAM Sportsmans Alliance of Maine Political Action
Committee (SAMPAC).
When no SAM rating is listed, it means that the legislator did
not respond to that groups questionnaire. A SAM rating of I
refers to an incomplete questionnaire. SAM ratings are listed for
some freshmen legislators because they are based on a pre-election
questionnaire rather than solely on past votes.
For complete mission statements and an explanation of the
rating procedure used by each of the organizations listed above,
see the Explanation of Ratings section.
Election Results
These fgures were obtained from the Secretary of States
offcial election tabulations.
2010 Campaign Expenditures
These fgures were obtained from Maine Commission on
Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. Expenditures include
all campaign-related spending by candidates during the 2010
general election cycle as reported by the candidates themselves
or their campaign treasurers. This section also indicates those
candidates who ran as Clean Elections Candidates and those who
ran privately fnanced campaigns.
Endorsements
We have listed endorsements from organizations that provided
MPRC with a complete list of endorsed candidates. These groups,
and the acronyms used to represent them, include: Maine AFL-CIO
(AFL-CIO), EqualityMaine (EQME), Maine Education Association
(MEA), Maine League of Conservation Voters (MLCV), Maine
National Organization for Women Political Action Committee
(MNOW), Maine Peoples Alliance Campaign Vote! Political
Action Committee (MPA), Maine State Employees Association
(MSEA), Maine Chapter National Association of Social Workers-
Political Action for Candidate Election (NASW), Maine Chapter
National Federation of Independent Business/Maine SAFE Trust
(NFIB), Sierra Club-Maine Chapter (SC), and the Sportsmans
Alliance of Maine Political Action Committee (SAM). We also
have included endorsements from newspapers that provided us
with lists of legislative endorsements. These include: Capital
Weekly (CW), Portland Phoenix (PNX), Portland Press Herald
(PPH) and Kennebec Journal (KJ). Endorsements reported to us by
the candidates themselves (in returned questionnaires) have been
included as well.
We realize this may not be a complete listing and apologize
for any omissions. Other groups were contacted who told us they
did not endorse candidates or would not provide a list. If you are
involved with a group not listed here that endorses candidates for
Maine legislative offces, please contact MPRC so we can include
your organization in the next edition of A Citizens Guide.
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Whos Who in the Senate
President of the Senate
Kevin Raye (R), Perry
Offce Telephone: 287-1505
Senate Majority Leader
Jonathan Courtney (R), Springvale
Offce Telephone: 287-1505
Assistant Senate Majority Leader
Debra Plowman (R), Hampden
Offce Telephone: 287-1505
Senate Minority Leader
Barry Hobbins (D), Saco
Offce Telephone: 287-1515
Assistant Senate Minority Leader
Justin Alfond (D), Portland
Offce Telephone: 287-1515
The 125
th
Maine State Senate comprises
20 Republicans, 14 Democrats and 1 Unenrolled.
All Senators may be contacted by calling 287-1540
or 1-800-423-6900 while the Legislature is in session.
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The Senate
JUSTIN L. ALFOND (D)
134 Sheridan Street
Portland 04101
Phone: 232-4187
Email: justin@justinalfond.com
District 8: Part of Portland
Committees: Education; Joint Select Committee on Regulatory
Fairness and Reform
Justin Alfond won his second term as to the State Senate with
a commanding 79% percent of the vote. When asked about his
motivation for running, Alfond said, For four years, I organized,
engaged and educated young people to get involved in state
issues. I ran to continue working to solve Maines problems and
to make Maine a better place.
Alfonds top three legislative priorities are to craft a good state
budget, and to focus on education and job creation.
Alfond believes that government, along with non-profts and
the private sector, should to be utilized to make our communities
and States stronger - These three create the strong foundation all
people need to succeed and prosper. He believes that government
should work collaboratively with the private and non-proft sector
to build a strong, healthy and just society.
Alfonds top budget priority is minimizing any and all cuts to
those most vulnerable in our state. He prefers a comprehensive
approach that includes cuts, effciency, and revenue generation.
Ideas he has supported include broadening the sales tax,
progressively adjusting the income tax brackets and rates and a
local option sales tax to reduce the property tax.
On health care issues, Senator Alfond is a supporter of a
universal, single-payer healthcare system and is also a supporter
of the Dirigo Health program. Alfond believes that Dirigo has
developed national models that must continue, but added that
he looks forward to fnding ways to either improve Dirigo or
fnd an alternative program that increases access to affordable,
quality health care. Alfond also supports the national Affordable
Care Act and he believes that Maine should create a robust small
business tax credit to compliment the one under the ACA.
Alfonds top environmental priorities this session include
weatherization in homes and businesses and energy conservation.
Alfond supports the Kid-Safe Products Act, which passed
unanimously through the Senate in 2008 and identifes and
restricts the use of toxic chemicals in products intended for
children. He also supports restricting the use of Maines HOME
(Housing Opportunities for Maine) fund to its original intent and
said it needs to be protected from being raided.
On issues of democracy, Senator Alfond supports full funding
for the Maine Clean Elections Fund, and supports the citizen
initiative and referendum process. On tort reform, he does not
favor capping non-economic (pain and suffering, permanent
disfgurement, etc.) damages at some fxed dollar amount and
would not vote for legislation that restricts the ability of plaintiffs
to recover damages they have been awarded by weakening the
legal concept called joint and several liability.
Alfond supports the freedom for gay and lesbian couples to
marry in Maine. He also believes Maines Native American Tribes
should be treated as sovereign nations and that Maine should view
its relationship with the tribes on a government-to-government
basis. He does not support legislation excluding people from
enrolling in public programs based on their immigration status.
Alfond, 34, is a Maine native. He attended public schools in
Waterville and Dexter before attending Tulane University in New
Orleans. After college, Justin spent two years on the professional
golf circuit. He returned to Maine in 2003 and launched the
Maine chapter of The League of Young Voters. He is currently
employed as a real estate developer, building and redeveloping
home ownership and rental units with an emphasis on workforce/
affordable housing. He serves on the boards of Kennebec Valley
Community College, Maine Initiatives, Engage Maine, and
Opportunity Maine and is a member of several community
groups, including the Maine Peoples Alliance, Friends of Casco
Bay, the Natural Resource Council of Maine, Space Gallery,
Portland Trails, and the Maine Aids Alliance.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 20%; SAM I
2008: SAM F
Election Results:
2010 General: Alfond 10,667; Doyle 2,908
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Alfond 11,705; Linnell 4,153; Lusk 2,789
Primary: Alfond 1,972; Ginn 771; Rand 1,619
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Alfond: $21,784.16 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Doyle: $22,505.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC, MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; NFIB; SC;
SAM; PNX; PPH
PHILIP L. BARTLETT, II (D)
141 South Street
Gorham 04038
Phone: 839-7827
Email: phil@philbartlett.com
State Senate Email:
SenPhilip.Bartlett@legislature.maine.gov
District 6: Gorham, part of Scarborough, and part of Westbrook
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology; Joint Select
Committee on Joint Rules
SENATE MINORITY LEADER
Phil Bartlett defeated Republican opponent Matthew
Mattingly, securing his fourth term in the Maine Senate.
Bartlett served as Majority Leader in the 124th Legislature,
making him one of the youngest Mainers to hold that position.
He has served on the Joint Standing Committee on Utilities
and Energy and the Joint Select Committee on Maines Energy
Future, as well as the Natural Resources, Labor and Government
Oversight committees.
On health care, Bartlett has said that the Dirigo Health Plan
signed into law by Governor Baldacci is an important frst step to
providing access to affordable health care. It will be important to
build on this program to rein in health care costs by developing
creative ideas and pursuing those with the greatest promise of
achieving universal access to health care.
With respect to protecting Maines environment, Bartlett
maintains that no economic development strategy can ignore
the importance of environmental protection. Senator Bartlett
has also been a staunch supporter of banning harmful chemicals
in consumer products and during the 123rd Legislature voted in
support of banning the fame retardant known as Deca. He also
supported the Kid-Safe Products Act.
Bartlett considers himself to be a staunch supporter of Maines
post-secondary education system, arguing that a well-educated
work force is needed in the changing Maine economy. He would
like to see systems and scholarships in place that would ensure
students who work hard and are offered a place in the University
of Maine system are not denied a college education based solely
upon an inability to pay.
On his website, Bartlett praises past legislative actions to
ensure equality for all Mainers, saying The Legislatures recent
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passage of a law banning discrimination in housing, employment,
education, credit and public accommodations on the basis of
sexual orientation refects the deep commitment of Maine people
to protecting the rights of all citizens. Bartlett voted in favor of
equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples in Maine.
Bartlett believes that tax reform is needed to avoid billion
dollar budget defcits in the future. Maines tax structure produces
revenue that rises and falls with the economic cycle, producing
enormous defcits when we can least afford them. History has
demonstrated that saving money in rainy day funds is not an
adequate mechanism for smoothing out the revenue stream. A
better approach is to broaden the tax base in a revenue-neutral
way. A smaller tax rate on more sources would yield a more
consistent and predictable revenue stream.
In September 2008, Senator Bartlett was awarded the
Maine Wastewater Control Associations Outstanding Service
Award for his work sponsoring and passing legislation to
create a revolving loan fund for drinking water and wastewater
management projects.
Bartlett grew up in Gorham before attending Tufts University
to pursue degrees in economics and political science. After then
graduating form the Harvard School of Law, Bartlett returned to
Gorham and spent a year clerking for the Maine Supreme Judicial
Court.
Bartlett is a practicing attorney handling primarily workers
compensation, family law and civil litigation matters. He has
served as president of the Gorham Historical Society as well
as president of the Baxter Memorial Library Association. He
currently serves on the board of the Presumpscot Regional Land
Trust and he has been appointed to the board of the Gorham
Economic Development Corporation, the Gorham Recreation
Advisory Board and the Cumberland County Human Services
Advisory Committee.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 20%
2008: MPA 86%; AFL-CIO 86%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 38%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 100%; EQME 100%; KI 94%; MLCV 91%;
MEA 100%; MPA 100%; MNOW 99%; NFIB 33%; SAM A
2004: SAM C
Election Results:
2010 General: Bartlett 8,724; Mattingly 7,942
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Bartlett 12,154; Csoros 9,024
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Bartlett 8,781; Willett 6,689
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Bartlett 11,085; Gilman 9,917
Primary: Bartlett 992; Needham 678
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Bartlett: $22,865.18 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Mattingly: $20,544.61 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2008 Campaign Expenditures:
Bartlett: $40,070.39 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Csoros: $20,075.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; SC; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC; SAM
LAWRENCE S. BLISS (D)
504 Cottage Road
South Portland 04106
Phone: 799-8229 Business: 780-4199
Home Email: bliss@usm.maine.edu
State House Email:
RepLawrence.Bliss@legislature.maine.gov
District 7: South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and part of
Scarborough
Committees: Judiciary; Government Oversight Committee
Veteran South Portland legislator Lawrence Bliss defeated
Republican Joe Palmieri in a close race to win his second term
in the Senate. Prior to his service in the Senate, Bliss served four
terms in the House.
Senator Bliss is known for his considerable work on issues of
equality and civil rights. He worked to pass legislation to ensure
that inpatients in hospitals are allowed to make decisions about
who can visit them and he has also sought to provide equality to
members of Maines Tribes, and for the Tribal Representatives
to the legislature. He is most well known for his dedication to
achieving legal equality for gay and lesbian Mainers.
Bliss considers his major legislative priorities to be jump-
starting the Maine economy and encouraging jobs, protecting the
environment and ensuring equitable treatment for all of Maines
citizens.
Senator Bliss has a strong history of supporting legislation
to protect the health of Maines environment and its people,
including the Kid-Safe Products Law and legislation that led
to the creation of Effciency Maine. Banning unsafe chemicals,
reducing airborne pollution and maintaining clean rivers and
ocean waters are among his priorities in the 125th Legislature.
On Maines state budget, Bliss says he wants to ensure that
Maines neediest are protected and that the programs that serve
them are continued. He would support a short-term increase
in sales tax and an increase in the lodging tax, if necessary to
maintain needed services and programs at the state level.
On workers issues, Bliss says he is concerned that employees be
paid a livable wage, and that parents are allowed necessary time
off to care for their children in emergency situations or illness.
He would favor a system that would allow hourly employees to
bank hours for unpaid leave for specifc purposes.
Bliss believes high quality healthcare to be a right that should be
protected by our government and would support the establishment
of a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine. He also
maintains support for Maines current laws regulating the private
insurance industry that protect consumers from being denied
coverage based on age and health status.
Born in Los Angeles, Bliss earned a BA in History and
Political Science and a Masters degree in Urban Public
Administration from the University of California. He moved
to Maine more than 20 years ago. He has worked as Director
of Career Services and Professional Life at the University of
Southern Maine and taught at both middle and high school levels.
He is a former Board Member for the AIDS Project, the Equity
Institute of Maine, Equal Protection/Portland, the Maine Lesbian/
Gay Political Alliance and Equality Maine.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 40%
2008*: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; MEA
100%; NFIB 38%
2008*: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; MEA
100%; NFIB 38% 2008*: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%;
MLCV 90%; MEA 100%; NFIB 38%
2006*: AFL-CIO 95%; EQME 100%; KI 92%; MLCV 83%;
MEA 100%; MPA 88%; MNOW 99%; NFIB 29 %
2004*: AFL-CIO 89%; MLCV 86%; MNOW 100%; MPA
91%; NFIB 20%; SAM D
2002*: AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 82%; MLGPA 100%;
MNOW 80%; MPA 90%; MWL 100%; NFIB 44%
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Bliss 9,172; Palmieri 9,097
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Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Bliss13,584; Dunne 8,300
Primary: Bliss 2,500; Kelleher 1,447
2006 General: Bliss 2,477; Nixon 1,095; Laidley 501
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Bliss 3,493; Nixon 1,701
Primary: Unopposed
2002 General: Bliss 2,107; Ross 1,794
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Bliss: $54,438.66 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Palmieri: $21,912.06(Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; MEA; SC
JOSEPH C. BRANNIGAN (D)
168 Concord Street
Portland 04103
Phone: 772-6047
State House Email:
SenJoe.Brannigan@legislature.maine.gov
District 9: Part of Portland and part of Westbrook
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services
Democrat Joseph Brannigan won a impressive victory over
Republican Jeffrey Y. Martin winning his reelection to the State
Senate with 62 percent of the vote. Brannigan is one of the
Legislatures most experienced members, having served his frst
term in 1978. He continued in the House until 1986 when he was
elected to the Senate and served for eight years. He returns for his
second term in the Senate since coming back. Brannigan has served
as House and Senate Chair of the Appropriations Committee. He
has also served on the Business and Economic Development,
Judiciary, Marine Resources, Housing and Economic Development
and Transportation committees.
Senator Brannigan believes that the proper role of government
is to protect those with the least power and to be fair to all.
On property tax reform, Brannigan thinks we should boost the
Circuit Breaker program by expanding the sales tax base.
Rep. Brannigan supports the Dirigo Health program and
supports expanding enrollment in DirigoChoice. He sees the
best way to strengthen Dirigo Choice is to let the state run it.
He would support a universal single-payer system and supports
consumer protections such as coverage mandates, guaranteed
issue, and community rating.
Senator Brennigan consistently supports banning toxic
chemicals when safer, affordable and effective alternatives are
available and strongly supports the Kid Safe Products Law.
He does not favor capping the level of non-economic damages
that can be awarded to victims of medical malpractice suits.
In the 123rd Legislature, Brannigan initially voted for school
consolidation bill LD 1932, but then helped kill the veto-override,
voting no. He voted for the expansive tax cut bill that would have
yielded a fat-rate income tax with allowances for low-income
families and a shift to higher sales taxes designed to move the tax
burden from local Mainers to tourists. This bill failed in the Senate
28-7.
Brannigan is the senior member of the Senate at 75. For over
30 years hes been the Executive Director of the Shalom House,
a major nonproft provider of housing for the mentally ill. He
graduated from St. Dominics High School in Lewiston. He also
attended St. Johns Seminary, and he was once a Catholic priest.
He earned a masters degree in counseling education from the
University of Southern Maine. Sen. Brannigan has served on
several Portland city committees and is a member of the American
Civil Liberties Union. Brannigan and his wife, Claire, have one
grown child and live in Portland.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 20%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 67%; NFIB 13%
2006: AFL-CIO 92%; EM 100%; KI 85%; MLCV 75%; MEA
100%; MPA 88%; MNOW 86%; NFIB 43%
2004: AFL-CIO 91%; MLCV 79%; MNOW 100%; MPA
93%; NFIB 30%
2002: AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MLGPA 100%;
MNOW 73%; MPA 85%; MWL 100%
2000: None
Election Results:
2010 General: Brannigan 9,603; Martin; 5,833
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Brannigan 13,827; McGee; 6,336
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Brannigan 10,103; Fernald 4,731
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Brannigan 3,700; Safarik 1,109
Primary: Unopposed
2002 General: Brannigan 2,083; Hains 795
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Brannigan: $9,174.76 (Privately Financed)
Martin: $21,311.21 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; PNX; PPH
RONALD F. COLLINS (R)
401 Harriseckett Road
Wells, ME 04090
Phone: (207) 985-2485
Home Email: rcollins7@maine.rr.com
District 2:The York County towns of Acton, Berwick, Cornish,
Lebanon, Limerick, Newfeld, North Berwick, Parsonsfeld,
Shapleigh, and Wells.
Committees: Transporation, Chair; State and Local Government
Republican Ronald F. Collins won election to the State Senate
over Democrat Richard Burns with 56% of the vote. He served on
the transportation committee during his four terms in the House
and looks forward to chairing this committee in the Senate.
Collins explained that he ran for the Senate because as a
former part owner of a Southern Maine food brokerage company
serving northern New England, I saw frst-hand how government
policies can help, or hinder, entrepreneurs.
Collins top legislative priorities are transportation, education,
common sense spending, and health care costs.
On health care issues, Collins is against mandates and consumer
protections. He has voted in the past against the state studying the
feasibility of a universal, single-payer health care system. Collins
believes the best way to reduce costs is to increase competition and
to allow insurance companies to bypass consumer protections by
selling health insurance across state lines. He would like to review
all state mandates and eliminate those he believes drive up costs.
On his campaign web site, he stated we must eliminate red tape
that drives up insurance costs in Maine.
On environmental issues, Collins has voted during his time in
the House against bills to reduce and recycle electronic waste, to
reduce arsenic exposure and to fund household hazardous waste
collection.
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On education issues, Collins has voted against expanding
teachers rights in collective bargaining with school boards. Collins
has said, Maine needs more options, less bureaucracy, and a
commitment to prepare our students for success.
Concerning the state budget, Collins believes that Augustas
tax-and-spend culture must end. He supports a full audit of every
government program, especially the Department of Health and
Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the states general
fund spending.
A graduate of Kennebunk High School, Collins has served
on Wells Planning Board and the Comprehensive Planning
Committee. He is past president of the Wells Rotary Club and a
former director of the Chamber of Commerce and Wells-Ogunquit
Historical Society. Collins lives in Wells with Linda, his wife of
42 years.
.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 0%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Collins 8,591; Burns 6,769
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Collins: $22,369.74 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Burns: $29,397.38 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
JONATHAN T.E. COURTNEY (R)
31 Birchwood Lane
Springvale 04083
Phone: 324-5467 Business: 490-1015
State Senate Email:
SenJon.Courtney@legislature.maine.gov
District 3: Alfred, Limington, Lyman, Sanford and Waterboro
Committees: Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules, Chair; Joint
Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform, Chair
SENATE MAJORITY LEADER
Jonathan Courtney squeaked out a win over Democratic
opponent Robert Stackpole in a race that was decided by a 51-49
percent margin.
This is Courtneys second term in the Senate, after serving two
terms in the House. Courtney has previously served on the Joint
Standing Committee on Taxation.
The desire to create a stronger economy so his three children
can live and work in Maine is what motivated Courtney to run
for the Legislature. He told a newspaper, Ill never accept the
premise that we must accept second-class economic status to live
in Maine.
On business and the economy, Courtney supports a decrease
in the income tax to get more businesses in the state and increase
jobs.
On health care, Sen. Courtney believes the cost of health care
can be reduced if the state encourages more businesses to move
here, under the assumption that this will create more competition
and lower health care costs.
In the 122nd Legislature, Courtney co-sponsored a bill that
provides incentives to Maine homeowners and businesses to
install solar energy systems, and he opened the 123rd Legislature
by sponsoring LD 2, a bill to give a sales tax exemption to sales
or leases of clean-fuel vehicles. In the 121st Legislature he voted
against bills to recycle electronic waste, to reduce arsenic exposure,
and to fund household hazardous waste collection.
Sen. Courtney said he wants to promote the use of alternative
energy sources in Maine, using tax credits as an incentive for the
use of solar energy creation.
He also wants to increase funding for education. According to
the Reporter, Courtney said, Over the past four years, my Senate
district has received more additional state funding for education
than any other district. I would continue to work hard to increase
funding and make sure resources are going to the areas that need it
with the most growing populations.
Courtney opposed both the casino for Oxford County and the
slots proposed for Scarborough Downs.
In the 123rd Legislature, Sen. Courtney opposed raising the
minimum wage to $7, telling the Portland Press Herald that wages
are always going to be determined by the market and that the
funds to pay for a teenagers wage hike would simply come
from higher wage earners. He also voted against a bill to make
muicipal police offcers and frefghters eligible for the Maine State
Retirement System, including health insurance, after they turn 50
and have been paying into the system for at least 60 months.
Sen. Courtney, 40, is a graduate of Marshwood High School
and owns a small business, Courtney Cleaners. He is past president
of Shoppers Village Merchants Association. Courtney is a member
of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Advisory Council for
the Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging and the Kiwanis Club.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 19%; AFL-CIO 10%; MLCV 55%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 21%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 67%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 0%; EQME 0%; KI 38%; MLCV 36%; MEA
0%; MPA 13%; MNOW 20%; NFIB 89%; SAM A
2004: AFL-CIO 9%; MLCV 0%; MNOW 0%; MPA 0%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Courtney 8,586; Stackpole 5,758
Primary: Unoppose
2008 General: Courtney 9,583; Stackpole 9,031
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Courtney 6,807; Hanslip 6,406
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Courtney 10,112; Hanslip 8,783
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Courtney 1,757; Boucher-Strohecker 1,130
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Courtney: $20,018.17 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Stackpole: $23,681.88 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
MARGARET CRAVEN (D)
41 Russell Street
Lewiston 04240
Phone: 783-1897
Home E-mail: mcraven@midmaine.com
State House E-mail:
SenMargaret.Craven@legislature.maine.gov
District 16: Lewiston
Committee: Health and Human Services
Margaret Craven served three terms in the House representing
district 74 and now rejoins the Senate for her second term after
defeating Republican challenger Joel Kaes She has lived in the
district for 39 years.
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Senator Craven has served on the Health and Human Services
and Business and Economic Development committees and
the Joint Select Committee on Health Care Reform. Craven
chaired the Blue Ribbon Commission on Long Term Home and
Community Based Care in 2008 and was responsible for bringing
fve million dollars to Lewiston/Auburn to upgrade and expand
rail service in the region.
Craven believes that government should provide a safe
society for its citizens.That means insuring opportunity for
education, decent living facilities, safe infrastructure, healthcare
oppertunities, and overseeing fairness for all. She was motivated
to run for public offce by her love of serving the people of
Lewiston, and her belief that she was the best candidate for the
job.
Cravens priorities for this session include helping to create
livable wage jobs in Maine, working to reform the tax code and to
maintain services to the states most vulnerable populations.
She plans to introduce a number of bills this session, including
a bill to increase the availability of lead testing for children, a
bill to improve the business tax, and a resolve to establish an
Alzheimers Working Group.
Cravens stance on the budget is that in this diffcult
economy, we need to work hard to minimize the harm while
cutting budgets.
Craven believes that corporations receiving state assistance
should be required to pay a living wage with specifed benefts
because everyone should be given a living wage. Her
position is that business should also be in compliance with all
environmental laws and regulations.
Sen. Craven believes a non-proft, single-payer health care
system is the only way to go to realize true health care reform.
She supports the goals of the Dirigo Health legislation and
the implementation of national health care reform, saying that
we need to adapt what works for Maine, establish our own
[insurance] exchanges, and continue working on the bill. Sen.
Craven supports Maines current laws regulating the private
insurance industry in order to protect consumers from being
denied coverage based on age or health status.
Sen. Craven supports allowing same-sex couples to marry.
She has not decided if she would support or oppose legislation
excluding people from enrolling in public programs (e.g. income
supports, healthcare coverage, etc.) based on their immigration
status.
On workers issues, Craven supports the right of all Maine
workers to form and join labor unions, and will publicly support
workers engaged in union organizing. She would support
legislation guaranteeing a minimum standard of at least 7
paid sick days for all Maine workers and 15 days paid family
medical leave. Craven supports legislation to increase access
unemployment benefts to more workers who need them.
Sen. Cravens environmental priorities include renewable
energy, clean air and clean water. She supports a chemicals
policy that would require the replacement of unnecessary, toxic
chemicals with safe, affordable alternatives.
Craven supported the Kid-Safe Products Act passed in 2008
and will defend this law from attack by the chemical industry.
She would like to see the state of Maine act on more than just a
few harmful chemicals each year.
Craven says she will support legislation that ensures every
Mainer has a right to quality and affordable housing. She believes
in supporting the HOME fund, the states housing trust fund.
Craven will defend the Maine Clean Election Act and supports
citizen initiative and referendum process.
Craven, 61, was born in Galway, Ireland in 1944. She is
a 1972 graduate of Lewiston High School and received a BS
from the University of Maines Lewiston-Auburn College.
She received a Masters in Adult Education in 2002 from USM
Gorham. She has works as an administrator at John F. Murphy
Homes, Inc. She is presently serving on the boards of Community
Concepts and Healthy Androscoggin, and formerly served on the
the Lewiston Public Library board.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 20%
2008*: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 92%; MLCV 80%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 38%
2006*: AFL-CIO 97%; MPA 100%; EQME 100%; KI 100%;
MLCV 92%; MEA 100%; MPA 100%; MNOW 67%; NFIB
25%
2004*: AFL-CIO 95%; MPA 100%; MLCV 86%; MNOW
84%; NFIB 22%
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Craven 6,286; Kase 5,400
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Craven 12,241; Troup 3,940
Primary: Craven 1,615; Makas 907; Madore 508
2006* General: Craven 2,292; Painter 868
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: Craven 2,846; Painter 1,367
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Craven 1,702; Caron 1,246
Primary: Selected by the Democratic Party
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Craven: $20,388.68 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Kase: $22,494.92 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
*House Race Results
WILLIAM G. DIAMOND (D)
261 Windham Center Road
Windham 04062
Phone: 892-8941
Home Email: diamondhollyd@aol.com
District 12: Casco, Frye Island, Hollis,
Raymond, Standish and Windham
Committees: Transportation
Bill Diamond defeated Republican opponent Ann-Marie
Grenier with more than 60% of the vote to win a fourth consecutive
and sixth overall term in the Senate. Diamond has previously
served three terms in the House as well as serving as Secretary of
State.
Diamond has served on several committees including
Appropriations & Financial Affairs, which he has chaired,
Government Oversight, Joint Rules and Senate Rules.
Diamond has a long list of legislative achievements, including
sponsoring legislation to protect the safety of Maine people by
installing carbon monoxide detectors in single family homes,
leading initiatives to establish distracted driver laws and increasing
penalties for those who commit sex crimes against children.
Diamond ran for the Legislature because he enjoys helping
constituents. With all my experience in Augusta, I know who to
call and how to get through the red tape to get things done, he told
the Portland Press Herald.
Diamond has lukewarm support for Maines Dirigo Health care
program, saying that to be successful, it must cover many more
Mainers and generate savings to pay for itself. Diamond also has a
record of voting against legislation aimed at strengthening patients
rights through regulating insurance company practices and placing
greater controls on insurer profts and the rate-setting process. In
the 124th Legislature, he voted in favor of updating a study on
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the effectiveness of a universal, single-payer health care system
in Maine
Diamond supports state incentives for clean, alternative energy
sources. He supports the Kid-Safe Products Act, legislation meant
to reduce childrens exposure to toxic chemicals.
Sen. Diamond voted in favor of equal marriage rights for gay
and lesbian couples in Maine.
A graduate of Gardiner High School, Diamond, 65, earned a
BS from Gorham State College and an MA from the University of
Southern Maine. Sen. Diamond is a business owner who formerly
ran a newspaper in Windham and worked as a lobbyist for the
Elan Corporation. He was a teacher and principal in the Windham
school system for 18 years and served as interim superintendent of
schools for Raymond. Diamond is a member of the Windham Land
Trust and serves on the board of Hospice of Southern Maine. He
is a member of the Windham Historical Society, a former member
of Windham Fire and Rescue Department and has hosted the
Windham Speak Out TV program for 16 years.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 60%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 40%; SAM A
2008: MPA 71%; AFL-CIO 86%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 63%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 75%; EQME 100%; KI 75%; MLCV 64%;
MEA 100%; MPA 80%; MNOW 86%; NFIB 67%; SAM A
1984: AFL-CIO 93%; MEA 7/7; NOW 16/17; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Diamond 10,063; Grenier 6,667
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Diamond 14,395; Golebiewski 5,388;
Willey 1,664
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Diamond 10,020; Kelly 5,531
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Diamond 11,682; Bruno 9,336
Primary: Unopposed
1984 General: Diamond 10,963; K.M. Cole 6,869
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Diamond: $16,607.92 (Privately Financed)
Grenier: $21,564.18 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; NFIB; SAM
NICHI S. FARNHAM (R)
11 Fairmount Park West
Bangor 04401
Phone: 990-2011
Email: nichi@aol.com
District 32: Bangor and Hermon
Committees: Veterans and Legal Affairs, Chair; Health and
Human Services
Nichi Farnham won her frst election to state offce over three-
term incumbent Joe Perry with a margin of more than 1600 votes.
Although she has served in city offces previously, Farnham will
be a new face in Augusta. She will begin her frst term serving as
Chair of Veterans and Legal Affairs.
Senator Farnhams priorities during the campaign were focused
on the economy. Her main goals are to attempt to expand the job
market by improving the business climate, limit spending and
reducing the size of government, lowering taxes, and creating new
opportunities in Maine. She was highly critical of past leadership in
Augusta for pretending to balance the budget instead of cutting
taxes and spending.
In a Bangor Daily News Op-Ed signed by Farnham and fellow
Republican Senator David Trahan, the authors laid out a bill they
will be sponsoring in the upcoming session that will raise the top
income brackets foor and reduce the top brackets tax rate from
8.5 to 8 percent. They suggest these changes will save taxpayers an
estimated $69 million. Their proposed legislation would also create
a new government commission called the Government Effciency
Commission and fund a program the Tax Relief Fund for Maine.
Senator Farnham was born in Rugby, North Dakota where she
was elected Governor of Girls State. She graduated from the US
Air Force Academy in 1985 with a BS and Webster University with
an MA. After serving six years in the Air Force Farnham and her
husband settled in Maine. She has since served on the Bangor City
Council (1997-2003) including one year as Chair and the Bangor
School Committee (2007-present). She also serves on the Eastern
Maine Healthcare System Board, the United Way of Eastern Maine
Board, and the Board of the Bangor Y and also gives her time to
other local organizations. She has three sons aged 11, 16 and 19.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Farnham 7,394; Perry 5,724
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Farnham: $40,874.04 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Perry: $59,437.79 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
STANLEY J. GERZOFSKY (D)
3 Federal Street
Brunswick 04011
Phone: 373-1328
Home E-mail: STAN1340@aol.com

District 10: Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, Pownal
Committees: Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Joint Select
Committee on Joint Rules
Stan Gerzofsky easily defeated Freeport Republican Thomas
Scott to win his second term in the Senate, having previously served
four consecutive terms in the House. Gerzofsky has previously
served as House Chair of the Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Committee, Chair of the Elections Committee, Chair of Joint Rules
of the House, and Chair of the Homeland Security Task Force. He
also served on the Judiciary Committee. Last session, Gerzofsky
chaired the Criminal Justice Committee and also served on the
Labor Committee.
Sen. Gerzofsky believes government plays a positive role in
our lives and should guarantee all citizens basic rights. Im a
Democrat, no apologies, he said. I dont believe that the private
sector alone can solve our problems. Government can create an
environment that generates good paying jobs.
Gerzofsky is proud of his role in orchestrating the formation
of the Midcoast Regional Redevelopment Authority (MRRA) and
touts its success in attracting new employers.Legislation which
I introduced helped create MRRA and gave them the authority
and responsibility they needed to move forward, Gerzofsky said.
This shows how government can work together with the private
sector and create jobs. Im a sincere believer in government, but
government is only as good as the people who are in it and those
who support it.
Sen. Gerzofsky believes health care is a right and should not
be considered a privilege, just like life, liberty and the ability to
tell the more fortunate to help kick in. Gerzofsky has consistently
supported legislation to fund, strengthen and expand the Dirigo
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Health program. Ultimately, Rep. Gerzofsky sees a universal,
single-payer system as the only way we will all get health care.
Gerzofsky is a believer in expanding high-speed freight rail
service through Brunswick to other parts of the state. He played a
leadership role in an effort to secure funding to improve highway,
bridge and railway infrastructure, which Gerzofsky says will
open the door to rail service to the mid-coast region and a better
economy for the future.
On education, Sen. Gerzofsky has voted for every proposed
increase in funding for K-12 education.
On the environment, Gerzofsky has voted for bills to
recycle electronic waste, reduce arsenic exposure, and to make
manufacturers fund household hazardous waste collection.
Gerzofsky has worked hard for many years to plan for the
redevelopment of the Brunswick Naval Air Station (BNAS). He
was successful in helping to facilitate the establishment of a satellite
campus of Southern Maine Community College to be located at
BNAS, with a specialization in wood composite technology and
nursing.
Gerzofsky, 65, is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice
Academy and attended Pasadena City College in California. He
completed the Maine State Prison guard basic training course. He
has served as an election poll worker and is a member of the Animal
Rescue Association and the Bath-Brunswick Region Chamber
of Commerce. He is a former owner and current consultant for a
furniture manufacturing business.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%
2008*: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 60%; NFIB 22%
2006*: AFL-CIO100%; MPA 88%; EQME100%; KI 100%;
MLCV 92%; MEA 100%; MNOW 98% ; NFIB 33%
2004*: AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 86%; MNOW 100%; MPA
100%; NFIB 30%
2002*: AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 91%; MLGPA 50%; MNOW
100%; MPA 100%; NFIB 29%
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Gerzofsky 10,168; Thomas 6,418
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Gerzofsky 11,143; Bergquist 3,498;
Gillis 5,353
Primary: Unopposed
2006* General: Gerzofsky 2,118; Rider 957; Frans 363
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: Gerzofsky 3,040; Murillo 1,490
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Gerzofsky 1,946; Gillis 838
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Gerzofsky: $22,139.36 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Thomas: $19,169.42 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
*House Race Results
SETH A. GOODALL (D)
5 Church Street
Richmond 04357
Phone: 837-9203
Email: seth@sethgoodall.com
District 19: Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Dresden,
Georgetown, Perkins Twp., Phippsburg, Richmond, Topsham,
West Bath, Woolwich
Committees: Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and
Reform; Environment and Natural Resources
Seth Goodall carried a comfortable margin over Republican
challenger David Kaler, winning by seven percent. In 2008, the
frst time he ran, he unseated Republican incumbent Paula Benoit
in a closely contested race that came down to only 162 votes. This
will be Goodalls second term in offce.
Goodall supports quality affordable health care for all, but
he is unsure about the establishment of a universal single-payer
health care system in Maine that would provide comprehensive
health coverage to all Maine residents under a publicly fnanced
and publicly accountable system. He said, Universal health
care for all Mainers is one of the issues that I ran on during my
campaign. Healthcare should be a right, not a privilege. Maine has
approximately 130,000 individuals uninsured. We must work to
insure everyone; however, Maine cannot do it alone. The federal
government has to be an integral component of the solution.
Goodall supports Maines Dirigo Health program and the
current laws regulating the private insurance industry in order
to protect consumers from being denied coverage based on age
or health status.
Goodall supports the Kid-Safe Products Law and has pledged
to defend it from attack by chemical and product manufacturers.
He would also support the full funding of this law through fees
charged to manufacturers and accountability for the safety of their
products.
On affordable housing, Goodall says that I support funding a
sustainable HOME fund. We as a state must have affordable housing
in order to attain economic prosperity and healthy communities.
Goodall supports the Maine Clean Election Act and is unsure
about whether or not corporations should be barred from making
contributions to candidates and to political action committees. He
supports the initiative and referendum process, and supports the
Informed Growth Act, which ensures impact studies for big box
development.
Goodall graduated from high school in Richmond where he was
born and raised. He received his B.S. and M.S. from the School of
Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut.
He graduated from the University of Maine law school, where he
received the Distinguished Service Award at graduation. He was
legal counsel to Senate president Beth Edmonds. Goodall is a
founder of a small business, Goodall Landscaping and has served
as Chair of the Richmond Selectboard. Goodall now practices
law at McCloskey, Mina, Cunniff &Dilworth and serves on the
University of Maine School of Law Alumni Association Board and
the Merrymeeting Bay Business Association Executive Board.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 88%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 40%; SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Goodall 9,588; Kaler 8,335
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Goodall 11,119; Benoit 10,957
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Goodall: $23,354.91 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Kaler: $19,859.89 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; SC; SAM
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DAVID R. HASTINGS III (R)
955 Main Street
Fryeburg 04037
Phone: 935-3175; Business: 935-2061
Home Email: dhastings@hastings-law.com
District 13: Baldwin, Bridgton, Brownfeld,
Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Hiram, Naples, Norway,
Otisfeld, Oxford, Paris, Porter, Sebago
Committee: Judiciary; Taxation; Joint Select Committee on Joint
Rules
David Hastings won a third term in the Senate with a convincing
victory over frst-time democratic challenger Laura Ordway. He
has lived in District 13 his entire life.
Hastings served as the lead Senate Republican on the Joint
Standing Committee on the Judiciary for the 124th, 123rd, and
122nd Legislatures. He was also a member of the Task Force to
Study Maines Homeland Security Needs during the 122nd.
Sen. Hastings believes that the role of our government is to
educate our children, provide infrastructure for the common
good, maintain the peace, facilitate economic development and
growth, and provide a safety net for those unable to care for
themselves. Hastings believes that the the number one issue
in Maine continues to be the economy, especially the lack of
employment opportunities. His job creation plans include cutting
back on regulatory barriers and taxes for local businesses as well as
lowering energy prices. He also intends to streamline state spending
in the Department of Health and Human Resources, but supports
increasing funding to the federal Low Income Energy Assistance
Program (LIHEAP) and creating weatherization tax credits, low
interest loans, and grants.
Hastings would like to increase funding for roads and
transportation infrastructure overall and favors decreasing the
amount of state money allotted to welfare programs and local
school districts. In terms of tax policy, Senator Hastings supports
decreasing Maines corporate taxes and income taxes for people
of all income levels. He proposes extending the state sales tax to
internet sales and dipping into the rainy day fund as mechanisms
for balancing the state budget.
Senator Hastings believes that unnecessary regulation, energy
costs, and the tax burden are the biggest impediments to economic
development in Maine. He favors providing low interest loans and
tax credits to businesses that are getting off the ground, expanding,
or provide child care services to low income families. Senator
Hastings would like to ensure that Maine citizens have adequate
access to health care via reform of the existing private insurance
system and state funded options. He does not support the Dirigo
Health program. Hasting would like to require hospitals and labs
to release information on infections that put the public at risk while
not breaching patient confdentiality.
Hastings supports statewide testing of all K-12 students to
ensure that they meet minimum educational standards. He also
supports state tax incentives and fnancial aid to students
seeking an affordable college education. He did not support the
school district consolidation legislation passed during the 123rd
Legislature.
Hastings supports both increasing production of traditional
fossil fuels and promoting alternative energy sources.
In addition, he is a proponent of using state funds to clean up
old industrial sites and strives to protect open space.
Hastings supports existing gubernatorial term limits but
opposes term limits for legislators.
A graduate of Fryeburg Academy, Hastings earned a BA from
Bowdoin College and a law degree from Temple University. He is
a lawyer practicing primarily real estate and business law. Hastings
was a second lieutenant in the Army commissioned to serve in the
active reserves. He served eight years as Director of the MSAD 72
School Board, has been a trustee of Fryeburg Academy since 1995
and has been involved in the management of the Fryeburg Fair
for 30 years. Hastings has also served for more than 20 years as
Director, and then Chairman of the Eastern Slope Airport Authority.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 13%; AFL-CIO 10%; MLCV 55%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 14%; AFL-CIO 33%; MLCV 67%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 0%; EQME 75%; KI 31%; MLCV 36%;
MEA 0%; MPA 13%; MNOW 12%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: SAM B
Election Results:
2010: Hastings 9,854; Ordway 7,554
Primary: Unopposed
2008: Hastings 11,782; Villa 9,342
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hastings 7,687; Medd 7,058; Foley 1,559
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Hastings 10,798; Medd 10,305
Primary: Hastings 1,527; Jackson 1,258
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hastings: $22,036.84 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Ordway: $23,890.30 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
DAWN HILL (D)
P. O. Box 701
Cape Neddick 03902
Cell: 337-3689
State House Email:
RepDawn.Hill@legislature.maine.gov
District 1: Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, South Berwick, York
Committee: Appropriations and Financial Affairs,
Walter Gooley has lived in District 18 for 46 years and is
returning for his second term in the Senate after four terms in the
House. His opponent, Anne Woloson, although never an elected
offcial, had served as chief of staff for Maines Senate majority
leader for nearly four years.
Gooley believes that economic development will happen more
quickly when businesses get more tax breaks and local economic
development groups lend their expertise and resources. For an
example of such an organization he points to Greater Franklin
County Development Corp.
During his service as a Representative, Gooley voted against
increasing the minimum wage, stating that he supported an increase
tied to infation, but not one that created one of the highest [wages]
in the Northeast. He also opposed bills to require corporations
that receive state assistance to meet expanded wage and beneft
standards and to comply with environmental laws.
Gooley favors decreasing the state income tax.
On health care, Gooley believes, Dirigo is not working. We
need to get rid of it. Believing that private insurers are the best
suited to handle health coverage, Gooley also opposed the beverage
tax that would have funded Dirigo Health.
Gooley supports the citizen initiative and referendum process,
calling it a citizens opportunity to directly effect a needed
change. He does, however, favor establishing a requirement
that proponents of initiatives and referendum questions gather a
minimum number of signatures from each Maine county.
Gooley is 72 years old and was born in Massachusetts, but has
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spent the majority of his life in Maine. He is a graduate of Windham
High School and earned a BS in forestry and entomology from the
University of Connecticut. Gooley is president of Mountain Blue
Forestry Enterprise, owner of Conifers Unlimited Christmas tree
farm, and a registered consulting forester. He enjoyed a 34-year
career in Maine state government as District Forester, Regional
Supervisor, and Director of Information-Education and Forest
Management programs from 1959 to 1993. Gooley serves on the
Farmington Town Committee, as director of the Farmington Rotary
Club and as director of the Maine Christmas Tree Association. He
belongs to the Society of American Foresters, the Soil and Water
Conservation District, and the Small Woodland Owners Association
of Maine.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO92; 1%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 40%; SAM A
2008*: MPA 72%; AFL-CIO92; 1%; MLCV 90%; MEA
100%; NFIB 25%
2006*: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Hill 8,623; Estes 7,849
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Hill 3,459; Moulton 3,172
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hill 2,599; Moulton 1,435
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hill: $42,205.70 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Estes: $63,959.98 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MCLV; SC
2006 Endorsements:
EQME; MCLV; MEA; SC
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
BARRY J. HOBBINS (D)
22 Glenhaven Circle
Saco 04072
Phone: 287-1515
Home Email: bhobbins@hggm.net
State House Email:
SenBarry.Hobbins@legislature.maine.gov
District 5: Buxton, Dayton, Old Orchard Beach, Saco and part of
Biddeford
Barry Hobbins beat Republican challenger John Cushing by
65 to 35 percent, carrying all towns in the district. Hobbins began
his legislative career at the age of 21, serving in the Maine House
of Representatives from 1972-1984. He then served in the Maine
Senate from 1988-1990, took a 14-year hiatus, and returned to the
Senate in 2004. He has flled the District 5 seat from 2004 to the
present.
Regarding the budgeting process, Hobbins believes the
Legislature should develop a cost and review mechanism to
review all government programs and develop a better approach to
delivering essential services.
Upon entering a new term, Hobbins told the Reporter he thinks
he can hit the ground running, adding that he has a unique
blend of public policy experience, legal experience and business
experience. Hobbins said that in the short term, heating cost
assistance in winter is a top priority. There needs to be immediate
coordination of local, county, state and, hopefully, federal efforts.
We have to ensure a safety net to get us through the winter.
Hobbins would support further consolidation efforts, similar
to the recent school consolidation. Im very open to looking at
other areas that could be consolidated. We are not at an economic
standpoint to raise taxes. That would be a last resort. Hobbins
would instead look at making spending cuts, consider public-
private partnerships, and consolidate administrative duties between
departments.
As chair of the Utilities and Energy Committee, Hobbins said
a key issue the Legislature needs to address is taking aggressive
steps to become a national leader in the development, research and
manufacturing of alternative energy sources. Hobbins believes
that long-term solutions for energy needs must be evaluated. He
believes in alternative energy programs, such as tidal and wind
energy. We are poised to make very aggressive progress in this
feld. This could be a real boon for our infrastructure, he said. He
would like to take a leadership role in supporting the Governors
Task Force on Wind Power, which calls for a streamlined permitting
process to allow 1,000 or more wind turbines to be developed over
the next 12 years.
Hobbins, 55, is an Attorney with Hobbs & Gardner LLC and a
former political commentator for WGAN radio and Maine Public
Broadcasting. He graduated from Thornton Academy in Saco and
attended St. Michaels college in Vermont. He received a BA in
political science after a transfer to University of Maine and received
a JD from Franklin Pierce Law Center in New Hampshire. He is
a former chairman and current board member of the University
of Maine Foundation and has served on the Board of Trustees of
the University of New England. Hes the chairman of the Right
to Know Advisory Committee, 2005-present. Hes a former
board member on the Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging and
was chairman of the Maine Democratic Party from 1980-1984.
Hobbins has also served on the Maine Bar Foundation, the Justice
Action Committee, and a University of New England trustee. He is
married and has three children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 88%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 40%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 86%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 50%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 88%; EQME 100%; KI 88%; MLCV 73%;
MEA 100%; MPA 87%; MNOW 82%; NFIB 33%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
1990: AFL-CIO 100%; MPA 100%
Election Results:
2010 General: Hobbins 9,324; Cushing 6,976
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Cushing 7,333; Hobbins 13,677
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hobbins 9,565; Kewish 5,828
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Hobbins 11,984; Throumoulos 6,720;
Weaver 2,286
Primary: Unopposed
1988 General: Unopposed
Selected by Democratic Party
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hobbins: $23,291.20 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Cushing: $21,291.85 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SAM
TROY DALE JACKSON (D)
P.O. Box 221
Fort Kent 04743
Phone: 398-4081
Home E-mail: jacksonfor1@hotmail.com
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District 35: Allagash, Caribou, Castle Hill, Caswell, Connor
Twp., Cyr Plantation, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Frenchville,
Garfeld Plantation, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Limestone, Madawaska,
Mapleton, Nashville Plantation, New Canada, New Sweden,
T11-R14, Perham, Portage Lake, T17-R2, T17-R3, T17-R4 a/
k/a Sinclair, T17-R5, T15-R6, T16-R4 a/k/a Madawaska Lake,
Staint Agatha, St. Francis, St. John Plantation, Stockholm, Van
Buren, Wade, Wallagrass, Washburn, Westmanland, Winterville
Plantation and Woodland in Aroostook County
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Troy Jackson won re-election to his second term as Senator for
the northern-most district in the state. This time around Jackson
won with a 1900 vote lead over his repeat challenger Daniel Deveau
of Cyr Plantation. Jackson swept all but nine municipalities in his
district.
One of Sen. Jacksons major priorities during his time in
Augusta has been the championing of the plight of logging
contractors from his district. During his frst term in the House he
sponsored legislation that required large landowners to negotiate
with loggers in a collective bargaining environment. This bill
was vetoed by the governor, but new versions of this legislation
have have been attempted since in different forms. As recently as
October 2010 Jackson and other lawmakers decried the actions of
Canadian companies using foreign workers operating illegally in
Maine despite the protections provided by LD1492, a bill that he
and Rep. John Martin co-sponsored.
Jackson sees universal access to quality affordable health care
as the quickest way to get the economy back on its feet. He cited
inequality of cost as one of his major concerns saying, Im very
confused as to why one procedure can cost different prices to two
different people when its done by the same provider.
In the 124th Legislature, Jackson voted to reduce general
exposure to toxic chemicals through end-of-life care and product
restrictions. He also voted to ensure frefghters have coverage
under their health plans for certain types of cancer thought to be
contracted by on-the-job toxic exposure.
Jackson, 40, was born in Fort Kent and graduated from the
Allagash Consolidated School, which has since closed. He earned
an Associates Degree in business from the University of Maine at
Fort Kent. He is a member of the Rotary Club and the Sportsmans
Alliance and has been a committee member of the Boy Scouts of
America since 2002.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 88%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 40%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 67%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 70%; NFIB 57%;
SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Jackson 7,525; Deveau 5,620
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Jackson 11,188; Deveau 6,593
Primary: Jackson 1,831; Pelletier 1,310
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Jackson: $29,422.33 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Deveau: $29,695.79 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MSEA; MEA; SAM
ROGER J. KATZ (R)
3 Westview Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: 485-2394
Home Email: RKatz@lipmankatzmckee.com
District 24: Augusta, China, Oakland, Sidney, Vallalboro
Committees: Government Oversight Committee, Chair;
Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Roger Katz easily defeated Democratic opponent Patsy Garside
Crockett by 25 percent to capture the seat previously held by 2010
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Libby Mitchell. Katz ran as a
clean elections candidate. Katz served as the mayor of Augusta
from 2005-2010.
Katzs top three priorities for the 125th legislature will be
lowering the cost of energy, lowering the cost of health insurance
and increasing commitment to higher education. He worked
publicly against TABOR II and prides himself in his ability to
reach across the aisle.
Believing that health care is an individual responsibility best
left to the private market, Katz opposes a universal, single-payer
health care system, as well as the federal Affordable Care Act. He
is unsure about current laws that protect consumers from being
denied coverage based on age or health status and believes that
political leaders have a role to play in transitioning Maine from
high-end acute care toward more prevention.
Katz is comfortable with the pace of the 2008 Kids-Safe
Products law. He is unsure about levying fees on manufacturers
that continue to use known toxic chemicals in childrens products
in order to fund the Department of Environmental Protections
work on the issue.
Katz is unsure about whether or not tax increases would be
an appropriate way to cover the rising costs of Maines public
services. He has not taken a position on fully funding the Housing
Opportunities for Maine fund.
Katz supports the Clean Elections system and says he doesnt
know if he would support efforts to weaken the Informed Growth
Act. He is undecided about support for NAFTA-style trade policies.
Rep. Katz is also undecided about allowing same-sex couples
the right to marry. He does, however, oppose amending the Maine
constitution to ban same-sex marriage. He supports the referendum
and initiative process.
Katz is undecided about supporting anti-immigrant legislation
modeled after Arizonas recently-passed law.
Katz opposes the establishment of seven paid sick days for all
Maine workers. He supports the right of workers to organize labor
unions but not to have guaranteed paid family and medical leave.
He remains undecided on questions of both increasing access to
and an increase of unemployment benefts.
In addition to serving two terms as Augustas mayor, Katz
has been a lawyer for 32 years and was President of the Maine
Trial Lawyers Association. He also co-hosted the Its the Law
statewide television program on Time Warner Cable. He has
served as Chair of United Way, President of Kennebec Valley
YMCA, Chair of Augusta Charter Commission, Co-Chair of
Augusta Bicentennial Celebration, Chair of Augusta Development
Corporation and Vice President of the Maine State Music Theatre.
Katz resides in Augusta with his wife, Birdie. They have two adult
children, Shari and Jonathan.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Katz 10,239; Crockett 5,803
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Katz: $23,432.92 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Crockett: $59,830.23 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
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BRIAN D. LANGLEY (R)
11 South Street
Ellsworth 04605
Phone: 667-0625
Home Email:
langley4legislature@myfairpoint.net
State House Email:
RepBrian.Langley@legislature.maine.gov
District 28: Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville,
Cranberry Isles, Deer Isle, Ellsworth, Frenchboro, Gouldsboro,
Hancock, Lamoine, Mount Desert, Sedgwick, Sorrento,
Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Sullivan, Surry, Swans Island,
Tremont, Trenton, Winter Harbor, unorganized territories in
central Hancock County and Isle au Haut in Knox County
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs, Chair; Marine
Resources
After one term of service in the Maine House representing
District 38, Brian Langley ran to represent the 28th Senate District
in 2010, winning with 52% of the vote in a three-way race. The seat
was previously held for four terms by Democrat Dennis Damon
who was ineligible to run again due to term limits.
Among his priorities for the upcoming session, Langley cites
improving Maines quality of place by expanding things like
eco-tourism and fnding ways to fx what he considers to be a
broken welfare system. During his campaign he said he would be
committed to voting in the best interest of the district he represents,
even if that means crossing party lines.
In an interview with the Ellsworth American, Langley said
that two things that are really important to me are small business;
and education because I live in both those worlds. We need to
strengthen our economy and make Maine more hospitable to job
creation. And we need to equip our students with the skills they
need to fourish and be able to afford to live in Maine.
On how to fx Maines health care system, Langley asserts that
the solution is to open the health insurance market in Maine to
free market conditions and let insurance companies write policies
that best ft the pool of insured.
On school consolidation Langley has said that the school
consolidation law as it stands should be repealed. The top-down
mandate from the state left little room for local, common sense
decision-making. In some cases, consolidation will save money. In
others it will not. The good intentions of the law are far outweighed
by the unintended consequences.
As a member of the 124th Legislature, Langley voted against
the Health Care Bill of Rights and against legislation allowing
same-sex couples the right to marry in Maine. He cast votes in
favor of protecting health care consumers from catastrophic debt
and for allowing workers compensation benefts for frefghters
who contract cancer.
Langley lives in Ellsworth and is a graduate of the University
of Southern Maine and Syracuse University. He is an entrepreneur,
chef and educator, having spent the last 29 years teaching culinary
arts at Hancock County Technical Center. Langley owns the
Union River Lobster Pot restaurant in Ellsworth, which he and his
wife opened in 1996. He is a volunteer at Maine Coast Memorial
Hospital, is involved with Boy Scout Troop 86 and serves as a
board member of the First Congregational Church of Ellsworth
and as treasurer of the American Culinary Federations Downeast
chapter. He and his wife have two children.
Ratings:
2010: NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008*: SAM A
Election Results:
2010: General: Langley 9,633; Schatz 6,420; Williams 2,311
Primary: Unopposed
2008*: General: Langley 2,861; Jones 2,339
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Langley: $38,124.14 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Schatz: $33,391.24 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Williams: $47,004.31 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB
*House Race Results
THOMAS H. MARTIN, JR. (R)
1308 Clinton Avenue
Benton, ME 04901
Phone: 453-2484
Home Email: nitram@roadrunner.com
District 25: Albion, Benton, Clinton, Unity, Waterville, and
Winslow, Detroit and Pittsfeld.
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Chair; Labor,
Commerce, Research and Economic Development
State Senator Thomas Martin won a close race for his frst
election to state offce with 53 percent of the vote, defeating
opponent Pam Trinward (D) of Waterville. The seat was vacated
by Lisa Marrache, who decided not to run again in order to focus
on her practice as a family physician.
On his motivation for running, Martin says in he is fed up
with new taxes and regulations, saying he wants to bring fscal
responsibility to Augusta. Martin, a machinist by trade, points
to his business career as valuable experience that will inform his
service as a state senator. Martin has worked in both public and
private construction jobs, as general manager of CLH & Son in
Auburn and operations manager for the city of Auburns public
works department, and briefy for the town of Winslow.
Martin says he supports more investment in roads, bridges and
railroads, and believes that state regulations that are hampering
businesses must be eliminated. He is staunchly opposed to
ensuring paid sick days for Maine workers.
Martin says his top three legislative priorities are: economic
stability including job creation and regulatory reform, solidifying
and shoring up Maines crumbling infrastructure and ensuring it is
well funded, and working with the Department of Inland Fisheries
to strengthen Maines important natural resources and tourism
industry.
Martin is opposed to extending marriage rights to same-sex
couples.
Martin went to Lawrence High School and then studied at
Central Maine Technical College, receiving a degree in Machine
Tool Technology. He owns and is CEO of Nitram Excavation and
General Contractor, Inc. in Benton, which employs 30-40 people
depending on the time of year.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Martin 7,462; Trinward 6,398
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Martin: $47,923.10 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Trinward: $55,651.83 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
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GARRETT P. MASON (R)
312 Ridge Road
Lisbon Falls, ME 04252
Phone: 577-1521
Email: garrettpaulmason@gmail.com
District 17: Androscoggin County - Greene, Leeds, Lisbon,
Livermore, Livermore Falls, Mechanic Falls, Minot, Sabattus,
Turner and Wales.
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety, Chair; Education
and Cultural Affairs
Sen. Garrett Mason was elected over incumbent John Nutting
by 56 percent to 44 percent, a margin of 1,878 votes. Nutting was
running for his fourth term as Senator, and prior to this recent
service, had been elected to both the House and Senate for several
terms in the 80s and 90s.This is Senator Masons frst term in the
legislature.
Mason ran for offce because he believed that he wasnt being
represented by the incumbent and because he wants to return
to common sense solutions to pay down our $9 billion debt,
fx our failing health care system and create a strong business
environment. On the role of government, Mason states that he
thinks of government as a referee. Government is there to facilitate
the game. They are not there to pick winners and losers. They are
not there to give advantages to one side or another.
Sen. Masons top priority for the session is passing a balanced
budget for the 2011 fscal year. Mason wants to both cut services and
lower taxes in the budget process. Mason advocates for reforming
welfare, eliminating Dirigo Health, which insures 14,000 people in
Maine, and reducing regulations on business in Maine. His most
important goal for the budget is lower[ing] taxes on business and
individuals. and
Mason has stated frmly that he will refuse to raise taxes under
any circumstances.
Sen. Mason believes that the health care system in Maine is a
disaster. On the subject of Maines strong consumer protections
in health insurance, Mason takes the position that we must allow
the free market to solve our problems. He opposes Maines Dirigo
Health insurance program, the recently passed national health care
reform law, and the implementation of a single-payer health care
system in Maine. He believes that healthcare access and coverage
is an individual responsibility and a privilege, not a right to be
protected by the government.
Senator Mason is against allowing gay and lesbian couples to
marry in Maine.
Regarding workers issues and job creation, Sen. Mason believes
that in Maine, job creation is the result of decreasing regulations
and cutting public sector employment and dependency.
Born in Lewiston, Mason was raised in Lisbon Falls. At 25,
he is currently the youngest member of the State Senate. He is a
2003 graduate of Calvary Christian Academy in Turner and a 2006
graduate of Pensacola Christian College in Pensacola, Florida. He
holds a BS degree in Management and Marketing and has also
completed graduate work at Southern New Hampshire University
in Business Administration and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh in
Graphic Design. Prior to running for offce, he worked for the
Lewiston Maineiacs hockey team and the Portland Sea Dogs
baseball team. He is a member of the East Auburn Baptist Church.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Mason 9,027; Nutting 7,153
Primary: Mason 1,975; Pack 1,432
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Mason: $26,942.67 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Nutting: $21,360.00 (Privately Funded)
EARLE L. MCCORMICK (R)
633 Hallowell-Litchfeld Road
West Gardiner 04345
Phone: 724-3228
Home Email: demmcormick@tds.net
District 21: Chelsea, Farmingdale, Gardiner,
Hallowell, Litchfeld, Manchester, Monmouth, Pittston,
Randolph, West Gardiner, Winthrop
Committees: Health and Human Services, Chair; Government
Oversight Committee
Earle McCormick won a third term as Senator and his ffth
term as a member of the Maine Legislature by defeating opponent
Patrice Putnam by a margin of twenty-fve percent of the vote.
During the 124th legislature, McCormick served on the Insurance
and Financial Services and Government Oversight committees.
In 2010, McCormick supported LD 1626, a bill that sought to
remove penalties for laid off workers applying for unemployment
insurance that had unused vacation days. He voted against a bill
that bans a toxic chemical used in plastic pallets for shipping
products.
On the budget shortfall, McCormick believes that across-the-
board cuts are not feasible, and that there will be an interesting
discussion around how to bridge the gap.
McCormick acknowledged that there is a major health care
crisis in Maine, stating that, with forty-eight states offering
more affordable coverage, we need to look at whats different
with Maine... Many people would beneft from purchasing plans
in New Hampshire. When asked about a possible single payer
solution he stated that he believes Maine would need to have
support at the federal level to implement that kind of system,
which he is not certain of, but that Maine can reduce costs by
removing regulations on insurance companies.
When asked about the Kid-Safe Products law, McCormick
says he voted for the initial bill and will likely support efforts to
strengthen it, but cannot comment on what steps he will support
in terms of funding mechanisms or expansion of its coverage.
A native of Gardiner and a graduate of Gardiner High School,
McCormick earned a BS from St. Louis University and an MS
from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey. After retiring
from the service, he was a teacher for f fteen years, most of
which were spent teaching mathematics in Gardiner. He has
been chairman of the Maine School Management Association
Insurance Trust and a director of the Lincoln Federal Credit
Union.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 31%*; AFL-CIO 10%; MLCV 73%; NFIB 80%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 21%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 16%; EQME 100%; KI 40%; MLCV 42%;
MEA 71%; MPA 13%; MNOW 27%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: AFL-CIO 13%; MLCV 21%; MNOW 29%; MPA 13%;
NFIB 90%; SAM B
Election Results:
2010 General: McCormick 11,298; Putnam 6,656
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: McCormick 11,686; Benoit 9,960; Singleton 5
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: McCormick 8,843; Rines 8,107
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: McCormick 2,877; Bustin 2,396
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Primary Unopposed
2002* General: McCormick 1,605; Merrill 1,362;
Ranslow 390
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
McCormick: $15,263.80 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Putnam: $20,632.07 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
JOHN L. PATRICK (D)
206 Strafford Avenue
Rumford, ME 04276
Phone: 207-364-7666
District 14: Andover, Bethel, Buckfeld, Byron, Canton, Dixfeld,
Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Lincoln
Plantation, Lovell, Magalloway Plantation, Mexico, Milton
Twp., Newry, Bowmantown Twp., Oxbow Twp., Parmachenee
Twp., Lynchtown Twp., Adamstown Twp., Richardsontown
Twp., Upper Cupsuptic Twp., Lower Cupsuptic Twp., Grafton
Twp., Riley Twp., Township C, Andover North Surplus, Andover
West Surplus, C Surplus, Peru, Roxbury, Rumford, Albany Twp.,
Mason Twp., Batchelders Grant, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner,
Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris and Woodstock
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Veterans and Legal
Affairs
John Patrick won election to his frst term in the Senate
with 55% of the vote over Republican opponent Representative
Sawin Millett to succeed termed-limited Democratic incumbent
Senator Bruce Bryant. Millett now serves as commissioner of
the Department of Administration and Financial Services in the
LePage administration. Patrick defeated Daniel Smiley in the
Democratic primary.
Patrick previously served in the House from 2001 to 2008,
where he was a member of the Labor Committee and chaired the
Legal and Veterans Affairs Committee for two terms.
As a Senator, Patrick says he will focus on the needs of
working families including creating jobs that pay a living wage,
lowering health care costs, improving veterans services and
promoting economic opportunity through education and small
business initiatives.
Patrick has supported the Dirigo Health program in the past
and has voted to allow the program to self-insure rather than
contracting with an outside, for-proft health insurance provider.
Patrick has supported the Clean Elections system and
believes it should be fully funded. He has supported bans on
toxic chemicals in consumer products when safer alternatives are
available.
On the issue of higher education, Patrick supports a signifcant
increase in funding for the University of Maine System and
Maines community colleges.
Patrick is a former President of the United Paperworkers
Union Local 900 and a past board member of the Maine AFL-
CIO. He chaired the Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission
from 2004-2008 and is currently a public member of the
Commission. He strongly supports Maine workers rights to
organize and collectively bargain.
Patrick has worked as a journeyman mechanic for the
NewPage Paper Mill in Rumford for the last 29 years. He
graduated from Mexico high school in 1972. He has served on the
board of the St. Athanasius and St. Johns school, as well as three
years on the MSAD 43 school board. Patrick is a past member of
the board of the River Valley Technology Center, a member and
past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #1248 and a
member of the Rumford Lodge of Elks #862. He is also a member
of the Maine Snowmobile Association, the Rumford Polar Bears,
the Webb River Valley Sportsmans Club, the Sportsmans
Alliance of Maine and the St. Athanasius and St. Johns Church/
Parish of the Holy Savior. Patrick has been married to the former
Claire M. Coulombe of Rumford for 32 years and they have three
adult children. He enjoys gardening, fshing, snowmobiling and
golfng, is a skilled pool player and regularly volunteers for the
Hope Association Armory Bingo.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Patrick 9,143; Millett 7,342
Primary: Patrick 3,015; Smiley 1,033
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Patrick: $37,833.83 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Millett: $22,507.06 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; AFL-CIO; EQME; MSEA-SEIU
DEBRA D. PLOWMAN (R)
P.O. Box 468
Hampden 04444-0468
Phone: 862-4506
Home Email: debraplowman@cs.com
State House Email:
SenDebra.Plowman@legislature.maine.gov
District 33: Carmel, Charleston, Corinna, Corinth, Dexter,
Dixmont, Etna, Exeter, Garland, Glenburn, Hampden,
Kenduskeag, Levant, Newburgh, Newport, Plymouth, Stetson
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs; Joint Select Committee
on Joint Rules
ASSISTANT MAJORITY LEADER
Debra Plowman handily defeated challenger Sherman
Leighton of Dexter by a more than two-to-one margin in her fourth
consecutive Senate election. Plowman swept every municipality
in her district to build a 6000 vote lead over her opponent. This is
Plowmans last term as a Senator before facing term limits. She
also served as a member of the House for four terms during the
116th through 119th Legislatures.
Sen. Plowman is recognized for her leadership in the passage of
a 1993 bill to collect child support, which became a national model
and has since collected more than $1 billion in payments. Her work
with DHS legislation has also resulted in an increased amount of
children being placed with relatives instead of in foster care.
One of Plowmans consistent goals over her years of legislative
service has been to improve Maines reputation with regards to
being friendly to business, saying that Maine will not experience
signifcant investment in new jobs until major fnancial advisers
recommend Maine as a business friendly state. Plowman cites her
experience as a small business owner as an important asset to her
career in the legislature.
In past sessions Plowman has voted against raises in the
minimum wage and against raising the minimum teachers salary.
Plowman voted for the Kid-Safe Products Act in 2008, which
established a comprehensive framework to phase out dangerous
toxic chemicals in childrens products. In the 124th Legislature,
she voted in favor of bills that ban DECA from plastic pallets used
for shipping food and other products, health insurance coverage for
frefghters who get cancer from job-related toxic exposure, and a
product stewardship framework law.
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A graduate of St. Dominic Regional High School, Senator
Plowman earned a degree in political science from the University
of Maine. For the past fourteen years, she has been part owner
of PDQ Door Company. She has also worked as a legal secretary
for the US Attorneys offce and as a caseworker for then-U.S.
Representative Olympia Snowe. She is a member of Kiwanis
International and the Womens Auxiliary of the American Legion.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 31%; AFL-CIO 11%; MLCV 55%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 31%; AFL-CIO 23%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: ALF-CIO 14%; EQME 0%; KI 38%; MLCV 36%;
MEA 0%; MPA 20%; MNOW 10%; NFIB 89%; SAM A
2004: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Plowman 11,360; Leighton 5,116
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Plowman 9,222; Poulin 6,347
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Plowman 12,537; Cronk 8,138
Primary: Plowman 960; Treadwell 868; Fredette 826
1998* General: Plowman 2,087; Pease 1,430
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Plowman: $12,287.79 (Privately Financed)
Leighton: $1,404.38 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
KEVIN L. RAYE (R)
63 Sunset Cove Lane
Perry 04667
Phone: 853-9406
Home Email: SenatorRaye@wwsisp.com
District 29: Carroll, Drew, Eastbrook,
East Hancock, Franklin, Great Pond, Lakeville, Osborn, Prentiss,
Waltham, Whitney and all of Washington County
SENATE PRESIDENT
Kevin Raye was re-elected to his Senate District 29 seat, beating
Democratic candidate F. James Whalen with 71% of the vote to
win his fourth term in offce. He now sits as Maines President of
the Senate under Governor Paul LePage.
In an op-ed he wrote for the Kennebec Journal, Raye says that
the new Republican majority wishes to make changes to improve
the economy and ensure a more prosperous future for Maine
people, a statement related to his support of reducing the number
of legislative committees in part by merging the Committee
on Business, Research and Economic Development with the
Committee on Labor to create a new Committee on Commerce,
Workforce, Research and Development.
Raye, who ran for the U.S. House of Representatives against
Michael Michaud in 2002, served as chief of staff, district director,
and campaign manager for Olympia Snowe during her tenure in
the U.S. House. In 2008, Raye assumed the position of Senate
Minority Leader, replacing Sen. Carol Weston of Montville.
When asked about his reasons for running for offce, Raye
responded by saying that he is deeply grateful for the strong
support I received across Downeast Maine in my last campaign,
and for the encouragement of so many people who have urged me
to seek elective offce.
In the past, Sen. Raye has said his top priorities are to relieve
Maines high tax and regulatory burden to encourage job creation
and provide opportunities for young people to carve out their lives
here at home; provide fairness for rural schools and taxpayers by
repealing or vastly modifying the unfair Essential Programs and
Services school funding formula; [and to fnd] meaningful reforms
to ensure affordable and accessible health care and require state
government to pay its mounting debts to Maines struggling health
care providers.
In the 124th Legislature, Raye served as Senate Minority
Leader and voted against a bill to allow same-sex partners in
Maine the right to marry. He voted in favor of two environmental
bills; one to phase out Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers (a fame
retardant) which accumulates in our food cycle and can cause brain
damage and learning disabilities and the second a bill that promotes
responsible recycling in consumer products sold in Maine.
In the 123rd Legislature, Raye voted against the establishment
of a single payer health care system, against a Health Care Bill of
Rights, and against an act to enable the Dirigo Health program to
be self-administered. He voted in favor of two bills that would have
reduced restrictions on insurance companies in an effort to create
a more free-market approach to health care. Also in the 123rd
Legislature, Raye voted for two bills aimed at reducing exposure
of children and pregnant women to toxic chemicals. He supported
passage of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
Sen. Raye, 48, is co-owner along with his wife of Rayes
Mustard Mill in Eastport and a consulting group called Down East
Strategies. A native of Eastport and graduate of Shead Memorial
High School, Raye earned a BA in Political Science from Bates
College. He serves on the boards of the Eastern Maine Medical
Center, Maine Rural Partners, Peavey Memorial Library, Sunrise
County Economic Council, and the UMM Board of Visitors. He is
a member of SAM, the NRA, and Maine Snowmobile Association
and is a former member of the Republican State Committee.

Ratings:
2010: MPA 31%; AFL-CIO 30%; MLCV 64%; NFIB 100%;
NRA A; SAM A
2008: MPA 29%; AFL-CIO 36%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 88%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 13%; EQME 75%; KI 38%; MLCV36%;
MEA 25% MNOW 27%; MPA 27%; NFIB 78%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Raye 9,927; Whalen 3,967
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Raye 11,418; Kadey 1,449; Johnson 5,168
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Raye 8,328; Finlay 3,226; Kadey 1,858; Oden
774
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Raye 14,410; Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Raye: $14,638.14 (Privately Financed)
Whalen: $6,837.67 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
MEA; NFIB; SAM
CHRISTOPHER W. RECTOR (R)
30 Knox St
Thomaston 04861
Phone: 354-6571 Bus: 354-9919
Home E-mail: cwrector@hotmail.com
State House E-mail:
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SenChris.Rector@legislature.maine.gov
District 22: Appleton, Camden, Cushing, Hope, Matinicus Isle,
Plt., North Haven, Owls Head, Rockland, Rockport, South
Thomaston, St. George, Thomaston, Union, Vinalhaven and
Warren
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology; Labor,
Commerce, Research and Economic Development; Joint Select
Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform
Chris Rector ran unopposed in 2010. He is serving his second
term in the Senate after three terms representing House District 48.
Rector has lived in Thomaston for 23 years.
Rector serves as the ranking Republican Senator on the
Joint Standing Committee for Business Research and Economic
Development, and also served on the Joint Standing Committee
on Marine Resources. He was also appointed to the Joint Select
Committee on Research, Development and the Innovation
Economy, the Joint Select Committee on Prosperity, and the Joint
Select Committee on Maines Energy Future.
Rector believes that the role of government is to empower
citizens to achieve their fullest potential by providing education
opportunities, sound infrastructure, health and safety, security and
a chance to have their voices heard in our democracy.
Rector has supported full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Fund in previous sessions.
Rector supports banning toxic chemicals when safer, affordable,
and effective alternatives exist.
Rector says he will support legislation that ensures every
Mainer has a right to quality and affordable housing, and believes
our ability to grow our economy will be hampered in the long term
if we cannot provide affordable housing for our workforce.
In 2009, Rector voted in favor of equal marriage for gay and
lesbian couples in Maine. He was the only Republican Senator to
vote yes on the frst vote on the measure.
Rector is a self-employed art publisher and real estate manager.
He and his wife Betsy operated two retail art galleries for 20 years,
one in Camden and one in Portland. He grew up in Needham,
Massachusetts where he graduated from Needham High School.
He moved to Maine while in college, completed his program at
Boston University College of General Studies and receiving a BA
in Economics from the University Southern of Maine. He serves on
the Thomaston Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Thomaston
Fire Department, and the Maine Tourism Partnership and the
board of the Center for Contemporary Art. He has also served
on the boards of the Camden-Rockport Chamber of Commerce,
Camden Downtown Business Group, and belongs to the Rockland-
Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce and the Farnsworth
Museum.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 31%; AFL-CIO 30%; MLCV 55%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008*: MPA 41%; AFL-CIO 50%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006*: AFL-CIO 32%; EQME 80%; KI 47%; MEA 29%;
MLCV 75%; MNOW 31%; MPA 25%; NFIB 100%
2004*: AFL-CIO 19%; MLCV 71%; MNOW 44%; MPA
34%; NFIB 100%
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Rector 13,000; Unopposed
2008 General: Rector 11,049; Miramant 9,101
Primary:Unopposed
2006* General: Rector 2,160; Glover 1,672
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: Rector 2,854; Smith 1,876
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General Election Rector 2,146; Skoglund 1,660
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Rector: $4,521.08 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
RICHARD W. ROSEN (R)
P.O. Box 877
Bucksport 04416
Phone: 469-3779 Business: 469-3306
Home Email: rrosen113@aol.com
District 31: Amherst, Aurora, Bradley, Brewer,
Bucksport, Burlington, Castine, Clifton, Dedham, Eddington,
Grand Falls Twp., Greenfeld, Holden, Lowell, Mariaville,
Milford, Orland, Orrington, Otis, Penobscot, Summit Twp.,
T32MD, Verona Island
Committee: Appropriations and Financial Affairs, Chair
Richard Rosen had little diffculty defeating Democratic
challenger Paul Averill Liebow to win reelection to his fourth term
in the Senate with almost 65% of the vote. During his frst term,
he was a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Health and
Human Services, and the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform.
During the 123rd Legislature, Rosen served as the Assistant Senate
Republican Leader. Prior to his election to the Senate, Senator
Rosen served in the State House of Representatives from 1998-
2004, during which time he was a member of the Committees on:
Utilities and Energy, House Ethics and Appropriations & Financial
Affairs.
Senator Rosen has written several pieces of legislation,
including An Act to Provide Guidelines, Standards and Rights for
Children and the Guardians Who Care for Them, An Act to Create
Maines Digital Library, and An Act to Develop a Strategic Plan
for Maines Mental Health Hospitals. He also introduced a budget
benchmark to dedicate two percent of Maines General Fund to
Research and Development.
On health care, Sen. Rosen says, I would reform the states
health insurance markets so private health insurance companies
can offer new, more affordable and fexible health insurance plans.
I favor allowing people in Maine to purchase health care plans
available in neighboring states. Current health-care plans offered
in Maine are not fexible enough to meet the needs of most people
because they require everyone to carry the same coverage whether
they need it or not.
On energy and the home heating crisis, Senator Rosen says,
The most immediate action is to direct additional state funding
to the low-income heating and energy assistance program to help
cover the emergency fuel needs of the lowest income residents.
We should adopt tax credits for weatherizing homes and allow
taxpayers to write off some of the interest on loans they take to
weatherize their homes. We should accelerate the development of
wind turbines and large solar panels, and reconsider the removal of
hydroelectric dams.
Rosen, age 54, has owned Rosens Department Store for
24 years. The store, established in Washington County by his
grandparents in 1910, is now a fxture in Bucksports revitalized
downtown. A graduate of Bucksport High School, Rosen earned a
BS in business from the University of Maine. He is president of the
Northeast Historic Film Board of Directors and has served as board
vice president for the Bucksport Regional Health Center. Rosen
has also been a member of the Maine Coalition for Excellence in
Education. He is past president of the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber
of Commerce and has served on the Maine Economic Growth
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Council. Representative Rosen is married to State Representative
Kimberley Rosen of district 40, and they have a home in Bucksport.
They have two grown children and have been married 29 years.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 19%; AFL-CIO 20%; MLCV 50%; NFIB N/A;
SAM A
2008: MPA 14%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 67%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 13%; EQME 50%; KI 38%; MLCV 27%;
MEA 0%; MNOW 22%; MPA 20%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: AFL-CIO 22%; MLCV 21%; MPA 23%; NFIB 100%
2002*: AFL-CIO 15%; MLCV 27%; MLGPA 72%; MNOW
43%; MPA 13%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010: General: Rosen 10,776; Liebow 5,893
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Rosen 11,962; Deane 8,848
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Rosen 9,143; Spellman 6,990
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Rosen 12,313; Sherwood 9,032
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Rosen 2,337; Dunbar 1,076
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Rosen: $22,064.14 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Liebow: $22,683.49 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
THOMAS B. SAVIELLO (R)
60 Applegate Lane
Wilton 04294
Phone: 645-3420 Business: 897-1422
Home Email: drtom16@hotmail.com
State Senate Email:
SenThomas.Saviello@legislature.maine.gov
District 18: Franklin County - Avon, Carrabassett Valley,
Carthage, Chesterville, Coplin Plantation, Dallas Plantation,
Mount Abram Twp., Redington Twp., Freeman Twp., Salem Twp.,
Eustis, Farmington, Industry, Kingfeld, Madrid, New Sharon,
New Vineyard, Gorham Gore, Lowelltown Twp., Skinner Twp.,
Merrill Strip Twp., Beattie Twp., Massachussets Gore, Jim Pond
Twp., Adler Stream Twp., Tim Pond Twp., Stetsontown Twp.,
Davis Twp., Lang Twp., Coburn Gore, Kibby Twp., Chain of
Ponds Twp., Seven Ponds Twp., Phillips, Rangeley, Rangeley
Plantation, Sandy River Plantation, Perkins Twp., Washington
Twp., Strong, Temple, Weld, Twp. D, Twp. E, Twp. 6, Wilton
and Wyman Twp. Somerset County - Mercer and Smithfeld.
Kennebec County - Belgrade, Fayette, Mount Vernon, Readfeld,
Rome, Vienna and Wayne.
Committees: Environmental and Natural Resources, Chair; Joint
Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform
Senator Saviello won his frst term to the Maine Seante after
beating Democrat Ann Woloson (of Belgrade) by 868 votes. The
Senate seat had previously been occupied by Walter Gooley, who
held the seat for two consecutive terms, but who decided to retire.
Prior to service in the Senate, Saviello served four terms in
the Maine House of Representatives representing District 90.
Originally a Democrat, Saviello quit the Democratic Party in 2005
and served several terms as an unenrolled legislator.
Elder care is a priority for Sen. Saviello. He is concerned
about the impacts of rising energy costs on Maine seniors, saying,
Elders will be choosing between staying warm, eating and buying
prescriptions. They could be faced with leaving their homes and
going to institutional care or worse. This will put extreme pressure
on the state and medical facilities.
Sen. Saviello, an environmental compliance manager at
International Paper in Jay, raised the ire of Maine environmental
groups when he served on the Natural Resources Committee
during his House terms. Saviello denied any confict of interest,
but later resigned from his seat on the committee.
This session, Saviello has fled about a half-dozen of the bills
headed to the Natural Resources Committee.
One measure would allow development on sand dunes covered
by impervious surfaces, an attempt to correct current regulations
that have prevented a Wells hotel from putting an addition on
land that is now an asphalt parking lot built on a sand dune. He is
also sponsoring a bill that would allow the grinding and vacuum
packaging of mercury-containing fuorescent bulbs for disposal,
which he hopes will spur new disposal businesses. Another of his
bills aims to expedite the regulatory process by cutting in half the
time the DEP would be given to rule on a permit before it would
have to outsource the permitting to a private contractor.
On healthcare, Saviello believes the states Dirigo program
needs reworking and he supports modifcation/reduction of
Maines health insurance consumer protections. He has voted in
favor of creating a high-risk insurance pool, and he does not favor
a universal single payer healthcare system. In 2011 he introduced
legislation to deny benefts for MaineCare recipients who smoke.
Saviello has said he would support legislation to change the
income tax or sales tax only if it is a real reduction in taxes. A tax
shift disguised as a tax reduction would not be acceptable.
Sen. Saviello is a supporter of the Maine Clean Election Act.
He also supports the constitutional right to propose or repeal laws
through the citizen initiative and referendum process.
Saviello attended high school in New Jersey. He earned a BS in
Forestry from the University of Tennessee and an MS in Agriculture
and a Ph.D. in Forest Resources from the University of Maine. Sen.
Saviello has chaired the Pesticides Control Board and served on
the Forestry Research Advisory Council, the Cooperative Forestry
Research Unit and the Maine Environmental Priorities Project.
Sen. Saviello has served two terms as a Wilton selectman and one
term on the SAD 9 school board. He is active in the Wilton Lions,
Wilton Youth Baseball, Wilson Lodge 150 and Franklin Grange
#50. In 2008, Saviello chaired a group called Citizens for McCain,
supporting John McCain for president.
Saviello lives in Wilton with his dog Baxter and has two adult
children, Ben and Allison.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 60%; MLCV 50%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008*: MPA 24%; AFL-CIO 46%; MLCV 78%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 47%; EQME 80%; KI 53%; MEA 56%;
MLCV 58%; MNOW 51%; MPA 25%; NFIB 88%; SAM A
2004: AFL-CIO 82%; MLCV 64%; MNOW 74%; MPA 78%;
NFIB 60%; SAM A
2002: SAM B
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Saviello 11,194; Woloson 6,703
Primary: Unopposed
2008* General: Saviello 3,611; Collins 1,055
Primary: Unopposed
2006* General: Saviello 2,940; Collins 964
Primary: None (Independent)
2004* General: Saviello 2,462; Lamber 2,346
Primary: Unopposed
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2002* General: Unopposed
Primary: Selected by Democratic Party
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Saviello: $22,505.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Woloson: $24,282.91 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MEA; NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
ELIZABETH M. SCHNEIDER (D)
55 Bennoch Road
Orono 04473
Phone: 866-7359
Home Email: schneidersenate@msn.com
District 30: Alton, Argyle, Bradford, Edinburg,
Enfeld, Greenbush, Howland, Hudson, Kingman Twp., Lagrange,
Lee, Lincoln, Mattawamkeag, Maxfeld, Old Town, Orono,
Passadumkeag, Penobscot Nation Voting District, Springfeld,
Twombly, Veazie, Webster Plt., Winn
Committees: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry;
Government Oversight Committee
Elizabeth Schneider won re-election to her fourth and fnal
term in the Senate over challenger Traci Gauthier of Lincoln by
over 2000 votes. Although many of the municipalities north of her
hometown of Orono returned mixed results, she secured a win by
dominating the voting in the most populated areas of Old Town
and Orono.
Last session, Sen. Schneider served as Senate Chair of the
now-defunct Business and Economic Development Committee.
Boasting of her 100% voting attendance record during the last
session, Schneider noted that tax reform, the expansion of the Pine
Tree Development Zones statewide and a resolution calling on
Congress to increase truck weight limits on I-95 were some of her
most important votes of the session.
In her most recent campaign, Sen. Schneider stated that her
main priority is jobs and economic growth.
In the 124th Legislature, Sen. Schneider voted for the
establishment of a Health Care Bill of Rights and other legislation
that would offer more protections to health insurance consumers.
She voted against legislation that would allow companies to avoid
these protections by selling policies from outside state lines to
people in Maine. Schneider also voted for changes in the way
DirigoChoice receives revenue to ensure more stable funding.
In past sessions, Sen. Schneider has voted in favor of reducing
exposure to toxic chemicals through product stewardship measures
and through preventing the use of known toxic chemicals in the
manufacturing process.
On recent past education issues, Senator Schneider voted in
favor of school consolidation legislation as well as an act that
raised minimum teacher salaries in Maine.
A graduate of Washington Irving High School in New York,
Senator Schneider graduated from the Travel Trade School of
Boulder, Colorado and attended the University of Nantes in France.
In addition to her public service in the Maine Senate, Elizabeth
has given much of her time to help nonproft organizations and
she has served on numerous committees, such as the Orono
Economic Development Corporation, the Penobscot Downeast
Cable Consortium, the Orono Village Association and The Peace
and Justice Center. Senator Schneider served on the National
Legislative Association on Prescription Drugs (NLA-Rx) since
2004.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 81%; AFL-CIO 90%; MLCV 91%; NFIB 20%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 93%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 63%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 75%; EQME 100%; KI 81%; MLCV 73%;
MEA 100%; MPA 80%; MNOW 82%; NFIB 33%;
2004: SAM C
Election Results:
2010 General: Schneider 7,767; Gauthier 5,668
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Schneider 13,210; Carr-Winocour 5,705
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Schneider 7,721; Joyce 3,772; Gibbs 2,028
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Schneider 11,444; Peavey-Haskell 7,813
Primary: Schneider 1,307; Jacobson; 960
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Schneider: $22,854.68 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Gauthier: $19,359.13 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SAM
ROGER L. SHERMAN (R)
P.O. Box 682
Houlton 04730
Phone: 532-7073
State House Email:
RepRoger.Sherman@legislature.maine.gov
District 34: Amity, Ashland, Bancroft, Blaine, Bridgewater,
Cary Plantation, Squapan Twp., St. Croix Twp., Webbertown
Twp., Dudley Twp., Cox Patent, E Plantation E R-2, Chapman,
Crystal, Dyer Brook, Easton, Fort Fairfeld, Glenwood Plantation,
Hammond, Haynesville, Hersey, Hodgdon, Houlton, Island
Falls, Linneus, Littleton, Ludlow, Macwahoc Plantation, Mars
Hill, Masardis, Merrill, Monticello, Moro Plantation, New
Limerick, Oakfeld, Orient, Oxbow Plantation, Presque Isle, Reed
Plantation, Sherman, Smyrna, Benedicta Twp., Molunkus Twp.,
Silver Ridge Twp., Forkstown Twp., Upper Molunkus Twp., N.
Yarmouth Academy Grant Twp., Westfeld and Weston.
Committees: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry, Chair;
Environment and Natural Resources

Roger Sherman won out over challenger Patrick Gordon of
Houlton by nearly 3000 votes to secure his third term as a Senator
representing Southern Aroostook County. This is his seventh
consecutive term in Augusta, as he served in the 119th through
122nd Legislatures in the House before running for the Senate in
2006.
Shermans focus during his tenure in Augusta has been on
improving funding for rural education, helping Maine farmers and
slowing state spending. My number one priority is to get Maine
back on track, says the Senator.
According to the Republican caucus offce, in addition to
supporting income tax cuts for all Maine workers, Sherman also
plans to work to pass tax credits for businesses and homeowners
who invest in increasing energy effciency. He is also on record as
being for the repeal of the automatic annual gas tax increase.
The Senator is against strengthening consumer protections for
health insurance consumers in Maine, casting votes against the
Health Care Bill of Rights and for legislation that would allow
companies to sidestep Maine regulations by selling their products
from across state lines. He also called attempts to fund Dirigo
through a tax on soda, wine and beer reckless and vowed to be a
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strong voice against such action in the future. He instead supports
the formation of high-risk pools as a way to control costs in the
health insurance market.
Sherman voted in support of eliminating toxic chemicals
from consumer products in 2008 with LD2048, and has since
voted for attempts to remove individual toxic chemicals from our
environment in bills that would ban DECA from shipping pallets
and create programs to properly recycle mercury-containing light
bulbs through industry funds.
Senator Sherman is a retired teacher and beef farmer who
attended Ricker College and received his Masters Degree in
Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire. He has a
Doctorate from the University of Maine Law School. He was born
and raised in Hodgton where he currently lives and serves as a
member of the Rotary. He is also the former Maine Director of the
National Education Association.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 33%; NFIB N/A; SAM A
2008: MPA 21%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 67%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006*: AFL-CIO 20%; EQME 0%; KI 13%; MLCV 25%;
MEA 29%; MPA 0%; MNOW 6%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004*: AFL-CIO 21%; MLCV 7%; MNOW 0%; MPA 8%;
NFIB 100%; SAM B
2002*: AFL-CIO 18%; MLCV 9%; MLGPA 17%; MNOW
8%; MPA 25%; MWL 55.6%; NFIB 89%; SAM A
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Sherman 8,038; Gordon 5,104
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Sherman 9,153; Lundeen 8,632
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Sherman 6,878; Beckwith 5,768
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: Sherman 2,692; Schools 1,141
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Sherman 1,685; McGillicuddy 824
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Sherman: $21,183.15 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Gordon: $22,828.87 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
LOIS SNOWE-MELLO (R)
177 Mechanic Falls Road
Poland, ME 04274
Phone: (207) 784-9136
Home E-mail: senlois@roadrunner.com
District 15: Auburn, Durham, Poland, New Gloucester
Committee: Marine Resources, Chair; Insurance and Financial
Services
Lois Snowe-Mello returns to the Senate after defeating the
Democratic incumbent, Deborah Simpson of Auburn, who won
the seat over Snowe-Mello in 2008. Snowe-Mello has lived in the
district for 25 years.
Snowe-Mello served four terms in the House of Representatives
and this will be her third non-consecutive term in the Senate. She
has experience serving on the Labor, Natural Resources, Criminal
Justice, Health and Human Services, and Insurance and Financial
Services committees.
Some of Sen. Snowe-Mellos major accomplishments as a
legislator include sponsoring legislation to ensure that learning
defciencies and short distance focusing problems is included
in vision screening for children in our schools, the frst law of
its kind in the country. Snowe-Mello also sponsored legislation
that allowed temporary workers to get full time work by taking
additional drug tests with their prospective employer. She also
sponsored legislation that changed forestry practices to guard
against unwarranted searches on private land.
For Snowe-Mello, the role of government is a limited one.
She believes the legislators are supposed to serve and protect
our citizens. Snowe-Mello believes the role of government is
mainly to create safe highways, protect people from criminals
and follow the tenets of the US and Maine State Constitution. She
hopes to ensure that people stay free of government intrusion
into their lives. Snowe-Mello does think that government has
the responsibility to help those who cannot help themselves by
no fault of their own. She believes in the free market system,
saying that government should not do what private businesses can
deliver.
Senator Snowe-Mellos priorities this year include reducing
regulations on health insurance companies and being innovative
in job creation.
With regard to tax policy, Senator Snowe-Mello believes in
Reaganomics and in particular believes that cutting taxes will
lead to job creation. Snowe-Mello believes in order to balance
the budget we must cut anything that it not a necessity. For
instance, she wants to look at state worker salaries and limit the
size of the Governors cabinet.
Snowe-Mello believes that health care is an individual
responsibility and best left up to the private market. She opposes a
single-payer system and national health care reform. Snowe-Mello
sees Maines health insurance system as overregulated and believes
this has led to a loss of competition in Maines insurance provider
industry, resulting in higher insurance premiums. She wants to ban
guaranteed issue and broaden the community rating ban to at least
5-1, allowing insurers to charge older people they cover up to fve
times more than younger people. She believes that Dirigo Health,
which insures 14,000 people in Maine, has been a dismal failure.
On the Kids-Safe Products Act, passed in 2008, Senator Snowe-
Mello believes that the law is too aggressive and needs to be scaled
back. Sen. Snowe-Mello opposes fees levied on manufacturers that
persist in using known toxic chemicals in childrens products and
selling them in Maine in order to fund the DEPs work on the toxic
chemicals.
Sen. Snowe-Mello will not commit to defending full funding for
the Maine Clean Election Fund. She supports the citizen initiative
and referendum process. On tort reform she favors capping non-
economic damages for plaintiffs at some fxed dollar amount, and
would vote for legislation that restricted the ability of plaintiffs to
recover damages they have been awarded by weakening the legal
concept called joint and several liability.
Snowe-Mello opposes allowing gay and lesbian couples to
marry in Maine. She supports legislation excluding people from
enrolling in public programs based on their immigration status.
Snowe-Mello also favors legislation similar to the recently
proposed Arizona law which allows law enforcement to question
any person based on only a suspicion that they are undocumented.
In the 122nd Legislature, Sen. Snowe-Mello voted
againstlegislation to increase the minimum wage to seven dollars
an hour, against legislation to increase the minimum salary for
certifed teachers to $30,000, and against legislation to allow
retired law enforcement offcers and frefghters to enroll in a group
health plan.
Sen. Snowe-Mello opposes legislation that would provide
a minimum of 7 paid sick days to all Maine workers. She does
support the right of all Maine workers to form and join labor
unions, and would publicly support workers engaged in union
organizing. Snowe-Mello opposes legislation to provide paid
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family and medical leave insurance for workers.
Snowe-Mello, 62, attended Pequannock Township HighSchool
and Morris County College, both in New Jersey, and theFranklin
School of Science and Arts in Arizona. She is a retiredbeautician and
social worker. She has served on several Poland town committees
and is a member of Excelsior Grange, Lewiston Elks, and the
Order of Easter Star. She is the past vice chair of the Androscoggin
County Republicans and served on the board of United We Stand.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 0%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 0%; EQME 0%; KI 25%; MLCV 36%; MEA
0%; MNOW 12%; MPA 6%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: AFL-CIO 14%; MLCV 0%; MNOW 0%; MPA 0%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
2002*: AFL-CIO 12%; MLCV 9%; MLBPA 0%; MNOW 2%;
MPA 21%; MWL 40%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Snowe-Mello 8,467; Simpson 7,263
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: SNowe-Mello 7.735; Desgrosseilliers 7,340
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Snowe-Mello 10,641; Douglass 9,611
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Snowe-Mello 2,434; Levine 1,495
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Snowe-Mello: $60,370.45 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Simpson: $60,505.84 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2006 Campaign Expenditures:
Snowe-Mello: $28,080.31 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Desgrosseilliers:$27,460.21 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
2006 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
NANCY B. SULLIVAN (D)
20 Westwood Dr
Biddeford 04005
Phone: 282-5594
Home E-Mail: npsullivan@gwi.net
District 4: Arundel, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport
and part of Biddeford including all islands
Committees: Marine Resources; State and Local Government;
Government Oversight Committee
Sen. Sullivan defeated her Republican challenger, Dr. Owen
Pickus, by just over 1,000 votes, securing her fourth term in the
State Senate. During past sessions, she has served as chair of the
Legal and Veterans Affairs as well as Insurance and Financial
Services Committee. Sullivan has also served on the Business,
Research and Economic Development Committee and the Marine
Resources Committee.
Sen. Sullivan carries many priorities as she enters the 125th
session. Topping her list, are issues that include protecting
the environment, healthcare, justice and equality for all and
protecting our economy.
On the environmental front, Sullivan continues to support
Maines Kid-Safe Products Law and feels as though Maine needs
to act on more than just a few chemicals a year to protect children
from hazardous materials. She supports and encourages the use of
alternative forms of energy.
Sullivan believes healthcare is a right protected by our
government and would support the establishment of universal
single-payer health care system. She has also sponsored
legislation to allow lower income families greater access to
comprehensive oral health care. Sullivan supports the federal
American Care Act, saying that she is pleased with the small steps
taken in the federal initiative for affordable healthcare.
Sen. Sullivan brings her history as a public school teacher to
this 125th session. She has been endorsed by the MEA and
has supported bills that allow for fexibility within the school
schedule in order to save in transportation and operating costs.
On affordable housing, Sullivan supports funding a sustainable
HOME fund, which serves as an economic stimulus and responds
to the severe affordable housing shortage.
Sullivan, 61, has taught in Saco public schools and is a
graduate of Thornton Academy. She has a BS in education from
the University of Southern Maine, and she attended the JFK
School of Government at Harvard for three weeks as a member of
the Senior Executives to State and Local Government Program.
She has also served on the Biddeford School Board and served on
the board of the Maine Education Association. Sullivan and her
husband, Paul, have one son, Peter Chandler, who has served as
Chief of Staff for Congressman Michael Michaud.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 88%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 91%; NFIB 20%;
SAM I
2008: MPA 86%; AFL-CIO 86%; MLCV 83%; NFIB 50%
2006: AFL-CIO 88%; EQME 100%; KI 88%; MLCV 82%;
MEA 100%; MPA 93%; MNOW 99%; NFIB 44%
2004*: AFL-CIO 73%; MLCV 79%; MNOW 100%; MPA
72%; NFIB 50%
2002*: AFL-CIO 88%; MLCV 100%; MLGPA 100%;
MNOW 100%; MPA 73%; MWL 90%; NFIB 50%
*Ratings based on votes cast in the House
Election Results:
2010 General: Sullivan 8,449; Pickus 7,391
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Sullivan 13,179; Bryant 6,585
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Sullivan 8,725; Staples 5,831
Primary: Sullivan 62.30%; Twomey 37.70%
2004 General: Sullivan 10,064; Drouin 8,212; Kubiak 2,351
Primary: Sullivan 1,652; Dion 1,297
2002* General: Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Sullivan: $14,042.25 (Privately Financed)
Pickus: $22,473.96 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
*House Race Results
MICHAEL THIBODEAU (R)
169 Coles Corner Road
Winterport 04496
Phone: 223-5177
State House Email:
RepMichael.Thibodeau@legislature.maine.gov
District 23: All of Waldo County
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology, Chair;
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
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Mike Thibodeau will serve his frst term in the Senate, having
defeated Democratic opponent Rep. John Piotti with 54% of the
vote.
Prior to being elected to the Senate, Thibodeau served two
terms in the Maine House of Representatives representing District
42, which includes Brooks, Jackson, Monroe, Swanville, Waldo
and Winterport. Hes been a member of the Utilities and Energy
Committee and the Labor Committee.
Thibodeau says he ran for State Senate because hard working
Maine families deserve an opportunity to succeed. He believes
that many state policies defy logic and cause opportunities for
families to go unrecognized. Thibodeau believes that with proper
leadership and a change in direction by our State government, our
children and grandchildren can live in a Maine with good-paying
jobs and security for them and their families.
Thibodeau told the Morning Sentinel that Maine needs
smaller, smarter government to attract new jobs and achieve real
economic recovery. This must be our goal, and every vote I cast
in the Senate will be weighed against the impact it will have on
Maines taxpayers and entrepreneurs.
Thibodeau has voted against legislation to fund the Dirigo
Health program, which covers 14,000 Mainers. Thibodeau voted in
support of school consolidation legislation in the 123rd legislature.
Thibodeau was born in Bangor and graduated from Hamden
Academy in 1984. He has served on the Board of Selectmen for the
town of Winterport. He is currently the owner and operator of the
T B Equipment, a heavy equipment dealer supplying new and used
equipment to central and northern Maine. Thibodeau and his wife,
Stacy, have two teenage daughters.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 29%; NFIB 86%; SAM A
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 60%; NFIB 100%
Election Results:
2010 General: Thibodeau 9,365; Piotti 7,903;
Primary: Unopposed
2008* General: Thibodeau 2445; Yentes 2242;
Primary: Unopposed
2006* General: Thibodeau 1,940; Gilbert 1,651
Primary: Selected to run by the Republican Party
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Thibodeau: $60,661.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Piotti: $25,033.35 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010Endorsements:
NFIB
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB
*House Race Results
DOUGLAS A. THOMAS (R)
306 Stream Road
Ripley 04930
Phone: 277-3017
Home Email: frewood@tds.net
District 27: Brownville, Cambridge, Chester, Dover-Foxcroft,
East Millinocket, Greenville, Guilford, Harmony, Hartland,
Indian Purchase Twp, Lake View Plantation, Milford, Medway,
Medford, Millinocket, Milo, Monson, Mount Chase, Palmyra,
Parkman, Patten, Ripley, Sangerville, Sebec, Shirley, St. Albans,
Stacyville, Wellington, Willimantic, Woodville and other towns
and unorganized territory.
Committee: State and Local Government, Chair; Transportation
Douglas Thomas won his frst bid for the Senate with 56% of
the vote, defeating Susan Mackey-Andrews of Dover-Foxcroft by
more than 2,300 votes. Thomas took all but six of the districts 44
municipalities.
Sen. Thomas previously represented district 24 in the House
for three terms before running for the seat vacated by Sen. Douglas
Smith.
One of the major reasons that Thomas ran was to create a
climate where employers can thrive.
When asked about his priorities for the upcoming session,
Thomas said his top three priorities are, Jobs, jobs and more jobs.
To accomplish this he plans to push for a container port on Sears
Island and other projects that would create local opportunities
for new jobs as well as maintain traffc on the regions fagging
transportation system. Thomas also seeks to reduce energy rates.
On health care, Thomas stated that he likes competition as a
force to bring prices down, and is against socialized medicine.
In past sessions he has voted against self-insuring Dirigo, against
consumer protections for insurance purchasers, and for deregulation
of the health insurance industry.
Sen. Thomas believes that one way to help businesses thrive
is to cut back on environmental regulations, pointing to recent
legislation on shoreline buffers and vernal pool protections as
problematic. Weve gone overboard with a lot of regulations, he
said. We need to have a new respect for private property. Thomas
voted against bills in the house that would reduce exposure to toxic
chemicals such as mercury in light bulbs and DECA in plastic
pallets used for shipping food and other products.
Sen. Thomas believes that one way to help businesses thrive
is to cut back on environmental regulations, pointing to recent
legislation on shoreline buffers and vernal pool protections as
problematic. Weve gone overboard with a lot of regulations, he
said. We need to have a new respect for private property. Thomas
voted against bills in the house that would reduce exposure to toxic
chemicals such as mercury in light bulbs and DECA in plastic
pallets used for shipping food and other products.
On the issue of marriage equality, he considers the issue closed
as of the referendum in 2009, which vetoed a law that would have
allowed gay and lesbian couples in Maine to marry.
On education reform, Thomas would like to see more local
control, but would also like to see less reliance on property taxes as
a funding mechanism.
Sen. Thomas graduated Mount View High School and attended
Unity College. He is the owner of a retail frewood business.
Before serving in Augusta he served on the Select Board in Dexter
for three years and then as a Selectman in Ripley for four, with one
year spent as chair.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 0%; SAM A
2008: MPA 11%; AFL-CIO 25%; MLCV 50%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 0%; EQME 0%; KI 7%; MLCV 0%; MEA
17%; MPA 0%; MNOW 0%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: NFIB 22%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Thomas 8,908; Mackey-Andrews 6,271
Primary: Unopposed
2008* General: Thomas 2,275; Lockhart 1,900
Primary: Unopposed
2006* General: Thomas 1,995; Denis 1,186
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: Thomas 2,464; Clukey 1,872
Primary: Thomas 498; Wyman 226
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Thomas: $22,486.70 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Mackey-Andrews: $27,383.90 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NRA, NFIB, ABC, SAM, Realtors, Credit Unions
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
*House Race Results
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DAVID A. TRAHAN (R)
2084 Washington Road
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Phone: 832-4135
Home E-mail: dptrahan@midcoast.com
District 20: Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay harbor, Bremen, Bristol,
Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Friendship, Jefferson, Monhegan Plt.,
Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport,
Waldoboro, Washington, Westport Island, Whitefeld, Windsor,
and Wiscasset
Committees: Taxation, Chair; Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
David Trahan won his second election to the Senate, defeating
Christopher Johnson and David Schweitzer with 59% of the vote.
Sen. Trahan served in the Maine House from 1998 to 2006.
Trahan told the website the Maine Watchdog that he believes
the purpose of government is to provide the infrastructure
necessary for free commerce and provide public safety. It must
design a structure of laws to guide a civil society.
David is proud of the peoples veto of the tax reform proposal
passed by the 124th Legislature saying, We needed to cut back on
government spending. The Republican leadership now understands
that you can no longer go to the working class and poor to raise
taxes. We will have to make tough cuts. We will have to make
them.
When asked why Maines health care costs are above the national
average, Trahan noted that Maine has the oldest population in the
nation, so thats a strike against us. Its also very rural, so health
care is inherently more expensive because its spread out. Weve
become a state where special interests are carving out health care
while everyone else pays for it. Some of these groups are essentially
rationing care for to beneft themselves.
Trahan is wary of toxic chemicals in consumer products,
especially those coming from outside our borders. He is also
concerned about mandated saltwater fshing licenses and says he
is hoping to create a system that meets federal mandates without a
license requirement.
Trahan opposes marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples
in Maine.
Trahan worked to collect petitions to repeal the school
consolidation plan that passed in the 123rd legislature and says he
will continue working to repeal it in the future.
Trahan has been a professional self-employed logger since
1983. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School in Fairfeld and
attended the University of Maine at Augusta. He is member of
the Maine Farm Bureau, the NRA, the National Federation of
Independent Businesses and the Fish and Game Club.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 25%; AFL-CIO 30%; MLCV 64%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Trahan 10,909; Schweitzer 1,794; Johnson
6,178
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Trahan 12,243; Rines 10,663
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Trahan: $21,874.74 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Schweitzer: $787.68 (Privately Funded)
Johnson: $26,373.60
2010 Endorsements:
MLCV; NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
MEA; NFIB; SAM
RODNEY L. WHITTEMORE (R)
P.O. Box 96
Skowhegan, ME 04976
Phone: (207) 474-6703
Home Email: rodwhittemore@gmail.com
District 26: Anson, Athens, Bingham, Brighton Plantation,
Canaan, Caratunk, Central Somerset Unorganized Territory,
Cornville, Dennistown Plantation, Embden, Fairfeld, Highland
Plantation, Jackman, Madison, Moose River, Moscow, New
Portland, Norridgewock, Northeast Somerset Unorganized
Territory, Northwest Somerset Unorganized Territory, Pleasant
Ridge Plantation, Seboomook Lake Township, Skowhegan,
Solon, Starks, The Forks Plantation and West Forks Plantation
Committees: Insurance and Financial Services, Chair; Criminal
Justice and Public Safety
Rodney York defeated Gerald York (D) of Fairfeld by more
than 4,000 votes to secure the Senate 26 seat, which was vacated by
Peter Mills, who had previously held the seat for three consecutive
terms.
On his decision to run, Whittemore says, I am running for
the Maine Senate, because I want to help bring positive change to
state government. Creating an economic climate that will foster the
creation and retention of good jobs for Maine people is at the top of
the list. He cites his experience as a business owner and involved
community member as valuable experience to bring to Augusta.
On the role of government, Whittemore says he believes in
limited government and local control to give government back
to the people. Senator Whittemore says his legislative priorities
include: reducing the cost of government, consolidating and
combining regulations when appropriate, and reducing the cost of
energy and dependence on foreign oil.
On the need for economic recovery, Whittemore says,
taxation is the cancer that needs to be put in remission in order
for our economy to survive. He adds, Stimulus and government
shackling doesnt work, free enterprise does.
On healthcare reform, Whittemore thinks the answer lies in
allowing Mainers to purchase health insurance across state lines.
On renewal energy, Whittemore says, The concept of us using
renewable energy is good. We need to go there; however, we need
to be very careful that going there doesnt become an expensive
experiment. I am weary of overspending and not getting our
moneys worth.
On education, Whittemore has expressed concerns about the
need to reduce money spent on administration, saying, There is a
lot of waste in our schools. A large part of that waste is at the top.
We are very top-heavy in administration. We have a superintendent
for every district, and this concerns me.
On same-sex marriage, Whittemore says, I feel that marriage
is between one man and one women. With no disrespect towards
the gay Mainers.
Rodney Whittemore has been active his community on a variety
of boards and clubs including the Skowhegan Planning Board
and local Elks Club. He also owns and operates a small family
business Whittemore & Sons that sells and services outdoor power
equipment. He and his wife have three grown sons and eight grand
children and live Skowhegan.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Whittemore 9,087; York 5,046
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Whittemore: $22,215.23 (Clean Elections Candidate)
York: $23,339.75 (Clean Elections Candidate)
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2010 Endorsements:
SAM
RICHARD WOODBURY (I)
174 Oakwood Dr.
Yarmouth 04096
Phone: 847-9300
Home Email: dick@dickwoodbury.com
District 11: Cumberland County, the municipalities of Chebeague
Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, North
Yarmouth and Yarmouth.
Committees: Judiciary; Taxation
Senator Dick Woodbury begins his frst term in the Senate,
after emerging from a crowded feld of challengers for District 11.
Opponent Cynthia Bullens withdrew her name from the running
in order to bolster Woodbury, which proved successful. Woodbury,
the only undeclared member of the Senate, defeated Republican
challenger Gerald Davis by just over 5% and Independent
Christopher Miller by a much wider margin. Although this is his
frst term in the Senate, Woodbury isnt new to the State House. He
served in the House during the 121st, 122nd and 123rd sessions,
sitting as Chair of the Taxation Committee as well as the Insurance
and Financial Services Committee.
Sen. Woodbury believes the purpose of government is to come
together as a society and provide public goods and to do that cost
effciently
His focus for the 125th session is Maines economy. Believing
that Maines future is flled with possibility, he has said that we are
at a tipping point that driven by policy directives of this session
could become much better, or much worse. Woodburys hope is to
focus on reshaping heath care, education, tax, energy and economic
policy.
On health care Woodbury recognizes the high costs of care, and
his hope is that by becoming a competitive state and conforming to
the national landscape of care provision, providers will head back
to Maine to do business. He thinks universal coverage nationally,
rather than state-by-state.
Woodbury has taken a strong stand in his fght for tax reform.
He published a discussion paper on the struggle for tax reform
in Maine highlighting the enactment of LD 1495 which served to
lighten the burden on residents, reduce revenue volatility and lower
Maines income taxes.
On the subject of Maines environment, Woodbury supports
banning toxic chemicals when safer affordable and effective
alternatives are available.
Sen. Woodbury is an economist and was a visiting scholar at
the New England Public Policy Center at the Federal Reserve Bank
of Boston in 2009. He has served as program administrator for the
National Bureau of Economic Research Program on Aging. He, his
wife Debbie and their three sons reside in Yarmouth.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 60%
Election Results:
2010 General: Woodbury 9,029; Bullens 2,472; Davis 7,963;
Miller 897
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Woodbury: $22,218.57 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Bullens: $3,754.30 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Davis: $60,649.63 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Miller: $20.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
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Whos Who in the House
Speaker of the House
Robert Nutting (R), Oakland
Offce Telephone: 287-1300
House Majority Leader
Phil Curtis (R), Madison
Offce Telephone: 287-1440
Majority Whip
Andre Cushing (R), Hampden
Offce Telephone: 287-1440
House Minority Leader
Emily Cain (D), Orono
Offce Telephone: 287-1430
Assistant House Minority Leader
Terry Hayes (D), Buckfeld
Offce Telephone: 287-1430
The Maine House of Representatives consists
of 151 members (78 Republicans, 72 Democrats
and 1 Unenrolled member) plus two nonvoting
members representing the Penobscot Nation and the
Passamaquoddy Tribe.
All representatives may be contacted by calling
287-1400 or 1-800-423-2900 while the Legislature
is in session.
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BERNARD L. A. AYOTTE (R)
1469 Van Buren Road
Caswell 04750
Phone: 325-4905
State House Email:
RepBernard.Ayotte@legislature.maine.gov
District 3: Caswell, Grand Isle, Hamlin, Limestone, New Sweden,
Van Buren, Woodland and Cyr Plantation, plus the unorganized
territory of Connor Township
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Bernard Ayotte returns for his third term in the Maine House of
Representatives after defeating Democrat Wade McGlaughlin for
the second election in a row. This time, Rep. Ayotte received 72%
of the votes cast. In his frst two terms, Ayotte served as a member
of the Natural Resources Committee.
In the 124th legislature, Ayotte supported legislation that would
have lowered Maines estate tax.
On health care issues, in the 124th legislature he voted for a
health care bill of rights to ensure that the insurance industry is
more transparent. He also supported legislation to allow Dirigo
Health to have a secure and more dependable funding source
and to add coverage to more families. He voted in favor of a
Joint Resolution in support of the federal government enacting a
universal single payer health care system and in favor of legislation
that would have allowed out-of-state insurance companies to sell
their products in Maine without following Maine laws.
Also in the 124th legislature, Ayotte voted for legislation that
mandates that workers compensation insurance cover cancers
that are caused by occupation exposure as a way to address high
cancer rates among frefghters. He voted to reduce the notifcation
distance regarding the application of pesticides from 1,320 to 500
feet.
Ayotte voted against allowing same sex couples in Maine the
right to marry. During debate on the bill, he stated that by all
indications, homosexuality in human beings seems to be generated
by imbalances in the human body and that as legislators, it is
important that we do not base our statutes on genetic aberrations.
Rep. Ayotte is a graduate of St. Francis College (now the
University of New England), with a degree in biology. He taught
biology and mathematics before becoming principal of New
Sweden Elementary School. He also owned and operated a sawmill.
Ayotte is a U.S. Army veteran. He belongs to the NRA and enjoys
competitive shooting. Other interests include photography, bird
watching and non-fction reading, especially the works of G.K.
Chesterton.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 26%; MLCV 10%; NFIB 100%
2008: MPA 17%; AFL-CIO 43%; MLCV 30%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 89%; SAM I
2006: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Ayotte 2,199; McLaughlin 677
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Ayotte 2,211; McLaughlin 1,542
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Ayotte 1,715; Learnard 1,187
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Ayotte: $0 (Privately Financed)
McLaughlin: $4,726.66 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB
PAULETTE G. BEAUDOIN (D)
32 Herring Avenue Extension
Biddeford 04005
Phone: 284-6324 Cell: 286-5857
Home Email: pbeaudoin1@maine.rr.com
State House Email:
RepPaulette.Beaudoin@legislature.maine.gov
District 135: Part of Biddeford
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services
Paulette Beaudoin begins her third term representing District
135, after defeating Republican candidate Marc Worrell. During
the 124th Legislature, she served on the Insurance and Financial
Services Committee.
In the 125th Legislature, Rep. Beaudoin plans to continue her
work on her three primary issues: establishing single payer health
care, fair wages and tax reform.
Rep. Beaudoin supports the Kid Safe Products Law, and has
also voted in favor of LD 1631 to develop a frst in the nation
product stewardship program, promoting sustainable reuse of
materials and creating jobs through collection and recycling of
formerly discarded items.
On health care, Beaudoin says, One of the most important
issues we are working on at the state level, as well as at the
national level, is how to make health insurance more affordable
and more accessible. She supports the goals of Maines Dirigo
Health program and continues to believe the state should move
towards a universal single-payer system in Maine. Rep. Beaudoin
consistently opposes efforts to create high risk pools in the state.
Rep. Beaudoin continues to be a staunch supporter of the
Maine Clean Elections Act, saying that she couldnt have run for
public offce without it. She pledges to defend Clean Elections and
to vote to ensure adequate funding for the program. She also fully
supports the initiate and referendum process, saying, The voice of
the people is real democracy.
At age 75, Rep. Beaudoin has been a strong advocate for senior
citizens across the state for many years. She is Vice President of the
Maine council of Senior Citizens and an advisory council member
for the Southern Maine Agency on Aging. She has been active in
church choirs and is an organist. She and her husband Roger have
two children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 43%
2008: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 86%; MLCV 90%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 33%
2006: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Beaudoin 1,928; Hogan 1,539
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Beaudoin 2,532; Matherne 1,504
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Beaudoin 2,541 Unopposed
Primary: Beaudoin 411; Farley 272
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Beaudoin: $2,859.20 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Hogan: $4,650.90 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MSEA; MEA
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MICHAEL G. BEAULIEU (R)
27 Sherman Avenue
Auburn 04210
Phone: 784-0036
Home Email: mike@mikeformaine.org
State House Email:
RepMike.Beaulieu@legislature.maine.gov
District 68: Part of Auburn
Committees: Judiciary; Veterans and Legal Affairs
Michael Beaulieu is beginning his second term representing
District 68 after soundly defeating Democratic candidate Bradford
Knowles.
Beaulieu believes government exists to provide each and every
citizen with the opportunity to reach their full potential, become
self-supporting and independent, and to achieve success in the
global economy. When asked about his motivation to run he wrote
I love Maine and want the very best for our citizens. I enjoyed my
service in the 123rd Legislature and learned a great deal about the
process and the issues impacting our state. I am confdent in my
ability to be an effective advocate for my constituents and to work
for bipartisan positive outcomes.
The most important bill that Rep. Beaulieu plans to sponsor this
session is a bill which will lead to guidance and counseling for
those entering nursing home and/or boarding home care.
In terms of budget priorities, Beaulieu plans to support the
educational needs of our state and to ensure that those citizens who
are the most needy receive those services essential to their welfare,
and says that In many ways I supported the tax reform package
propsed in the last session. Rep. Beaulieu believes if a corporation
receives state assistance and it is later shown that there was never
any intention of meeting job creation goals, specifc action should
be initiated to alleviate this kind of practice. He believes that any
corporation, whether receiving state assistance or not, should be in
compliance with all environmental laws and regulations.
Beaulieu opposes maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status, and opposes
the establishment of a universal single-payer health care system in
Maine.
Beaulieu supports the school consolidation law passed during
the 123rd Legislature.
Beaulieu supported the Kid-Safe Products Law, however he is
unsure whether he will vote to defend this law from modifcation
by the chemical industry and product manufacturers and unsure
about whether to provide full funding to implement the law through
fees charged to manufacturers that use dangerous chemicals in
consumer products.
Beaulieu believes that the HOME Fund is absolutely essential
to the people of our state. He has also supported legislation to help
Maine families with the high cost of heating oil.
Beaulieu supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Act and he supports the constitutional right to propose or repeal
laws through the citizen initiative and referendum process.
In the past, Beaulieu has expressed support for a reasonable
cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases in
order to avoid excessive insurance premiums which could have a
devastating impact on businesses, physicians and governments.
He favors restricting the ability of plaintiffs to recover damages
they have been awarded by weakening a legal concept called joint
and several liability. He believes it is unfair and unjust to punish a
defendant more heavily simply because they have greater assets.
Beaulieu, 62, was born in Lewiston, ME in 1946. He was a
teacher at Lewiston High School for over 39 years. Presently he
works in the Lewiston Adult Education Program as an Evening
Supervisor.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%
2008: MPA 33%; AFL-CIO 36%; MLCV 90%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 100%
2006: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Beaulieu 3,276
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Beaulieu 3,089; Knowles 1,769
Primary: Unopposed;
2006 General: Beaulieu 2,173; Desgrosseilliers 1,743
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Beaulieu: $2,476.71 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; NFIB
2008 Endorsements:
MLCV; NFIB
ROBERTA B. BEAVERS (D)
72 Woodland Hills
South Berwick, ME 03908
Cell: 781-9529
Home E-Mail: rbbeavers@comcast.net
State House E-Mail:
RepBobbi.Beavers@legislature.maine.gov
District 148: Eliot and South Berwick (part)
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology
After an unsuccessful bid for the 124th Legislature, Rep.
Bobbi Beavers begins her frst term in the House, defeating her
Republican opponent Ellen Lemire by over 300 votes. She flls the
seat vacated by fourth term Republican Sarah Lewin.
According to Rep. Beavers, her talent and experience in
bringing people together qualifes her for work in the State House.
She cites I want to do my part to garner bipartisan cooperation.
I plan to work on stimulating economic, educational and
environmental sustainability. She sets fscal stability, economic
and job stimulation and educational and environmental stability as
her priorities and motivation heading into her term.
Concerning health care, Rep. Beavers says on her website
that quality competitive healthcare is among her priorities this
session.
Beavers priorities in the environmental sector include reducing
the usage of energy while working towards energy independence.
She has worked for environmental protections while serving as
the Vice-Chair of the South Berwick Energy Effciency Advisory
Council. While Vice-Chair Rep. Beavers facilitated the Seacoast
Energy Initiative (SEI) regional application to Effciency
Maine under the Recovery Acts Federal Energy Effciency and
Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) program.
Her educational initiatives include supporting equitable school
funding, and increasing local control.
Rep. Beavers has been very active in the Marshwood Education
Foundation, a non proft organization, providing grant funding for
additional programming within the MSAD 35 district.
Over the past few years, Beavers has worked on behalf Great
Works Regional Land Trust, Pease Greeters and Old Berwick
Historical Society. She is a wife and grandmother with over forty
years experience as a chemist, business consultant and small
business owner.
Ratings:
2010: N/A
Election Results:
2010 General: Beavers 2,137; Lemire 1,764
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Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Beaulieu: $6,667.72 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Lemire: $6,708.05 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
N/A
HENRY E.M. BECK (D)
7497 Mayfower
Waterville 04901
Phone: 837-4343
Home Email: henry.beck@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepHenry.Beck@legislature.maine.gov
District 76: Part of Oakland and part of Waterville
Committees: Insurance and Financial Services
Henry Beck won his re-election bid in 2010 over Mark McNulty
by 862 votes. Before his election to the legislature in 2008, he
served two years on the Waterville City Council. He has lived in
District 76 for 22 years.
In 2008 Henry Beck ran unopposed to succeed termed-limited
Rep. Marilyn Canavan.
In the 124th Legislature, Beck submitted and helped enact a
bill to leverage federal funds to make cleaner, more effcient wood
stoves. He played a leading role in passage of the 2009 Healthcare
Bill of Rights and in passing a law that prevents insurance
companies from capping care for Mainers with cancer and other
chronic conditions. Before his election to the legislature he fought
for and won community policing efforts in my district, chaired the
frst ever Committee on Environmental Sustainability in the City,
and worked to lower City spending and protect vital services. He
believes that the role of government is to provide public safety
and public works, to ensure equal opportunity, and to protect
the most vulnerable in society. Rep. Beck ran for re-election to
provide responsive, reasonable representation for people and
families in Maine.
Rep. Becks priorities include passing a budget that values
all Maine people, ensuring that common sense protections
for consumers are preserved, and higher education. He plans to
introduce bills to create legislative effciencies and fnd common
ground between industry and consumer protection in homebuilding.
On budget and tax policy Beck says he will work to balance
our budget as required, to protect worthy programs and to put
Maine on a path of sustainable spending and economic growth.
Regarding tax reform, Beck believes it is time to move on
from a complicated, revenue neutral notion of tax reform that
does not have widespread public support. I support taxation that
meets our needs and is fair to working people and businesses in
Maine.
Beck believes that health care is a right that should be protected
by our government. He supports Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status. Rep. Beck
supports the national healthcare reform bill and wants to play
a leading role in making sure the Affordable Care Act works for
Maine.
In terms of environmental protections such as the Kid-Safe
Products Act Beck would defend its integrity from the attacks of
chemical and product manufacturers, and he is comfortable with
the current pace of enforcement of the law, passed in 2008.
Rep. Beck, while supportive of the HOME fund, which is the
states only dedicated resource for the development of desperately
needed affordable housing, is neither for nor against expanding the
HOME fund as an economic stimulus program.
Beck supports the Maine Clean Election Act and would work to
provide adequate funding for the program. He supports the citizen
initiative and referendum process
Beck supports the right of gay and lesbian couples to marry in
Maine.
Beck supports the right of all Maine workers to form and join
labor unions, and legislation to require employers to provide a
minimum of 7 paid sick days to Maine workers. Current Maine
law provides that workers in operations with 15 or more employees
qualify for unpaid leave for family emergencies like the birth or
adoption of a child, their own illness, or the illness or death of
a family member. Beck supports legislation to increase access to
unemployment benefts to more workers who need them.
Beck was born in Missoula, Montana. He graduated from
Waterville High School in 2005, and Colby College in 2009 with a
B.A. in Government.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 74%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 50%; SAM A
2008: SAM B
Election Results:
2010 General: Beck 3,401; Unopposed
Primary: Beck 396; Tavares 68
2008 General: Beck 3,401 Unopposed
Primary: Beck 396; Tavares 68
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Beck: $3,233.56 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; SC; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
DEVIN M. BELIVEAU (D)
9 Ox Point Drive
Kittery, ME 03904
Cell: 752-4800
State House E-Mail:
RepDevin.Beliveau@legislature.maine.gov
District 151: Kittery (part)
Committees: Marine Resources
Devin Beliveau enters his frst term in the House, having
defeating unenrolled candidateGary Beers and Republican John
Carson. Beliveau replaces retiring Democratic representative
Walter Wheeler Sr, who supported Beliveau as his successor.
Beliveau lists his top three priorities for 125th Legislature as
education, energy and the economy.
In 2009, Beliveau was appointed by Governor Baldacci to
serve on the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees.
He has been an avid supporter of Maines Community Colleges,
believing that they are the best hope for increasing educational
attainment by providing affordable access to higher education. By
supporting Community Colleges and promoting teacher quality, he
hopes to attract more high-paying jobs to the state.
Beliveau supports the establishment of a universal, single-payer
health care system in Maine and believes that access to quality,
affordable health care is a right. He believes that the cost of health
care is limiting economic growth and will work to reduce those
costs. He also would like to see incentives for preventative care, in
hopes of further driving down health care costs and attracting more
private investors and developers.
Rep. Beliveau supports the Maine Clean Elections Act. He has
also said that he would support the freedom of gay and lesbian
couples to marry in Maine.
On the environment, Beliveau would like to promote off-
shore wind energy. He would support more diversifed energy
generation, including tidal, solar and geothermal. He supports
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the Kid-Safe Products Law and feels it is suffciently active in
identifying hazardous chemicals and replacing them with safer
alternatives.
A graduate of Colby College, Beliveau earned a Masters in
Education and public school social sciences teaching credential
from Stanford University. He has taught high school history for
fve years at Thornton Academy. Beliveau resides in Kittery with
his wife Debbie and young daughter, Ciara.
Ratings:
2010: N/A
Election Results:
2010 General: Beliveau 1,676; Carson 1,050; Beers 559
Primary: Beliveau 471; Peirce 203
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Beliveau: $5,938.64 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Peirce: $1,908.04 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; AFL-CIO; EQME: MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
PAUL E. BENNETT (R)
6 Woodside Drive
Kennebunk, ME 04043
Home Telephone: (207) 985-6269
Cell Phone: (207) 502-2926
Home E-Mail: bennettco2000@hotmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepPaul.Bennett@legislature.maine.gov
District 141: Kennebunk (part)
Committees: Taxation
Paul Bennett defeated incumbent democrat Edward Legg by
just over 400 votes to win his frst term in the House. Legg had run
unopposed in an open-seat race in 2008.
Bennett is co-owner of Bennetts Store a sub shop in
Kennebunk. According to his campaign literature, he ran for the
legislature because after 17 years of cheesesteaks, Im ready to
correct years and years of fscal mistakes.
Bennetts main priorities are jobs and the economy. He believes
taxes are too high and that the state must create a friendlier
corporate climate.
We have the brand: low crime, good education and great
scenery for a quality life, but we have no way to fll our schools
and purchase our homes without jobs created outside of a seasonal
economy, Bennett told the York Coast County Star. These Pine
Tree Zones with tax incentives have been late in coming.
Other priorities for Bennett include tax reform, creating a
competitive health insurance market and reducing energy costs by
increasing energy independence.
Bennett believes the school consolidation law hasnt work and
that theres waste within the education funding system that should
be eliminated.
Bennett opposes the Clean Elections system, calling it welfare
for politicians that is inappropriate given the current economic
environment.
Bennett has co-sponsored legislation to reduce the size of the
legislature, to require voters to show photo identifcation, and a
bill to provide new protections for homeowners facing foreclosure.
Paul Bear Bennett has been a small businessman and rental
property owner, a high school math teacher, a real estate agent and
an H. & R. Block tax advisor. He received a BA in Accounting
from Bentley University. Bennett lives in Kennebunk with his wife
Julie, a substitute teacher in RSU 21, and three daughters, Allie,
Kimberly and Payton. He is a member of the National Federation
of Independent Business, a history afcionado, and coaches girls
soccer at The Middle School of the Kennebunks. Bennett enjoys
spending time with his family, metal detecting and learning more
about tax policy.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Bennett 2,441; Legg 2,029
Primary: Unopposed;
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Bennett: $5,422.60 (Privately Financed)
Legg: $2,645.96 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
N/A
SETH A. BERRY (D)
1245 River Road
Bowdoinham 04008
Phone: 737-4149 Cell: 522-1609
Business: 287-1430
Home Email: seth@sethberry.org
State House Email:
RepSeth.Berry@legislature.maine.gov
District 67: Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and Richmond, plus the
unorganized territory of Perkins Township
Committees: Taxation
MAJORITY WHIP
Seth Berry defeated Republican challenger Brant Miller, also
of Bowdoinham with 56% of the vote to win a third term in the
House. Berry frst won the seat in 2006, following the retirement
of Democrat Deborah Hutton. Berry has lived in District 67 for
over twenty years.
In 2008, Berry introduced LD 2104, An Act to Provide for
Fairness and Accuracy in Utility Rate Setting to ensure that
consumers are not paying excessive rates for their telephone usage
and that they are reimbursed for over payments. An amended
version of his legislation was passed into law and signed by the
Governor. Had we passed this into law nine or ten years ago,
Berry said of his successful legislation, most Mainers would have
saved hundreds of dollars in excessive telephone charges.
Berry believes that all people and communities are
interdependent, in shared responsibility and in people helping each
other to ensure a better future. He believes that the government has
an active role to play in our lives and should guarantee all people
basic rights including adequate health care, housing, nutrition, and
livable wages. He supports the government regulating markets as
necessary to ensure the common good.
Berry supports raising taxes to cover increasing costs of Maine
public services where demonstrable need exists.
Berry believes that access to high quality and affordable health
care should be a right protected by our government. He supports
the goals of the Dirigo Health legislation and would support
legislation to institute a universal, single-payer health care system
in Maine stating, Like public schools, universal health care is a
basic cornerstone of true democracy[] Its the right thing to do.
Berry supports the national health care reform law and supports
maintaining Maines current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on age or health status.
On the environment, Rep. Berry has supported measures to ban
toxic chemicals from childrens toys and household products. He
believes that Maine needs to act on more than just a few chemicals
every few years to protect our children. Berry supports fees levied
on manufactures that persist in using known toxic chemicals in
childrens products.
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Berry supports expansion of the HOME fund and is committed to
expanding access to affordable housing, saying, growing up here
[in Bowdoinham], Ive seen almost as much poverty and unsafe
housing for kids as I saw in my eight years teaching in inner-city
New York.
Berry believes that green energy and environmental
protections go hand in hand with economic growth and has
sponsored successful legislation to increase energy effciency.
Berry supports the Informed Growth Act, which provides a
transparent, informed and local decision making process for the
permitting of big box stores.
Berry supports the initiative and referendum process in Maine.
Berry says that he would vote as often as needed in order to pass
a bill that would allow gay and lesbian couples the right to marry
in Maine. Berry opposes sending a marriage equality bill directly
to voters through a referendum. Berry opposes legislation that
excludes people from enrolling in public programs based on their
immigration status.
Rep. Berry supports paid sick days and legislation that would
provide paid family and medical leave insurance. He supports the
right of all Maine workers to form and join labor unions and would
publicly support workers engaged in union organizing.
Representative Berry, age 42, was born in Bowdoinham. He
earned a bachelors degree from Brown University, and later
studied abroad in Ecuador, South America. After graduation he
taught public school students in East Harlem (Central Park East
Secondary) and Washington Heights, New York City. His masters
degree is from Columbia University, Teachers College, (1994).
Berry returned to his hometown of Bowdoinham where he served
as a selectman between June 2002 and December 2006, including
a year as chair. Currently, Berry is a consulting teacher and staff
developer in Maines public schools. He and his wife, Adelaida
Gaviria, reside in Bowdoinham with their two young children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 14%; SAM A
2008: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 22%; SAM A
2006: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Berry 2,428; Miller 1,919
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Berry 3,589; Dickey 1,756
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Berry 2,452; Hobart 1,772
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Berry: $5,840.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Miller: $5,025.62 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC; SAM
BRUCE A. BICKFORD (R)
64 Cameron Lane
Auburn 04210
Phone: 795-6844 Cell: 689-5010
Home Email: bick0585@aol.com
State House Email:
RepBruce.Bickford@legislature.maine.gov
District 70: Part of Auburn and part of Lewiston
Committees: Taxation
Rep. Bruce Bickford won his second term to the Maine State
House with 57% of the vote against Democratic opponent Michael
Scott.
Bickford says his motivation for seeking a second term in the
Legislature was to serve the citizens of this district and to reduce
taxes.
Representative Bickford asked to be on the taxation committee
because he believes municipal revenue sharing is a key issue. He
said he doesnt like to see the tax burden pushed onto the local
property tax payer. He also says he would oppose any new taxes
for any reason because he believes Maine is over-taxed and over-
regulated.
Bickford is a strong supporter of limited government, saying
that Less government is more: Im not a fan of the state adding
burden to the people with more regulation, and I dont believe
that the government knows better than the people. I want more
individual freedom for Mainers. Bickford believes that the role
of government is to protect the most underprivileged people but
that the list of recipients has grown out of control.
Bickford top legislative priorities include creating a balanced
budget with no new government expenses and no new government
programs, ensuring that state-subsidized non-profts such as
hospitals have increased accountability and reducing the size of the
Legislature. Bickford has proposed legislation to cut the number
of Representative and reapportion the State Senate to have two
Senators per county. He believes this would bring a better balance
to state politics by give rural communities more infuence. (The
State Senate is currently apportioned by population.)
Bickford has supported legislation aimed at containing health
care costs, such as increased transparency regarding price, but
opposes the establishment of a universal single-payer health
care system in Maine. He considers Dirigo Health to be a failed
program.
Bickford would support legislation excluding people from
enrolling in public programs (e.g. income supports, health care
coverage, etc.) based on their immigration status.
Rep. Bickford has said that he will not defend the Kid-Safe
Products Law from attack by the chemical industry and product
manufacturers.
Bickford strongly opposes the Maine Clean Elections Act. He
supports the constitutional right of Maines citizens to propose or
repeal laws through the citizen initiative and referendum process.
Rep. Bickford, 61, was born in Lewiston and is a 1973 graduate
of Edward Little High School in Auburn. He has managed several
small businesses in central and southern Maine and has spent the
past eight years managing the Irving Oil Travel Center at exit 75 of
the Maine Turnpike in Auburn. He has served on the Androscoggin
Valley Council of Governments, the Auburn Lewiston Airport
Board of Directors, the Auburn Business Development Corporation
and has served two terms as an Auburn City Councilor.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 16%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Bickford 2,105; Scott 1,591
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Bickford 2,522; Burns 2,154
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Bickford: $9,203.62 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Scott: $5,125.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
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RUSSELL J. BLACK (R)
123 Black Road, Wilton, ME 04294
Home Telephone: (207) 645-2990
Home E-Mail: russellblack@juno.com
District 90: Avon, New Vineyard, Phillips, Strong, Temple and
Wilton, plus the unorganized territories of Freeman, Perkins,
Salem (part) and Washington Townships
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Rep. Russell Black garnered a comfortable 70% of the vote
over his Democratic opponent Irving Faunce. This is Rep. Blacks
frst term in the state legislature.
Rep. Black cites his reason for running for elected offce as the
desire to bring balance back to our state.
In the Sun Journal, Black says that his top priorities for the
125th session include concentrating on restricting state spending,
creatingmethods for funding education in a sensible way and
focusing on fnding affordable health care for small businesses.
Black, 57, attended Wilton elementary schools, Mt. Blue High
School and the Wentworth Institute in Boston. A self-employed
farmer, logger and contractor, Black has served as a selectman
for six years, worked on the Wilton Planning Board for 19 years
and held a seat on the U.S. Department of Agriculture County
Committee for fve years. He also serves on the board of directors
for the Farmington Farmers Union, the trustee board of the East
Wilton Union Church, and is an active member of the Wilton
Fish & Game Association and member of the Maine Tree Farm
Association. He has coached Little League football, served as past
president/director for the Mt. Blue All Sports Boosters, as well as
vice president of the Franklin County Farm Bureau. Black lives in
Wilton with his wife, Susan Austin Black, Franklin County register
of deeds. He has four children and six grandchildren.
Ratings:
SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Black 2,636; Faunce 1,168
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Black: $8,116.84 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Faunce: $5,113.39 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
ANNA D. BLODGETT (D)
13 Greenwood Court
Augusta 04330
Phone: 622-3967
Home Email: annadblodgett@yahoo.com
State House Email:
RepAnna.Blodgett@legislature.maine.gov
District 56: Part of Augusta
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Anna Blodgett defeated his Republican opponent, Scott Charles
Milewski, by a seven point margin in the 2010 election. She won a
tighter race in 2008 against former Maine GOP executive director
Julie OBrien.
Blodgett has been a local public servant and community
leader for 25 years. Until 2006 she served as the director of parks,
cemeteries and trees for the city of Augusta. She also organized the
Fourth of July Parade and the freworks for the City.
Blodgett supports Dirigo Health and has supported fnding
stable funding for the program. With regards to economic
development, Blodgett believes that efforts should be focused on
attracting the kind of companies coming to Maine that create very
good jobs and benefts for citizens of Maine and Augusta.
Blodgett believes environmental issues are very important.
She touts Maines natural resources and believes we must be
proactive in using them.
Blodgett served on what was previously known as the Labor
Committee, a job that was informed by her experience supervising
35 city employees. On that committee, she voted for LD 1626
that ensured laid-off Maine workers would not be penalized for
unused vacation days when applying for unemployment insurance.
She also supported a bill to strengthen notifcation requirements
for aerial spraying of farms as well as legislation requiring
pharmaceutical companies to take responsibility for disposing of
unwanted drugs that would otherwise leak from landflls into the
water table.
Blodgett was born in Blue Hill and graduated from George
Stevens Academy and Husson College. She has lived in Augusta
since 1970, where she has served on the Augusta Planning Board,
Augustas Bicentennial Committee, the Augusta Tree Board,
church boards and has been involved in scouting. She is a member
of the Kennebec Historical Society, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority
and has attended the Penney Memorial Baptist Church for more
than 30 years.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 14%; SAM B+
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Blodgett 1,802; Milewski 1,575
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Blodgett 2,314; OBrien 1,974
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Blodgett: $6,116.99 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Milewski: $6,181.07 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; AFL-CIO; MLCV; EQME; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MSEA; MEA
ANDREA M. BOLAND (D)
22 Kent Street
Sanford 04073
Phone: 324-4459 Business: 324-4459
State House Email:
RepAndrea.Boland@legislature.maine.gov
District 142: Part of Sanford
Committees: State and Local Government; Government Oversight
Committee
Andrea Boland returns for a third term in the Maine Legislature
after defeating Republican challenger Linda Gulnac with 58% of
the vote.
Rep. Boland believes that government has a role in creating
opportunities for people to succeed in our society. She wants to
represent the average person and considers herself to have a good
understanding of the many challenges faced by Sanfords citizens.
Bolands priorities include health care and energy policy. She
believes that the road to a healthier state is through prevention,
health care and environmental integrity.
Boland supports reforming Maines tax structure to lessen
reliance on income and property tax by broadening the sales tax
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base.
Rep. Boland believes that all Mainers should be guaranteed
affordable quality health care. She supports Maines Dirigo Health
program and voted to allow Dirigo to be self-administered in an
effort to extend the program to more people. She has voted in
support of Maines current laws regulating the private insurance
industry and protecting consumers from being denied coverage
based on age or health status, though she also believes that personal
initiatives for prevention should be rewarded. Boland supports the
establishment of a universal, single-payer health care system in
Maine.
Boland voted in support of the Kid-Safe Products Law and will
work to protect it.
Boland believes every Mainer has a right to quality, affordable
housing and supports fully funding the HOME fund. She voted in
support of guaranteeing a minimum of seven paid sick days to all
Maine workers.
Boland has said that she will defend the Maine Clean Elections
Act and ensure adequate funding for the program. She maintains
that corporations should be barred from contributing to candidates
and political action committees, saying I dont agree that
corporations are people.
In the 124th legislature, Boland gained national attention for
introducing legislation that would have required labels on cell
phones warning of possible cancer risks.
Andrea Boland earned a BA from Elmira College, studied for
a year at the University of Paris at the Political Science Institute
and earned her MA in business administration from Northeastern
University. She is a member of the Maine International Trade
Center and the Sanford-Springvale Chamber of Commerce. Boland
serves on the board of HomeHealth Visiting Nurses of Southern
Maine and has served on Sanfords Personnel Board, the York
County Budget Committee, the Board of Directors of the Literacy
Volunteers of Greater Sanford and the Sanford Maine Stage
Pinetree Players. She was instrumental in bringing the Odyssey
of the Mind program to Sanford Schools. She has lived in Sanford
since 1978. She has a son living in Portland and a daughter in San
Diego and enjoys reading, writing, traveling, and studying French.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 95%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 29%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; MEA
100%; NFIB 22%
Election Results:
2010 General: Boland 1,969; Gulnac 1,397
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Boland 2,758; Carr 1,483
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Boland 1,832; Carr 1,222
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Boland: $5,153.63 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Gulnac: $2,892.54 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MEA; MEA
BRIAN D. BOLDUC (D)
54 Riverside Drive
Auburn 04210
Phone: 576-4907
Home Email: bolduc74@yahoo.com
District 69: Part of Auburn
Committee: State and Local Government
Brian Bolduc won a third term in the House of Representatives
in 2010. He previously represented Auburn in the 118th and 119th
Legislatures. He has lived in District 69 for his entire life.
Rep. Bolduc has served as a member of the Labor and Business
Committee and the Economic Development Committee during his
previous terms in the House of Representatives. He has also served
on the Natural Resources committee.
Bolduc believes in an activist government that guarantees basic
rights and services to all people and intercedes on their behalf to
regulate businesses and markets, if necessary, in order to maintain
these rights and services.
Bolducs chief priorities for the 125th legislature are cleaning
up the Androscoggin River, creating jobs, and increasing funding
for education.
He believes that meaningful tax reform is critical to the long
term viability of Maines economy and that the burden must be
shifted away from working class Mainers and necessities and
towards the most affuent and luxury items. Bolduc supports
raising taxes to cover the increasing costs of Maine public services.
Bolduc maintains that all Mainers are entitled to affordable
healthcare and supports funding and reforming state-run programs
that help bring this goal to fruition. He also supports regulation of
the private insurance industry in order to prevent Mainers from
being unfairly denied coverage. Bolduc supports the establishment
of a universal single-payer health care system in Maine. He
supports the federal American Care Act and its implementation in
Maine.
On the environment front, Rep. Bolduc consistently supports
the Kid-Safe Products Law and agrees that Maine needs to act on
more than just a few chemicals every few years in order to protect
children from hazardous chemicals.
Bolduc is a Clean Elections candidate and is committed
to continuing the Clean Elections program for legislative and
gubernatorial candidates. Bolduc believes that the citizen initiatives
and referendums are important mechanisms by which the people of
Maine may directly engage in the democratic process.
Bolduc would oppose legislation that would exclude people
from enrolling in public programs based on their immigration
status.
Rep. Bolduc, 36 yrs old, was raised in New Auburn, the
traditionally Franco enclave of Auburn just across the Androscoggin
river from little Canada in Lewiston. After graduating from Edward
Little High School in 1992, he went on to be the frst member
of his family to graduate from college with a degree in Political
Science at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire.
Immediately after graduating, Bolduc was elected to represent
New Auburn in the House of Representatives. After serving two
terms, he worked a variety of menial labor jobs saving money to
travel to Eastern Europe. Upon his arrival back to the United States
in 2004, he began the process of social studies teacher certifcation
in Maine. A recent graduate of the Graduate Teacher Certifcation
Program at the University of New England in Biddeford, Rep.
Bolduc looks forward to beginning a career in public education.
He is a lifelong member of the St. Louis Catholic Church in New
Auburn and an avid river kayaker in his backyard on the banks of
the Androscoggin.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 95%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 29%; SAM A
2008: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Bolduc 1,249; Michael 1,022
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Bolduc 1,472; Coffn 717; Gerry 495; Ness 406
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Bolduc: $4,644.17 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Michael: $3,363.30 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
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2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MLCV; MSEA
SHERYL BRIGGS (D)
72 Poplar Hill Road
Mexico 04257
Phone: 364-5665 Cell: 357-8148
Home Email: briggsforhouse@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepSheryl.Briggs@legislature.maine.gov
District 93: Canton, Carthage, Dixfeld, Mexico and Peru
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Rep. Sheryl Briggs secured her third term in the House,
garnering 66% of the vote in her race against Republican Cynthia
Bissell.
In her legislative career, Rep. Briggs has already successfully
advocated for legislation to prevent smoking in vehicles with
children 16 years of age and under, helped restore funding for
programs that serve Maines most needy citizens, helped secure
over $100,000 in unclaimed property for constituents in her
district, and successfully advocated for a sign to be placed on
the Maine Turnpike promoting the Black Mountain Ski Area in
Western Maine.
Briggs believes that the role of government is to make decisions
and distribute resources in the best interest of the people of Maine.
She felt called to run for elected offce because she said her unique
personal and professional life experiences have prepared her to
serve as the voice of the average Mainer in Augusta.
Rep. Briggs believes that all Mainers have the right to
affordable health care and supports private and state-administered
solutions that will make this goal a reality. She believes that the
government regulation of the insurance industry is necessary
in order to guarantee coverage for people regardless of medical
history or age.
Briggs supports the Kid-Safe Products Law and measure that
would hold manufacturers accountable for exposing Mainers to
hazardous chemicals and toxins.
Calling it essential to Mainers freedom of speech, she is a
strong supporter of the citizen initiative and referendum process.
She also wholeheartedly supports the clean elections program,
saying without it, I would not have been able to run for the
legislature.
Briggs was born in Rumford, graduated from Mexico High
School and later earned a certifcate from Mid-State College.
She currently works as an administrator for the town of Mexico
and is a member of the Maine Municipal Tax Collectors &
Treasurers Association, the Maine Welfare Director Association,
The Sportsmans Alliance of Maine, the River Valley Riders
ATV Club, the Mexico Trailblazers Snowmobile Club and the
Mexico Historical Society. Rep. Briggs also serves on the board of
directors for the River Valley Healthy Community Coalition. She
has previous experience in county level government by serving
as a clerk in both the Oxford County Registry of Deeds and the
Oxford County District Attorneys Offce.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 33%; SAM A
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 33%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010: General: Briggs 2,262; Bissell 1,189
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Briggs 2,588; Knapp 1,393; Hine 494
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Briggs: $4,642.34 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Bissell: $4,649.16 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MPA; MLCV; SC; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC; SAM
MARK E. BRYANT (D)
166 Albion Road
Windham 04062
Phone: 892-6591
Home Email: RepMarkBryant@yahoo.com
State House Email:
RepMark.Bryant@legislature.maine.gov
District 110: Part of Gray and part of Windham
Committees: Taxation
Mark Bryant defeated Republican challenger Clayton Haskell
for the fourth election in a row to win a fourth term in offce.
Previously he has served on the Judiciary, Legal and Veterans
Affairs, the Inland Fisheries & Wildlife committees and chaired
the Ethics committee. Bryant has lived in District 110 for 25 years.
In the last session, Rep. Bryant supported legislation that would
have helped children with autism and their families, and legislation
that would have helped foster and adoptive families. Bryant was
inspired to run for offce by Martin Luther King, Jr., who said our
lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that
matter. Serving in the State House, Bryant says, is more than just
submitting legislationits building coalitions, navigating state
agencies, and spending time listening to people.
Bryant supports the goals of the Dirigo Health legislation, and
says that he would also support legislation to institute a universal
single-payer health care system in Maine. He supports strong
consumer protections, including guaranteed issue, community
rating, and coverage mandates.
On the budget, Bryant has said that his primary concern is
Maines people and that providing more funding for infrastructure
and aid to the elderly and families that cant afford heat this winter
will be important budget issues.
Bryant is in favor of restricting the Housing Opportunities for
Maine fund to better refect its original intent to support affordable
housing development in Maine.
Rep. Bryant, 54, was born in Rumford, Maine. He attended
high school at Glen Cove Christian Academy and earned an AAS
in computer science from Andover College in 1983. He worked
at Sappi Fine Paper in Westbrook until 2004, was employed by
the Maine Turnpike Authority from 2005-2008 and is currently
employed by L.L. Bean as a customer service representative.
Bryant has served as Chair of the Windham Human Services
Committee, as Chair of the Windham Committee on the Future
of Volunteer Public Safety Services, as Vice Chair of the Maine
Labor Group on Health and on the State Emergency Response
Commission. He is a member of the Windham Land Trust and
the Windham Historical Society, and is a founding member of the
Womens Caucus of Windham. He has also served as a member
of the Citizens Corps of Gray and the Windham PTA. Currently,
Bryant serves on the Board of Directors of Smart Child and Family
Services and is a member of the Windham Neighbors Helping
Neighbors Network.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%
2008: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 100%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 22%
2006: AFL-CIO 100%; EQME 100%; KI 87%; MLCV 75%;
MEA 100%; MPA 94%; MNOW 77%; NFIB 13%; SAM A
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Election Results:
2010 General: Bryant 2,024; Haskell 2,024
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Bryant 2,737; Haskell 1,772; Wakefeld 557
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Bryant 2,053; Haskell 1,553
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Bryant 2,598; Swander 2,244
Primary: Bryant 384; Haskell 121
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Bryant: $5,848.24 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Haskell: $3,847.39 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
DAVID C. BURNS (R)
159 Dodge Road
Whiting 04691
Phone: 733-8856 Cell: 557-6185
Business: 557-6185
Home Email: DaveBurns32@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepDavid.Burns@legislature.maine.gov
District 32: Cutler, Eastport, Lubec, Machias, Machiasport,
Roque Bluffs and Whiting, plus the unorganized territory of
Trescott Township
Committee: Government Oversight Committee, Chair; Criminal
Justice and Public Safety
David Burns successfully retained his House seat in the 2010
election beating Dianne Waterman with 56% of the vote. Burns
describes himself as a pro-life, pro-immigration enforcement
representative who voted against the Heath Care Bill of Rights and
marriage equality.
Rep. Burns feels that state spending should be maintained in the
case of K-12 education and that law enforcement and transportation/
infrastructure should receive slight increases in funding. He
would support the privatization of government services, reducing
Medicaid benefts, increasing tuition rates for public universities
and instituting mandatory layoffs for state employees as ways to
balance Maines budget.
Burns top priority for the 124th Legislature was lowering the
tax burden on families and working people, while protecting the
most vulnerable, including children, the elderly, and the mentally
challenged. He also wanted to work on encouraging small and
large businesses to operate in Maine and Washington County and
to focus on the effective education, enforcement and rehabilitation
of those with substance abuse addictions.
Burns sees the improvement of education and job skills for the
youth of Washington county as essential so that they can compete
in the job market and form a healthy and prepared work force. He
is strongly opposed to school consolidation, stating on his website,
that local control of our schools and education is not an option; it
is the future of our children and our community.
On health care, Rep. Burns views Dirigo Health as a failure.
At a candidates night at UMM, he argued that Dirigo has cost the
state far more than it was ever expected and he would not support
continued funding for a system that everybody knows is dying.
Burns graduated from Washington Academy in 1967 and from
the University of Maine with an Associate Arts Degree in Criminal
Justice. He spent 24 years as a Maine State Trooper, retiring in
1994 as a sergeant of detectives. He has also worked as a private
investigator and in 2001 became the director of Rapid Response,
a program in Washington and Hancock counties to assist children
who have been exposed to violence and trauma. He served six years
on the School Board Director with SAD 77 and nineteen years on
the Board of Trustees of Washington Academy. He currently serves
on the Boards of the Washington County Drug Action Team, the
Recovery Support Network, Health Ways, Regional Medical at
Lubec, Inc., and the Washington County Development Authority.
He and his wife have fve children, two of whom are State Troopers.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; MLCV 10%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; NFIB 22%
Election Results:
2010 General: Burns 1,795; Waterman 1,384
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Burns 2,093; Cassidy 1,914
Primary: Burns 314; Maker 280
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Burns: $5,548.23 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Waterman: $5,457.41 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
2008 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
DAVID R. BURNS (R)
186 Gore Road, Alfred, ME 04002
Home Telephone: (207) 490-3540
Business Telephone: (207) 651-2604
Home E-Mail: dburnsy12@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepDavid.R.Burns@legislature.maine.gov
District 138: Alfred, Limerick, Newfeld and Shapleigh
Committees: Taxation
David Burns won a close race against Diana Waterman to
secure his frst term in the legislature. Burns has previously served
as a town selectman.
Rep. Burns says his interest in running for offce is rooted in his
service as town selectmen, his military experience and his general
enthusiasm for serving his county and state. He says that, as a
selectman I worked a lot with taxes and municipal revenue sharing.
I believe the tax code in the state is over burdensome and I want
to work on that.
Regarding the proper role of government, Burns believes that
less is better! The state should take care of poor and elderly but we
have to do this within our means.
Burns says his top three legislative priorities are to reduce
personal income taxes, to protect the rights of municipalities and
to make Maine a more business-friendly state.
Burns believes Maine can improve its economy by reducing
taxes on businesses, saying, the taxes are too high which reduces
their proft margin and ability to invest and create jobs.
According to Burns, Maine is a unique and beautiful state,
and that while we should protect our natural resources and our
environment there is a balance to strike. We shouldnt limit
responsible businesses and people who have property rights that
should be protected, said Burns.
Rep. Burns will seek to pass legislation making it mandatory to
hold a public vote before a company could engage in large-scale
extraction of water, in order to increase opportunities for local
input and to increase accountability for those involved in large-
scale water extraction.
Burns is retired from the Army, where he worked in Combat
Engineering and Recruiting. He also worked as a self-employed
independent contractor for the Department of Defense, where he
did software and IT consulting work (a position he left upon his
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decision to run for offce). Burns lives in Alfred with his wife. They
have 4 children.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Burns 2,171; Waterman 2,009
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Burns: $9,062.50 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Waterman: $5,154.48 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
EMILY ANN CAIN (D)
103 Forest Avenue
Orono 04473
Phone: 866-3753 Business: 581-3308
Home Email: CainOrono@hotmail.com
State House Email:
RepEmily.Cain@legislature.maine.gov
District 19: Part of Orono
Emily Cain was elected to represent part of Orono for a fourth
and fnal term in 2010. She defeated Zachary Jackman by 1,091
votes. This will be Rep. Cains frst term in legislative leadership,
having been elected by her fellow House Democrats to serve as
House Minority Leader.
Rep. Cain has served two terms on the Appropriations and
Financial Affairs Committee, one of which was spent as the
committees House chair. She has also served on the Education
and Cultural Affairs Committee.
Cain has worked to restore funding for the University of
Maine, higher education, local schools, research and economic
development and to maintain what she describes as the vital social
safety net for those who need it most.
Cain believes that our society thrives when people are able to
meet their full potential by participating in supportive and inclusive
communities and when all people feel shared responsibility for a
better future.
Cains top priorities for the 125th legislature are higher
education, job creation and improving the way state government
works for people and businesses in Maine.
Rep. Cain is supportive of raising taxes to cover the increasing
costs of Maines public services.
On expanding health coverage, Cain believes that access to
high-quality, affordable health care is a right protected by our
government. She supports the recently-passed Affordable Care Act
and supports Maines current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on their age or health status. In the 124th legislature, she
supported creating a Health Care Bill of Rights and opposed the
creation of a high risk pool.
Cain supports the 2008 Kid-Safe Products Law and believes
the state should act on more than just a few chemicals every few
years to protect Maine children. She also supports fees levied
on manufacturers that persist in using known toxic chemicals in
childrens products and selling them in Maine in order to fund the
DEPs work on this issue.
Rep. Cain is supportive of expanding funding of the HOME
fund as an economic stimulus program that responds to the severe
affordable housing shortage in Maine.
She is committed to continuing the Clean Election program
for legislative and gubernatorial candidates and opposes efforts to
weaken the Informed Growth Act.
On civil rights issues, Cain supports allowing same-sex couples
in Maine to marry and opposes sending a marriage equality bill
directly to voters through referendum. She opposes legislation
similar to the recently proposed Arizona law that excludes people
from enrolling in public programs based on their immigration
status and supports exempting all Wabanaki Tribes from the
Maine Freedom of Access Act and allowing them powers of self
government.
Cain supports legislation guaranteeing a minimum standard of
at least seven paid sick days for all Maine workers. She supports
the right of all Maine workers to form and join labor unions and
supports legislation to increase access to unemployment benefts to
more workers who need them.
Rep. Cain graduated from the University of Maine in 2002 and
currently works part-time in the Honors College. She is also a part-
time doctoral student in higher education. Rep. Cain often sings
the National Anthem at local events.She lives on Forest Avenue in
Orono with her husband, the Hon. Danny Williams, and their dog,
a pug named Bartlet.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 29%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 90%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 22%
2006: AFL-CIO 100%; EQME 100%; KI 100%; MLCV
100%; MEA 100%; MPA 94%; MNOW 98%; NFIB 50%
Election Results:
2010 General: Cain 1,958; Jackman 863
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Cain 4442; Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Cain 2,332; Cowan 640
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Cain 2,833; Horton 544; Reed 1,212
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Cain: $5,125.24 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Jackman: $4,741.80 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
MICHAEL E. CAREY (D)
10 Perrier Street
Lewiston, ME 04240
Home Telephone: (207) 344-3017
Home E-Mail: mikecarey123@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepMichael.Carey@legislature.maine.gov
District 72: Part of Lewiston
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs (Ranking Minority
Member); Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and
Reform
Michael Carey won a second term in 2010, defeating Republican
challenger Marcus Welch.
Rep. Carey believes that all people and communities are
interdependent and that the government has an active role to play
in our lives and should guarantee all people basic rights, including
adequate health care, housing, nutrition and livable wages. He also
supports the government regulating markets as necessary to ensure
the common good.
Careys priorities for this session include: increasing the
number of good jobs in Maine, increasing access to health care and
decreasing its cost and protecting Maines Clean Election system.
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Carey says he will support a fair, balanced budget that doesnt
cut across the board, but rather preserves vital services and he is
proud of his past votes on three budgets that avoided both broad-
based tax increases and broad cuts to Maines safety net.
Carey believes that in order to balance the budget every agency
must show how it attacks potential waste, fraud or abuse. He
would like to see legislators hold the new administration to sound
assumptions, and he is committed to working with Republicans
to fnd tax law changes on which they agree. According to Carey,
Maines tax system has many loopholes and carve-outs, and as a
result tax rates are too high. We need to look where state spending
can be cut or made more effcient, and we need to ensure that the
tax burden is fairly shared.
Carey supports guaranteeing quality affordable healthcare
for all. However, he does not support a universal single-payer
healthcare plan for the State of Maine. He supports Maines Dirigo
Health program and the national healthcare reform law.
Rep. Carey is in favor of maintaining Maines current laws
regulating the private insurance industry in order to protect
consumers from being denied coverage based on age or health
status.
Rep. Carey supports the Kid-Safe Products Act, which requires
product manufacturers to publicly disclose their chemical use and
authorizes the State of Maine to require safer alternatives when
children are exposed to dangerous chemicals. Carey would also
support efforts to increase state investment in green chemistry
research and development through both the University system and
the private sector.
Carey supports the constitutional right of Maine citizens to
propose or repeal laws through the citizen initiative and referendum
process.
Carey believes that same-sex couples in Maine should have the
right to marry.
On workers issues, Rep. Carey supports the right of all Maine
workers to form and join labor unions, and he supports legislation
guaranteeing a minimum standard of at least 7 paid sick days.
Carey, 34 , grew up in Leeds and matriculated to Dartmouth
College where he earned his Bachelors degree in History. He is a
real estate developer and is active in pursuing historic renovation
as a tool for economic development. Carey is an active board
member of Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 58%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 40%; SAM I
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MEA
67%; NFIB 17%
Election Results:
2010 General: Carey 1,079; Welch 703
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Carey 2,031; Siglow 631
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Carey: $1,025.00 (Privately Financed)
Welch: $42.00 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; EQME; MLCV; SC; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
ALAN M. CASAVANT (D)
22 Meetinghouse Road
Biddeford 04005
Phone: 284-4690 Business: 282-1596
Home Email: acasavant@maine.rr.com
State House Email:
RepAlan.Casavant@legislature.maine.gov
District 137: Part of Biddeford and Kennebunkport
Committee: State and Local Government
Alan Casavant begins his third consecutive term in the House
after defeating opponent Suzanne Sexton by just under 1,000 votes.
Casavant has previously served on the Judiciary and Education
Committees. He has lived in District 137 for more than 25 years.
A driving belief in Casavants political life is that government
and society should take care of people. Casavant describes himself
as socially liberal, but fscally conservative. Entering this term,
Casavant feels that signifcant issues to be addressed include tax
reform and the economy. In the past Casavant has supported tax
reform that would reduce property taxes, stating that income tax
is more equitable then property tax.
Environmental issues also take precedence on Casavants
agenda. He has said I continue to believe that our natural resources
are the key to our economy and wealth. He voted in favor of the
Kid-Safe Products law and supported LD 1631, an act that would
set up the recycling process, making manufactures of products that
adversely impact the environment responsible for disposing of
those products.
Casavant, a high school social studies teacher, also supports
alternative education including introducing legislation that would
allow charter schools in Maine. He feels that public schools lack
energy and creativity, something that he believes charter schools
would provide, while giving the public more options.
On health care, Rep. Casavant maintains that quality affordable
health care should be a right for all Mainers. During the 124th
Legislature he voted in favor of eliminating lifetime caps from
health insurance plans, which would alleviate the fnancial burden
for individuals with chronic illnesses. He continues to support the
establishment of a universal, single-payer health care system in
Maine.
Casavant received his BA in psychology from the University
of Maine and an MA in American and New England studies at
the University of Southern Maine. He has been on the Biddeford
City Council for 18 years, serving four terms as president, and is a
member of Friends of the University of New England and St. Jean
Baptiste de Bienfaisance.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 74%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 57%; SAM I
2008: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 86%; MLCV 90%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 33%
2006: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Casavant 2,527; Sexton 1,627
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Casavant 4,104 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Casavant 2,102; Seavey 1,868
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Casavant: $3,128.92 (Privately Financed)
Sexton: $2,788.82 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
RICHARD M. CEBRA (R)
15 Steamboat Landing
Naples 04055
Business: 693-6782
State House Email:
RepRich.Cebra@legislature.maine.gov
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District 101: Casco, Naples and part of Poland
Committees: Transportation (Chair); Joint Select Committee on
Joint Rules
Rep. Richard Cebra scored another convincing re-election to
his fourth term in the House, defeating Mackenzie Paul Simpson
by 12 percent of the vote. He is currently the House Chairman
of the Transportation Committee, Chairman of the House Ethics
Committee and member of the Joint Select Rules Committee.
Tax issues, government regulation and a desire to improve
the business climate were what originally motivate Cebra to run
for offce. He believes that the proper role of government is to
provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be
performed by individuals or private organizations and that the best
government is that which governs least.
Going into the 125th Legislature, Rep. Cebra highlights three
major issues facing the state as an aging population, billions of
dollars owed to the public pension plan, and the rising cost of
health care.
On health care, Rep. Cebra believes that the current health
insurance system of mandated benefts, guaranteed issue and
community rating has driven most providers from the Maine
individual insurance market, creating a virtual monopoly and
resulting in high cost to the consumer. He advocates for giving
residents the ability to purchase health insurance across state lines
and feels that defensive medicine is a driver of increased health
care costs and that malpractice reform is a way for the state to save
health care dollars. He feels that it is very important to prohibit
health insurers from refusing or denying coverage.
In his second newsletter Rep. Cebra states that Maines natural
beauty is a tremendous asset and we myst assure its protection.
He stands behind departments like Conservation and Inland
Fisheries and Wildlife. He feels these departments are cornerstones
to our tourism based economy. Cebra voted in favor of LD 1631
which would set in motion a process of identifying products that
adversely impact the environment and would require producers to
fund recycling programs.
Cebra is President and CEO of The Steamboat Landing
Corporation in Naples. He also has twelve years experience as a
project and operations manager. He is very active in community
organizations, including the Sebago Lake Anglers Association,
Naples Lions Club, Greater Bridgton Lake Region Chamber of
Commerce and the Masons. He has also served as Vice Chairman of
the Naples Comprehensive Planning Committee and on the Naples
Budget Committee. Rep Cebra is a member of the Lake Region
Vineyard Church. He and his wife Philippa have two children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 10%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 96%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 17%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 70%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 5%; EQME 0%; KI 13%; MLCV 25%;
MEA 0%; MPA 0%; MNOW 10%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Cebra 2,326; Simpson 1,802
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Cebra 2,961; Krainin 2,161
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Cebra 2,211; Bossie 1,738
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Cebra 2,513; Powers 2,416
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Cebra: $11,012.71 (Privately Financed)
Simpson: $10,860.49 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
MICHAEL CELLI (R)
42 Gettysburg Avenue
Brewer 04412
Phone: 989-4720 Cell: 512-0585
Home Email: texn77@aol.com
District 21: Part of Brewer
Committees: State and Local Government
Michael Celli was elected to his second term in the Maine House
of Representatives in 2010, defeating former Representative and
State Senator Dick Ruhlin of Brewer. Celli won 55% of the vote.
In his frst term, Celli served on the Joint Standing Committee
on State and Local Government and the Joint Select Committee on
Maines Energy Future.
Rep. Celli believes that a strong society is built upon people
taking personal responsibility for their own well-being and that
the private sector should be upheld as the primary engine of the
economy. Celli says that he was raised to do all I can to make this
work a better place than when I got here.
His top priorities are to reduce taxes by prioritizing the budget,
reduce permitting roadblocks for incoming businesses, and to
fully-fund education. He also wants give the best possible services
for the least amount of money.
Rep. Celli opposes raising taxes to cover the increasing costs of
Maine public services.
On health care issues, Celli believes that health care is an
individual responsibility best left in the hands of the private market.
He opposes universal, single-payer health care and opposes the
federal Affordable Care Act. He is supportive of guaranteed issue,
guaranteed renewal and community rating consumer protections in
the state health insurance market.
On toxic chemicals issues, Celli believes that the state can use
the Kid-Safe Products Law to act on more than just a few chemicals
every few years to protect Maine children. He supports fees levied
on manufacturers that persist in using known toxic chemicals in
childrens products and selling them in Maine in order to fund
DEPs work on eliminating dangerous chemicals from consumer
products.
Rep. Celli is unsure as to whether he will support legislation
that expands funding for the HOME fund.
Celli is committed to continuing the Clean Elections program
for legislative and gubernatorial candidates, but says it needs
reform. He opposes Maines Informed Growth Act and supports
the initiative and referendum process.
On civil rights issues, Rep. Celli opposes allowing same-
sex couples in Maine to marry and supports amending Maines
Constitution to deny equal marriage to gay and lesbian couples.
Celli opposes legislation guaranteeing a minimum standard of
at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers. He is unsure of his
position on legislation to provide paid family and medical leave
insurance for the care of a family member, to deal with an illness
or bond with a new child. He also does not have a position on the
right of all Maine workers to form and join labor unions and does
support legislation to increase access to unemployment benefts to
more workers who need them.
Rep. Celli is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin,
where he lettered in football and baseball. He has served on the
Brewer City Council for seven years, four of those as mayor. He is
a member of the Brewer Historical Society, the 20th Maine Civil
War re-enactors group and is a board member and former chairman
of Friends of Fort Knox. He enjoys history, crafts, wooden model
ships and needlepoint. Rep. Celli and his wife have been married
for 26 years, and have two sons serving in the Maine National
Guard.
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Ratings:
2010: MPA 26%; MLCV 30%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Celli 2,088; Ruhlin 1,672
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Celli 2,457; Spellman 2,388
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Celli: $7,249.41 (Privately Financed)
Ruhlin: $5,088.09 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
2008 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
RALPH CHAPMAN (D)
455 Varnumville Road, Brooksville, ME 04617
Home Telephone: (207) 326-0899
Business Telephone: (207) 942-5296
Home E-Mail: chapmanHD37@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepRalph.Chapman@legislature.maine.gov
District 37: Blue Hill, Brooksville, Castine, Penobscot,
Sedgwick and Surry
Committee: Marine Resources
Ralph Chapman is a new-comer to state government and won a
very close race to secure his frst term in the Maine House.
Chapman says he hopes to bring a more rational approach to
Augusta and cites this as his reason for running. When asked about
his top three legislative priorities for the session, Representative
Chapman lists, To to bring a scientifc approach and data analysis
capability to the legislative process; to promote job creation
in energy conservation; and to restore the balance of power in
government from corporations to citizens.
On the role of government, Representative Chapman says,
The proper role of government is to express and implement the
common good for the citizens, generally; specifcally to provide
a safety net for those unable to provide for themselves, to take
long-term risks in research and development, and to provide cost
effective public services, particularly in the areas of education,
health, and safety.
Representative Chapman boasts that he is one of the very few
Maine legislators who are also a published science researcher.
He believes his familiarity with the peer-review process, both as
an author and as a reviewer of scientifc articles, gives him an
opportunity to encourage his legislative colleagues to understand
the difference between data and anecdotal information.
On the right of same-sex couples to marry, Chapman says,
Public policy should provide for uniform, predictable, and
consistent rights and responsibilities for couples and families
regardless of an individuals religion, race, sexual orientation, etc.
Organized religious groups should have the freedom to perform, or
to refuse to perform, marriages as they see ft.
Rep. Chapman works as an educator in job training initiatives
paid for by a grant he wrote himself. He served for six years as
a publicly elected member of Brooksvilles Budget & Advisory
Committee, and he volunteers on many state and local boards,
including Maine Technology Institutes Environmental Sector
board, MaineHousings Reach IV Committee and the Liberty
School Board of Trustees. He serves as President of the Peninsula
Area Team for Health and Treasurer of the Blue Hill Food Coop.
Chapman is married to Rebecca Poole and they live in Brooksville.
They have fve grown children.
Ratings:
2010: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Chapman 2,266; Leach 2,231
Primary: Chapman 580; Wootten 514
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Chapman: $7,477.42 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Leach: $12,158.69 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
KATHLEEN D. CHASE (R)
142 Branch Road
Wells 04090
Phone: 646-2118
State House Email:
RepKathleen.Chase@legislature.maine.gov
District 147: Part of Wells
Committee: Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Kathleen Chase returns to the State House for a third term after
solidly defeating Democratic opponent Fred Houle. Chase has
served on the Taxation committee.
Entering the 125th session, Chases main priority is to work to
bring about lasting economic revival in Maine.
Chase believes that Maines consumer protections are mostly
to blame for the high costs of health insurance premiums. She
supports allowing insurance companies to bypass state consumer
protections by selling insurance across state lines and the creation
of high risk pools in the state of Maine. Chase does not support the
Dirigo Health program and feels that MaineCare has grown too
large and that legislators need to curb the program.
Chase voted in opposition to the Department of Environmental
Protections attempts to codify clean water protections and in favor
of reducing the Land Use and Regulation Commissions regulatory
abilities and signifcantly weakening current environmental
protections in Maines unorganized territories.
Rep. Chase does not support the Maine Clean Elections Fund
and is not in favor of restoring adequate funding for this program.
Chase has worked as the tax assessor for the city of Wells.
As a 1969 graduate of Wells High School, Rep. Chase received
her Associates Degree in liberal arts (Summa Cum Laude) from
the University of Southern Maine in 1991. She and her husband
of 41 years, Wayne (Butch), are small business owners. Her
community involvement includes Past President of the Senior
Needs Committee, President of the Rotary Club of Wells and a
member of Wells Chamber of Commerce.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008: MPA 28%; AFL-CIO 36%; MLCV 60%; MEA 33%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
2006: SAM B
Election Results::
2010 General: Chase 2,613; Eves 1,077
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Chase 2,966; Houle 1,961
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Chase 1,718; Cilluffo 1,483; Fox 351
Primary: Chase 325; Spiller 238
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Chase: $8,650.00 (Privately Financed)
Eves: $5,753.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
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2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
BENJAMIN M. CHIPMAN (I)
5 Mayo Street #3, Portland, ME 04101
Home Telephone: (207) 318-4961
Cell Phone: (207) 318-4961
Home E-Mail: votechipman@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepBenjamin.Chipman@legislature.maine.gov
District 119: Portland (part)
Committees: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Independent Ben Chipman won a frst term by defeating
Democratic candidate Jill Barkley with more than 54% of the
vote. The District 119 seat had previously been held by Democrat
Herbert Adams.
Rep. Chipmans priorities for the 125th Legislature include
achieving health care for all Maine people, improving Maines
economy, ensuring equality and civil rights and pursuing clean,
renewable energy.
In The Forecaster, Chipman said that he is extremely frustrated
with the continuous shortfalls of the state budget, but that he would
not support cuts to education or social services to balance the
budget, stating that If a budget comes out that cuts education, I
will not support it.
Chipman supports meaningful tax reform, including an
increase to tourism-related items such as the lodging tax. He
would also like to lower income taxes for lower and middle
income Mainers, while increasing the upper income tax level.
He would support changing the state education funding formula
to place more weight on incomes, rather than property values. He
would not support weakening environmental regulations to attract
business to the state, but would be open to repealing the business
equipment tax.
Rep. Chipman is a proponent of renewable energy, including
wind power. He feels that tidal power presents more opportunities
for the state, telling the Forecaster, The wind might not blow, the
sun might not shine, but tide will continue to go in and out.
A lifelong Maine resident, Rep. Chipman graduated from
the University of Maine in 1997. He has worked for more than
15 years as a self-employed public policy advocate. He served as
a legislative aid to former Rep. John Eder, a Green Independent
who served from 2002-2006, and has been an activist in the Maine
Green Independent party.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Chipman 1,113; Barkley 941
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Chipman: $5,148.73 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Barkley: $6,106.28 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MLCV
HERBERT E. CLARK (D)
180 Bowdoin Street
Millinocket 04462
Phone: 723-5746
Home Email: clarkhe@beeline-online.net
State House Email:
RepHerbert.Clark@legislature.maine.gov
District 10: East Millinocket, Medway and Millinocket, plus part
of the unorganized territory of North Penobscot (including Long
A Township)
Committees: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (Ranking Minority
Member)
For the 14th consecutive, the House district including Millinocket
will have a member of the Clark family as its representative. Herbert
Clark served seven terms from 1982 to 1996 before becoming part
of the frst legislative class subject to term limits. His son, Joseph
Clark, then succeeded him, serving four terms before also reaching
the statutory limit. In 2002, Herb Clark made an unsuccessful run
for the state Senate, but reclaimed his house seat for the 122nd
and 123rd Legislatures. He was re-elected again in 2008 by a 3-1
margin over challenger Troy Whitaker also of Millinocket.
This term, Clark is taking over as the Chair of the Inland
Fisheries and Wildlife Committee where he has had eight terms of
experience. He was also seated on the Labor Committee.
In the past, Rep. Clark has listed job creation, affordable health
insurance, and property tax reform as his biggest priorities.
In the 123rd Legislature, Clark voted for a bill to study the
feasability of a single-payer health care system and against
deregulations of insurance companies. He also voted in favor of a
Health Care Bill of Rights and to enable Dirigo Health to be self-
administered.
Also in the 123rd Legislature, Clark voted in favor of LD 2048,
known as the Kid-Safe Products bill, which removes toxins from
consumer products aimed at children, as well as a bill that protects
women from toxic chemicals released into the home. He also
voted for the establishment of the Informed Growth Act, which
allows municipalities to better understand the environmental and
economic impact of large retailers entering their communities
through industry-sponsored research.
Rep. Clark, 63, is a pipeftter and worked at Great Northern/
Katahdin paper for 45 years. He is also a Eucharistic minister. A
graduate of Stearns High School, Clark attended the University
of Maine and completed courses at Eastern Maine and Kennebec
Valley Technical Colleges. He served on the Millinocket Town
Council for four years, chairing the council for two. He is a trustee
of Millinocket Regional High School, board president of Maine
Avenue Manor, a trustee of Millinocket Regional Hospital, and
serves on the board of the Katahdin Federal Credit Union. He is
also a member of the American Legion, Elks, Knights of Columbus,
and Fin and Feather.

Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; AFL-CIO 90%; MLCV 60%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 57%; SAM A
2008: MPA 50%; AFL-CIO 92%; MLCV 60%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 33%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 95%; EQME 0%; KI 73%; MLCV 58%;
MEA 100%; MNOW 60%; MPA 81%; NFIB 38%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
1994: AFL-CIO 91%; MLCV 30%; MPA 50%
Election Results:
2010 General: Clark 2,374; Perkins 1,307
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Clark 3,315; Whitaker 1,123
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Clark 2,942; Anderson 671
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Clark 3,374; Kallgren 1,484
Primary: Clark 361; Duprey 239
1994 General: Clark 2,571; Barton 594
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Clark: $4,684.53 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Perkins: $5,155.36 (Clean Elections Candidate)
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2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MSEA; MEA; SAM
TYLER CLARK (R)
P. O. Box 243
Easton 04740
Cell: 227-6971
Home Email: tyleraclark@msn.com
State House Email:
RepTyler.Clark@legislature.maine.gov
District 6: Blaine, Bridgewater, Easton, Fort Fairfeld, Mars Hill
and Westfeld
Committees: Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Tyler Clark became the youngest Republican in the legislature
when he defeated Kyle Green in 2008. He kept his postiion by
defeating democrat Nathan L. Smith with 68.36% of the vote.
Clark believes that the school consolidation process subverts
local control and he has pledged to fght to repeal it. Clarks
other priorities include decreasing state spending and lowering
taxes, especially those paid by businesses, and eliminating state
regulations on health insurance providers.
Clark is a native of Easton and a graduate of Easton High
School. He works as a manager for Wal-Mart and graduated from
the University of Maine at Presque Isle with a degree in business
management. He has been an active member of the Maine College
Republicans and the groups chair referred to his election as a
great step forward for the organization.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 63%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%: SAM A
2008: MPA 50%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010: General: Clark 2,757; Green 1,349
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Clark 2,757; Green 1,349
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Clark: $6,617.39 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Green: $3,822.66 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
MICHAEL H. CLARKE (D)
12 Park Street, Bath, ME 04530
Home Telephone: (207) 442-7388
Cell Phone: (207) 751-3846
Home E-Mail: HL7mike@gwi.net
State House E-Mail:
RepMike.Clarke@legislature.maine.gov
District 62: Bath (part)
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Michael Clarke handily won the District 62 seat vacated by
Democrat Thomas Watson, who was termed out. Clarke defeated
Republican Robert Winglass by a margin of 11 percent.
For the 125th legislative session, Rep. Clarke has three main
priorities: improved quality of life for all Mainers generally
in everything from education to infrastructure, the effective
implementation of the federal health care bill, and support for small
business owners, especially in their efforts to provide quality jobs.
Clarke believes access to high quality affordable health care is a
right protected by our government,and supports the establishment
of a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine. He also
supports the recently-passed national health care reform bill.
Current regulations of the private health insurance industry that
protect consumers from discrimination based on age or health
status also have his approval.
Endorsed by the Maine League of Conservation Voters, Clarke
believes that we must lower our dependency on fossil fuels,
develop responsible recycling programs, ensure clean air, water,
and land, and invest in alternative energy. On tax policy, he favors a
comprehensive reform of our system that would shift the emphasis
of revenue collection from income taxes to sales taxes. With
regard to education, he supports funding local schools at the 55%
ratio chosen by voters. He believes that our regulations should be
structured to provide incentives for compliance to ensure a friendly
environment for small businesses.
Clarke supports continuing the Clean Elections program for
legislative and gubernatorial candidates and would oppose efforts
to weaken the Informed Growth Act. He opposes NAFTA-style
free trade models and would publicly speak out against them. He
also supports the initiative and referendum process.
A supporter of allowing same-sex couples to marry in Maine,
Clarke would opposed sending a marriage equality bill to a
referendum.
Before being elected to offce, Clarke served as a frefghter and
paramedic for over twenty years. He is a student of Leadership and
Organizational studies at USM and is a U.S. Navy Veteran. His
wife is a small business owner.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Clarke 1,877; Winglass 1,482
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Clarke: $4,840.93 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Winglass: $7,328.66 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
ALEX CORNELL DU HOUX (D)
15 Page Street #1
Brunswick 04011
Cell: 319-4511 Business: 319-4511
Home Email: acornell@alexcornell.org
State House Email:
RepAlex.Cornell@legislature.maine.gov
District 66: Part of Brunswick
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Alex Cornell du Houx defeated Republican Jonathan Crimmins
(for the second time) and Green-Independent Frederick Horch to
win his second term in the Maine House of Representatives. At 27,
du Houx is one of the states youngest representatives. The district
66 seat was previously held by Stan Gerzofsky, who now serves in
the Senate.
Cornell du Houx told the Portland Press Herald in 2008 that
he became interested in politics through his service in the Marine
Reserves. When he returned from service in Iraq, he became aware
of the inadequate care veterans receive from the government and
became committed to providing a voice for veterans in Augusta.
Rep. Cornell du Houx is from a low-income family and a small,
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economically-challenged community. Cornell du Houx has said he
is committed to ensuring that the same programs that helped his
family rise above fnancial hardship are accessible to others.
In a November 8th 2010 letter to the editor of the Times
Record, Cornell du Houx said, We will face many challenges
in this legislative session and I am ready to work hard for you to
strengthen our community. Im dedicated to making sure that the
redevelopment of Brunswick Landing continues to move forward
to create quality jobs, improve education, protect our environment
and control wasteful spending.
On the environment, Cornell du Houx says, Its clear that there
is no longer a false choice between protecting the environment and
promoting economic development. Maine and Brunswicks quality
of place in itself is a tremendous economic engine. Through the
development of clean-energy programs, weatherization, public
transportation, local produce, and innovative technologies, we can
create a healthier, more prosperous, cleaner environment.
Cornell du Houx is passionate about promoting a clean energy
economy, saying, Maine has a unique and tremendous opportunity
to lead the nation in clean energy and economic development. With
80 percent of our houses heated by oil and with the oldest housing
stock in the nation, we can turn a weakness into an opportunity to
create jobs that cannot be exported; we can transition responsibly
from oil to clean Maine power. We have over 40 nuclear power
plants worth of wind energy off the coast, and great potential
in tidal power, solar hot water, biomass and geothermal energy.
Instead of relying for oil on countries that dont have our interests
in mind, we can produce our own energy, create quality jobs, and
lead the nation.
On healthcare, Cornell du Houx co-sponsored successful
legislation to ensure insurance companies provide dental care for
all children by age one, not age four, as by then their teeth and long
term health are permanently harmed.
Rep. Cornell du Houx grew up in the small town of Solon and
attended Bowdoin College as a Mitchell Scholar. Cornell du Houx
joined the Marine Reserves in 2002 and was deployed to Iraq with
the Marines Alpha Company in 2006, spending a year patrolling
the streets in and around Fallujah. Since his return, he has been
vocal in his opposition to the war in Iraq. Cornell du Houx has
volunteered with and served on the board of Maines Habitat for
Humanity and worked for the Offce of Health Policy and Finance.
He spearheaded the Legislative Youth Advisory Commission to
pass legislation to encourage civic participation among youth and
conducted a year of service with AmeriCorps. Cornell du Houx
coaches lacrosse and soccer at Brunswick Junior High School and
also works as a professional photographer.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 43%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Cornell du Houx 1,425; Crimmins 1,035;
Horch 1,230
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Cornell du Houx 2,209; Crimmins 1,698;
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Cornell du Houx: $5,155.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Crimmins: $1,108.89 (Privately Financed)
Horch: $11,283.18 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MSEA; MEA
H. DAVID COTTA (R)
55 53rd Fire Road
China 04358
Phone: 445-4067 Cell: 215-8525
Home Email: cotta@fairpoint.net
State House Email:
RepDavid.Cotta@legislature.maine.gov
District 55: Albion, part of Benton and China, plus the unorganized
territory of Unity Township
Committees: State and Local Government (Chair)
H. David Cotta handily won his three-way race this year with
62% of the vote. He returns for his third term in the legislature,
after being narrowly elected in 2006, when he defeated two-term
Democratic incumbent Judd Thompson by just 21 votes in a race
that went to a recount. In 2004, he had run unsuccessfully for the
same seat as an independent candidate. Cotta has lived in District
55 for thirty years.
Rep. Cotta believes that the duty of our government is to
maintain order and protect the citizens of our state. He believes
that to do this, the governing body needs to respect and follow
the constitution and listen to the needs and will of the people. His
priorities are to improve the economy and the lives of the people
of Maine, to reduce taxes and increase fscal responsibility and
effciency of government. To this end, he plans to reduce unfunded
mandates and assure that municipal budgets do not grow out of
control.
Cotta has also expressed support for school vouchers, tort
reform, instituting a high risk pool in the insurance market and
shutting down the Dirigo Health program, He has also supported
fully funding Maines clean elections system and has voted to ban
certain toxic materials.
Rep. Cotta voted against allowing Maine workers who are laid
off to receive unemployment insurance if they havent yet used all
their vacation time. Supporters of the bill argued that it penalized
workers for not taking vacation.
Cotta voted against requiring pharmaceutical companies to
be responsible for collecting and properly disposing unwanted
medication, legislation that was intended to prevent these chemicals
from leaking out of landflls into ground and surface water. Cotta
also voted against a bill that required neighbors to be notifed of
aerial pesticide application..
Rep. Cotta voted against the 2010 bond package to create jobs
in Maine by investing in state infrastructure. Voters ratifed the
proposal in the June 2010 election.
Cotta was born in Lincoln and graduated from Cony High School
in 1966. He attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. He is
now retired, having served in the military and as a public safety
employee. Cotta has served on the China Road Committee and on
the town of Chinas board of appeals. He is active in the VFW, the
American Legion and the Sportsmans Alliance of Maine.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 21%; MLCV 20%; NFIB 83%; SAM A
2008: MPA 17%; AFL-CIO 46%; MLCV 60%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Cotta 2,390; Hanson 681; Farrington 734
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Cotta 3,084; Doyon 1,365
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Cotta 1,837; Thompson 1,816
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Cotta: $4,990.50 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Hanson: $5,043.51 (Clean Elections Candidate)
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Farrington: $4,467.12 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010: Endorsements:
SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
DALE J. CRAFTS (R)
2 Passing Lane
Lisbon Falls 04252
Phone: 353-5469 Cell: 576-4748
Business: 729-6565
Home Email: dalecrafts@aol.com
State House Email:
RepDale.Crafts@legislature.maine.gov
District 104: Part of Lisbon
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Dale Crafts was elected his second term in 2010, defeating
Democratic opponent Janice Comber with 68% of the vote. Before
his successful 2008 election Crafts had previously run for the
seat in 1998, losing to Democrat Nancy Chizmar. In the 124th
Legislature, Crafts served on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Committee.
During his campaign, Crafts told the Sun Journal that We
must reduce the size and scope of state government. To do this we
need to curb welfare abuse, lower taxes on citizens and businesses,
reduce regulation on our failing health insurance industry and
return power back to local governments. The only way this can be
accomplished is for all legislators to work together for the good of
Maine people.
Crafts wants to see lower taxes, stricter regulations on welfare
and more power in the hands of local governments. He supports
lowering the corporate tax rate and cutting what he describes as
heavy administration costs in Maines education system.
Crafts believes that Dirigo Health should be eliminated. During
his frst term, Crafts voted against a Health Care Bill of Rights,
against fully funding Dirigo Health and in favor of allowing
insurance companies to bypass state consumer protections.
Crafts voted against equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples
in Maine.
Crafts opposes government intervention in the marketplace,
believing that free market competition is the answer for America.
He has described himself to the Times Record as a political
junkie and a fan of Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham
and Glenn Beck.
Crafts, 52, grew up in Lisbon and gradated from Lisbon High
School. He is a member of the Lisbon Town Council and serves
on the town budget advisory board. He also serves on Lisbons
Revitalization Committee and the Revolving Loan Committee. He
owns Crafts Self Storage, C&F Self Storage and a Going Postal
franchise and co-owns of a Greater Mileage and Beyond dealership.
Crafts has six children and four grandchildren. He served as a
delegate to the Republican National Convention in 2008.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; MLCV 10%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Crafts 2,563; Comber 1,151
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Crafts 2,874; Danuski 1,712
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Crafts: $5,041.89 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Comber: $4,069.16 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB, SAM
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
DEAN A. CRAY (R)
P. O. Box 3
Palmyra 04965
Phone: 938-2006 Business: 478-8279
Home Email: dacray@dishmail.net
State House Email:
RepDean.Cray@legislature.maine.gov
District 28: Canaan, Cornville, Hartland, Palmyra and St. Albans
Committees: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Energy,
Utilities and Technology
Dean Cray was re-elected to the House with 66% of the
vote, defeating challenger Matthew Quinn. Cray carried all
municipalities in the district except Canaan and Quinns home
town of Cornville. This will be Crays third consecutive term in the
House of Representatives.
Cray has said in the past that his priorities will be to work to
advance the interests of small businesses, explaining that jobs
are crucial in my district and small business creates most of the
jobs. His other priorities are to look closely at regulations,
environmental issues, and not over-taxing the businesses we have.
Cray would like to see the income tax lowered because it is a
tax on working people. In the past he has voted against targeted
tax reductions to low and moderate income families.
Rep. Cray sees health care as one of the biggest social
issues facing the state. In the past he has voted against the self-
administration of Dirigo Choice, against feasibility studies of
universal single-payer health care, and against the Health Care Bill
of Rights. He voted for the creation of high-risk insurance pools
and for allowing Mainers to buy out-of-state insurance plans that
would not be subject to Maine-based consumer protections.
On the environment, Cray voted against bills in the last
Legislature that were aimed at reducing exposure to toxic chemicals
such as LD 973, a bill that provided for the safe collection and
recycling of mercury-containing light bulbs and 1568, a bill that
would further remove DECA and other dangerous chemicals
from plastic pallets used to ship food and other items. In previous
sessions, however, Cray has voted for the general phase-out of
DECA and for the more comprehensive Kid-Safe Products Act.
Rep. Cray is a graduate of Nokomis Regional High School
and has worked as a farmer, school bus driver and has been self-
employed. He has served as a town selectman for ten years and
as road commissioner for six years. He was president of the Bus
Drivers Association for nine years and coached basketball and
baseball for more than two decades. Cray is also a member of the
Maine Fire Protection Services Commission, which monitors and
evaluates a wide range of issues around fre safety and the welfare
of frefghters.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 86%; SAM A
2008: MPA 11%; AFL-CIO 36%; MLCV 60%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Cray 2,531; Quinn 1,220
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Cray 3,006; Hitchcock 1,613
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Cray 2,116; Hogate 1,465
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
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Cray: $3,152.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Quinn: $5,155.31 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
JARROD S. CROCKETT (R)
P. O. Box 701
Bethel 04217
Phone: 875-5075
Home Email: jarrodscrockett@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepJarrod.Crockett@legislature.maine.gov
District 91: Bethel, Eustis, Gilead, Hanover, Kingfeld, Newry,
Rangeley, Stoneham, Upton, Woodstock and Plantations of
Dallas, Lincoln and Magalloway, plus unorganized territories
including East Central Franklin (part, including part of Salem
Township), North Franklin, North Oxford, South Oxford
(including Albany and Mason Townships) and Milton Township
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Rep. Jarrod Crockett defeats Democratic candidate Charles
McGrew with a secure 70% of the vote. This is Rep. Crocketts
second term in the House.
In the Sun Journal, Crockett cites the realization that too
many of my friends have to move away to fnd opportunities. We
need jobs of such a quality that people can afford to buy a home
and raise a family, as his reason for running for elected offce.
Crocketts priorities for the 125th session include job creation
and a more friendly business climate in Maine. He strongly
believes that businesses in Maine are facing too many taxes,
over-regulation and an attitude in Augusta that is generally
unfriendly to business.
On the state budget, Crockett believes that Government
spending needs to be better prioritized so that deserving
programs are funded adequately, while waste, fraud and abuse are
eliminated. He would not support tax increases to balance the
budget and fund state programs.
Concerning health care, Rep. Crockett believes Dirigo to
be a failed program, and that the state needs to pursue a new
direction of reform. In the Sun Journal, he cites the Dirigo health
program as the frst to go, when asked about spending cuts. He
would not support a universal single-payer health care system in
Maine.
Crocket was raised in Bethel and once worked as a logger
in the family business. He graduated from Gould Academy and
Radford University in Virginia, served as an Army infantry offcer
until 2003 and then attended law school. Crockett has served as a
captain in the Maine Army National Guard and completed and 18
month tour in Afghanistan during which he was awarded a Bronze
Star and the Combat Infantryman Badge. Crockett has also
worked as an intern for Sen. Olympia Snowe and is a member of
the VFW, the Bethel Historical Society, the American Legion and
the Alder River Grange.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 86%; SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Crockett 3,156; McGrew 1,333
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Crockett 2,868; Carter 2,539
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Expenditures:
Crockett: $8,028.36 (Clean Elections Candidate)
McGrew: $5,152.96 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
PHILIP A. CURTIS (R)
93 Blackwell Hill Road
Madison 04950
Phone: 696-3052
Home Email: pdcurtis2@hotmail.com
State House Email:
RepPhilip.Curtis@legislature.maine.gov
District 86: Madison, Norridgewock and Solon
ASSISTANT MINORITY LEADER
Philip Curtis returns to the House for a fourth term after
defeating Democrat Benjamin Doty. He has been selected as the
House Majority Leader for the 125th Legislature.
Curtiss top priority for the Legislature is to make expenditures
line up with revenue. He feels we need to keep our commitment
to the people in that we break the habit of spending more than we
take it. His second priority is to help the state better understand
and focus on the needs of the needy instead of the wants of the
greedy. His third priority is to better balance educational dollars.
Curtis believes Maine should focus more on education, rather
than administration.
Rep. Curtis believes individual self-interests combine to form
the best outcomes for society as a whole and that government
should be limited in scope, primarily dealing with security issues.
Curtis believes access to health care is an individual
responsibility best left to the private market. He opposes the
establishment of a universal, single-payer health care system
in Maine and opposes the national health care reform law. He
opposes maintaining Maines current laws regulating the private
insurance industry in order to protect consumers, but feels it
is necessary that we provide protection for those who dont ft
current requirements. Rep. Curtis agrees that political leaders
have the obligation to play a role in facilitating a change to the
health care system.
Rep. Curtis is comfortable with the pace of action under the
current Kid-Safe Products Law. He opposes having fees levied
on manufacturers that persist in using known toxic chemicals in
childrens products.
Curtis opposes expanded funding of the Housing Opportunities
for Maine fund as an economic stimulus program and opposes
raising taxes to cover the increasing costs of Maine public services.
He opposes the Clean Elections program for both legislative and
gubernatorial candidates.
Curtis supports the citizen initiative and referendum process.
He would vote against a bill allowing same-sex couples in Maine
to marry and opposes sending a marriage equality bill directly to
voters through referendum. Rep. Curtis opposes amending the
Constitution to deny marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples.
Curtis supports legislation that excludes people from enrolling
in public programs based on their immigration status. He opposes
guaranteeing a minimum of 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers.
Instead, he feels we should institute a personal day policy where
days are accumulated over time and can be used at our own
discretion, instead of being told when and how we can use them.
Rep. Curtis does not support the right of all Maine workers to form
and join labor unions and opposes legislation that would increase
access to unemployment benefts.
Born in Madison, Curtis graduated from Madison High
School in 1960. He has served as chair of the Madison Board
of Selectmen, superintendent of Madison Electric Works, and
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member of the Madison Advisory Board. He also served four years
in the Maine National Guard. Curtis is a self-employed Maine
local road consultant. Rep. Curtis and his wife, Deanna, have three
children. He enjoys spending time with his family, including his
six grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 6%; AFL-CIO 21%; MLCV 40%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 0%; EQME 0%; KI 20%; MLCV 33%; MEA
0%; MPA 0%; MNOW 5%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: SAM C
Election Results:
2010 General: Curtis 2,376; Doty 1,079
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Curtis 2,497; Ouilette 1,895
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Curtis 1,836; Susi 1,724
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Curtis 2,446; Ketterer 2,228
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Curtis: $2,560.12 (Privately Financed)
Doty: $3,038.30 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
ANDRE E. CUSHING, III (R)
P. O. Box 211
Hampden 04444
Phone: 449-1358 Business: 631-2898
Home Email: andre@andrecushing.com
State House Email:
RepAndre.Cushing@legislature.maine.gov
District 39: Dixmont, Hampden and Newburgh
Committees: Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules (Chair)
Andre Cushing won a three way race with 59% of the vote,
defeating Democrat Shelby Wright and Green Independent
Carolyn Rae Dodge, to win a second term in the Maine House.
He has a record of service in local government, most recently
on the Hampden Town Council and a host of city committees in
Hampden.
Cushing believes it is important to give something back to
the community that has given him so much, and cites this as a
motivation for running for the legislature. Cushing told Politicker.
com that he is concerned about how the current Legislature is
handling the states money. Mainers tend to be a pretty hardy lot,
they take care of themselves, Cushing said, expressing concern
that the state is trying to do too much for too many people. Cushing
said he wants to fnd effciencies in education and transportation
programs and to look at public/private partnerships in other areas
of the state.
Cushing is opposed to marriage equality for gay and lesbian
couples in Maine and voted.
Cushing voted against LD 1611, a bill to review the due process
and placement policies concerned with solitary confnement.
Rep. Cushing is an opponent of Maines Clean Elections laws
and has sued the state of Maine over their constitutionality. He cited
concerns about privately fnanced candidates frst amendment free
speech rights being limited in an op-ed he wrote on the subject in
the Bangor Daily News.
Cushing attended public school in Bangor, graduated from
John Bapst High School and attended the University of Maine
where he studied business. He is a real estate agent and also runs a
home construction business. Cushing has served on the boards of
numerous civic and community organizations, from Jaycees, Rotary
and Kiwanis to a role as president of the boards of the EMMC
Childrens Miracle Network and Black Bear United Football Club.
He has also worked on several local, state and national political
campaigns and has served on the Republican State Committee. He
and his wife, Gwen, have three children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 0%; MLCV 20%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Cushing 2,783; Dodge 385; Wright 1,559
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Cushing 2,974; Higgins 2,805
Primary: Cushing 417; Duprey 232; Briggs 156
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Cushing: $19,000.55 (Privately Financed)
Dodge: $187.00 (Privately Financed)
Wright: $8,673.22 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
SAM
DOUGLAS K. DAMON (R)
59 Seventeenth Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Business:942-6310 Cell: 949-4735
Home E-Mail: cdicemom@aol.com
Legislative E-Mail: dougdamon@LIVE.com
District 16: Bangor (part)
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Doug Damon of Bangor won a rematch of the 2008 race for
House District 16, defeating incumbent Steven Butterfeld of
Bangor with 53% of votes cast.
Rep. Damon has served on the City of Bangors Planning Board.
His top three top priorities are to make the Maine government
more effcient and responsive to the people, to make government
smaller and more fexible, and to ensure that our tax dollars are
effectively used.
During his campaign, Damon stated that we must put Maine
on a business like track in order to make this wonderful state and
make our city affordable. Lets care for each other in nontraditional
ways through innovative thinking and implementation in health
care areas, work related areas, and job creation. I want to unburden
the people of Bangor and Maine from the load of such onerous
taxes and fees through smarter ways of doing business, more
government effciency.
Rep. Damon is a real estate agent and is retired from the
Maine Air National Guard. He is married and has two sons.
Rep. Damon received a B.S. from the University of Maine in
Elementary Education, a masters degree in Political Science
from Auburn University of Montgomery, Alabama, and spent
one year in residence at Air University, studying International
Intergovernmental Relations.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Damon 1,124; Butterfeld 984
Primary: Unopposed;
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Damon: $5,212.91 (Clean Elections Candidate)
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Butterfeld: $7,281.97 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
PAUL T. DAVIS, SR. (R)
36 Townhouse Road
Sangerville 04479
Phone: 876-4047
Home Email: RepDavis@midmaine.com
District 26: Atkinson, Dover, Foxcroft, Medford, Milo,
Sangerville and Plantation of Lake View, plus the unorganized
territory of Orneville Township
Committees: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (Chair)
Paul Davis returns to Augusta for his sixth term in the Maine
State Legislature (his second in the House) with an overwhelming
two-to-one margin overall and a sweep of all but one of the
municipalities in his district.
Davis served previously in the 119th through 122nd Legislatures
in the Senate and ran for the House in 2008 after being term-
limited. After several ballots, he was narrowly defeated by Rep.
Nutting to be the Speaker of the House for the 125th Legislature.
Rep. Davis has held balancing the budget with the smallest
amount of damage to the taxpayer as a priority in the past, saying
that he supports strategic cuts and that there is no way he can
support raising taxes.
On the subject of health care, Davis believes that Maine should
move away from a public solution and instead look towards a more
deregulated market. There are too many regulations for the size
of the state and we are too small for a single payer system, said
Davis. We need to reduce regulations and allow people to buy
plans from out of state.
Davis main environmental priority in past sessions has been
checking the spread of invasive species into Maine waterways. He
is very concerned about the northern pike in particular and believes
that the recent deal proposed by a group working to make it easier
for salmon to get up the Penobscot would allow pike to swim
upstream and eventually reach lakes and streams in northern Maine.
Davis has voted against some bills aimed at reducing exposure to
toxic chemicals in the past, including bills aimed at protecting
Maine people from improperly disposed mercury-containing light
bulbs and toxic chemicals in pallets, as well as a bill that created a
notifcation registry for people affected by the use of high power
pesticide applicators.
On the subject of marriage equality, Davis says he believes in
the traditional marriage between a man and a woman.
Davis, 63, is a retired state trooper and a small business owner.
He grew up in Dexter and served in the Army national Guard before
joining the Newport Police Department and pursuing a career in
law enforcement. A graduate of Dexter High School, Davis holds
an associates degree from the University of Maine. He has served
on the SAD 4 Board of Directors and nine years as a Sangerville
selectman. He is a member of SAM, the NRA and Kiwanis.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 0%; MPA 11%; MLCV 20%; NFIB 86%;
SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Davis 2,433; Bishop-Crossman 1,207
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Davis 2,831; Allain 1,617
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Davis: $5,115.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Bishop-Crossman: $4,647.59 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
SAM
CYNTHIA A. DILL (D)
1227 Shore Road
Cape Elizabeth 04107
Cell: 749-7749 Business: 767-7197
Home Email: dillesquire@aol.com
State House Email:
RepCynthia.Dill@legislature.maine.gov
District 121: Part of Cape Elizabeth
Committees: Judiciary
Cynthia Dill won re-election with 58% of the vote, defeating
Republican Eric B. Lusk. She has lived in Cape Elizabeth for seven
years.
In the past, Dill has worked successfully to obtain millions in
investments for bringing high-speed Internet access to rural parts
of Maine. At the national level, Dill has been appointed Vice Chair
of the National Conference of State Legislatures Communication,
Financial Affairs and Interstate Commerce Committee, and is
a member of the Executive Committee Task Force on State and
Local Taxation of Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce.
Dill has also been a panelist at numerous national conferences on
broadband access and net neutrality.
Dill ran for Minority Leader in the 125th Legislature, saying
I am running to be the Minority Leader because I believe I am
the best qualifed person to serve in the new environment we will
face next session. I want to bring small businesses back under our
tent, change how we do things as a caucus, and change the way
the Democratic Party interacts with the legislature. We need more
accountability.
Dill writes on her website that she will continue to choose
community over party when representing Cape Elizabeth. She
says she will continue to fght for the fair distribution of education
funding, and much needed reforms to ensure our students can learn
and compete in the 21st century.
On the budget, Dill says she will continue to work to reduce
the tax burden of Maines people and businesses, and streamline
the regulatory process.
Dill is working as the Director of the Common Cause Digital
Democracy Project in Washington, DC, and serving as an adjunct
faculty member at Southern Maine Community College. She is an
active community volunteer, serves on numerous local boards, and
says she enjoys being a writer and commentator on local radio and
television shows.
Rep. Dill was born in Carmel, New York and grew up in
Barrington, Rhode Island. She has Bachelors degrees in English
and Philosophy from the University of Vermont and a law degree
from Northeastern University. She has worked in a private practice
through her frm, The Law Offce of Cynthia Dill, since 1994,
focusing on employment law and civil rights. Dill is an active
member of the First Congregational Church in South Portland
where she teaches Sunday school. She and her husband, Tom, have
two children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 74%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 33%
2008: MPA 61%; AFL-CIO 82%; MLCV 60%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 14%
Election Results:
2010 General: Dill 2,655; Lusk 1,895
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Dill 3,258; Sullivan 2,108
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Primary: Unopposed
2006: General: Dill 2,345; Duddy 2,201
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Dill: $3,904.90 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Lusk: $4,773.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MEA
JAMES F. DILL (D)
72 Sunset Drive, Old Town, ME 04468
Home Telephone: (207) 827-3498
Fax: (207) 581-3881
Home E-Mail: jdill@umext.maine.edu
State House E-Mail:
RepJim.Dill@legislature.maine.gov
District 14: Old Town and Penobscot Indian Island
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Stacy Dostie was elected to her frst term in the House in 2008,
defeating Republican candidate William Clarke. She has lived in
District 75 for 32 years
Dostie believes that all people and communities are
interdependent and that our society thrives when people are able to
meet their full potential by participating in supportive and inclusive
communities and when all people feel shared responsibility for a
better future. She believes that government has an active role to
play in peoples lives and should guarantee all people basic rights,
including: adequate health care, housing, nutrition, and livable
wages. She also believes that government should regulate markets
as necessary to ensure the common good.
The economy and jobs are at the top of Dosties list of priorities,
and she plans to work to improve Maines business climate and
bring new green jobs to the state. She wants to make sure that there
are well-paying jobs in the state so that our graduating college
students stay here in Maine instead of leaving our state.
Dostie believes that in this state and in the nation, we need to
work at fnding alternatives to gas and oil.
Dostie believes in an equal, affordable, and accessible health
care system. She supports establishing a universal single-payer
health care system in Maine that would provide comprehensive
health coverage for all Maine residents in a way that is publicly
fnanced and publicly accountable.
Dostie supports legal protections in place for gay and lesbian
Mainers and their children.
Dostie believes that Maines frst peoples (Maliseets, Micmacs,
Passamaquoddy Tribe, Abenaki, and Penobscot Nation) should
be treated as sovereign nations and that Maine should view its
relationship with the tribes on a government-to-government basis,
and she opposes legislation excluding people from enrolling in
public programs (e.g. income supports, health care coverage, etc.)
based on their immigration status.
On education, Rep. Dostie believes that a good education is
something important for both children and adults. She believes that
higher education needs to be more affordable and accessible.

Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Dill 1,964; Phillips 1,093
Primary: Dill 512; Blanchard 329
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Dill: $1,924.05 (Privately Funded)
Philllips: $4,706.18 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA: MLCV; SAM
MARK N. DION (D)
45 Allison Avenue, Portland, ME 04103
Home: 797-6341
Home E-Mail: mndion@msn.com
State House E-Mail:
RepMark.Dion@legislature.maine.gov
District 113: Falmouth (part) and Portland (part)
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Mark Dion defeated republican Jason Harris in 2010 to win his
frst term in offce. Dion, a lawyer, served as Cumberland Countys
sheriff for 12-years, which he says has given him valuable
experience that will assist him as a legislator, such as creating
annual budgets and defending them before county offcials,
lobbying state legislators on correctional issues, and working with
towns to coordinate services.
Dion hopes to be able to work with both parties and avoid
getting caught up in this partisan stuff. His priority is fxing
the economy and according to an article by Bill Nemitz in the
Kennebec Journal, Dion plans to push for the creation of business
advocates who can help aspiring businesspeople navigate Maines
regulatory process the same way victim advocates shepherd crime
victims through the criminal justice system.
Dion supports equal marriage and supported the tax reform
package passed by the 124th Legislature and overturned by voters
at referendum.
Dion, 55, attended the National Sheriffs Institute and Harvard
Universitys School of Government, received a BA in Criminal
Justice from the University of Southern Maine, a Masters in Human
Services Administration from Antioch College, and his JD from the
University of Maine School of Law. He is a Certifed Correctional
Executive with the American Correctional Association, a member
of the Maine Bar Association and Former President of both the
Maine Sheriffs Association and the National Sheriffs Institute.
Before his 3-term career as Sheriff, Dion was the Deputy Chief
of the Portland Police Department. He has a wife and 2 children.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Dion $4,079.20; Harris 1,683
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Dion: $4,632.75 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Harris: $4,340.76 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
DANA L. DOW (R)
30 Kalers Pond Road
Waldoboro, ME 04572
Home Telephone: (207) 832-4658
Business Telephone: (207) 832-6363
Home E-Mail: danadow2050@yahoo.com
District 50: Bremen, Jefferson (part), Nobleboro and Waldoboro
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development; Joint Select Committee on Regulatory Fairness and
Reform
Dana Dow defeated Democratic opponent Mark Berger to
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win his frst term in the House. Dow also previously served two
terms in the Senate. Dow says his running for the Legislature was
inevitable, noting that his father was a state senator from 1953-61.
Dows priorities are jobs and the economy. He maintains that
Maine needs to become more business friendly by lowering taxes
and reducing regulations.
Dow believes that high health insurance rates are a direct result
of lack of competition in the health insurance industry within the
state. He would like to repeal community rating and other consumer
protections. In 2006, he voted to created high risk insurance pools
which would have repealed the requirement of guaranteed issue
for individual health insurance. Dow has called Dirigo Health a
brave step to address the [health care] problem, but thinks it needs
to be adjusted. Dow purchases Dirigo Choice insurance for his
own business. He opposes the creation of a universal, single-payer
health care system in Maine
Dow favors publicly-funded vouchers for private schools,
saying students should be able to pick whichever education they
choose.
Rep. Dow considers himself and old-fashioned
environmentalist who knows the value of forests and land as our
most valuable resource.
Dow is a graduate of Medomak valley High School and earned
a BS in Education from the University of Southern Maine. He is the
owner and President of Dow Furniture in Waldoboro. Dow served
three years on the Waldoboro Planning Board and has served as
Director of the National Bank of Damariscotta. He belongs to
the Medomak Valley Community Foundation and the Waldoboro
United Methodist Church.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Dow 2,634; Berger 1,346
Primary: Dow 844; Simmons 391
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Dow: $4,632.75 (Privately Funded)
Berger: $4,288.96 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
TIMOTHY E. DRISCOLL (D)
111 Monroe Avenue
Westbrook 04092
Phone: 856-7014 Cell: 232-5026
Home Email: tdrisco1@maine.rr.com
State House Email:
RepTimothy.Driscoll@legislature.maine.gov
District 126: Part of Westbrook
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Timothy Driscoll defeated Republican Bruce Chuluda, the
former mayor of Westbrook, in a tight race determined by fewer
than 300 votes. This will be Driscolls fourth term in the House.
Before his service in the Legislature, he served one term on the
Westbrook City Council and two terms on the Westbrook School
Committee. Legislative service is a family tradition for Driscoll.
His father, Joe Driscoll, served three terms in the Maine Legislature
from 19911996.
Driscoll told the Portland Press Herald that the most important
part of legislative service is to represent my district and
constituents.
Rep. Driscoll believes in guaranteeing quality, affordable
health care for all. He is a supporter of a universal, single-payer
health care system, as well as the Dirigo Health program. Driscoll
also supports maintaining Maines current laws regulating the
private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status. He notes that
as an emergency room nurse, he cares for all regardless of ability
to pay, and he believes we are all human and deserve the same
rights and respect.
Driscoll continues to support the implementation of the Kid-
Safe Products Law to protect children from exposure to dangerous
chemicals in everyday products.
Driscoll opposes any legislation aimed at excluding people
from enrolling in public programs based on their immigration
status.
Rep. Driscoll supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Act and has noted that the program allows him to focus on being a
legislator working for my constituents rather than on fundraising.
He is a supporter of the citizen initiative and referendum process.
Driscoll backs the right of all Maine workers to form and join
labor unions. On the Labor committee, he opposed legislation that
would have guaranteed paid sick days for all Maine workers. He
voted in favor of equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples in
Maine.
Rep. Driscoll, 54, graduated from Calais Memorial High
School, Westbrook College and Central Maine Technical College.
A navy veteran, Driscoll has worked as an emergency room nurse
at Mercy Hospital in Portland for over 25 years. He and his wife,
Tina, also a Registered Nurse, have three daughters.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 89%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 29%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 44%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 94%; EQME 100%; KI 100%; MLCV 83%;
MEA 100%; MPA 88%; MNOW 77%; NFIB 67%; SAM A
2004: SAM B
Election Results:
2010 General: Driscoll 1,571; Chuluda 1,406
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Driscoll 2,628; Crocker 1,315
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Driscoll 1,742; Munday 1,048
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Driscoll 1,979; Frank 1,603
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Driscoll: $4,726.42 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Chuluda: $4,113.73 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SAM
ROBERT S. DUCHESNE (D)
478 Beechwood Avenue
Old Town 04468
Phone: 827-3782 Business: 827-3782
Home Email: duchesne@midmaine.com
District 13: Alton, Bradford, Greenbush, Hudson, Lagrange and
Milford, plus the unorganized territory of Argyle Township
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources (Ranking
Minority Member); Joint Select Committee on Regulatory
Fairness and Reform (Ranking Minority Member)
Bob Duchesne was elected to represent House District 13 for a
fourth and fnal consecutive term. He defeated Geraldine Randall,
carrying 56% of the vote. In past legislatures, Rep. Duchesne has
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served on the Natural Resources Committee, including spending
one term as the committees chairman.
During his time in the legislature, Rep. Duchesnes top priority
has been the improvement of solid waste management. Other
priorities include streamlining state administration and working to
reform the tax code. He has submitted numerous bills that aim to
update Maines solid waste management programs.
In the 125th legislature, Duchesnes highest priority is to
assure proper oversight of the Juniper Ridge Landfll and improve
Maines solid waste management system in order to minimize the
impact on neighbors. Duchesne is also interested in remaking state
government to increase effciency and plans to continue his work
to improve Maines traditional sporting economy in an effort to
create jobs in rural Maine.
Duchesne opposes raising taxes to cover the increasing costs
of Maines public services, stating we in the legislature have not
done enough to prioritize and trim. Raising taxes is not the right
fx.
On health care issues, Duchesne believes access to high quality
affordable health care is a right protected by our government
and he supports the establishment of a universal, single-payer
health care system in Maine. On single payer, he states evidence
indicates that states are not going to be able to go it alone without
Federal participation. He supports the recently passed Affordable
Care Act and supports maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on their age or health status.
Rep. Duchesne supports the 2008 Kid-Safe Products Law and
is comfortable with the pace of action under the current law.
Duchesne is committed to continuing the Clean Election
program for legislative and gubernatorial candidates. He opposes
efforts to weaken the Informed Growth Act. On the initiative and
referendum process, he says it is broken and needs fxing. It has
been hijacked by special interests too often.
On civil rights issues, Rep. Duchesne voted to allow same-
sex couples in Maine to marry and supports sending a marriage
equality bill directly to voters through referendum.
Rep. Duchesne opposes legislation guaranteeing a minimum
standard of at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers.
Duchesne graduated from Colby College. In September 2003,
he retired from a 31-year career in radio, the last 17 of which
were on WQCB-FM (Q-106.5) in Bangor as Eastern Maines #1
ranked radio personality. In 2001, he was inducted into the Maine
Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and in 2003 entered the
Country Music Disk Jockey Hall of Fame in Nashville.
During his radio career, Bob was an active leader among charity
and public service organizations in the Bangor area, including
stints as president of Downeast Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Maine
Audubon, and the Maine Association of Broadcasters. In addition
to continued service with Maine Audubon, he is on the Board
of Directors for Brewer Economic Development Corporation,
the Bangor Land Trust, and the Caribou Bog-Penjajawoc Marsh
Corridor Project.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 78%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 44%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 100%; EQME 100%; KI 93%; MLCV 92%;
MEA 100%; MNOW 82%; MPA 94%; NFIB 50%
Election Results:
2010 General: Duchesne 1,886; Randall 1,451
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Duchesne 2,789; Randall 1,441
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Duchesne 1,687; Gavett 1,550
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Duchesne 2,662; Haskell 1,831
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Duchesne: $4,904.80 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Randall: $4,992.29 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; MEA; SAM
LARRY C. DUNPHY (R)
P. O. Box 331
North Anson, ME 04958
Home: 635-2831 Cell: 399-4963
Home E-Mail: skime2@roadrunner.com
District 88: Anson, Bingham, Caratunk, Carrabassett Valley,
Embden, Jackman, Moose River, Moscow, New Portland,
Wellington and Plantations of Brighton, Coplin, Dennistown,
Highland, Pleasant Ridge, The Forks and West Forks, plus the
unorganized territories of Concord, Lexington and Wyman
Townships, Northeast Somerset (including Rockwood Strip),
Northwest Somerset and Seboomook Lake
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Rep. Larry Dunphy defeated Democratic candidate John
Bryant, securing 57% of the vote. This is Dunphys frst term in
the House.
In the Morning Sentinel, Rep. Dunphy says he ran for offce
because, The people of Maine are in desperate need of leadership
and common sense problem solving. His priorities for the 125th
legislature include welfare reform, over taxation and budget
reform.
On the environmental front, Dunphy would support legislation
to put a moratorium on the expedited wind permitting process. He
cites concern for neighboring property values as a major reason for
his opposition to the development of wind power in Maine. You
put in a 300 or 400 foot tower or a number of these 300 or 400
foot towers and fashing lights and humming noises and that sort
of thing and is that gonna decrease the property value? It would
decrease my interest in buying property in that area, Dunphy says
on his website.
Rep. Dunphy frmly believes the Maines economy is suffering
because of over-regulation of businesses. In the Somerset Times,
he says, If these conditions are not reversed, the downward spiral
of Maines economy is going to continue until our state becomes a
true Vacationland with no jobs except for people serving out-of-
staters enjoying their leisure time and retirements.
Dunphy, 59, was born in Skowhegan in 1952. Except for
service in the U.S. Navy Amphibious Assault Force as a hospital
corpsman, he has spent most of his life in the district. Dunphy
attended Beal Business College, Kennebec Valley Technical
College, New Hampshire Technical College and the Center for
Creative Leadership, and has a Pulp and Paper Certifcate from
NHTC. He has worked at Madison Paper Industries for 32 years.
His three children and seven children live and work in Maine.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010: General: Dunphy 2,225; Bryant 1,545
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Dunphy: $6,085.70 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Bryant: $6,113.69 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
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JANE E. EBERLE (D)
187 Pilgrim Road
South Portland 04106
Phone: 776-3783
Home Email: eberleja@earthlink.net
State House Email:
RepJane.Eberle@legislature.maine.gov
District 123: Part of Cape Elizabeth and part of South Portland
Committees: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Jane Eberle won election to her fourth term to the House in
2010, defeating Republican candidate Kenneth Earle Myrick with
over 65% of the vote. She has served as a representative since
2004. Eberle was, for many years, a stay-at-home mom who made
a name for herself as an energetic community volunteer.
In The Forecaster, Rep. Eberle said she ran for a fourth term
because, I dont think now is the time to turn over this work to
someone who does not have as deep a connection to the community
as I have.
Concerning the state budget, Eberle believe that the state must
curtail spending while also increasing revenue. She supports an
increase in taxes on soda, alcohol and tobacco.
Rep. Eberle is supportive of the concept of universal health care,
bus has said she is not yet sure of the most effective mechanisms
to implement it. In the past, Eberle has expresed support for
the Dirigo Health program, though she has noted it is in need of
revisions, especially in the areas of affordability and preventative
care. In 2009, she voted in favor of a Joint Resolution to establish
a national, universal, single-payer nonproft health care plan and
supported allowing the state to move forward in studying the
viability of a single-payer system in Maine.
Eberle places a high priority on protecting the environment,
which she believes to be at risk. Supporting efforts to expand
effcient and renewable energy are among her priorities.
Eberle supports further school consolidation. She is a long-time
PTA volunteer and former member of the Board of Directors of the
Maine State PTA.
Originally from Indiana, Eberle, 58, has been a Maine resident
for more than 28 years. She received her Bachelors degree in
communication from the University of New Hampshire and is
currently employed as Director of Business Partnerships for the
South Portland School Department. Eberle is passionate about
environmental issues, having served for seven years on the board
of the Natural Resources Council of Maine, and having worked
with the Belgrade Lakes Conservation Corps (which she helped
to found) and the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.
Eberleand her husband, Brett, have three grown children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 29%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 22%
2006: AFL-CIO 95%; EQME 100%; KI 87%; MLCV 92%;
MEA 86%; MPA 88%; MNOW 82%; NFIB 50%
Election Results:
2010 General: Eberle 2,901; Myrick 1,483
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Eberle 3,692; Reynolds 1,523
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Eberle 2,597; Crosby 1,473
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Eberle 3,177; Carpenter 1,886
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Eberle: $350.00 (Privately Financed)
Myrick: $4,655.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; SC
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; MEA
PETER EDGECOMB (R)
132 Baird Road
Caribou 04736
Phone: 496-3188
Home Email: pedgecom@maine.rr.com
State House Email:
RepPeter.Edgecomb@legislature.maine.gov
District 4: Caribou
Committees: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (Chair);
Education and Cultural Affairs
Peter Edgecomb handily earned a fourth term in the House,
defeating opponent Jessica Feeley by more than 1,500 votes.
Rep. Edgecomb has served six years as a State Representative.
Including two terms on the Education Committee, three terms on
Agriculture, Conservation, & Forestry, and one term on the Natural
Resources Committee. He has served as the lead Republican on
both the Education Committee and the Agriculture, Conservation
and Forestry Committee in the past. Rep. Edgecomb has also
served one term on the Caribou City Council.
Edgecomb lists his opposition to school consolidation as one
of his major legislative accomplishments. His top three priorities,
according to the Bangor Daily News, are to control state spending
without shifting the burden to local property tax payers, to create
jobs by supporting small businesses that employ the majority of
Maine workers, and to apply any increase in state revenues toward
reducing the income tax until it reaches 5%. He also believes that
considering the current economic situation, now is the time to
reduce regulations on small businesses.
Edgecomb also supports lowering Maines estate tax.
On health care issues, in the 124th legislature, Edgecomb
voted against a Health Care Bill of Rights meant to increase
transparency in the insurance industry. He also opposed legislation
to allow Dirigo Health to have a secure and more dependable
funding source and to add coverage for more families. He voted
against a Joint Resolution in support of the federal government
enacting a universal, single-payer health care system and voted in
favor of legislation that would have allowed out-of-state insurance
companies to sell their products in Maine without following Maine
laws.
Also in the 124th legislature, Edgecomb voted for legislation
that mandates workers compensation insurance to cove cancers
that are caused by occupation exposure as a way to address high
cancer rates among frefghters. He voted to reduce the notifcation
distance regarding the application of pesticides from 1,320 to 500
feet and voted against a bill that would have held pharmaceutical
companies distributing drugs in Maine responsible for collecting
and properly disposing of unwanted medication.
Edgecomb voted against allowing same sex couples in Maine
the right to marry. He supported Maines compliance with the
federal Real ID legislation.
Rep. Edgecomb is a graduate of the University of Maine where
he received a B.S. in 1963. He went on to receive his Masters in
Education at the University of New Hampshire where he graduated
in 1968. He later took a one year fellowship at the University of
Maryland, where he worked in the U.S. Department of Education.
Edgecomb is a retired teacher and Superintendent of Schools and
has been a resident of Caribou for 26 years. He is currently self-
employed as a Christmas tree grower. Edgecomb is a Caribou
Rotarian and a member of the Methodist Church. He and his wife,
Marjie, have three children.
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Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; AFL-CIO 10%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 36%; MLCV 70%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 5%; EQME 0%; KI 27%; MLCV 33%; MEA
29%; MPA 0%; MNOW 15%; NFIB 100%
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Edgecomb 2,199; Feeley 677
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Edgecomb 3,496 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Edgecomb 1,902; Bernard 813
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Edgecomb 2,148; Bennett 1,807
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Edgecomb: $1,120.00 (Privately Financed)
Feeley: $3,127.23 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2006 Campaign Expenditures:
Edgecomb: $2,032.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
MEA; NFIB; SAM;
ELEANOR M. ESPLING (R)
12 Lewiston Road
New Gloucester, ME 04260
Home Telephone: (207) 926-6082
State House E-Mail:
RepEllie.Espling@legislature.maine.gov
District 105: Durham, Lisbon (part) and New Gloucester
Committees: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Eleanor Espling defeated incumbent Democrat David Van
Wie with 55% of the vote, winning in both the Androscoggin and
Cumberland County portions of the District. Van Wie had held the
seat for only a single term, having defeated incumbent Republican
Michael A. Vaughan in 2008.
Esplings top 3 priorities are state employee pension reform in
order to address unfunded mandates, reform of Maines welfare
system and the elimination of state regulations to create a more
commonsense business friendly regulatory environment.
Espling is socially conservative and opposes legal abortion,
even in cases of incest and rape. She has submitted legislation that
would place new restrictions on abortion in Maine.
On a campaign survey, Espling supported eliminating all
income taxes and reducing corporate and property taxes while
increasing the sales tax.
Taxes are important as a means of funding for basic public
necessities, wrote Espling on her campaign website. However,
we are constantly bombarded with new taxes and fees. We need
basic and simplifed taxation. True tax reform is a change of the
entire system not a shifting from one form of taxation to another.
True reform, in my mind, is not reform without a lowering of
taxes.
Espling supports state funding for charter schools but would
not reduce education funding or support increasing tuition at public
universities.
It is important to have school choice and to allow different
types of education to be used by families: public education, charter
schools, private schools and home-school, explains Espling. We
deserve excellence but are often limited by public education and
the teachers unions.
Espling opposes the establishment of a universally-accessible,
publicly-administered health care system and opposes equal
marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Maine.
Espling owns Total Home Care. She has served on the
New Gloucester town Budget Committee and chaired the New
Gloucester Republican Committee. She attended Cape Elizabeth
High School and the University of Southern Maine, graduating
with a BS in Business Administration in 1994. Espling is a Cancer
Buddy Volunteer at the Cancer Community Center and attends
the First Evangelical Free Church of Maine. She and her husband
Steve have four children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 95%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Espling 2,624; Van Wie 2,020
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Espling: $13,440.84 (Privately Funded)
Van Wie: $11,444.97 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
MARK EVES (D)
78 Madison Street
North Berwick 03906
Phone: 676-1001 Business: 850-0516
Home Email: markweves@yahoo.com
State House Email:
RepMark.Eves@legislature.maine.gov
District 146: North Berwick and South Berwick (part)
Committee: Health and Human Services (Ranking Minority
Member
Rep. Mark Eves of North Berwick enters his second term in
the house, having defeated his challenger Republican Gregg Drew
by a margin of 422 votes. He has been a resident of District 146
for fve years and has served on the Health and Human Services
Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Health Care
Implementation and Opportunities.
Rep Eves has said that his motivation for running is his
concern for the major issues that we must fnd solutions for.
He believes government should play an active role in the lives of
Mainers, guaranteeing all people the right to adequate healthcare,
housing, nutrition and livable wages. This concern for major
issues continues to be Eves motivation; he prioritizes taking full
advantage of the benefts of the law to invigorate access to public
services that function better for working families.
On tax reform, Eves supports reforming Maines tax structure
in order to create revenue to protect and support the services needed
for those most venerable: the elderly, children living in poverty
and individuals with mental illness. He continues to believe that
Maines tax structure needs to be amended to lesson reliance on
income and property tax by broadening the sales tax base.
As a member of the Joint Select Committee on Health Care
Reform for Implementation and Opportunities, Eves believes in
reducing premium costs for insurance coverage, and in maintaining
quality, not quantity, within the health care system. He maintains
support for the establishment of a universal single-payer health
care system in Maine. Rep. Eves also consistently opposes efforts
to allow insurance companies to deny coverage based on age or
health status.
On the environmental front, Eves continues to support Maines
Kid Safe Products Law, which he believes is a good example of
government acting responsibly to protect vulnerable children.
He supports the creation of green collar jobs and says, Maines
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environment and economy are interconnected in many ways, says
Eves. It is one of the states most valuable resources.
He supports legislation to guarantee paid sick days for all
Maine workers as well as their right to form and join labor unions.
Rep. Eves supports the Maine Clean Elections Act, saying he
would promote its benefts by encouraging others to run for public
offce as a MCEA candidate.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 43%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Eves 2,098; Drew 1,662
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Eves 2,791; Gould 2,284
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Eves: $5,753.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Drew: $8,515.39 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MPA; MSEA; MEA
STACEY ALLEN FITTS (R)
180 Lancey Street
Pittsfeld 04967
Phone: 487-5641 Cell: 341-0166
Home Email: saftts@myfairpoint.net
State House Email:
RepStacey.Fitts@legislature.maine.gov
District 29: Clinton, Detroit and Pittsfeld
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology (Chair); Joint
Select Committee on Joint Rules; Joint Select Committee on
Regulatory Fairness and Reform; Elections
House Representative Stacey Fitts was re-elected for a fourth
term in offce with 69% of the vote in his district, similar to the
2008 election when he carried 2/3rds of the vote for that same
district.
Fitts believes that the government should set policy and enforce
existing policy, and adds, I certainly dont think the government
should take care of peoples problems. People should do that and
government is there to assist when necessary.
In the past, Fitts has listed his top priorities as streamlining
state government to allow for cuts in taxes and fees, making
changes in our health insurances regulations, and developing a
comprehensive state energy strategy that moves us away from our
fossil fuel addiction.
During his term in the 124th Legilature, Fitts cast votes against
the Health Care Bill of Rights and Same Sex Marriage Equality. He
was absent during votes that would have affected protections for
consumers from catastrophic health care debt and allow benefts
for frefghters who contract cancer.
In the 123rd Legislature, Rep. Fitts voted for legislation that
attempted to reduce regulations on insurance companies and allow
plans to be purchased from out-of-state providers. He voted against
legislation to create a single payer health care system for Maine,
as well as a bill to create a Health Care Bill of Rights. Fitts also
voted against a bill that would allow for Dirigo Health to be self-
administered.
Fitts voted for the enactment of LD 2048, known as the Kid Safe
Products Law, which helps protect children and the environment
from toxic chemicals in toys and childrens products. He also voted
against the enactment of the Informed Growth Act, which allows
communities to better understand the environmental and economic
effects of large retail stores entering their area.
A graduate of Maine Central Institute in Pittsfeld, Fitts, 46,
holds a BS from Maine Maritime Academy. He is a self-employed
engineer who works for Kleinshmidt Energy and Water Resource
Consultants and was president of the Independent Energy
Producers of Maine and the New England Renewable Power
Producers Association. He has also served as the chair of the
Pittsfeld Planning Board and as chair of the Pittsfeld Republican
Committee. Fitts is a member of the Meridian Lodge and the Anah
Temple Shrine.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 17%; AFL-CIO 31%; MLCV 70%; MEA 33%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 0%; EQME 0%; KI 13%; MLCV 25%; MEA
29%; MPA 0%; MNOW 5%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Fitts 2,114; Sposato 957
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Fitts 2,174; Slymon 1,745
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Fitts 1,827; Clement 1,200
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Fitts 2,279; Ring 1,790
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Fitts: $2,865.44 (Privately Financed)
Sposato: $3,350.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2008 Campaign Expenditures:
Fitts: $3,954.52 (Privately Financed)
Slymon: $5,114.82 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
JOYCE ANN FITZPATRICK (D)
100 Pleasant Street
Houlton, ME 04730
Home Telephone: (207) 532-9035
State House E-Mail:
RepJoyce.Fitzpatrick@legislature.maine.gov
District 8: Amity, Hodgdon, Houlton, Orient and Cary Plantation
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services; Government
Oversight Committee
Joyce Fitzpatrick defeated incumbent Democrat Richard Cleary
with 58% of the vote in District 11. This is Rep. Fitzpatricks frst
term in the Maine legislature.
On her website, she states her reason for seeking election is to
offer her business and leadership experience through a common
sense approach and fscally sound principles.
Her top three priorities for the 125th Legislature are to reduce
the size of state government, to make Maine a more business-
friendly state, to improve effciency of our educational system.
Rep. Fitzpatrick is concerned about Maines budget shortfalls
and will not consider raising taxes to fund state programs. On her
website she refers to Maines tax burden as a system that over-
taxes Mainers to a point of damaging the states economy. She cites
it as a trend that needs to be reversed.
Fitzpatrick is retired after a 32 year career at F.A. Peabody
Company, working in insurance. She was named Insurance Woman
of the Year in 1986 by NAIW of Aroostook and again in 1997 by
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the Insurance Association of Greater Houlton. Rep. Fitzpatrick
has remained an active member of her community serving on the
Houlton budget committee and town council. Over the years, she
has been an active member of Girl Scouts of America, Houlton
Business and Professional Women (BPW), Maine BPW, BPW
USA, Maine AMS Users Group, Houlton Area Affliate of the
Literacy Volunteers of America, Houlton Chamber of Commerce,
Drews Lake Property Owners Association, and United Way of
Aroostook. She is a member of St. Mary of the Visitation Catholic
Church where she has been a choir member, cantor for the music
ministry, and lector for the worship and spirituality ministry.
Fitzpatrick lives in Houlton with her husband Peter. They have four
children and six grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Fitzpatrick 1,617; Cleary 1,173
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Fitzpatrick: $6,301.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Cleary: $6,124.77 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
ELSPETH FLEMINGS (D)
23 Kennebec Street
Bar Harbor 04609
Phone: 669-2073
Business: 288-5015
Home Email: elsie.femings@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepElsie.Flemings@legislature.maine.gov
District 35: Bar Harbor, Cranberry Isles, part of Mount Desert
and Southwest Harbor
Committees: Taxation
Elspeth Flemings was re-elected to her House seat in the 2010
election, running unopposed for a second term.
During her frst two years in the legislature, Flemings voted in
favor of a Health Care Bill of Rights and supported equal marriage
for gay and lesbian couples in Maine. She voted against allowing
non-citizens residents to vote in municipal elections.
Committed to ensuring good jobs and promoting smart growth
in Maine, Flemings worked with the Maine Fair Trade Campaign
as a student to develop a legislative campaign for a bill to require
an economic impact assessment of all large-scale retail stores.
Flemings laid the groundwork for the campaign and wrote initial
drafts of the legislation, which ultimately passed in 2007 as the
Informed Growth Act. She currently serves on the Maine Citizen
Trade Policy Commission as the Environmental Representative.
Representative Flemings top legislative priorities include
ensuring quality and affordable health care for all Mainers,
promoting alternative energy development and effciency, and
achieving tax reform that encourages sustainable development
while ensuring that community needs are met through important
public services. We must create comprehensive tax reform that
will stabilize the revenue stream and ensure adequate resources for
our state services, Flemings said during her campaign.
In 2009, Flemings sponsored a bill to encourage Mainers to
increase their personal savings by making a change on income
tax return forms to allow for taxpayers to request that all or a part
of their expected income tax return be deposited directly into a
checking, savings, CD, college savings or retirement account.
Representative Flemings received her bachelors degree from
the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. As the Coordinator of the
Union River Watershed Coalition, she works as an environmental
educator and community organizer throughout Hancock County
to promote the economic, social and ecological values of the
watershed. Flemings serves on the State of Maines Citizen Trade
Policy Commission and also serves on the boards of the Maine
Fair Trade Campaign, Healthy Acadia and Union River Healthy
Communities.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 95%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 43%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General:
Flemings 3,236 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General:
Flemings 3,330, Savage 1,892
Primary: Flemings 640; Friedmann 409
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Flemings: $2,156.70 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO, EQME, MLCV; MPA, SC
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
PATRICK S. A. FLOOD (R)
56 Wedgewood Drive
Winthrop 04364
Phone: 395-4915
Home Email: patricksafood@roadrunner.com
State House Email:
RepPatrick.Flood@legislature.maine.gov
District 82: Readfeld and Winthrop
Committees: Appropriations and Financial Affairs (Chair)
Patrick Flood defeated Democrat Craig J. Hickman to win a
fourth term in the House. He has lived in District 82 for 22 years
and has previously served on the Appropriations and Financial
Affairs Committee and the Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules.
Floods priorities for the 125th Legislature are budget
management, ensuring adequate funding for programs helping
Maines most needy and improving relationships with legislative
leaders.
Flood believes that a strong society is built upon people taking
personal responsibility for their own well-being. He feels that
government has a legitimate role in creating opportunities for
people who cannot help themselves children, elderly, disabled,
etc. but attention should be paid to the level of taxation to ensure
a positive business climate. He does not support raising taxes to
cover the increasing costs of Maines public services, stating We
held to that premise over the past several years; and I believe that
the people have supported that premise.
Flood has served on the Joint Select Committee on Health
Care Reform and believes access to high quality, affordable health
care is a right protected by government. He supports the national
health care reform law and supports maintaining Maines current
laws regulating the private insurance industry in order to protect
consumers from being denied coverage. Rep. Flood agrees that
political leaders can play a role in facilitating a change in health
care services.
Flood is comfortable with the pace of action under the 2008
Kid-Safe Products Law, which requires Maine to identify known
hazardous chemicals that endanger children and begin to identify
safer alternatives. He does support levying fees on manufacturers
that persist in using known toxic chemicals in childrens products
to fund the Department of Environmental Protections work around
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this issue.
Rep. Flood, a Clean Election candidate, is committed to
continuing the Clean Election program. He believes that this
program should be available for all legislative candidates, but only
available to a maximum of three to four gubernatorial candidates.
Flood supports the citizen initiative and referendum process.
Flood would vote for a bill to allow same-sex couples in Maine
to marry, stating he has spoken for and voted for this in the past.
He opposes sending a marriage equality bill directly to voters
through referendum. Flood also opposes the idea of amending
Maines Constitution to deny marriage to gay and lesbian couples.
Rep. Flood would oppose legislation that excludes people from
enrolling in public programs, such as income supports and health
care coverage, based on their immigration status.
Flood opposes legislation guaranteeing a minimum standard of
at least seven paid sick days for all Maine workers and opposes
legislation that would provide paid family and medical leave
insurance for the care of a family member, to deal with an illness,
or to bond with a new child. He supports the right of all Maine
workers to form and join labor unions and would publicly support
workers engaged in union organizing. Rep. Flood would oppose
legislative efforts to increase Maines unemployment beneft
amount and dependency beneft.
Flood was born in Hudson, New York, and attended Syracuse
University and State University of New York College of
Environmental Science and Forestry. He is a retired senior manager
for International Paper, and is a registered guide.

Ratings:
2010: MPA 21%; AFL-CIO 20%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 86%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 28%; AFL-CIO 43%; MLCV 70%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 21%; EQME 80%; KI 47%; MLCV 50%;
MEA 71%; MPA 19%; MNOW 46%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Flood 2,708; Hickman 1,738
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Flood 3,489; Jenkins 1,713
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Flood 2,893; Jenkins 1,256
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Flood 2,744; MacDonald 2,610
Primary: Flood 535; Dyer 229
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Flood: $4,237.14 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Hickman: $5,155.12 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; MEA; NFIB; SAM
LESLIE T. FOSSEL (R)
P. O. Box 525
Alna 04535
Phone: 586-5690
Home Email: fossel@oldhouserestoration.com
State House Email:
RepLes.Fossel@legislature.maine.gov
District 53: Alna, Dresden, Pittston, Wiscasset
Committee: Health and Human Services; Government Oversight
Committee
Les Fossel carried 68% of the vote to defeat Democratic
opponent Lee Roberts and win a second term in the House. He has
lived in District 53 for 29 years.
Fossel believes that the role of government is to protect those
who cannot protect themselves and to provide certain services
which can be provided more effciently by the government than
by other groups or institutions. His motivation for running the
legislature is rooted in the belief that he can make Maine work a
little better and be a little more prosperous.
Fossels biggest budget priority is to hold spending in check,
believing that we cannot tax our way to prosperity. Fossel plans
to support tax reform that will reduce Maines overall tax burden.
He opposes raising taxes, stating that in our current situation,
even if the legislature passed such a bill, it would go to a peoples
veto and be defeated.
Fossel opposes maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status. He opposes
the establishment of universal single payer health care, stating, A
universal single payer system is not necessary to reform health care
in Maine. Switzerland is a good example of what can be done.
We need to fgure out how little we can do to reform the system.
If the proposed reforms are too radical or extensive, they will not
pass. Fossel served on the Joint Select Committee on Healthcare
Reform, the group tasked with integrating Maines health care
system with national reform.
On the environmental front, Fossels priorities are to fnd a way
of using Maines high environmental standards to energize the
private sector and produce higher paying jobs and lower energy
costs. He is currently comfortable with the pace of action under
the Kid-Safe Products Law, but says that Maine is too small and
poor a state to do a good job of this. We need to look beyond our
borders- just as we did with California on auto emissions.
Fossel supports effective weatherization programs and a
focus on getting people into housing with affordable energy
costs rather than direct fuel assistance for the same residents
year after year. He is unsure about expanding the current HOME
(Housing Opportunities for Maine) Fund as an economic stimulus
program because, There are problems with our methodology for
determining housing affordability.
Fossel supports the Maine Clean Elections Act but will continue
to look for better alternatives that do not use as many taxpayer
dollars. He supports the citizen initiative and referendum.
Rep. Fossel would not vote for equal marriage for gay and
lesbian couples in Maine, but plans to re-introduce a domestic
partnerships bill, saying I plead guilty to incrementalism, but that
is the most that can pass the legislature, be signed by the governor-
and not be defeated at referendum. I prefer progress to perfection.
Fossel opposes school consolidation and believes that it will
not save any money and will lessen the ability of voters to oversee
school systems. He supports the right of all Maine workers to form
and join labor unions but does not support legislation guaranteeing
a minimum standard of at least seven paid sick days for all Maine
workers.
Fossel, 64, was born in New York and Graduated from Lake
Forest College in 1969 with a BA. He is the owner of Restoration
Resources. Fossel has served on the Union 48 School board for six
years and held the position of selectman and Town Welfare Director
for four. He previously served as Fire Department president,
Capitol Planning Commission member, Regional Planning Agency
chair, and Transit District vice-chair. Fossel currently serves on the
boards of the Morris Farm Trust and Maine Preservation and is the
treasurer of the Deck House School and the W & Q Railroad.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Fossel 2,849; Roberts 1,287
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Fossel 2,702; Nason 2,452
Primary: Unopposed
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2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Fossel: $5,555.89 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Roberts: $4,988.42 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MLCV; NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
MLCV; SAM
KAREN D. FOSTER (R)
659 Church Hill Road
Augusta, ME 04330
Home: 622-2930
Home E-Mail: kdfoster@roadrunner.com
State House E-Mail:
RepKaren.Foster@legislature.maine.gov
District 58: Augusta (part), Vassalboro and Windsor
Committees: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Judiciary
Karen D. Foster comfortably defeated Emily Mitchell (D),
daughter of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Libby Mitchell,
by 15 percentage points. The seat had previously been held by
Emilys brother, Charles, who was defeated for re-election by
William Browne of Vassalboro in 2002. Browne went on to win
every election since and left the seat due to term limits.
Foster has never served in the state legislature before, but has
served on the Augusta City council for seven years, where she
was most noted for her leadership in securing funding for the new
Cony High School. She represented the city council at the Board
of Trade, the Building Committee for Cony High School, and
Augustas Third Bridge Committee.
In announcing her candidacy, she said We carry one of the
heaviest tax burdens in the country and we are certainly not
considered a business-friendly state. I have managed a business
and worked with current policy and I feel I can contribute to
getting Maine back on track. I have a personal interest seeing
Maine prosper for the next generation and beyond.
In an interview with the Kennebec Journal, Foster said she
believes the single biggest issue facing Maine is a very fat
economy.the lack of confdence in our states economy is
stifing business growth, expansion, and ultimately, job creation.
She opposes increasing taxes, and believes our regulatory system
should be quicker, less expensive, and more predictable.
Foster also believes farmers have suffered too much regulation.
She has remarked that this state was built on the shoulders of
farmers, and agriculture must be sustained.
Foster is retired from her foral design and event coordination
business, which she owned and operated for twenty years. She
chaired the Comprehensive Growth Organization Committee in
Augusta and spent fve years as a trustee of Old Fort Western. Her
hobbies include gardening and the the Windsor Fair Association.
She has four children and nine grandchildren and raises Black
Angus cattle with her husband on their family farm.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Foster 2,291; Mitchell 1,681
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Foster: $4,632.75 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Mitchell: $4,769.69 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
KENNETH W. FREDETTE (R)
P. O. Box 70
Newport, ME 04953
Home Telephone: (207) 368-4242
Business Telephone: (207) 368-5562
Home E-Mail: fredlaw@myfairpoint.net
Alternate E-Mail:
kenneth.fredette@post.harvard.edu
District 25: Corinna, Corinth (part), Exeter, Newport and Plymouth
Committees: Appropriations and Financial Affairs; Elections
Kenneth Fredette beat Frederick Austin by a three-to-one
margin to win the District 25 seat. He carried all fve municipalities
in the district including their mutual hometown of Newport. This is
Fredettes frst term as a member of the Legislature.
When asked by the Kennebec Journal why he was running,
Rep. Fredette said that I believe in Maine people and their sense of
independence, integrity and hard work ethic. With and anticipated
budget shortfall of over $1 billion, Maine needs leaders who will
stand up to the business as usual culture in Augusta.
Fredettes main priority for the upcoming session is jobs and
the economy. I have talked with many self-employed people
who are struggling to just pay their bills while those who are
unemployed have had little hope for fnding a job to support their
family, he explains. When asked about specifc plans to bring
more jobs to Maine he stated that a shift in Maines culture from
being anti-business to being a willing partner will maximize our
comparative advantage by growing our manufacturing workforce
and educating others to give Maine people a chance to prove our
great work ethic.
On taxes, Fredette responded that he would support a one-
percent increase in the sales tax only if it was balanced out by the
income tax percentage being capped at six percent. He believes
that this would create revenue because it would allow tourism to
contribute to the general fund and help balance the budget. A
balanced budget process must begin with reducing those costs
to affordable levels without having to increase the tax burden on
Maine people.
Rep. Fredette was born in 1964 in Houlton. He graduated from
East Grand High School, UMaine Machias, the Muskie School
for Public Service, the UMaine School of Law and the Kennedy
School of Government at Harvard University. He has a background
in political campaigns on the state and national levels. He now
lives in Newport with his wife Cynthia and their two children. He
practices law in private practice as well as in the Maine National
Guard as a JAG Offcer and as a Tribal Prosecutor for the Penobscot
Indian Nation. He also coaches middle school soccer.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Fredette 2,705; Austin 927
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Fredette: $11,394.00 (Privately Funded)
Austin: $8,979.53 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
JEFFERY A. GIFFORD (R)
346 Frost Street
Lincoln Center 04457
Phone: 794-3040 Cell: 290-5088
Home Email: jeffery.gifford@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepJeff.Gifford@legislature.maine.gov
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District 12: Edinburg, Enfeld, Howland, Lincoln, Maxfeld and
Plantation of Seboeis, plus part of the unorganized territory of
North Penobscot
Committees: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Representative Jeffery Gifford is now serving his third term
in the Maine House of Representatives. He defeated democrat
Pamela Henderson Hatch with 70.1% of the vote.
On health care, Rep. Gifford voted against a single-payer
health care system and a health care bill of rights, opting instead
to vote in favor of bills that focused on promoting competition
and removing regulations on insurance companies. He also voted
against a bill that would allow the Dirigo Health program to be
self-administered.
Regarding toxic chemicals, Rep. Gifford says, Anytime we
can get the same results from a safer product cheaper, that is the
way to go. In the 123rd Legislature he voted against LD 2048, to
protect consumers against toxins in childrens products, but voted
for LD 1658, which provides for protections against toxins for
pregnant women and children. Rep. Gifford also voted against LD
1851, the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, as well as LD 1810,
which enacted the Informed Growth Act, which helps communities
better understand the impacts of large retailers moving to their area.
Rep. Gifford, 62, graduated from Mattanawcook Academy in
1964 and has been employed as a Millwright and f re inspector
at Lincoln Paper and Tissue for 44 years. He has served on
theLincoln Town Council for nine years, two as chair. He belongs
to the Masons, and has chaired the Shrine Pulp and Paperworkers
Resource Council. Rep. Gifford coached recreational and high
school football for 25 years. He and his wife, Irene, have three
children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; MLCV 10%; NFIB 86 %; SAM A
2008: MPA 6%; AFL-CIO 38%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
Election results:
2010 General: Gifford 2,195; Hatch 935
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Gifford 2,730; Miller 1,351
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Gifford 1,953; Kirkpatrick 1,145
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Gifford: $4,656.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Hatch: $0 (Privately Funded)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
PAUL E. GILBERT (D)
P. O. Box 186
Jay 04239
Phone: 897-5143
Home Email: pegilbert@hotmail.com
State House Email:
RepPaul.Gilbert@legislature.maine.gov
District 87: Chesterville, Jay, Mercer, New Sharon and Starks
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Paul Gilbert returns to the House for the 125th Maine
Legislature after defeating Republican Anthony Couture. He has
lived in the district his entire life.
Gilberts priorities for this session include working toward
creating and sustaining good jobs. He also plans to work for quality
education, saying it needs to be made available to all our residents
if we are to attract and keep good employers. Improving elder
services in the state is another priority for Rep. Gilbert; he believes
that elderly people need to have reliable support systems to remain
in their homes for as long as they choose.
Rep. Gilbert believes all people and communities are
interdependent. He feels government has an active role to play
in our lives and should guarantee all people the basic rights of
adequate health care, housing, nutrition and livable wages.
With regard to raising taxes to cover the increasing cost of
public services, Rep. Gilbert believes everything needs to be
considered to maintain our safety nets. Nothing can be done in
isolation.
Rep. Gilbert feels access to high quality, affordable health care is
a right protected by our government. He supports the establishment
of a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine that would
provide comprehensive health coverage to all Maine residents
under a publicly-fnanced and publicly-accountable system. He
supports the national health care reform law, although he would
prefer the inclusion of a public option. Gilbert wishes to maintain
Maines current laws regulating the private insurance industry in
order to protect consumers from being denied coverage. He agrees
that political leaders can play a role in facilitating changes to health
care services.
Rep. Gilbert supports Maines 2008 Kid-Safe Products Law
and feels the state needs to act on more than just a few chemicals
every few years to protect our children. He favors levying fees
on manufacturers that persist in using known toxic chemicals in
childrens products to support the Department of Environmental
Protections work in identifying hazardous chemicals and replacing
them with safer alternatives.
Gilbert is committed to continuing the Clean Election program
for legislative and gubernatorial candidates in Maine. He opposes
any efforts to weaken the Informed Growth Act, which provides a
transparent, informed and local decision-making process for the
permitting of big box stores.
Rep. Gilbert supports the citizen initiative and referendum
process. He would vote for a bill to allow same-sex couples in
Maine to marry and opposes amending the state Constitution
to deny marriage to gay and lesbian couples. Gilbert opposes
legislation that excludes people from enrolling in public programs
based on their immigration status.
Gilbert supports the right of all Maine workers to form and join
labor unions, and will publicly support workers engaged in union
organizing. He supports legislative efforts to increase Maines
unemployment beneft amount and dependency beneft.
Rep. Gilbert was born in Livermore Falls, was raised in Jay
and attended school there. He joined the Army in 1965 and was
honorably discharged in 1968 and matriculated at UMF, graduating
with a B.A. in 1972. Gilbert has a management background in the
private sector. He managed a supermarket in Livermore Falls and
worked in Rumford and Wilton as Job Service Manager for the
Maine Department of Labor. He retired in 2003 and since then
has worked as a volunteer helping people of Western Maine with
the Maine Tax and Rent Program. He also volunteers to help non-
readers acquire new skills through Literacy Volunteers of America.
He has served on the Jay Board of Selectman, Community
Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Regional School
Planning Committee.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 14%; SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Gilbert 2,050; Couture 1,934
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Gilbert 3,141; Courchesney 1,654
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
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Gilbert: $7,859.62 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Couture: $4,559.98 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MPA; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MSEA; MEA
JAMES A. GILLWAY (R)
79 Bowen Road
Searsport, ME 04974
Home Telephone: (207) 548-6429
Business Telephone: (207) 548-6372
Home E-Mail: jgillway@yahoo.com
State House E-Mail:
RepJames.Gillway@legislature.maine.gov
District 41: Frankfort, Orland, Prospect, Searsport, Stockton
Springs and Verona Island
Committees: State and Local Government; Transportation
Rep. Gillway won a close race over Democratic incumbent
Veronica Magnan to win his frst term in the Maine House.
Gillway has said that he was motivated to run for offce after
seeing a real tax shift from the States defcit budget to our local
communities.
Gillways major legislative focus is on balancing the State
budget the majority in Augusta raided revenue sharing for Maines
municipalities. According to Gillway, the legislatures actions
have forced our local towns to cut services and increase property
taxes.
Gillway told the Bangor Daily News that his top priorities for
the legislative session were to protect local control (home rule);
fscal responsibility for state government; develop real tax reform
and not the tax shift we have been experiencing.
Gillway has co-sponsored legislation to place new restrictions
on voting in Maine, including requiring voters to show a photo I.D.
He has also co-sponsored a bill to allow insurance companies
to bypass Maines consumer protection regulations in order to sell
health insurance across state lines.
Rep. Gillway is the former Police Chief of Searsport and also
the former Town Manager of Searsport. He is married to Bobbie
Jo and they have three children. He currently resides in Searsport.
Ratings:
No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Gillway 2,159; Magnan 1,937
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Gillway: $3,910.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Magnan: $6,445.69 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
ADAM GOODE (D)
P. O. Box 2681
Bangor, ME 04402
Cell: 991-7000
State House E-Mail:
RepAdam.Goode@legislature.maine.gov
District 15: Part of Bangor
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services
Adam Goode was elected to represent part of Bangor for a
second term. He defeated Republican Valerie McDougal, also of
Bangor, by 760 votes.
Rep. Goode served on the Insurance and Financial Services
Committee in his frst term. He also served on the Joint
Select Committee on Health Care Reform Opportunities and
Implementation, the legislative group tasked with implementing
the recently-passed Affordable Care Act.
In his frst term, Goode successfully passed legislation that
was signed into law that will require hospitals to screen high-risk
patients for health care associated infections as well as bills that
will make it easier for child care centers to purchase homeowners
insurance and to better identify students with brain injuries in
Maine schools.
Goode believes that government exists to make sure people
arent forced to make unfair choices in a struggle to provide for
their familie.
His top priorities for the 125th legislature are minimizing cuts
to important services in the state budget, supporting universal
health care and protecting the environment.
On expanding health coverage, Goode believes that access
to high-quality, affordable health care is a right protected by our
government. He supports the recently passed Affordable Care Act
as well as Maines current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on their age or health status. In the 124th legislature, he
supported creating a Health Care Bill of Rights that will make the
private insurance industry more transparent and opposed creating
a high risk pool.
Rep. Goode supports the Kid-Safe Products Law and believes
the state needs to act on more than just a few chemicals every few
years to protect Maine children He is supportive of fees levied
on manufacturers that persist in using known toxic chemicals in
childrens products and selling them in Maine in order to fund the
DEPs work on this issue.
Goode supports expanded funding of the HOME fund as an
economic stimulus program that responds to the severe affordable
housing shortage in Maine.
On issues of money and politics, Goode is committed to
continuing the Clean Election program for legislative and
gubernatorial candidates. He also opposes efforts to weaken the
Informed Growth Act.
Rep. Goode supports allowing same-sex couples in Maine to
marry and opposes sending a marriage equality bill directly to
voters through referendum. He is opposed to legislation similar
to the recently proposed Arizona law that excludes people from
enrolling in public programs based on their immigration status and
supports exempting all Wabanaki Tribes from the Maine Freedom
of Access Act and allowing them powers of self-government.
Goode supports the right of all Maine workers to form and
join labor unions and supports legislation to increase access
to unemployment benefts. Goode also supports legislation
guaranteeing a minimum standard of at least seven paid sick days
for all Maine workers.
Rep. Goode is a graduate of Bangor High School and graduated
from the University of Maine in 2005. He works at the Maine
Peoples Alliance and Maine Peoples Resource Center and has
served on the steering committee of the Alliance For a Clean and
Healthy Maine. He has worked to engage consumers in health care
quality issue with the Aligning Forces for Quality campaign and
helped lead the Health Care for America Now coalition in Maine
in 2009. He serves on the Worker Rights Board of Eastern Maines
steering committee.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 100%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 29%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Goode 1,859; McDougal 1,093
Primary: Unopposed
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2008 General: Goode 2,889; Bearce 1,148
Primary: Goode 434; Palmer 121; Zavaleta 74
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Goode: $6,428.86 (Clean Elections Candidate)
McDougal: $4,093.23 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
ANNE P. GRAHAM (D)
97 Farms Edge Road
North Yarmouth, ME 04097
Home: 846-0049
Home E-Mail: apg1@maine.rr.com
State House E-Mail:
RepAnne.Graham@legislature.maine.gov
District 109: Gray (part), North Yarmouth (part) and Pownal
(part)
Committee: State and Local Government
Anne Graham defeated Republican Gary Foster, after a
recount, to win her frst term in offce. She has lived in the district
for 16 years and has previously held public offce on the Board
of Selectmen from 2007-2010 where she worked on tax concerns,
property rights, recycling, environmental issues, and school
consolidation.
Rep. Grahams priorities this session are implementation of the
federal health care law, tax reform, and providing a voice for the
small communities of Maine who often get lost in the shuffe.
She is concerned with the amount and increase of property taxes
in Maine. She would like to see more focus on fair sales taxes
that focus on goods and services that are considered discretionary,
and states that many other states have fair sales taxes that dont
fuctuate as much with the economy. She supported the income tax
cut that would have reduced Maines income tax by 2% and will
continue to work to reduce Maines income tax that will encourage
people to choose to live and work here and grow Maines economy.
On healthcare, Graham states that it is one of the leading
causes of personal bankruptcy in our country Maine ranks as
a leader in health insurance coverage for her people. But we can
do better and we will with the new national health care reforms in
place. She has worked on Dirigos Advisory Council on Health
Systems Development in an effort to control health care costs, and
believes Maine is far ahead of other states in moving towards
implementation of health care reform. This likely will include
purchase of insurance across state lines while preserving necessary
preventive health benefts and safeguarding against being dropped
from plans when one has a preexisting condition or a catastrophic
illness. Controlling costs and promoting a comprehensive state
health plan with a strong focus on prevention is effcient and
effective. Cost savings will be realized through comprehensive
prevention and patient-centered care of chronic disease. Graham
is unsure if she supports a universal, single-payer system.
Graham supports equality in marriage and labor unions, is
undecided about paid sick days.
On the environment, Graham believes that environment and
energy policy are linked. In order to preserve our beautiful Maine
environment, we must conserve energy and fnd clean energy
sources, including solar, wind, tidal and biofuels. She lead an
effort to form an Energy Effciency in North Yarmouth.
Graham strongly supports Opportunity Maine, a program
that encourages students to attend college in Maine and to stay
in the state after graduation. She believes innovative educational
strategies should be encouraged at all levels from early childhood
through the college and university system.
Graham was born in Bangor, graduated from Boston College
in 1981 with a BS in Nursing and earned a Masters degree in
Pediatric Nursing from Yale University and became a pediatric
nurse practitioner. She returned to Maine in 1994 and currently
works in the Portland School-Based Health Clinics providing care
for children and adolescents. She participated on Maines Early
Childhood Taskforce, and was part of United Ways Lets Go
program, which focused on prevention of childhood obesity.
In 2007, Graham was appointed by Governor Baldacci to the
Advisory Council on Health Systems Development/Dirigo. She is
married and has three children.
Ratings:
2010: SAM B
Election Results:
2010 General: Graham 2,140; Foster 2,104; Frank 366
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Graham: $4,891.96 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Foster: $5,128.65 (Privately Financed)
Frank: $340.00 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; NFIB; SAM, Professional Firefghters of
Maine
STACEY K. GUERIN (R)
79 Phillips Road
Glenburn, ME 04401
Home Telephone: (207) 884-7118
Home E-Mail: repguerin@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepStacey.Guerin@legislature.maine.gov
District 22: Corinth (part), Glenburn, Kenduskeag and Levant
Committees: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Michael Beaulieu is beginning his second term representing
District 68 after soundly defeating Democratic candidate Bradford
Knowles.
Beaulieu believes government exists to provide each and every
citizen with the opportunity to reach their full potential, become
self-supporting and independent, and to achieve success in the
global economy. When asked about his motivation to run he wrote
I love Maine and want the very best for our citizens. I enjoyed my
service in the 123rd Legislature and learned a great deal about the
process and the issues impacting our state. I am confdent in my
ability to be an effective advocate for my constituents and to work
for bipartisan positive outcomes.
The most important bill that Rep. Beaulieu plans to sponsor this
session is a bill which will lead to guidance and counseling for
those entering nursing home and/or boarding home care.
In terms of budget priorities, Beaulieu plans to support the
educational needs of our state and to ensure that those citizens who
are the most needy receive those services essential to their welfare,
and says that In many ways I supported the tax reform package
propsed in the last session. Rep. Beaulieu believes if a corporation
receives state assistance and it is later shown that there was never
any intention of meeting job creation goals, specifc action should
be initiated to alleviate this kind of practice. He believes that any
corporation, whether receiving state assistance or not, should be in
compliance with all environmental laws and regulations.
Beaulieu opposes maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status, and opposes
the establishment of a universal single-payer health care system in
Maine.
Beaulieu supports the school consolidation law passed during
the 123rd Legislature.
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Beaulieu supported the Kid-Safe Products Law, however he is
unsure whether he will vote to defend this law from modifcation
by the chemical industry and product manufacturers and unsure
about whether to provide full funding to implement the law through
fees charged to manufacturers that use dangerous chemicals in
consumer products.
Beaulieu believes that the HOME Fund is absolutely essential
to the people of our state. He has also supported legislation to help
Maine families with the high cost of heating oil.
Beaulieu supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Act and he supports the constitutional right to propose or repeal
laws through the citizen initiative and referendum process.
In the past, Beaulieu has expressed support for a reasonable
cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases in
order to avoid excessive insurance premiums which could have a
devastating impact on businesses, physicians and governments.
He favors restricting the ability of plaintiffs to recover damages
they have been awarded by weakening a legal concept called joint
and several liability. He believes it is unfair and unjust to punish a
defendant more heavily simply because they have greater assets.
Beaulieu, 62, was born in Lewiston, ME in 1946. He was a
teacher at Lewiston High School for over 39 years. Presently he
works in the Lewiston Adult Education Program as an Evening
Supervisor.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Guerin 3,089; Unopposed
Primary: Guerin 741; Hanson 289
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Guerin: $2,004.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
JAMES M. HAMPER (R)
1023 King Street
Oxford 04270
Phone: 539-4586
Home Email: rep.hamp@yahoo.com
State House Email:
RepJames.Hamper@legislature.maine.gov
District 100: Mechanic Falls, Otisfeld and Oxford
Committees: Environment and Natural Resources (Chair);
Energy, Utilities and Technology
James Hamper of Oxford won his race against Democrat Colin
Delaney ONeil with 64%. This is Hampers fourth term in the
House.
Hampers priorities for the 125th Legislature include limiting
state spending, which he believes will bring tax relief to all Maine
families. He also wants create a more friendly business climate
in Maine and reduce State spending to a more reasonable level.
Rep. Hamper supported the TABOR referendum on the
November 2008 ballot saying, I think it is time we have some
controls over government spending. This is the only way we will
be able to reduce taxes.
Concerning health care, Hamper says he is concerned about the
new consumer protections in the recent federal Affordable Care Act.
Hamper has opposed guaranteed issue, a consumer protection that
currently prevents insurance companies from refusing insurance
on the basis of health status. He supports the creation of high-risk
pools, as a way to bring down health insurance premiums.
Hamper, 53, was born in Dayton, Ohio. He has been employed
as a job foreman and carpenter at Barton Construction Company
for over 30 years and has been active in town affairs. He is a
graduate of West Rutland High School in Vermont and earned an
associates degree in liberal arts from the University of Maine at
Augusta. He served on the Oxford Planning Board in the 1980s,
and is a member of the town budget committee and the Oxford
County Republican Committee. He belongs to the Oxford Advent
Christian Church.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 11%; AFL-CIO 21%; MLCV 70%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 5%; EQME 0%; KI 13%; MLCV 25%; MEA
29%; MPA 0%; MNOW 5%; NFIB 100%
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Hamper 2,611; ONeill 1,485
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Hamper 2,567; Bradley 2,116
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hamper 2,104; Bradley 1,248
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Hamper 2,615; Dougherty 1,812
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hamper: $698.70 (Clean Elections Candidate)
ONeill: $4,939.66 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
STEPHEN P. HANLEY (D)
67 Lincoln Avenue
Gardiner 04345
Phone: 582-9073
Home Email: lincoln67@myfairpoint.net
State House Email:
RepStephen.Hanley@legislature.maine.gov
District 59: Gardiner and Randolph
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Stephen Hanley ran unopposed again this year to win election to
his third House term. This will be his second term on the Criminal
Justice and Public Safety Committee. Hanley says he frst ran for
state offce to be involved in the process and make a positive
difference. His priorities are taxes, jobs and health care reform.
In 2010, Hanley voted against strengthening notifcation
requirements for aerial pesticide application, voted for removing
penalties on laid off workers applying for unemployment insurance
with unused vacation days, and for making it the responsibility of
pharmaceutical companies to ensure safe disposal of unwanted
prescription drugs.
On the budget, Hanley wants to reduce or cap spending at all
levels of government and lower taxes. By capping spending, he
expects that government at all levels will become more effcient
in the way we provide services. In the 122nd Legislature, he voted
for LD 1, the amended version of Governor Baldaccis plan to
provide property tax reduction.
On broadening health insurance coverage, he advocates
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continuing our work with Dirigo Health and encouraging
Mainers through education to adopt a healthier lifestyle. In the
122nd Legislature, Hanley opposed LD 1945, which would have
created a high-risk pool and repealed guaranteed issue, a consumer
protection that prevents insurance companies from refusing
insurance on the basis of health status. He supports the continued
study of a universal, single-payer health care system.
In the 123rd Legislature, Hanley voted against expanding
health care funding by increasing taxes on alcohol and soda. He
also voted against slot machine authorization but in favor of the
school consolidation bill, LD 1932.
In the 122nd Legislature, he voted to increase the minimum
salary for teachers to $30,000, and voted to make municipal police
offcers and frefghters eligible for the Maine State Retirement
System, including health insurance, after they turn 50 and have
been paying into the system for at least 60 months. He also voted
to increase the minimum wage over a two-year period.
Hanley, 62, is retired. He worked in law enforcement,
construction and paper mill maintenance. He is a graduate of
Gardiner High School, Central Maine Vocational Technical
Institute, and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He is a
director of the Gardiner Boys and Girls Club, and has served on
the Gardiner Wastewater Treatment Advisory Committee. He was
a board member of the Riverview Federal Credit Union and is a
member of the Lions, Elks, Knights of Columbus and Fraternal
Order of Eagles. Hanley and his wife, Sheila, have three children
and three grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 37%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 70%; SAM A
2008: MPA 61%; AFL-CIO 77%; MLCV 90%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 78%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 95%; EQME 100%; KI 71%; MLCV 67%;
MEA 83%; MPA 81%; MNOW 66%; NFIB 50%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Hanley 2,772; Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Hanley 3,599
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hanley 2,165; Soule 1,045
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: S. Hanley 2,714; Fletcher 1,599
Hanley 405; Quirion 140
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hanley: $7,317.41 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
2008 Endorsements:
MEA; NFIB; SAM
DENISE P. HARLOW (D)
36 Broadway
Portland, ME 04103
Cell Phone: (207) 409-0870
Home E-Mail: deniseharlow@hotmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepDenise.Harlow@legislature.maine.gov
District 116: Part of Portland
Committee: Environmental and Natural Resources
Denise Harlow won the three-way race to fll the position
vacated by her father, defeating Republican Kenneth Capron and
Independent candidate Frederick Kilfoil. She has lived in her
district, which includes parts of Portland, for 30 years. A longtime
marathon runner, this was Harlows frst run for Legislative offce.
Harlow believes that the role of government in to help people.
She was motivated to run because she spent most of her life,
surrounded by family and friends who believe in public service
and have seen the impact one voice can have. I want to fght for
regular people in Maine just like me.
Her priorities are increased educational opportunities for
all Mainers, advocating for working people, and supporting
legislation that will bring good paying jobs with benefts to Maine
while keeping the ones we have. She will sponsor legislation that
will improve the health of Maine people.
Her budget priorities are to preserve the social service safety
net by honoring previous commitments to the retirement system,
and to preserve the educational system by ensuring that service
centers are being treated fairly. On tax reform, she supports a local
option sales tax and will look for any effciencies where possible,
without lowering the quality or our services. She supports raising
taxes to cover the increasing costs of Maine public services.
On broadening health insurance coverage, she supports
maintaining Maines current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on age or health. She believes access to high quality
affordable health care is a right protected by our government, and
supports a universal single-payer health care system as well as
the national health care reform bill. She would like to continue
working with Dirigo.
Her environmental priorities are promoting energy effciency
in our homes and businesses and providing opportunities for green
jobs. She supports fees levied on manufacturers that persist in
using known toxic chemicals in childrens products in order to
fund DEP work on studying dangerous chemicals.
Harlow supports expanding funding of the HOME fund to
continue the development of affordable housing in Maine.
She will defend the Maine Clean Election Fund and the
citizen initiative and referendum process. She opposes capping
non-economic (pain and suffering, permanent disfgurement,
etc.) damages at some fxed dollar amount, and would not vote
for legislation that restricted the ability of plaintiffs to recover
damages they have been awarded by weakening the legal concept
called joint and several liability.
She supports allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in
Maine. She also supports amending the Maine Implementing Act
to exempt all Wabanaki tribes from the Maine Freedom of Access
Act and allowing them the power of self-government. She does
not support legislation excluding people from enrolling in public
programs based on their immigration status, and would oppose
legislation similar to the Arizona law.
Harlow supports the right of all Maine workers to form and
join labor unions, as well as legislation to guarantee a minimum
standard of at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers. She
would vote in favor of legislation that provides paid family and
medical leave insurance to workers to care for a family member to
bond with a new child. She would support legislation to increase
access to unemployment benefts for more Maine workers who
need them.
Denise Harlow, 40, was born in Wilton, ME. She attended
McAuley High School and earned a BA from Brandeis University.
She is the Treasurer and Board Member of the Riverton Community
Association and volunteers with Portland Trails. She is a long time
track coach and Pet Care Provider and has previously worked as a
freelance writer for the Sun Journal and Rangeley Highlander, and
as a tutor for the Aucocisco School.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; MLCV 100%
Election Results:
2010 General: Harlow 1,588; Capron 745; Kilfoil 492
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Harlow: $3,282.89 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Capron: $5,623.32 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Kilfoil: $2,355.35 (Privately Financed)
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2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO, MSEA, Local 1989, SEIU, MEA, PHX,
Professional Fire Fighters of Maine,Maine State Nurses
Association, EQME, MPA; MSEA-SEIU
R. RYAN HARMON (R)
2241 North Palermo Road
Palermo, ME 04354
Home Telephone: (207) 993-6034
Cell Phone: (207) 215-7358
Home E-Mail: ryan.harmon82@yahoo.com
State House E-Mail:
RepRyan.Harmon@legislature.maine.gov
District 89: Burnham, Freedom, Knox, Montville, Palermo,
Thorndike, Troy and Unity
Committees: Taxation
Ryan Harmon won his frst term in the house in a tight race with
53% of the vote against Democratic opponent Helen Sahadi to win
the seat vacated by term-limited Democratic incumbent Rep. John
Piotti.
Harmon ran for offce in order to work to shrink the size of
government, cut government spending and lower taxes on all
Mainers and businesses. He also wants to represent the people of
his district, telling the Kennebec Journal that Im here to represent
everybody in my district whether thats Tea Party or anyone else
out there.
Harmans top priorities for the legislative session are to cut
government spending, lower taxes, promote Maine organic
products, and promote charter schools and a system of school
vouchers.
Rep. Harmon believes the state should reduce tax burdens and
regulations on businesses. He also believes that we need to create
and develop better partnerships with businesses and local farms.
Harmon Believes in what he calls economic liberty. When asked
to defne this he said I think its apt to say I really represent the
people in making sure that they have the freedom necessary to do
what they want to do.
Harmon opposes marriage equality for gay and lesbian couples
in Maine, which he believes is against traditional Christian and
American values.
Harmon would oppose a universal, single-payer health care
system. He believes in affordable and accessible health insurance
and competition in the market place and says that the way to
achieve this goal is less regulation and lower taxes.
Harmon is an assistant manager at a Hannaford Bros. grocery
store, a member of the Palermo Budget Committee, Vice President
of Palermo Youth Association and a youth coach of basketball,
soccer and baseball. He and his wife, Holly, have two children.
Ratings:
2010: SAM I
Election Results:
2010 General: Harmon 2,003; Sahadi 1,768
Primary: Harmon 606; Sheff 312; Cowing 145
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Harmon: $10,387.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Sahadi: $4,786.84 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
LANCE E. HARVELL (R)
398 Knowlton Corner Road
Farmington 04938
Phone: (207) 778-2981
Home Email: lanceharvell@hotmail.com
District 89: Farmington and Industry
Committee: State and Local Government
Rep. Lance Harvell secures his second term with 59% of the
vote is district 89. His challenger was Democrat Yvette Robinson.
Rep. Harvell was frst elected to the House in 2009 via a special
election to replace Democrat Jane Mills, who was elected Attorney
General.
Inspiring him to run for offce, Rep. Harvell cites an enormous
concern for the lack of economic opportunity in Maine. He tells
the Morning Sentinel, there is no economic opportunity here. The
state has made very poor decisionsand in the future, we will be
in deeper problems than we have today.
Rep. Harvells primary concern for this session is the state
budget. He tells the Sun Journal, Theres a challenge ahead as the
Legislature works on the budget with a $1 billion defcit. Theres
going to have to be some changes made.
Harvell continues to raise concerns about Maines environment
regulations and their impacts on business in Maine, saying he
believes businesses are over regulated.
Rep. Harvell does not support Maines Dirigo health program.
In order to cut state spending, he would support cutting the program
altogether. He would not support a universal single-payer health
care system in Maine.
Harvell supports the repeal of clean elections funding for
gubernatorial races, and would also support the repeal of the
Informed Growth Act.
Rep. Harvell was born in Farmington and graduated from Mt.
Blue High School. He is a longtime employee of Verso Paper in
Jay and a non-traditional student at the University of Maine at
Farmington, studying history and political science. He served in the
U.S. Air Force from 1982 1987. Harvell and his wife Bernadette
have been married for 22 years and have two children, Joshua,
a graduate of Mt. Blue High School, and Rachel, a 5th grader at
Mallet School. An avid hunter and fsherman, Harvell authored a
book on hunting in the American West. He has also coached local
t-ball and won the 2007 Farmington beard-growing competition.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 16%; MLCV 20%; NFIB 86%; SAM A
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Harvell 2,094; Robinson 1,545
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Harvell 1235; Hazsko 617
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Harvell: $7,408.51 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Robinson: $6,785.29 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements
NFIB, SAM
2008 Endorsements
No endorsements
ANNE M. HASKELL (D)
31 Higgins Street
Portland 04103
Phone: 871-5808 Cell: 712-1244
Home Email: annehask@maine.rr.com
State House Email:
RepAnne.Haskell@legislature.maine.gov
District 117: Part of Portland
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Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety (Ranking
Minority Member)
Anne Haskell won re-election to her ffth term in offce by
defeating Republican challenger Shawn-Elise Lapomarda with
76% of the vote.
From 1988 to 1994, Rep. Haskell, then Anne Larrivee,
represented House District 36, which then encompassed most of
Gorham. Haskell grew up in District 117 and has lived there a
total of 23 years. Between 1988 and 1994, Rep. Haskell served on
the State and Local Government, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife,
and Corrections (now Criminal Justice) committees. She has
previously served on the Labor and Criminal Justice and Public
Safety committees.
Rep. Haskells past accomplishments as a legislator include
requiring that insurance companies cover breast reconstruction
for cancer survivors, rewriting asbestos removal statutes,
improving motorcycle driver training, and passing a bill to prevent
discrimination.
Haskell believes the role of government is to ensure that those
who cannot speak for themselves have a voice and that power,
status or wealth do not dictate the justice one has access to.
In the past Haskells priorities have been tax reform, balancing
the budget without diminishing services, affordable housing and
implementing prison consolidation that minimizes the impact on
prisoners.
In 2009, Haskell voted to pass a bill that adjusts taxes in
Maine to reduce income tax for residents, and that compensates
for the resulting loss of revenue by increasing various other
taxes. On health care, Haskell believes that all Mainers deserve
quality affordable health care. She supports the establishment
of a universal single-payer health care system in Maine and is an
advocate for the Dirigo Health program.
Although Haskell does not generally support dedicated revenue
streams, she does strongly support funding for affordable housing
and has pledged to work this year to unravel the ongoing impact
of raids on the HOME Fund.
Rep. Haskell voted against legislation to create paid sick days
in the last session, arguing that it would have created a negative
image of Maines business climate and that it did not contain
incentives for businesses who do offer paid sick days.
Rep. Haskell, 63, graduated from Deering High School and
studied business at the University of Southern Maine. She is
retired, formerly working as communications manager for the
Maine Finance Authority. Haskell served the town of Gorham
for eight years on the Zoning Appeals Board, two years on
the Comprehensive Plan Committee, and three years as Town
Councilor. She also served on the Cumberland County Affordable
Housing Venture Board. Haskell is currently Vice Chairman of
the Board of Directors at Gorham Savings Bank, a board member
for the Peoples Regional Opportunity Program, a member of
the Deering Center Neighborhood Association, and a Deacon at
Central Square Baptist Church.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 29%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 61%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 60%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 33%
2006: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Haskell 3,102; Lapomarda 992
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Haskell 3,766: Haskell 1,256
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Haskell 2,694; Pelletier 878; Safarik 356
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Haskell: $2,999.57 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Lapomarda: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; PNX; PPH
TERESEA M. HAYES (D)
P. O. Box 367
Buckfeld 04220
Phone: 336-2028 Cell: 689-5484
Business: 336-2290
Home Email: terry@megalink.net
State House Email:
RepTerry.Hayes@legislature.maine.gov
District 94: Buckfeld, Hartford, Paris and Sumner
Committees: Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules
Rep. Teresea Hayes narrowly defeated her Republican
challenger Ryan Lorraine, securing 51% of the vote. This is Rep.
Hayes fourth tern in the House. She is Assistant Minority Leader
of the 125th session.
Rep. Hayes cites prompt and effective constituent service,
continued reduction in government spending and tax reform as her
priorities this session.
Rep. Hayes believes the role of government is to ensure public
safety, justice, and protect the rights of Maine citizens. She sees
her role as that of a policy engineer, responsible for working to
improve circumstances for all constituents.
On health care issues, Rep. Hayes says, Access to health
care should not be tied to employment. This model is bankrupting
our economy. Because Dirigo Health still ties health care to
employment, it cannot be the long-term solution.
Hayes believes that sound environmental policy is essential
to ensure protection of Maines quality of place. She has
consistently supported the Kid-Safe Products Law, and insists it is
necessary to hold manufacturers accountable for using dangerous
chemicals in their products.
Rep. Hayes ran as a clean elections candidate and supports the
continuation of public funding for state candidates. She also support
she citizen initiative and referendum process as an important tool
for Mainers to utilize as member of an active democracy.
Rep. Hayes, 52, was born and raised in the Portland area
and graduated with a BA from Bowdoin College. She is a small
business owner, who created her own guardian ad litem agency
to give voice to children in custody disputes. Hayes moderates
the annual town meetings in Hartford, Sumner and Buckfeld.
She belongs to the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, Maine
Guardian Ad Litem Institute, Maine Womens Network, CASA
Advisory Panel and Oxford County Democrats. Hayes is also a
member of the Advisory Committee on Children and Families,
Judicial Branch. She previously served on the Buckfeld Board of
Appeals, Buckfeld Comprehensive Plan Committee, the Buckfeld
Water Task Force, the MSAD 39 School Board and the Vocational
Region 11 School Board.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 68%; MLCV 70%; NFIB 60%
2008: MPA 72%; AFL-CIO 69%; MLCV 90%; MEA 50%;
NFIB 56%
Election Results:
2010 General: Hayes 2,122; Lorrain 2,012
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Hayes 3,041; Robinson 1,842
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hayes 1,898; Hanley 1,883
Primary: Unopposed
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2004 General: Hanley 2,483; Hayes 2,292
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hayes: $4,645.72 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Lorrain: $4,806.30 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
ERIN D. HERBIG (D)
64A Cedar Street
Belfast, ME 04915
Home Telephone: (207) 542-7654
Cell Phone: (207) 542-7654
Home E-Mail: erinherbig@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepErin.Herbig@legislature.maine.gov
District 43: Belfast, Belmont and Northport
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development

Erin Herbig defeated Republican opponent Lewis Baker with
64% of the vote to win her frst term in the House. She has lived in
her district for 25 years.
Herbig believes that the role of government is to guarantee that
people have access to basic rights like health care, nutrition, and
livable wages. This belief, along with her work on public policy
at various organizations, is what motivated her to run for public
offce.
Herbigs top legislative priorities are economic growth that
is sustainable, investments in education, energy diversity that is
renewable, broadband internet expansion, and job creation.
On environmental issues, Herbig is supportive of the Kid-Safe
Products Act but believes that Maine needs to act on more than
just a few chemicals every year to protect our children. According
to her campaign website,Rep. Herbig also believes that long term
the best environmental strategies and the best economic strategies
are the same. She supports leveeing fees on companies that persist
in using known toxic chemicals in childrens products in order to
fund the DEPs work on this issue.
Herbig supports increased investment in education and says she
will work to cut red tape for business to start up, reduce energy
costs, bring business and school together to train workers, lower
health insurance costs, revise our tax system to reward investment
and job creation, expand broadband internet access, and improve
rural road systems. She believes that reducing energy costs is a
good example of complementary environmental and economic
strategies.
On health care, Herbig believes that health care is a right that
should be protected by our government. She supports the creation
of a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine to ensure
all Mainers have access to healthcare as well as to bring down costs
on individuals and small businesses.
Rep. Herbig supports legislation to allow gay and lesbian
couples the right to marry in Maine. She is supportive of amending
the Maine Indians Claim act to allow them the power of self
government.
Herbig works as outreach coordinator for Maine Farmland
Trust, coaches the Belfast Area High School Track Team and
serves on the board of the Waterfall Arts Center. Herbig and her
husband, Josh, are currently in the early stages of building their
dream home in Northport.
Ratings::
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Herbig 2,720; Baker 1,511
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Herbig: $5,064.68 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Baker: $7,969.97 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MSEA-SEIU
JON HINCK (D)
142 Pine Street
Portland 04102
Cell: 450-0003
State House Email:
RepJon.Hinck@legislature.maine.gov
District 118: Part of Portland
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology (Ranking
Minority Member)
Jon Hinck won a three-way race with an overwhelming 72%
of the vote. His opponents were Republican Mark Carptentier and
independent Carney Brewer. This is Jons third term in the House.
He has lived in District 118 for 15 years.
Hinck decided to run for offce to advance the interests of
justice, freedom, fairness and equality along with economic
opportunity, quality education and healthy environment.
Hincks main goal in working on the biennial budget is to
maintain a safety net for vulnerable Mainers and work for a fairer
and more reliable tax system.
Rep. Hinck supports Maines currents laws regulating the
private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age of health status. He continues
to support the Dirigo Health program and the establishment of a
universal single payer health care system in Maine. He has also
backed implementing cost containment and increased transparency
measure for health insurers and health care providers.
Hinck continues to support funding and implementation of
the Kid Safe Products law to protect childrens health and the
environment from toxic exposure to dangerous chemicals. He has
also introduced and helped to pass laws establishing Maines frst
statewide building energy code, limiting commercial vehicle idling
and requiring tenant notice of renovations that create lead hazards.
Hinck, 56, was born in Sacramento. He earned his Bachelors
degree at the University of Pennsylvania and his JD from the
University of California, Berkeley. He has worked as an attorney
and environmental advocate in private practice with Lewis Saul &
Associates, the Natural Resources Council of Maine, Greenpeace
International, Lieff Cabraser, and Morrison & Foerster. Hinck
has served on the Mayors Sustainable Portland Task Force, the
Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine steering committee, and
the Board of Directors of Greenpeace USA. He is a member of the
Maine Peoples Alliance, Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners
Association, Natural Resources Council of Maine and Equality
Maine, and has also been a member of the Maine Trial Lawyers
Association, Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, and Oxfam.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 22%; SAM I
Election Results:
2010 General: Hinck 2,347; Brewer 467; Carpentier 446
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Hinck 3,247; Miller 1,129
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hinck 1,631; Eder 1,534
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Primary Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hinck: $2,104.26 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Brewer: $0 (Privately Financed)
Carpentier: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; SC
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; PNX; PPH
GEORGE W. HOGAN, SR (D)
17 Seacliff Avenue
Old Orchard Beach 04064
Phone: 934-0492
Home Email: ghogan@gwi.net
State House Email:
RepGeorge.Hogan@legislature.maine.gov
District 132: Old Orchard Beach
Committee: Transportation
George Hogan defeated Republican challenger William Gombar
by 968 votes to retain his seat in the House of Representatives for
a fourth term.
In the 123rd session, Hogan sponsored or co-sponsored
legislation to allow a local option sales tax, prohibit the use of cell
phones by minors while driving, establish residency requirements
for recipients of MaineCare and legislation designed to reduce
pollution caused by scrap metal and junked cars.
In 2009, Hogan was appointed to the National Conference of
State Legislatures (NCSL) Standing Committee on Transportation.
On the appointment, Hogan said, It will be interesting and
informative to talk with other legislators about how recovery funds
and budget shortfalls have impacted road conditions in different
parts of the country. Maines transportation budget will remain a
contentious issue, and I hope that brainstorming with some other
representatives might help us think in a new direction.
In 2009 Hogan also received recognition from the League of
Conservation Voters for his work to improve conservation and
environmental protection during the session. Protecting and
conserving our natural resources is critical to growing our economy
and maintaining our beautiful environment here in Maine, said
Hogan. Maine has the ability to lead the nation in renewable
energy technologies, and the Legislature is committed to working
towards that goal.
On tax reform, Hogan said in 2009, I voted for LD 1 in
2005 and Im glad were seeing some indications of success,
said Hogan. Its important that the legislature continue to lower
Mainers overall tax burdens and foster sustainable growth.
On education, Hogan has expressed concern about meeting
educational needs while controlling costs. He has repeatedly
advocated for a 10% reduction in spending by every state agency,
including the Department of Education. He told the Biddeford Saco
OOB Courier, Maine is very giving when it comes to funding
schools. By law, we must provide an average of 55 percent of
funding to our schools. It is the single biggest funding in our $6.3
billion two-year budget. A full 50 percent of the budget is attributed
to education, secondary and higher education combined.
Rep. Hogan grew up in Old Orchard Beach. He is a graduate of
Boston University and of Gorham State Teachers College. Retired,
except for running the seasonal store, Hogans Place, Hogan has
served on both the town council and the school board. He is also
well known in the community for his position as the high school
football coach. Hogan and his wife, Faith, live in Old Orchard
Beach. They have fve children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%
2008: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 92%; MLCV 80%; MEA 50%;
NFIB 22%
2006: AFL-CIO 95%; EQME 100%; KI 93%; MLCV 83%;
MEA 100%; MPA 81%; MNOW 76%; NFIV 50%
2004: SAM B
Election Results::
2010 General: Hogan 2,466; Gombar 1,498
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Hogan 3,537; Giroux 1,590
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Hogan 2,661; Gombar 1,124
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Hogan 3,209; Weinstein 1,381; Weyenberg 642
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hogan: $4,650.90 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Gombar: $6,130.77 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MEA
ROBERT B. HUNT (D)
128 Depot Street
Buxton 04093
Phone: 756-5476
Home Email: huntforlegislature@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepRob.Hunt@legislature.maine.gov
District 131: Part of Buxton and Hollis
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Robert Hunt of Buxton narrowly won a second term in the
Maine House by a 58 vote margin over Republican James Libby,
also of Buxton. Hunt, a teacher and real estate agent, has lived in
District 131, which includes Buxton and Hollis, for four years.
Hunt believes government has an active role to play in our
lives and should guarantee all people basic rights, such as adequate
health care, housing, nutrition and livable wages. His motivation
for running for offce is to make Maine a more affordable place to
live, so fewer young people will leave the state.
His priorities include the economy, energy, and education.
On tax policy, Rep. Hunt supports reforming Maines tax
structure to lessen reliance on income and property tax by
broadening the sales tax base. He also believes that its important
to expand the tax base by creating more jobs and better paying
jobs.
Hunt supports the establishment of a universal-single payer
health care system for Maine and backs the current Dirigo Health
program. He supports the recently-passed national health care
reform law, the Affordable Care Act. On regulation, he agrees with
Maines current laws regulating the private insurance industry in
order to protect consumers from being denied coverage based on
age or health status.
On the environment, Hunt would defend Maines Kid-Safe
Products Law from attack by the chemical industry and would
push to fully fund implementation of this law through fees charged
to manufacturers in order to hold them accountable for their use of
dangerous chemicals in consumer products.
Hunt supports the Maine Clean Election Act. He also supports
Mainers right to the citizen initiative and referendum process,
stating although many times I disagree with the initiatives, it is
still important that individuals have a say in their government.
In the 124th Legislature, Hunt introduced legislation aimed
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at protecting consumers from charges incurred after free-
trial periods on promotions expire. The bill was passed by the
Legislature and signed into law by the governor in 2009.
Hunt received his BA from John Hopkins University and his
MA from Columbia University. After graduating, he worked in
mutual fund management before changing careers. He is currently
employed at Bonney Eagle High School as a Spanish teacher and
at Townsend Real Estate as an agent. Hunt lives in Buxton with his
wife, Lucia, and their son.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 74%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 33%; SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Hunt 2,131; Libby 2,073
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Hunt 2,706; Marean 2,416
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Hunt: $4,897.95 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Libby: $4,060.65 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2008 Campaign Expenditures:
Hunt: $6,094.91 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Marean: $9,756.06 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
MPA; MEA
MELISSA WALSH INNES (D)
400 East Elm Street
Yarmouth 04096
Phone: 846-4302 Cell: 318-8742
Home Email: melissawalshinnes@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepMelissa.Innes@legislature.maine.gov
District 107: Yarmouth
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Melissa Walsh Innes won relection to her second term in
offce over Republican opponent Jeffrey Weinstein. Rep. Innes is
inspired to work in Maines Legislature to be the conduit for my
constituents to access help and a voice in Augusta. Often people hit
a wall in dealing with an issue with a state agency, and I can help to
be the bridge to help get things moving forward. In her frst term,
she proposed and passed legislation to help working, nursing moms
in the workplace, reduce regulations on wine internet purchasing,
extend help for our citizens with dementia, and a frst-in-the-
nation framework law to allow for better recycling programs for
dangerous waste.
Innes believes the role of government is to to make sure that
society runs smoothly as well as ensures safety for our citizens.
Inness top priorities for this session are protecting Mainers
environmental health and our environment by safeguarding current
protections, working with both caucuses to develop a strong path
to new job creation and expanding on current product stewardship
programs in Maine to include household hazardous waste. She
plans to submit legislation on recycling, school nutrition, wine
deregulation, and cost containment for municipal wastewater
treatment facilities
For the 2011-2012 budget, Innes highest priorities will be to
make sure that Maine is able to pay its bills while also ensuring
services for its citizens, whether through education funding,
transportation, health planning for all ages, etc.
Making health care more affordable for Mainers is a top priority
for Innes, who told the Portland Press Herald that If more people
had affordable health care and werent spending all their money on
doctors bills, some parts of the economy would improve. Innes
also believes that Dirigo Health is an important program and would
like to fnd a better source to fund it. She supports a universal,
single-payer health care system and the recently passed federal
reform law.
Innes is a supporter of the Kid-Safe Products Law and will
work to protect that law as well as all other environmental laws
that may be targeted for repeal. Innes supports extending the right
to marry to same-sex couples in Maine.
Innes, 40, has lived in District 107 for 15 years. She is a
Community Outreach Coordinator for the Maine Green Energy
Alliance, which helps realize cost savings in home energy use.
Previously, she worked for four years as a special education
technician at Harrison Middle School.
Innes attended Greely High School and received her bachelors
degree in social work from the University of Southern Maine.
She has previously worked as a community support case worker
and an Alzheimers program director in area nursing homes.
Innes currently is the past Chair of the Yarmouth Energy Savers
Committee, the past Chair of the Faith In Action Committee of
Yarmouth First Universalist, and is currently on the GPCOG Waste
Technical Team.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; MLCV 100; NFIB 29%; SAM I
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Innes 2,556; Weinstein 1,878
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Innes 2,841; Bicknell 2,495
Primary: Innes 485; McLaughlin 484
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Innes: $4,834.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Weinstein: $1,547.03 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA: AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; SC
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
DAVID D. JOHNSON (R)
107 Rooks Road
Eddington, ME 04428
Home Telephone: (207) 843-6929
E-Mail: djhouse20@gmail.com
District 20: Bradley, Brewer (part), Clifton,
Dedham, Eddington and Holden
Committees: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Michael Beaulieu is beginning his second term representing
District 68 after soundly defeating Democratic candidate Bradford
Knowles.
Beaulieu believes government exists to provide each and every
citizen with the opportunity to reach their full potential, become
self-supporting and independent, and to achieve success in the
global economy. When asked about his motivation to run he wrote
I love Maine and want the very best for our citizens. I enjoyed my
service in the 123rd Legislature and learned a great deal about the
process and the issues impacting our state. I am confdent in my
ability to be an effective advocate for my constituents and to work
for bipartisan positive outcomes.
The most important bill that Rep. Beaulieu plans to sponsor this
session is a bill which will lead to guidance and counseling for
those entering nursing home and/or boarding home care.
In terms of budget priorities, Beaulieu plans to support the
educational needs of our state and to ensure that those citizens who
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are the most needy receive those services essential to their welfare,
and says that In many ways I supported the tax reform package
propsed in the last session. Rep. Beaulieu believes if a corporation
receives state assistance and it is later shown that there was never
any intention of meeting job creation goals, specifc action should
be initiated to alleviate this kind of practice. He believes that any
corporation, whether receiving state assistance or not, should be in
compliance with all environmental laws and regulations.
Beaulieu opposes maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status, and opposes
the establishment of a universal single-payer health care system in
Maine.
Beaulieu supports the school consolidation law passed during
the 123rd Legislature.
Beaulieu supported the Kid-Safe Products Law, however he is
unsure whether he will vote to defend this law from modifcation
by the chemical industry and product manufacturers and unsure
about whether to provide full funding to implement the law through
fees charged to manufacturers that use dangerous chemicals in
consumer products.
Beaulieu believes that the HOME Fund is absolutely essential
to the people of our state. He has also supported legislation to help
Maine families with the high cost of heating oil.
Beaulieu supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Act and he supports the constitutional right to propose or repeal
laws through the citizen initiative and referendum process.
In the past, Beaulieu has expressed support for a reasonable
cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases in
order to avoid excessive insurance premiums which could have a
devastating impact on businesses, physicians and governments.
He favors restricting the ability of plaintiffs to recover damages
they have been awarded by weakening a legal concept called joint
and several liability. He believes it is unfair and unjust to punish a
defendant more heavily simply because they have greater assets.
Beaulieu, 62, was born in Lewiston, ME in 1946. He was a
teacher at Lewiston High School for over 39 years. Presently he
works in the Lewiston Adult Education Program as an Evening
Supervisor.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Johnson 2,495; Pratt 2,495
Primary: Johnson 587; Hall 560
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Johnson: $9,413.06 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Pratt: $4,767.82 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
PETER B. JOHNSON (R)
P. O. Box 697
Greenville 04441
Phone: 695-2019 Cell: 280-0888
Home Email: petejohnson@gwi.net
State House Email:
RepPete.Johnson@legislature.maine.gov
District 27: Abbot, Beaver Cove, Bowerbank, Brownville,
Cambridge, Greenville, Guilford, Monson, Parkman, Sebec,
Shirley, Willimantic and Plantation of Kingsbury, plus the
unorganized territories of Blanchard Township, Northeast
Piscataquis (including Barnard and Elliottsville Townships) and
Northwest Piscataquis
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Peter Johnson won re-election to his third term in the House
with an overwhelming 72% of the vote. He carried every single
municipality in his district. This will be his third consecutive term,
but only his second full term as he was frst elected in a 2007
special election after the death of Rep. Earl Richardson.
On coming to Augusta, Rep. Johnson said that in times like
these the goal for everyone is trying to get the state to live within
its means.
One of Johnsons biggest priorities has been transportation
and infrastructure for his rural district. He has been a proponent of
broadband access so people can actually start businesses that are
technologically driven. His district is the second largest and has
one of the lowest population densities in the state.
On health care, Rep. Johnsons most pressing priority is the
preservation of the critical access hospital in Greenville, which he
states is very important for our area. He would like to see more
support for the hospital, which faces failing infrastructure, an aging
population and outstanding payments. In the 124th Legislature
Johnson voted against a Health Care Bill of Rights and against a
bill that eliminated annual and lifetime caps for insurance policy
holders. He voted in favor of a bill that would allow insurance
plans to be sold in Maine without certain consumer protections.
Also in the 124th Legislature, Johnson voted against bills
that would reduce exposure to toxic chemicals by limiting usage
of DECA and other dangerous fame retardants, require an end
of life recycling system supported by manufacturers of mercury-
containing light bulbs, and a pesticide registry that allows people
to know when pesticides are being sprayed in their area by high-
powered applicators. In the 123rd Legislature Johnson voted for a
measure that would weaken the Informed Growth Act.
Johnson voted against LD 1020 in 2009, which gave same sex
couples in the state the right to marry and was later overturned by
referendum.
Rep. Johnson lives in Greenville with his wife Helena. He
previously served in the US Army but is now retired.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; MLCV 20%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008: MPA 10%; AFL-CIO 25%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Johnson 3,002; Dowse 984
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Johnson 3,227; Glavine 1,633
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Johnson: $4,152.33 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Dowse: $0 (Privately Funded)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
BRYAN T. KAENRATH (D)
P. O. Box 2168
South Portland 04106
Phone: 409-7137
Home Email: kaenrath@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepBryan.Kaenrath@legislature.maine.gov
District 124: Part of South Portland
Committee: State and Local Government
Bryan Kaenrath secured a comfortable 63% of the vote in his
a race against Republican Adam Barter to win his third term in the
Legislature.
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We must have an honest and open government that works for
people and is held accountable, Kaenrath writes on his website.
On tax reform, Kaenrath told The Forecaster that he would like
to pursue a watered-down version of the tax reform package
passed by the 124th Legislature (this package was repealed by a
citizen referendum in 2009).
On the topic of the state budget, Rep. Kaenrath maintains that
across the board cuts will be necessary in a budget he describes
as already very lean.
Kaenrath supports the Dirigo Health program, which provides
insurance coverage to more than 100 people in his district, but he
believes more work must be done to make sure the program is
adequately funded.
On his website, Kaenrath says environmental protections
should work to keep our air and water clean, further promote open
space conservation and increase use of renewable energy. He is
cautiously supportive of wind turbines, while offering enthusiastic
promotion of the potential for solar power in the state.
Keeping college affordable and keeping young graduates in
Maine are also high on Kaenraths list of priorities. He believes
that a lack of highly skilled and educated workers is largely to
blame for Maines stunted economy.
He said he would also like to reintroduce legislation for
biennial, rather than annual, vehicle inspections, even though a
previous effort failed.
Rep. Kaenrath is originally from Long Valley, New Jersey and
moved to Maine to attend the University of Maine. He graduated in
2005 with a bachelors degree in Political Science and is currently
enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration program at
Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 74%; MLCV 9%; NFIB 38%
2008: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 90%; MLCV 70%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 38%
Election Results:
2010 General: Kaenrath 1,829; Barter 1,069
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Kaenrath 2,252; Glynn 1,781
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Kaenrath 1,692; Feeney 971
Primary Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Kaenrath: $1,356.45 (Privately Funded)
Barter: $0 (Privately Funded)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MEA
PETER S. KENT (D)
182 Montsweag Road
Woolwich, ME 04579
Home: 442-9255
Home E-Mail: pskentz5@hotmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepPeter.Kent@legislature.maine.gov
District 65: Part of Bath, part of Brunswick, part of Topsham,
part of West Bath and Woolwich
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Peter Kent is serving his second term in the Maine House of
Representatives, having defeated Republican opponent Robert
Thompson of Brunswick by fewer than 300 votes. Kent occupies
the seat formerly held by Democratic Representative Carol Grose,
who represented District 65 for three consecutive terms.
Prior to his frst campaign for the legislature, Kent had been
largely an unknown in the district and therefore faced an uphill
battle. Knocking on doors and connecting with his constituents
helped him to meet the challenge of being a lesser-known
candidate.Thats what made it worth it to me, win or lose, he told
The Forecaster after his victory in 2008.
Among his reasons for wanting to serve in the legislature,
Kent has cited the plight of small businesses, which he considers
underserved by the state. A small business owner himself, Kent
would like the state to look into ways to help minimize the fnancial
load that costs like health insurance and workers compensation
weigh on the small business owner.
In his frst term as a state legislator, Kent supported passage of
legislation to protect Maine consumers from toxic products and
chemicals, unfair and deceptive credit and debit card practices, and
to add stricter requirements to protect Mainers caught up in the
foreclosure process. In an August 2010 opinion piece in The Times
Record, Kent professed his dedication to these kinds of consumer
protections saying, All of these common-sense protections make
Maine a more level playing feld for working people than many
other states. The new laws are just a sample of the positive steps
supported by a majority of legislators to protect Maine residents, as
both consumers and business owners.
Kent has also spoken out about the number of Mainers who
struggle to heat their homes in diffcult economic times. He says
that while there are a variety of available programs, from direct
subsidies for heating expenses to improvements of home heating
systems and insulation, these programs need to be compiled
andcommunicated to folks in need.
Rep. Kent has expressed support for Maines Clean Election
Act and for maintaining full funding for the program.
For over 30 years, Representative Kent has owned a small
building and contracting business, which specializes in creative
solutions, design, and sculpture. He has a workshop in Fort
Andross, Brunswick, where he works on commissions and other
building and design projects. Representative Kent has a degree in
English Literature from Acadia University and studied construction
sciences at Laney College. Kent, age 59, lives in Woolwich with
his wife, Megan and two children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 68%; MLCV 70%;
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Kent 2,152; Thompson 1,865
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Kent 2,659; Wasserott 2,244
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Kent: $4,508.04 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Thompson: $3,418.61 (Privately Funded)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MSEA
DENNIS L. KESCHL (R)
1024 Wings Mills Road
Belgrade, ME 04917
Home Telephone: (207) 495-2973
Home E-Mail: keschl@yahoo.com
State House E-Mail:
RepDennis.Keschl@legislature.maine.gov
District 83 - Belgrade, Fayette, Manchester, Mount Vernon and
Vienna
Committees: Appropriations and Financial Affairs
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Keschl won the House seat to the 83rd district after defeating
incumbent Patricia R. Jones. Rep. Keschl feels that Maine must
reduce its income tax, make improvements to the regulatory climate
and transportation infrastructure and support new technology. He
serves as the Town Manager in Belgrade where he lives with his
wife, Constance. Rep. Keschl has two children.
Ratings:
SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Keschl 2,605; Jones 2,190
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Keschl: $5,045.33 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Jones: $7,971.49 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
JANE S. KNAPP (R)
P. O. Box 123
Gorham 04038
Phone: 839-3880
Home Email: knappjanes09@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepJane.Knapp@legislature.maine.gov
District 129: Part of Gorham
Committee: Environmental and Natural Resources; Marine
Resources
Rep. Jane Knapp won a convincing victory over two-time
opponent Democrat Daniel LeVasseur, earning her second term
to the Maine House. Knapp won her election to the House frst
in 2008, following a failed bid for the State Senate in District 6
against Democratic Senator Phil Bartlett of Gorham. Shell be
returning to the Environment & Natural Resources committee for
her second term.
Rep. Knapp cites Gorhams need for a spokesperson to lessen
the economic burden as her reason for running. Her priorities
include balancing the state budget without increasing taxes,
paying off the states debt, and making environmental regulations
more business-friendly.
Knapp is concerned about property taxes across the state and
believes the property tax burden can be alleviated by state funding
of schools at 55 percent. She also advocates for adjusting the sales
tax in an effort to ease the property tax rates.
On health care, Knapp believes we need to help the people
without insurance. She does not think that Dirigo Health has lived
up to its purpose, and that more work needs to be done to fnd an
appropriate way to fund the program. On a single-payer health care
system for Maine, she is undecided until specifc proposals are
generated.
Concerning education, Knapp is concerned that school district
consolidation focuses too heavily on money, explaining that
educators want to provide quality education, so they need to have
goals to achieve this. Further, she feels there needs to be a greater
focus on higher ed, so that were preparing people for jobs.
When it comes to the environment, she feels there are three
priorities the next Legislature must address: waste management,
recycling, and weighing the impacts of clean energy development.
I dont see Mainers recycling and composting enough. Knapp
raises the questions: Do we support tidal power in the Eastport
area and then worry about the scallop fsherman? Do we worry
about our scenic vistas or support windmill development?
In the 124th Legislature, Knapp presented legislation requiring
big box stores to provide reusable recycled shopping bags at no
charge to the consumer. Intended to reduce reliance on plastic
bags, this legislation failed to become law.
Rep. Knapp, 62, has lived in Gorham for 27 years and has
two children. She received her BA from Colby College and her
Masters in Education from the University of Maine at Orono. She
is a retired high school biology teacher. In addition to her teaching
career, she served three terms on the Gorham Town Council and is
a former member of the Gorham School Committee. In 2009, she
was appointed by Speaker Hannah Pingree to represent Maine on
the National Conference of State Legislatures subcommittee on the
Environment. She is a member of the Gorham Historical Society
and the Gorham Garden Club.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2008: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Knapp 2,528; LeVasseur 1,845
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Knapp 2,858; LeVasseur 2,523
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Knapp: $5,015.22 (Clean Elections Candidate)
LeVasseur: $4,899.21 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB, SAM
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
L. GARY KNIGHT (R)
453 Moose Hill Road
Livermore Falls 04254
Phone: 897-2489
Home Email: LGary.Knight@usa.net
State House Email:
RepGary.Knight@legislature.maine.gov
District 81: Leeds, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Wayne
Committee: Taxation (Chair)
Knight won over Democrat Peggy Dwyer to secure his fourth
term at the Maine Legislature. He has lived in District 81 for 65
years.
Rep. Knight states his inspiration for running the legislature
was my year in the Leadership Maine program sponsored by
Maine Development Foundation. I graduated in the Theta Class
of 2001.
Going into the 125th Legislature, Rep. Knight states his
priorities are to provide for real tax reform to promote business
and job growth, support meaningful welfare reform and advance
the educational curriculum delivery system.
According to Knight, the role of government should be a
limited one, providing for those activities and services that cannot
be more effectively and effciently handled by the private sector.
He believes the biennial budget must be balanced according
to our Constitution. The expenses must be limited to the revenue
stream that exists. We cannot continue to shift the tax burden to the
communities but must make the diffcult decisions in Augusta as to
what we are willing and able to support with the resources at our
disposal. Rep. Knight supports lowering the income tax, stating,
This will promote job growth and attract companies to Maine.
I further support a re-coupling of our estate tax with the federal
statutes like was once the situation in this state. That will indirectly
foster job growth as well as we stop the out-migration of much
needed capital. Lowering the overall tax burden in Maine will
enhance economic prosperity for all. He opposes raising taxes to
cover the increasing costs of Maines public services.
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Knight believes health care is an individual responsibility best
left to the private market in which we should encourage through
policy that will attract good jobs which provide quality health care
plans. He opposes Maines current law regulating the private
industry and believes that one should be able to purchase health
insurance across state lines if that makes it less expensive and
provides for better access. Rep. Knight opposes the establishment
of a universal single-payer health care system in Maine. He reports
he has never seen the government act more effciently than the
private sector. Nations that have opted for publicly-fnanced health
care have not been all that successful or satisfying to their citizens.
Knight opposes the national health care reform law.
Rep. Knight feels the Maine environment is deserving of our
most thoughtful decisions as we vote on matters before us. I have
always felt that a balanced perspective is critical as opposing views
collide in this arena. We need to protect our clean air, water, etc
without hurting our citizens ability to have good paying jobs. He
is comfortable with the pace of action under the 2008 Kid-Safe
Products Law, which requires Maine to identify known hazardous
chemicals that endanger children and begin to identify safer
alternatives. He states we should always remain alert to harmful
chemicals or matters that might endanger children.
Knight opposes expanded funding of the HOME fund as an
economic stimulus program. He feels that Maines Clean Election
program needs a complete overhaul as a tremendous amount of
money is misused at a time when funds are lacking.
Rep. Knight supports the citizen initiative and referendum
process, stating it is important in a free society. He opposes the
freedom for same-sex couples to marry, but supports the legal
protection of gays and lesbians.
Knight opposes guaranteeing a minimum standard of at least 7
paid sick days for all Maine workers. He also opposes legislation
that would provide paid family and medical leave insurance for the
care of a family member, to deal with their own illness, or to bond
with a new child. He supports the right of all Maine workers to
form and join labor unions.
Rep. Knight is retired from community banking after forty-
four years in the business, most recently serving as Executive Vice
President of Androscoggin Trust & Investment Services. Born in
Portland, Knight graduated from Livermore Falls High School in
1962, and Colby College in 1966, earning a BA in economics. He
attended the School of Banking at Williams College, graduating
in 1970, and the University of Southern Maine, earning a MBA
degree in 1976. He is a former member and chair of MSAD
36. Rep. Knight and his wife, Lynn, have two children and fve
grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 21%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 86%; SAM A
2008: MPA 33%; AFL-CIO 31%; MLCV 60%; MEA 33%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Knight 2,271; Dwyer 1,450
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Knight 2,502; Dwyer 2,194
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Knight 1,877; Souther 1,853
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Knight: $5,815.00 (Privately Financed)
Dwyer: $5,678.95 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; MLCV; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
CHARLES B. KRUGER (D)
37 Green Street
Thomaston 04861
Business: 354-8928
Home Email: cbk@midcoast.com
State House Email:
RepChuck.Kruger@legislature.maine.gov
District 48: Part of Owls Head, South Thomaston, St. George,
Thomaston and Matinicus Isle Plantation, plus the unorganized
territory of Criehaven
Committee: Marine Resources
Charles Chuck Kruger defeated Republican opponent Steven
Powell with nearly 60% of the vote to win re-election to the House.
Kruger has lived in the district for 28 years.
Rep. Kruger believes the role of government is to do what
individuals cant. He believes that a strong society is built upon
people taking personal responsibility for their own well-being and
that government has a role in creating opportunities for people who
cant help themselves.
Kruger was motivated to run for the legislature due to his
experiences over the past 40 years as a small business owner and a
desire to do public service. His top priorities for the 125th
Legislature are environmental protection, corporate
responsibility, and protecting the social safety net for Maines most
vulnerable.
Kruger cites the marriage equality bill and bringing the
State Supreme Court to hold a hearing at a local high school as
accomplishments from the last session of which he is proud. He
cites the latter as a great learning experience for local children.
Kruger believes that attention must be paid to the level of
taxation in Maine in order to maintain a positive business climate.
He would address the fact that the cost of Maines public services
are rising faster than current state revenues by eliminating certain
tax cuts for corporations. Rep. Kruger thinks we should do more
to support local small businesses. He would also like to see Maine
widen the tax base on discretionary items and lower the personal
income tax.
Kruger supports a guarantee of quality, affordable health care
for all and supports the establishment of a universal, single-payer
health care system in Maine. He also supports maintaining Maines
current laws regulating the private health insurance industry in
order to protect consumers from being denied coverage based on
age or health status.
Rep. Kruger would defend and fund full implementation of
the Kid-Safe Product Act and supports efforts to increase state
investment in green chemistry research and development in
partnership with the University system and the private sector.
Kruger will defend the Maine Clean Election Act. While he
supports the citizen initiative and referendum process in Maine, he
thinks it has sometimes been abused. He does not favor capping
non-economic damages at some fxed dollar amount and would not
vote for legislation that restricted the ability of plaintiffs to recover
damages they have been awarded by weakening the legal concept
called joint and several liability.
Kruger supports equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian
couples in Maine. He would oppose legislation that excluded people
from enrolling in public programs based on their immigration
status.
Kruger believes that all Maine workers have the right to
form and join unions. He would support legislation to provide
paid family and medical leave insurance for the care of a family
member, to deal with their own illness or to bond with a new child.
Rep. Kruger owns and manages Entertainment Resources,
Inc., a small business in the mid-coast region of Maine. He has
been married for 25 years to Linda, a long time employee at the
Thomaston Post Offce, and has a son, Casey, and two young
grandchildren.
Ratings:
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2010: MPA 84%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 43%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Kruger 2,117; Powell 1,611
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Kruger 2,701; Carlson 1,807
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Kruger: $3,446.48 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Powell: $3,063.77 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
EQME
WALTER A. KUMIEGA III (R)
36 Cedar Lane
Little Deer Isle, ME 04650
Cell Phone: (207) 479-5459
Home E-Mail: wkumiega36@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepWalter.Kumiega@legislature.maine.gov
District 36: Brooklin, Deer Isle, Frenchboro, Isle au Haut, Mount
Desert (part), North Haven, Stonington, Swans Island, Tremont
and Vinalhaven
Committees: Marine Resources
Rep. Kumiega defeated Republican candidate Jacqueline John
Spofford with 56% percent of the vote. The seat was previously
held by Hannah Pingree (Speaker of the House) who was ineligible
to run again because of term limits.
Representative Kumiega lists as his top three legislative
priorities to be: ensuring the Department of Marine Resources is
funded, which is very important to both Maine and my district;
fghting the environmental roll-backs being proposed; and helping
small farms to sell their goods by clarifying and expanding rules
to allow small farmers the ability to sell directly to consumers.
Representative Kumiega believes the role of government should
include encouraging opportunity and creating a level playing
feld, citing the importance of protecting the environment and
maintaining a social safety net. He also believes that government
is important in providing and investing in education and research
and development.
On healthcare reform, Kumiega says, We need to work with
health care providers to reduce per-person health care spending. If
that means malpractice reform, standardized care, single payer, all
or none of the above then so be it.
Kumiega is a ferce supporter of Maines fshing industry,
saying, Lobstering and related businesses keep people employed
and bring millions of dollars into our communities. Maine
fshermen need strong voices to represent them at the NMFS and
ASMFC so regulations are fair and conservation measures that
work in Maine are not ignored by fshermen from other states. We
need to bring fshermen together, decide on a marketing strategy,
fgure out how to pay for it and implement it so fshermen get a fair
price for their catch.
Kumiega supports the right of same-sex couples to marry.
Representative Kumiega lives in Deer Isle with his wife Penny and
has two children. He has served on the local school board for many
years. When he is not working in the State House, Kumiega is a
carpenter and contractor.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Kumiega 2,359; Spofford 1,702
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Kumiega: $5,644.39 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Spofford: $9,878.12 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
MICHEL A. LAJOIE (D)
279 Old Greene Road
Lewiston 04240
Phone: 783-1927 Cell: 713-7119
Home Email: lajoie1@midmaine.com
State House Email:
RepMichel.Lajoie@legislature.maine.gov
District 71: Part of Lewiston
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Rep. Lajoie won re-election over Republican challenger Mark
Chizmar. He has lived in the district for 66 years.
Rep. Lajoie was frst elected to the legislature in 2008 when
he ran unopposed. In the 124th Legislature, Lajoie served on the
Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee.
Lajoie believes that the role of our government in our democracy
is to represent its citizens to the best of its ability. He ran for offce
again to serve as one the voices of Lewiston residents in Augusta.
Rep. Lajoies top priority is fostering a strong future for
Maine children. He stresses that we cannot overlook the fact that
our children are the future of Maine. He believes that proper
education and economic opportunity will keep our most valuable
resource [young people] in Maine. He hopes to be part of the
solution and work towards that goal.
Lajoie supports tax reform that doesnt adversely affect
everyday people in Maine. He believes that we must diversify our
tax structure so that we can have more stable tax revenue during
ups and downs in our economy. He believes that we can stabilize
local and state taxes while creating a friendly environment for
businesses. He suggests looking at a few areas to make State
Government more effcient: potentially eliminating paperwork by
performing more functions electronically, reducing the number
of representatives and limiting the number of legislative bills
presented for approval.
Lajoie supports maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status.
When it comes to the environment, Rep. Lajoie believes that
educating our citizens on the availability of alternative energy
sources should be a priority. He supports the Kid-Safe Products
Law and will defend it from attack by the chemical industry
and product manufacturers. He also supports full funding of the
implementation of this law through fees charged to manufacturers
to hold them accountable for their use of dangerous chemicals in
consumer products.
Rep. Lajoie will defend the Maine Clean Election Act and he
supports the constitutional right to propose or repeal laws through
the citizen initiative and referendum process that has existed in
Maine since 1909.
Lajoie does not support allowing gay and lesbian couples to
marry in Maine. He believes Maines frst peoples should be treated
as sovereign nations and that Maine should view its relationship
with the tribes on a government-to-government basis. He does
not support legislation excluding people from enrolling in public
programs based on their immigration status.
Lajoie supports the right of all Maine workers to form and join
labor unions, and will publicly support workers engaged in union
organizing.
Lajoie, 66, was born in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston
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High School in 1964. He earned an associates degree in Fire
Science from Central Maine Community College. A former fre
chief, Rep. Lajoie is now retired after serving the city of Lewiston
for more than 31 years as a frefghter, line offcer, deputy chief
and fre chief. He is a former small business owner who sold and
serviced automobiles, snow mobiles and boat trailers. In the past he
served on the Standing Ad-Hoc Committee of the Maine Bureau of
Labor, the Board of Directors of the Maine Fire Chiefs Association
and the New England Division of the Internal Association of
Fire Chiefs. He is currently serving on the Lewiston Solid Waste
Committee and the Board of Directors of the Lewiston Municipal
Federation, as well as participating in local and regional fre chief
associations. He is also a member of the Knights of Columbus
Council, the Holy Family Parish, and the Franco-American War
Veterans Post 31.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%; SAM I
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Lajoie 2,047; Chizmar 1,334
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Lajoie 3,905; Unopposed
Primary: Lajoie 498; Gilbert 403
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Lajoie: $2,273.48 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Chizmar: $1,524.41 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
Maine Fire Chiefs Association, Professional Fire Fighters
of Maine, Maine Credit Union League, MSEA-SEIU, Maine
AFL-CIO, NEA/MEA ; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MSEA; MEA
AARON F. LIBBY (R)
P. O. Box 343
North Waterboro, ME 04061
Home Telephone: (207) 247-6461
State House E-Mail:
RepAaron.Libby@legislature.maine.gov
District 139: Lyman (part) and Waterboro
Committee: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Aaron Libby won a close race against Democratic incumbent
Joseph Wagner to win a frst term in the Maine House. Wagner had
served for a single term after winning an open-seat race in 2008.
Libbys main goals are to reduce taxes, lower state spending
levels, decrease the heavy debt burdens and improve the overall
business climate in Maine.
During the campaign, Libby said that he was running not
because he wanted to, personally, but because I truly believe we
the people are taxed too much and Augusta is spending too much
of our hard earned money.
According to Libby, the time he has spent running a family
business has taught him frsthand about the regulations Maine
places on small businesses. He believes that the regulations and
taxes from Augusta are not only a burden on the small business
owners but on the taxpayers who could be potential customers. Our
family farm is proud to have never received any State or Federal
farm subsidies.
Libby has taken stands on several federal issues. He believes the
current monetary system is a fat system and supports abolishing
the Federal Reserve, saying that Fractional Reserve Banking is
fraud and should be dealt with accordingly.
According to an article at by the Tenth Amendment Center,
a libertarian-leaning advocacy group, Libby will be introducing
legislation attempting to nullify federal regulations on the sale of
Maine products within the state as well as a Federal Healthcare
nullifcation bill and legislation called the Defend The Guard
Act, which would attempt to return control of the National Guard
to the Governor.
Libby is a third-generation fruit grower and has lived in
Waterboro for 26 years. He graduated from Massabesic High
School in 2002. Libby serves on the Executive Committee of the
Maine Pomological Society and in 2010 was selected to participate
in the US Apples Young Growers Initiative. He is engaged to
Allison McGinley of Lyman.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Libby 1,929; Wagner 1,825
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Libby: $3,615.42 (Privately Funded)
Wagner: $2,474.91 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
RICKY D. LONG (R)
756 Island Falls Road
Sherman, ME 04776
Home Telephone: (207) 365-4704
Cell Phone: (207) 267-1828
Home E-Mail: rdl_chief@yahoo.com
State House E-Mail:
RepRick.Long@legislature.maine.gov
District 9 - Bancroft, Crystal, Dyer Brook, Haynesville,
Hersey, Island Falls, Linneus, Ludlow, Merrill, Mount Chase,
New Limerick, Oakfeld, Patten, Sherman, Smyrna, Stacyville,
Weston and Plantations of Glenwood, Macwahoc, Moro and
Reed, plus the unorganized territories of North Penobscot (part,
including Herseytown Township) and South Aroostook (including
Benedicta, Molunkus and Silver Ridge Townships)
Committees: Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Environment
and Natural Resources
Thomas Longstaff defeated opponent Alek Fortier by 497
votes. He has lived in District 77 for 41 years.
Longstaff ran for the legislature because he has a long history
of serving the communities in which I have lived. For the last
fve years he served on the Waterville City Council. I want to
work with others to move Maine toward an economic recovery
and a quality of life consistent with our slogan, Maine, The Way
Life Should Be, said Longstaff. He believes that the role of a
government offcial is to represent the people who have elected
us to serve.
Rep. Longstaffs priorities include balancing the state budget,
streamlining policies and programs that regulate business in order
to attract businesses to Maine, and reining in the rising cost of health
care. Although Rep. Longstaff doesnt have particular legislation in
the works, he does plan to try to enhance communication between
municipalities and the Legislature.
Rep. Longstaffs highest priority in terms of the biannual budget
is supporting policies that encourage business and create jobs in
Maine, as well as protecting education and health care funding.
On tax reform he wants to closely examine Maines sales and
income taxes to see whether any adjustments are necessary. He
is undecided on the question of whether or not he supports raising
taxes to cover the increasing costs of Maine public services.
On the issue of health care, Longstaff does not believe that
access to high quality affordable health care is a right, however
he does believe that it is the duty of government to ensure that
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all people have access to quality health care. Longstaff believes
that some regulation is necessary of insurance companies but he
wonders whether the current laws need revision, and believes they
must be carefully examined. Longstaff opposes the establishment
of a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine. He
supports national health care reform, but believes that it needs
signifcant revision.
Longstaffs environmental priorities center on moving forward
with attempts to make Maine less dependent on foreign oil and
increasingly self-suffcient while using cleaner energy resources.
He supports the Kid-Safe Products Act and believes that
Maine must act on more than just a few chemicals every few
years to protect our children. Longstaff supports fees levied
on manufacturers that persist in using known toxic chemicals in
childrens products and selling them in Maine in order to fund the
DEPs work to classify dangerous chemicals and identify safe,
affordable alternatives.
Longstaff says he will support legislation that restricts use of
the HOME fund to affordable housing development and supports
expanded funding of the HOME fund as an economic stimulus
program that responds to the severe affordable housing shortage
in Maine.
Longstaff supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Fund and will work to defend it. Although he supports the
constitutional right in Maine to propose or repeal laws through the
citizen initiative and referendum process, he thinks that in recent
years referenda have been too frequently used (even abused).
Rep. Longstaff supports the freedom for gay and lesbian couples
to marry in Maine. He believes Maines frst peoples should not be
treated as sovereign nations and that Maine should not view its
relationship with the tribes on a government-to-government basis.
He supports legislation excluding people from enrolling in public
programs based on their immigration status.
Rep. Longstaff supports the right of all Maine workers to
form and join labor unions, and will publicly support workers
engaged in union organizing. On legislation to require employers
to provide a minimum of 7 paid sick days to Maine workers he
says hes supportive but would want to insure that sick days are
not abused as additional vacation days. The employer should have
no obligation to pay workers for sick days not used if the employee
has not been sick.
Longstaff, 75, was born in Nashua, NH and graduated from
Winthrop High School in 1953. He earned a BA from University
of Maine at Orono, a Masters in Divinity from Bangor Theological
Seminary in 1964 and a Ph. D from Columbia University in 1973.
He has served on the boards of the Maine Global Forum, Central
Maine Emergency Response Team, Waterville Opera House
Association, Kennebec County Children and Family Resources
Council Board of Trustees and the Bangor Theological Seminary.
Previously, Longstaff has served as moderator for the Town of
Unity and co-chair of the Waterville Charter Commission and is
a member of the Waterville Rotary Club. He retired from Colby
College in 2002, was previously employed by the F.W. Woolworth
Company, and is currently a per-diem chaplain at Maine General
Hospital.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Long 1,836; Hunt 1,270; Zabierek 380
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Long: $6,974.05 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Hunt: $6,498.07 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Zabierek: $1,018.30 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
THOMAS LONGSTAFF (D)
39 Pleasant Street
Waterville, ME 04901
Home Telephone: (207) 872-6617
Home E-Mail: thomas.longstaff@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepThomas.Longstaff@legislature.maine.gov
District 77 - Waterville (part)
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Thomas Longstaff defeated opponent Alek Fortier by 497
votes. He has lived in District 77 for 41 years.
Longstaff ran for the legislature because he has a long history
of serving the communities in which I have lived. For the last
fve years he served on the Waterville City Council. I want to
work with others to move Maine toward an economic recovery
and a quality of life consistent with our slogan, Maine, The Way
Life Should Be, said Longstaff. He believes that the role of a
government offcial is to represent the people who have elected
us to serve.
Rep. Longstaffs priorities include balancing the state budget,
streamlining policies and programs that regulate business in order
to attract businesses to Maine, and reining in the rising cost of health
care. Although Rep. Longstaff doesnt have particular legislation in
the works, he does plan to try to enhance communication between
municipalities and the Legislature.
Rep. Longstaffs highest priority in terms of the biannual budget
is supporting policies that encourage business and create jobs in
Maine, as well as protecting education and health care funding.
On tax reform he wants to closely examine Maines sales and
income taxes to see whether any adjustments are necessary. He
is undecided on the question of whether or not he supports raising
taxes to cover the increasing costs of Maine public services.
On the issue of health care, Longstaff does not believe that
access to high quality affordable health care is a right, however
he does believe that it is the duty of government to ensure that
all people have access to quality health care. Longstaff believes
that some regulation is necessary of insurance companies but he
wonders whether the current laws need revision, and believes they
must be carefully examined. Longstaff opposes the establishment
of a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine. He
supports national health care reform, but believes that it needs
signifcant revision.
Longstaffs environmental priorities center on moving forward
with attempts to make Maine less dependent on foreign oil and
increasingly self-suffcient while using cleaner energy resources.
He supports the Kid-Safe Products Act and believes that Maine must
act on more than just a few chemicals every few years to protect
our children. Longstaff supports fees levied on manufacturers that
persist in using known toxic chemicals in childrens products and
selling them in Maine in order to fund the DEPs work to classify
dangerous chemicals and identify safe, affordable alternatives.
Longstaff says he will support legislation that restricts use of
the HOME fund to affordable housing development and supports
expanded funding of the HOME fund as an economic stimulus
program that responds to the severe affordable housing shortage
in Maine.
Longstaff supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Fund and will work to defend it. Although he supports the
constitutional right in Maine to propose or repeal laws through the
citizen initiative and referendum process, he thinks that in recent
years referenda have been too frequently used (even abused).
Rep. Longstaff supports the freedom for gay and lesbian couples
to marry in Maine. He believes Maines frst peoples should not be
treated as sovereign nations and that Maine should not view its
relationship with the tribes on a government-to-government basis.
He supports legislation excluding people from enrolling in public
programs based on their immigration status.
Rep. Longstaff supports the right of all Maine workers to
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form and join labor unions, and will publicly support workers
engaged in union organizing. On legislation to require employers
to provide a minimum of 7 paid sick days to Maine workers he
says hes supportive but would want to insure that sick days are
not abused as additional vacation days. The employer should have
no obligation to pay workers for sick days not used if the employee
has not been sick.
Longstaff, 75, was born in Nashua, NH and graduated from
Winthrop High School in 1953. He earned a BA from University
of Maine at Orono, a Masters in Divinity from Bangor Theological
Seminary in 1964 and a Ph. D from Columbia University in 1973.
He has served on the boards of the Maine Global Forum, Central
Maine Emergency Response Team, Waterville Opera House
Association, Kennebec County Children and Family Resources
Council Board of Trustees and the Bangor Theological Seminary.
Previously, Longstaff has served as moderator for the Town of
Unity and co-chair of the Waterville Charter Commission and is
a member of the Waterville Rotary Club. He retired from Colby
College in 2002, was previously employed by the F.W. Woolworth
Company, and is currently a per-diem chaplain at Maine General
Hospital.
Ratings:
No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Longstaff 1,805; Fortier 1,310
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Longstaff: $3,935.68 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Fortier: $4,287.31 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
STEPHEN D. LOVEJOY (D)
46 Norwood Street
Portland 04103
Phone: 773-5538 Cell: 671-5333
Home Email: steve.lovejoy@myfairpoint.net
District 115: Part of Portland
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs; Government
Oversight Committee
Stephen Lovejoy defeated two opponents, Green-Independent
Seth Berner and Republican Chase Martin, to win his second
term in offce. Lovejoy decided to run for offce because he says
he has had a lifelong interest in politics and fnally has the time
and the ability to work on my key issues, which are education and
economic development. He believes the role of government is
to protect those least fortunate in our society as well as preparing
young people for a future in the work force, and as citizens and
part of our society through a strong and comprehensive educational
system. He previously served on the Education and Cultural
Affairs committee.
Lovejoys top priorities for the 2011-2012 legislative session
will be improving the K-12 public education system, expanding
access and affordability for students to pursue education beyond
high school and encouraging economic development by growing
existing Maine companies through a partnership among businesses,
the state, and the educational system. He hopes to sponsor or co-
sponsor bills that will change the public school funding system to
take the affordability of housing into account in the EPS formula,
protect special education students and parents and create more
transparency in the expenses of public schools in terms of special
education and legal expenses.
Protecting education is also Lovejoys top budget priority. He
would like to see a more progressive tax structure but would also
like a broadening of the sales tax to target out of state visitors, in
order to offset reductions in income tax.
On health care, Lovejoy supports universal, single-payer health
care, and believes we will eventually have to move in that direction
to make health care more available and more preventative.
Prevention is always less expensive, explains Lovejoy. He
believes that these efforts should be undertaken on a national level,
as Maine doesnt have the broad-based pool of citizens and we
are the oldest state puts us in a disadvantage in this area to try and
move forward on our own.
Lovejoy is concerned that we may see an attempt at repealing a
number of environmental protections in the name of making things
easier for business. While he shares the desire to be business-
friendly, he believes that we cannot accept a reduction in our
environmental standards.
Lovejoy was a co-sponsor a bill last session to legalize same sex
marriage and still believes it is the right thing to do. As a publicly-
funded candidate, Lovejoy backs the Maine Clean Elections Act as
a tool to take money and special interests out of politics, saying he
will always be a supporter of clean elections.
Lovejoy supports the right of Maine workers to form and join
labor unions and says that unions were a key component in the
growth of the middle class in the US, and as union membership has
declined so has the middle class. However, I believe we need to
look at the models in other countries, such as Germany, where the
unions and the employers work more closely together rather than
in an adversarial position as we see so much of now in the US.
Lovejoy, 60, has lived in District 115 for 15 years. His prior
employment includes over 25 years in banking and fnance, and
more than seven years of teaching at the college level. He attended
Falmouth High School, received a BS from the University of
Southern Maine, an MBA from New Hampshire College and an MS
in Business from Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU).
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Lovejoy 1,931; Berner 1,005; Martin 661
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Lovejoy 2,436; Bendiksen 775; Hiltz 1,382
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Lovejoy: $5,036.88 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Berner: $4,830.76 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Martin: $0 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MPA; EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; MEA; PPH
LOUIS J. LUCHINI (D)
P.O. Box 1311
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Cell Phone: (207) 664-4699
State House E-Mail:
RepLouis.Luchini@legislature.maine.gov
District 38: Ellsworth, Otis and Trenton
Committees: Energy, Utilities and Technology
Rep. Luchini defeated opponent Michael Povich (R), a longtime
District Attorney for Hancock and Washington counties, to win a
surprise victory for the District 38 seat. Representative Luchini, a
political newcomer, carried all three towns in this district that had
previously been represented by Brian Langley (R) who decided to
run for the Senate (and won).
When asked what he believes about the proper role(s) of
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government, Representative Luchini says government should,
create opportunity, ensuring there is a level playing feld, and
supporting important public structures such as law enforcement
and education.
On the budget, Luchini says responsible spending and fscal
responsibility will be essential for the next legislature. He claims,
We need to take a hard look at MaineCare and its distribution
systems to fnd effciencies and prevent people from taking
advantage of the system.
Representative Luchini believes one of the biggest challenges
this legislative session will be addressing the faltering economy.
He has said he believes helping to lower the costs of energy and
healthcare will do the most to bolster the Maine economy by
reducing the biggest costs for small businesses.
Luchini is a staunch supporter of investments in renewal
energy, saying, Maine has its own natural resources to help break
our dependence on foreign oil. Maine has the oldest housing
stock in the country, and over 80 percent heat with oil. The annual
consumer cost is $1,092,672,000. Investments in wood, water,
natural gas and wind technology must be encouraged for these
reasons, as well as the jobs they provide.
Representative Luchini attended Ellsworth High School and
left Maine for a while to attend Stanford where he was a star runner
and only missed qualifying for the Olympics by four seconds.
He currently lives in Ellsworth and is a coach at Ellsworth High
School.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Luchini 2,305; Povich 1,966
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Luchini: $6,889.52 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Povich: $9,189.96 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
W. BRUCE MACDONALD (D)
656 Back River Road
Boothbay 04537
Phone: 633-0570 Cell: 350-1368
Home Email: bmacdon@roadrunner.com
State House Email:
RepBruce.MacDonald@legislature.maine.gov
District 61: Arrowsic, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Georgetown,
Southport and Westport Island
Committees: Marine Resources (Ranking Minority Member)
Bruce MacDonald defeated Republican Frank Sample III to
win a third term representing District 61. MacDonald has lived in
the district for ten years.
In 2010, MacDonald supported making pharmaceutical
companies responsible for the disposal of unwanted drugs and
against strengthening the notifcation requirements for pesticide
applications using aerial spraying.
MacDonald believes the role of government is to provide a set
of common goods and services that arent provided by the market
and to provide them in a way that is economically fair and just.
MacDonalds legislative priorities include health insurance reform,
energy conservation and development of alternative energy
sources, tax reform and development of the community college
system and affordable higher education opportunities.
In 2008, Rep. MacDonald was appointed to a bipartisan panel
tasked with examining heating and energy resources and creating
a plan for legislative action. He also successfully sponsored the
Greenhouse Gas Emissions bill, which will set standards for CO2
emissions and worked to pass a law providing new incentives for
small scale and community wind power development.
While Rep. MacDonald believes universal health care to be a
national issue, he also believes that, if economically feasible,
Maine should explore a universal single-payer system. He favors
maintaining consumer protections, including guaranteed issue and
coverage mandates, and favors the development of a mandatory
health care plan for all citizens.
Rep. MacDonald supports a signifcant increase in state funding
for the University of Maine and the Maine Community College
systems, consistent with tax reform.
MacDonald opposed the school consolidation law and played
a major role in amending it to allow for continued local control of
schools.
Rep. MacDonald, 68, was born in Lowell, Mass. and graduated
from Lowell High School. He went on to Bowdoin College before
earning an MA from Harvard University. He is retired, having
worked for 20 years in public education, cultural institutions,
and as Assistant Director of the Boston Childrens Museum.
MacDonald served as a project director at Harvard Universitys
Truman Museum and worked for twenty years as a manager in the
computer industry. He serves as Vice President of the Boothbay
Region Lions Club and is a member of the Boothbay Civic
Association.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; AFL-CIO 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 33%
2008: MPA 83%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 33%
Election Results:
2010 General: MacDonald 2,690; Sample 2,015
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: MacDonald 3,266; Meserve 2,374
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
MacDonald: $7,984.16 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Sample: $7,772.16 (Privately Funded)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
MLCV; MEA
JOYCE A. MAKER (R)
89 Lafayette Street
Calais, ME 04619
Home Telephone: (207) 454-2327
Home E-Mail: gjmaker@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepJoyce.Maker@legislature.maine.gov
District 31: Baileyville, Baring, Calais, Charlotte,
Passamaquoddy Indian Township, Passamaquoddy Pleasant Point,
Perry and Robbinston, plus part of the unorganized territory of
North Washington
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Joyce Maker won her frst term in the House with a decisive
71% of the vote.
According to an interview in the Bangor Daily News, her top
three priorities are to fght to keep taxes down, help foster job
creation by reducing regulations and make Maine a more friendly
state to do business. She pledges to prioritize state spending
in a way that will maintain and improve our roads, strengthen
education, protect our elderly and ensure quality health care and
is committed to equity in rural public schools.
Rep. Maker was appointed by the Governor to serve on the
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Board of Directors for the Finance Authority of Maine in 2002.
She served as Chairman of their Board in 2006-2008. She also
was a member of the Calais School Board for 12 years. Maker
also served on the Board of Directors and as President of the
Maine Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, as
well as a member of the Maine State School Board Associations
Board of Directors. Rep. Maker was elected to the Maine
Municipal Association Executive Committee and is also serving
her third term on the Calais city council.
Rep. Maker is retired from her job as Financial Aid Director
at Washington County Community College. She is a member and
past president of the Calais Rotary Club and is an active parish
member at St. Annes Episcopal Church. Maker lives in Calais
with her husband of over 40 years, Geoffrey. They are the parents
of two grown children, and have three grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Maker 2,039; Guisinger 819
Primary: Maker 423; Ingham 241
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Maker: $4,783.22 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Guisinger: $6,080.70 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
RICHARD S. MALABY (R)
52 Cross Road
Hancock, ME 04640
Home Telephone: (207) 422-3146
Cell Phone: (207) 266-3710
Home E-Mail: info@crockerhouse.com
State House E-Mail:
RepRichard.Malaby@legislature.maine.gov
District 34: Gouldsboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Sorrento, Sullivan,
Waltham and Winter Harbor, plus the unorganized territory of
Fletchers Landing Township
Committees: Health and Human Services
After an unsuccessful bid for the House District #34 in 2008,
Richard Malaby narrowly won his primary race and went on to
successfully defeat incumbent Democrat Rep. Robert Eaton to
secure the District 34 House seat.
In a survey provided to votesmart.org, Representative Malaby
describes himself as pro-life, social libertarian. He believes
in reducing the size and scope of state government, in part by
shrinking the size and length of the legislative session.
Malaby says his priorities include reducing health care cost by
allowing Mainers to purchase insurance across state lines, creating
a more positive business environment, eliminating the capital
gains tax on solid Maine investments, lowering energy costs and
equalizing education funding for localities.
On education, he supports repeal of the school consolidation
law and believes the state should allow establishment of charter
schools.
Malaby also believes that MaineCare eligibility should be
brought down to the national average in order to save the state
money.
Rep. Malabys professional experience includes serving as
President of the Crocker House Country Inn from 1980 to the
present. He has been a Trustee at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital
since 2000, and has served as a Board Member on the Hancock
School Committee since 1994. He is a founding member of Coastal
Acadia Development Corporation. Representative Malaby lives in
Hancock, Maine with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children
Richard, William and Megan. He graduated from University of
Michigan in 1977 with a BA in Political Science and fnished his
his MBA at Michigan State in 1985.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Malaby 2,130; Eaton 1,752
Primary: Malaby 644; Bierman 477
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Malaby: $6,007.78 (Privately Funded)
Eaton: $4,927.30 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
MAEGHAN MALONEY (D)
4 Drew Street
Augusta, ME 04330
Home Telephone: (207) 513-7248
Home E-Mail: maeghanformaine@gmail.com
District 57: Augusta (part)
Committee: Judiciary
Jim Martin defeated Independent Tom Mooney of Bangor and
Republican Patrick Joyce of Veazie in one of the more unique races
for a seat in the House of Representatives in 2008. Each of the
candidates was from a different town in the district. In the fnal
results, Martin garnered 39 percent of the vote, Mooney received
36 percent and Joyce recieved 24 percent of the ballots cast.
Rep. Martin has lived in District 18 for more than 14 years.
He works as an independent consultant and has also been a small
business owner and a social worker.
In the Bangor Daily News, Martin said that he ran for offce to
focus on developing an energy security plan for Maines future,
growing small-business development in Maine and expanding
access to quality, affordable health care in Maine. He believes
that government should create the economic environment to
help people live and thrive as well as help those who cant assist
themselves.
In the 124th Legislature, Martin plans to focus on energy, health
care and economic development.
On the states budget, Rep. Martin believes that we should
have budgets that are both fscally and socially responsible.
Martin supports legislation aimed at containing health care
costs, such as increased transparency regarding price and quality
information for providers and insurance products and strengthening
the certifcate of need process to limit hospital capital spending.
He also supports existing Maine laws protecting consumers from
being denied coverage based on their age or health status, and
Maines Dirigo Health program. He supports the establishment of
a universal single-payer health care system in Maine as long as we
can fnd a responsible, secure way to pay for it.
Martin will defend the Kid-Safe Products Law from attack
and supports funding full implementation of the law through fees
charged to manufacturers that hold them accountable for their use
of dangerous chemicals in consumer products.
Martin will support making sure the HOME Fund is used for its
specifc intent, affordable housing development, but also hopes that
there could be ways to use those funds for energy effciency. He
also supports legislation to help Maine families with the high cost
of heating oil, including weatherization and direct fuel assistance.
Martin pledges to defend the Maine Clean Elections Act.
He supports the initiative and referendum process. He believes
that future referendums that have fscal impacts should provide
alternatives to how those funds would be accumulated or spent.
On civil rights, Martin supports the freedom for gay and lesbian
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couples to marry in Maine. He also believes Maines frst peoples
should be treated as sovereign nations and that Maine should view
its relationship with the tribes on a government-to-government
basis.
Martin supports the school consolidation law passed in the
123rd Legislature. He supports the rights of all Maine workers to
form and join labor unions up to a certain size of a company and
notes that sometimes small businesses are unable to accommodate
all interests. He also supports increasing the value of Maines
Earned Income Tax Credit to help low income Mainers make ends
meet during these diffcult times.
Rep. Martin, 43, was born in Des Moines, Iowa and graduated
from Incirlik High School at the Incirlik Air Force Base in Turkey.
He holds a bachelors degree in Social Work from the University
of Maine.
Ratings:
2010: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Maloney 1,649; Logan 1,348; Other 5
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Maloney: $6,413.61 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Logan: $5,462.87 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
JOHN L. MARTIN (D)
P. O. Box 250
Eagle Lake 04739
Phone: 444-5556 Business: 834-7568
State House Email:
RepJohn.Martin@legislature.maine.gov
District 1: Allagash, Ashland, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, St. Francis,
Wallagrass and Plantations of Garfeld, Nashville, St. John
and Winterville, plus the unorganized territory of Northwest
Aroostook
Committees: Appropriations and Financial Affairs; Joint Select
Committee on Joint Rules
John Martin returns for his second consecutive term in the
Maine House. He previously served in the House from 1964 to
1994 and in the Senate from 2000 to 2008. He was unopposed
for re-election.
During his long tenure in the Legislature, Rep. Martin has
served as Speaker of the House, Assistant Majority Leader in
the Senate and as House Minority Leader. He has served on the
Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee, the Engrossed
Bills Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, the Senate
and House Rules Committees and the Health and Human Services
Committee.
In the 124th legislature, Martin was instrumental in supporting
legislation that would deter landowners who receive tax benefts
under the Maine Tree Growth Tax Law from hiring Canadian
workers under the bonded labor program. The federal bonded
labor program allows U.S. employers to hire Canadian loggers
if certain criteria, such as a shortage of resident labor, are met.
However, many landowners fnd ways to hire cheaper foreign
labor despite the fact that local workers are available. The issue
of foreign labor in my area has been a problem for a long time
and this is the frst step in trying to fgure out a way to level the
playing feld with Canada, said Martin. For the frst time there
will be consequences for landowners who refuse to keep jobs in
Maine.
Rep. Martin believes government has a positive role to play in
our lives and should guarantee all citizens basic rights.
On health care issues, he believes access to affordable health
care is a right protected by our government and supports the
establishment of a universal single payer health care system in
Maine. He also supports the recently passed Affordable Care
Act and supports Maines laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied
coverage based on age or health status.
As a Senator, Martin voted in support of the Kids-Safe
Products Law that requires the Department of Environmental
Protection to set up policies leading to the elimination of toxic
chemicals from childrens toys and products. He believes Maine
needs to act on more than just a few chemicals every few years.
He also supports fees levied on manufacturers that persist in using
known toxic chemicals in childrens products and selling them in
Maine in order to fund the DEPs work on this issue
Rep. Martin says he will support legislation that expands
funding for the HOME fund as an economic stimulus program
that responds to the severe affordable housing shortage in Maine.
Martin supports Maines Informed Growth Act, which
provides Maine communities with the information to assess the
impacts of proposed large-scale retail developments on their
towns, taxes and local economies.
Rep. Martin voted against allowing same sex couples in
Maine the right to marry.
Rep. Martin graduated from Fort Kent Community School and
received a BA from the University of Maine. He is an assistant
professor at the University of Maine at Fort Kent. He has been
the president of the National Conference of State Legislatures,
treasurer of Northern Maine General Hospital, trustee of the
Northern Maine Medical Center in Fort Kent and president of
Fish River Rural Health
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; SAM A
2008*: MPA 93%; AFL-CIO 93%; SAM A
2006*: AFL-CIO 88%; MPA 93%; EQME 75%; KI 88%;
MLCV 73%; MEA 100%; MNOW 85%; NFIB 22%; SAM
A
2004*: AFL-CIO 90%; MLCV 75%; MNOW 85%; MPA
95%; NFIB 50%; SAM A
2002*: AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 83%; MNOW 52%; MPA
85%; NFIB 38%; SAM A
*Ratings based on votes cast in the Senate
Election Results:
2010 General: Martin 2,511; Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Martin 3,700 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006* General: J. Martin 8,449; C. Martin 4,891
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: J. Martin 11,027; C. Martin 8,246
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Martin 9,033; Connors-Carlson 3,339
Primary: Unopposed
2000* General: Martin 11,065; Belanger 4,989
Primary: Martin 2,219; Hebert 544
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Martin: $1,878.30 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MPA; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MSEA; SAM
*Senate Race Results
EDWARD J. MAZUREK (D)
65 Beech Street
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Rockland 04841
Phone: 594-5647 Cell: 542-0017
Home Email: EdMazurek1@aol.com
State House Email:
RepEd.Mazurek@legislature.maine.gov
District 47: Part of Owls Head and Rockland
Committee: Transportation (Ranking Minority Member)
Ed Mazurek returns for his fourth term in the House of
Representatives after defeating Horatio Cowan in the general
election with 65 percent of the vote. He has lived in the district
for 32 years.
Rep. Mazurek believes government has a positive role to play
in our lives and should ensure that all citizens have adequate
healthcare, housing, nutrition and the means to live. Mazurek
said his motivation for running was the people of District 47.
He added, I think it is a great honor to serve in the Legislature.
Helping the people of Maine and especially my district is my top
priority.
For this legislative session, Mazurek considers maintaining
and protecting Maines fshing industry, overall economic
improvement, and a maintaining improving Maines infrastructure
to be his top three priorities.
Mazurek would support reforming Maines tax structure to
lessen reliance on income and property taxes by broadening the
sales tax base.
Mazurek supports the creation of a universal single-payer
healthcare system that would provide comprehensive health
coverage to all Maine residents under a publicly-fnanced and
publicly accountable system. In the interim, he supports the Dirigo
health program and the maintenance of Maines current regulations
of the health insurance industry that prevent consumers from being
denied coverage based on age or health status.
Rep. Mazurek supports the Kid-Safe Products bill passed last
session and wants to make sure it is defended from attacks by the
chemical industry and product manufacturers. He also supports
fully funded implementation of this law through fees charged to
manufacturers. Mazurek would support legislation would support
expanding the HOME Fund as an economic stimulus program to
address the severe affordable housing shortage in Maine through a
target adjustment to the real estate transfer tax.
Mazurek supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Fund. He also supports the citizen initiative process and barring
corporations from contributing to candidates and political action
committees. He also supports the preservation of the Informed
Growth Act, passed in 2007 to ensure all Maine towns have access
to a comprehensive independent impact study for big box stores
seeking building permits.
On tort reform, Mazurek favors capping non-economic (pain
and suffering, permanent disfgurement, etc.) damages at some
fxed dollar amount.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 80%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 33%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 100%; EQME 100%; KI 100%; MLCV 75%;
MEA 100%; MPA 94%; MNOW 66%; NFIB 50%; SAM A
2004: SAM F
Election Results:
2010 General: Mazurek 2,035; Cowan 1,101
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Mazurek 2,762; Dyer 1,262
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Mazurek 2,130; Raye 1,016
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Mazurek 2,114; Curtis 1,456; Williams 523
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Mazurek: $3,760.60 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Cowan: $4,564.19 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC; SAM
JEFFREY M. MCCABE (D)
13 Olive Street
Skowhegan 04976
Phone: 474-5402
Business: 399-3185
Home Email: jeffmccabe4me@gmail.com
District 85: Skowhegan
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (Ranking
Minority Member)
Jeffrey McCabe beat out Republican Donna Finley in 2008
with 54 percent of the vote to win a frst term in the legislature.
McCabes motivations for running for the legislature are civic
responsibility, my commitment to Maines natural resources and
helping to provide a bright future in Maine for my two young
children. Among his top priorities, McCabe lists expanding
Maines natural resource-based economy, expanding energy
effciency and independence and providing affordable access to
health care for all.
McCabe believes that the role of government in our society
is to provide effective, effcient services to its citizens; services
addressing safety, health and well-being. When it comes to the
budget and tax policy, McCabe says that his highest priority is
to preserve programs that create revenues in our natural resource-
based economy. We must look at income tax reform and build on the
last sessions work. We need take a look at all things, consolidation,
cuts and tax increases to start.
McCabe supports regulating insurance providers to protect
consumers from being denied coverage due to age or health status.
He supports the establishment of a universal single-payer health
care system in Maine, and he supports Maines Dirigo Health
program.
On the Kid-Safe Products Law (LD 2048), McCabe would
defend its integrity from the attacks of chemical and product
manufacturers. He would also support the full funding of this law
through fees charged to manufacturers and accountability for the
safety of their products.
McCabe supports the freedom for gay and lesbian couples to
marry in Maine. McCabe also believes that Maines frst peoples
should be treated as sovereign nations and that Maine should view
its relations with the tribes on a government-to-government basis.
He opposes legislation that would prohibit people from enrolling
in public programs, like income support or health care coverage,
based on their immigration status.
McCabe supports the school consolidation law passed in the
123rd Legislature, but believes it needs to be improved. He also
supports the rights of all Maine workers to form and join labor
unions and would publicly support organizing efforts. McCabe
supports a minimum standard of at least 7 paid sick days for all
Maine workers.
McCabe graduated from Arlington High School in
Massachusetts and earned a degree in Environmental Education
from Unity College. He is the executive director of the Lake George
Corporation and the director of Lake George Regional Park. He
is a registered Maine guide and the former executive director of
Somerset Soil and Water Conservation District. McCabe has
served on the Skowhegan Planning Board (where he is currently
Secretary), the Skowhegan Conservation Commission (where he is
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currently Chair), and the Town of Skowhegan Budget Committee.
He is a current member of the Skowhegan Rotary Club, the Maine
Bicycle Coalition, the New England Mountain Bike Association,
the Kennebec Valley Tourism Council Steering Committee and the
Maine Organic Gardeners and Farmers Association (MOFGA).
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 89%; MPA 95%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 33%;
SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: McCabe 1,846; Hale 1,306
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: McCabe 2,220; Finley 1,904
Primary: McCabe 295; Snowman 42
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
McCabe: $7,398.04 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Hale: $6,476.91 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MPA; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MPA; MSEA; MEA
MICHAEL D. MCCLELLAN (R)
27 Pismire Mountain Road
Raymond, ME 04071
Home 655-4438 Business 329-6148
Cell Phone: 329-6148
Home E-Mail: mmcclell@maine.rr.com
State House E-Mail:
RepMichael.McClellan@legislature.maine.gov
District 103: Frye Island, Poland (part), Raymond and Standish
(part)
Committees: Education and Cultural Affairs; Joint Select
Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform
Mike McClellan begins his frst term in the House after having
won an open-seat race following the retirement of Republican
Representative John Robinson. McClellan defeated Dana
Desjardins in the Republican primary and won the general election
with 52% of the vote over Democratic candidate Leslie Jim
Stephenson. McClellan told the Kennebec Journal that he was
asked to run by Robinson.
McClellans top priorities are to make business regulations
streamlined and effcient, make the decisions that need to be
made regardless of how they refect on my future as a legislature
and make fnancial decisions to bring the state budget in line with
were it should be in a manner that does not simply drop costs to
the local level.
McClellan believes that access to health care is an individual
responsibility best left to the private market. He opposes a
universal, single-payer health care system.
McClellan says he is unsure about supporting the Clean
Elections Act, but notes that he ran as a Clean Elections candidate
and found the program to be well run. He supports Maines citizen-
initiated referendum process.
McClellan opposes equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian
couples in Maine and does not support the right of Maine workers
to form and join labor unions.
Overall, McClellan is for fewer government regulations and
consumer protections. Do we really need that many rules and
regulations? We are dealing with adults and I believe in most cases,
a business owner WILL do the right thing, said McClellan.
Rep. McClellan says he supports the state funding 55 percent
of the cost of education, but that money alone will not solve the
problems he believes affect Maines schools. Lets get back to
allowing the teachers to teach and expecting families to raise their
own children, said McClellan.
McClellan is director of the Maine Association of Chamber of
Commerce Executives and a business consultant. In the 1990s, he
served for more than four years as Director of Special Projects in
the Depatment of Mental health, Mental retardation and Substance
Abuse Services (now part of Human Services) in the Angus King
administration. McClellan has lived in Raymond for more than
20 years. His wife, Michelle, is an elementary school principal
in Auburn and his two children, Maggie and Pat, both recently
graduated from Gordon College. McClellan has served on the
school board and select board, has coached local boys and girls
sports teams and attends White Pine Community Church.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: McClellan 2,306; Stephenson 1,997
Primary: McClellan 618; Dejardins 336
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
McClellan: $9,134.78 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Stephenson: $5,714.98 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Ratings
HOWARD E. MCFADDEN (R)
19 Shipyard Road
Dennysville 04628
Phone: 726-4676
Home Email: mcfaddenh@roadrunner.com
State House Email:
RepHoward.McFadden@legislature.maine.gov
District 30: Alexander, Amherst, Aurora, Beddington, Cooper,
Crawford, Deblois, Dennysville, East Machias, Eastbrook, Franklin,
Great Pond, Jonesboro, Mariaville, Marshfeld, Meddybemps,
Northfeld, Osborn, Pembroke, Wesley and Whitneyville, plus
the unorganized territories of Centerville Township, East Central
Washington (part, including Edmunds, Marion and No. 14
Townships), East Hancock (part), North Washington (part) and
Northwest Hancock
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Howard McFadden won with a 65% margin over opponent
Anna Mather (D) to secure his fourth and fnal consecutive term
in the state House. He will once again sit on the Education and
Cultural Affairs Committee.
Rep. McFadden describes his motivation for seeking election
as runaway state spending and excessive taxes. In the 124th
Legislature, McFadden submitted legislation to change the coyote
night hunting season and another bill to establish a moratorium on
school administrative regionalization.
In 2009, McFadden was appointed to the Study Commission
Regarding Teachers Compensation, which was established by
the Legislature. On the role of the commission, McFadden said,
The goal here is to ensure that teachers are paid at rates that are
commensurate with their experience, education and professional
responsibilities. Teachers play a vital role in the development of
our workforce, which is critical to Maines economic future.
On health care, McFadden voted against a bill in the 123rd
Legislature to establish a Health Care Bill of Rights. He has also
voted in favor of legislation to remove regulations on insurance
companies. McFadden believes competition in a free market is the
way to reduce prices and therefore opposes government regulation
or consumer protections in healthcare.
Also in the 123rd Legislature, Rep. McFadden voted for
legislation that protects children and pregnant women from
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exposure to toxic chemicals in their home and consumer products
called The Kids Safe Product Law.
McFadden has voted against the Informed Growth Act, and
subsequently voted for an amendment that attempted to relax the
Acts scope and impact.
Rep. McFadden, 74, graduated from Lubec High School, and
received his Masters degree in Education Administration from
the University of Maine. He is married, has one child and two
grand children. He served in the Army for four years and was an
educational administrator for 36. He has served on the Dennysville
School Board, the Unorganized Territories Study Committee and
the Washington County Economic Development
He also belongs to the Lubec Lions Club, Maines Baseball Hall
of Fame, the National Rife Association, the Maine State Teachers
Association of Retirees, and the Cathance Lake Association.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 11%; AFL-CIO 11%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 17%; AFL-CIO 42%; MLCV 30%; MEA 50%;
NFIB 100%
2006: AFL-CIO 6%; EQME 20%: KI 23%; MLCV 33%;
MEA 2%; MNOW 14%; MPA 0%; NFIB 100%
Election Results:
2010 General: McFadden 2,384; Mather 1,289
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: McFadden 2,527; Mahar 1,948
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: McFadden 2,133; Goodwin 1,407
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: McFadden 2,632; Wakin 1,718
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
McFadden: $4,408.56 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Mathar: $3,453.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB
JONATHAN B. MCKANE (R)
30 Bay View Road
Newcastle 04553
Phone: 563-5427 Cell: 631-0065
Home Email: Jon@JonMcKane.com
State House Email:
RepJon.McKane@legislature.maine.gov
District 51: Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Newcastle, South
Bristol and Monhegan Plantation
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services; Joint Select
Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform (Chair)
Jon McKane returns to the House of Representatives after
defeating challenger Michael Devin with 59% of the vote. This will
be McKanes fourth term in the House. He served on the Insurance
and Financial Services Committee in two of the three past sessions.
McKane was originally motivated to run for the legislature due
to the lack of movement toward lowering taxes, lowering health
insurance costs, and improving the business climate.
In regards to broadening access to health insurance, McKane
has said its a loaded question. Nobody is going to guarantee
health care. McKane has opposed creating a dedicated source of
funding for the Dirigo Health program and opposed the creation of
a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine
McKane supports banning toxic chemicals from consumer
products and voted in favor of both the Kid-Safe Products Act and
LD 1658, which phases out the toxic brominated fame retardant
known as Deca.
In the 123rd Legislature, McKane supported LD 936, which
ensures the revenues from the HOME fund are set aside for
affordable housing initiatives. He also supported the Informed
Growth Act, which provides Maine communities with the
information necessary to assess the impact of proposed large-scale
retail developments on their towns, taxes and local economies.
Rep. McKane graduated from Marblehead High School in
Massachusetts and earned a BA from New England College. He
is an electrical contractor and serves on the Newcastle Budget
Committee. He has been active in the community, having served
on the Damariscotta Budget Committee, been involved with the
YMCA, and volunteered with MHS fundraisers.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 16%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 40%;
2008: MPA 28%; AFL-CIO 33%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 100%
2006: AFL-CIO 5%; EQME 40%; KI 20%; MLCV 42%;
MEA 0%; MPA 13%; MNOW 9%; NFIB 100%
Election Results:
2010 General: McKane 2,910; Devin 1,959
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: McKane 3,183; Drum 2,670
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: McKane 2,559; Dickens 2,312
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: McKane 3,123; Earle 2,793
Primary: McKane 609; OBryan 282
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
McKane: $9,084.42 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Devin: $5,149.37 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB
SUSAN E. MORISSETTE (R)
7 First Street
Winslow, ME 04901
Home: 873-5106
Home E-Mail: morissette2010@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepSusan.Morissette@legislature.maine.gov
District 54: Benton (part) and Winslow
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Insurance and
Financial Services
Susan Morisette ran on a populist message to win the open seat
vacated by Republican Kenneth Fletcher, who was term-limited.
Morisette supports reducing spending to match available
revenues in the next biennium budget through a combination of
both spending reductions and increased taxes and fees. She is not
in favor of increasing taxes and fees in order to generate more
revenue for increased spending.
In order to allow for the purchase of health insurance across
state lines, Morisette supports eliminating certain consumer
protections that regulate Maines health care insurance industry,
such as provisions that prohibit denial of care based on age and
health status..
Morisette believes a person should be eligible for municipal
general assistance only if they have frst established Maine
residency. She also supports requiring Maine drivers license
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applicants to prove their legal status.
Rep. Morisette believes cutting taxes will entice business to
Maine and create new jobs and that this in turn will help make
higher education a reality for young people.
Morisette has lived in Winslow since she was 18 years old. Her
background includes social services, education, and small business
experience and work as a volunteer director for a 9/11 memorial.
She holds a Certifcate in Professional Development Series from
the Department of Homeland Securitys, Federal Emergency
Management Division. She served on the board of personnel
appeals for Winslow from 1998 to 2005 and currently serves on
the zoning board of appeals. Morisette and her husband Bill live in
Winslow with their 4 children, Chris, Josh, Noah and Jackie.

Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Morissette 1,978; Nadeau 1,729
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Morissette: $7,454.32 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Nadeau: $6,642.43 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
TERRY K. MORRISON (D)
18 B Street
South Portland 04106
Phone: 831-0828
Home Email: tmorrison16@msn.com
District 122: Part of South Portland
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services
Terry Morrison defeated Republican candidate Howard Farr,
with over 67% of the vote to win his second term in the House.
On tax reform, Morrison asserts on his campaign website that
tax reform and tax relief are two different things, saying, if all
youre asking for is cutting taxes, you are not asking for enough.
While many are paying higher taxes than they can afford, he says,
we must also work to stimulate other things within the state,
listing things like higher education, small business investments
and lower income taxes. He believes property taxes should only be
assessed at the municipal level and thinks that an ideal tax formula
would be one third sales tax, one third income tax, and one third
property taxes. He adds, if we focus on increasing incomes
taxes become more affordable and much less of an issue.
Morrison supports the guarantee of quality, affordable
healthcare for all. He is a supporter of the Dirigo Health program,
though believes it is not as strong as it could be. He also supports
establishment of a universal single-payer healthcare system and
believes in maintaining Maines current laws regulating the private
insurance industry in order to protect consumers from being denied
coverage based on age or health status.
As a board member of the South Portland Land Trust, Morrison
notes on his campaign website that he feels strongly there should
be a balance between development and open space. He continues
to support funding for full implementation of the Kid Safe Products
law to protect childrens health and the environment from toxic
exposure to dangerous chemicals.
Morrison supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election
Fund and he supports the citizen initiative and referendum process.
On tort reform, he does not favor capping non-economic (pain
and suffering, permanent disfgurement, etc.) damages at some
fxed dollar amount, and would not vote for legislation to restrict
the ability of plaintiffs to recover damages they have been awarded
by weakening the legal concept called joint and several liability.
Morrison writes on his campaign website that he believes
everyone should be treated fairly and equally under the law
regardless of sexual orientation, ethnic background, or religion,
and notes that he has campaigned for several equal protection
laws with Equality Maine. Morrison voted in favor of LD1020,
giving all Mainers the legal right to marry, regardless of sexual
orientation.
He believes Maines frst peoples should be treated as sovereign
nations and that Maine should view its relationship with the tribes
on a government-to-government basis.
He would not support legislation excluding people from
enrolling in public programs based on their immigration status.
Morrison supports the right of all Maine workers to form and
join labor unions, as well as legislation to guarantee a minimum
standard of at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers.
On his campaign website, he notes that he believes everyone
has a right to affordable higher education. Coming from a long
line of teachers, Morrison pledges to work hard to ensure that
educators always have what they need to continue to educate our
youth here in Maine well.
Morrison, 37, was born in Boothbay Harbor and moved to
Portland in high school, graduating from Portland High. He
majored in Business at Husson College. Morrison has managed
several restaurants, including Bagel Works in Portland for 10
years, and is now employed as an innkeeper at the Inn at St John
in Portland. He has served on a number of community boards,
including the South Portland Land Trust, the Cumberland County
Democratic Committee and the South Portland Democratic City
Committee. He has also participated in a number of political
campaigns, including for former Sen. Lynn Bromley, Rep. Herb
Adams, and several Portland-area city council races.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Morrison 2,886; Farr 1,404
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Morrison 3,435; Durham 1,681
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Morrison: $4,179.96 (Privately Financed)
Farr: $4,487.86 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
BRADLEY S. MOULTON (R)
P. O. Box 35
Cape Neddick, ME 03902
Home 361-1532 Business 646-9711
Home E-Mail: bmoulton@localnet.com
State House E-Mail:
RepBrad.Moulton@legislature.maine.gov
District 149: Kittery (part), Ogunquit, Wells (part) and York (part)
Committees: Judiciary; State and Local Government
Bradley Moulton defeated Democratic opponent Michael
Score with 59% of the vote to return to the House. Moulton has
previously served in the 122nd Legislature, but lost his seat to Rep.
Dawn Hill in 2006 and was defeated again in a 2008 rematch. Hill
gave up the seat to wage a successful campaign for State Senate.
In his previous term, Moulton served on the State and Local
Government Committee.
Moulton told the York County Coast Star that people are tired
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of the deceit and deception and want better of their elected offcials,
whose votes count more than words. Some of his priorities for the
session include addressing constituent concerns about taxes and
spending and reforming the school consolidation law, which he
says continues to obstruct towns from cooperating and controlling
school costs.
Moulton believes that Maine needs pension fund reform and
must reduce the number of Mainers receiving public assistance
through reforms that curb the number of new enrollees on welfare
and work better at helping those who can go off welfare.
Moulton believes that there are state programs favoring union
interests which should be scrapped.
This session, Moulton is the lead sponsor on bills establishing
a mechanism for regular funding from additional sources for the
Land for Maines Future Fund and expanding the routes of the
ZOOM Turnpike Express bus services along the Maine Turnpike
corridor. He has also proposed legislation to address cyber-
bullying.
On higher education, Moulton believes the state should place
a higher priority on technical/community college training over
more expensive university education.
Moulton is an attorney and has previously served as a reserve
police offcer, bail commissioner, and as a legislative analyst in
Washington, D.C. He holds a BA in sociology and social work
from Eastern College and Masters and law degrees from Catholic
University. He served as chairman of the Ogunquit charter
commission in 1985.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Moulton 2,541; Score 1,790
Primary: Unopposed;
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Moulton: $2,253.91 (Privately Funded)
Score: $5,125.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
JOAN M. NASS (R)
P. O. Box 174
Acton 04001
Phone: 477-2607
State House Email:
RepJoan.Nass@legislature.maine.gov
District 144: Acton, part of Lebanon and part of Sanford
Committees: Judiciary (Chair); Environment and Natural
Resources
Joan Nass decisively won reelection to her fourth term in the
House, defeating independent opponent Pamela Gerry with more
than 60% of the vote.
Nass priorities include lowering taxes in Maine, reducing
spending, resolving the home-heating crisis, providing better job
retraining and making sure her constituents have an effective voice
in state government.
On health care, Nass voted against legislation allowing Dirigo
Health to be self-administered in an effort to extend the program to
more Mainers and she advocated for both LD 1047 and LD 1760
in the 123rd legislature, proposals aimed at eliminating consumer
protection mandates and allowing for the creation of high risk
pools in the health insurance market. In the 124th legislature, she
voted against a Health Care Bill of Rights and against providing a
stable funding source for Dirigo Health.
Nass voted in favor of the Kid-Safe Products Law which
authorizes and requires the DEP to set policies preventing the
use of certain toxic chemicals in childrens products. In the
124th Legislature, she voted against legislation to allow workers
compensation benefts for frefghters who contract cancer due to
exposure to toxic chemicals while on the job.
Nass has voted against legislation to guarantee a minimum
number of paid sick days for Maine workers.
In the 124th Legislature, Nass voted to restrict access to public
assistance programs and to cut the states estate tax on large
inheritances.
Nass voted against equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples
in Maine.
Rep. Nass, 67, received a BS from the University of Arizona
in 1965. She retired from Sanford Middle School after 30 years
of teaching. She is a charter member of the Acton Shapleigh
Lions Club and a member of the York County Community Action
Board. Nass has has also served as vice-chair of the York County
Republican Party and volunteers at the York County Shelter. Rep.
Nass and her husband, former State Senator Richard Nass, have
two children.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 33%; AFL-CIO 38%; MLCV 70%; MEA 33%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 5%; EQME 20%; KI 27%; MLCV 42%;
MEA 29%; MPA 0%; MNOW 5%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Nass 2,209; Gerry 1,349
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Nass 2,468; Landry 2,394;
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Nass 1,902; Chamberlain 1,285
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Nass 2,538; Chandler 2,026
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Nass: $7,643.13 (Privately Financed)
Gerry: $1,539.75 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
MARY P. NELSON (D)
213 Foreside Road
Falmouth 04105
Phone: 781-3750
Home Email: mpn3@maine.rr.com
State House Email:
RepMary.Nelson@legislature.maine.gov
District 112: Part of Falmouth
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Mary Nelson defeated Republican challenger Mark Richard
in a very tight race to win her second term in offce. During
her frst term, Rep. Nelson worked to pass a bill that added
Falmouth as a member of the Portland metro system and sought
to preserve funding for higher education and the arts. She served
on the education committee where she focused on improving the
education system and investing in early childhood intervention.
She is also proud of the work the entire legislature did to balance
the budget and pass a bond package, funding a medical school
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program, a dental school and the Gulf of Maine Research Institute.
Asked about her motivation for running for offce, Nelson said
I believe in public service, and I wanted to help improve Maines
economic climate and invest in higher education to train 21st
century workers. She believes the proper role for government is to
enforce our laws, protect and defend citizens rights and provide
a safety net for the vulnerable in our society. Her priorities for
the 125th Legislature are focused on continuing state investment
in the higher education system, implementing policies to improve
graduation rates, and investing in early childhood education. She
hopes to sponsor or co-sponsor bills that stop the collection of
Social Security numbers of students, prevent the use of pesticides
on school playgrounds and daycare centers, and ban texting while
driving.
Nelsons top priority for the 2011-2012 budget debate is a
balanced budget that invests wisely in Maine and protects the
most vulnerable. She is interested in exploring ways to lower the
income tax without depriving needed services of essential funding.
If the income tax is lowered, she would support making sure
funding for important services is found from other taxes or sources.
On health care, Nelson believes access to high quality
affordable health care is a right protected by our government. She
supports maintaining Maines current laws regulating the private
insurance industry in order to protect consumers from being denied
coverage based on age or health status, as well as the new federal
health care law.
Rep. Nelson thinks the top environmental issues facing
Mainers are the development of clean and effcient energy and the
preservation of Maines most valuable resources: our environment
and our people. She supports the Kid-Safe Products Law.
Nelson supports extending the right to marry to same-sex
couples in Maine. She also supports the citizen initiative and
referendum process, though would like to see bills that are passed
by our citizen legislature, and signed by the governor be put into
effect for at least a year before the people vote on it.
Born in Seattle, Washington, Nelson attended high school
in Washington, received a BA in Music and History from Smith
College and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of
Southern Maine. She has lived in District 112 for the past 28
years. Now retired, Nelson, 67, was employed as the Director of
Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Maine
School of Law and subsequently as the Director of Development
at the Cedars Nursing Care Center. She currently serves on the
Southern Maine Community College Foundation Board, and
the USM School of Music Advisory Board, and is also a board
member of the Portland Symphony Orchestra and a trustee of the
Maine Historical Society. Her public service includes six years
on the Falmouth Town Council, two years as the president of the
Maine Municipal Association and twelve years on the State Board
of Property Tax Review.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 67%; MPA 63%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 71%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Nelson 2,401; Richard 2,309
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Nelson 3,010; Dow 2,441
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Nelson: $5,530.71 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Richard: $5,156.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; NFIB
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
MELVIN NEWENDYKE (R)
84 Small Road
Litchfeld, ME 04350
Home: 268-2553
Home E-Mail: mln@fairpoint.net
State House E-Mail:
RepMel.Newendyke@legislature.maine.gov
District 80: Litchfeld, Monmouth and Wales
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Melvin Newendyke won his frst term the House after defeating
Democrat Scott Wing.
He states he ran for the Maine Legislature because, I have
lived most of my life in Maine. Maine has afforded me a good
working career. I want to be part of a team in Augusta that will
ensure my children and grandchildren have the same opportunities
I had.
Newendyke feels that our state government is headed in the
wrong direction. He believes that Maines heavy tax burden,
expensive education and costly health insurance need to be
changed. Newendyke believes that increased regulations are
hurting Maines small businesses.
With regard to Maines welfare system, Newendyke feels that
it is out of control. He would like to restructure how bills are
introduced in the Maine Legislature and feels that bills should be
screened more carefully, as the current process is excessive.
Newendyke graduated from Bob Jones University in 1964 with
a bachelors of accounting degree. He is former vice-president
of Financial Industry Systems and worked as Senior Operations
Offcer at Livermore Falls Trust Co. up until his retirement a few
years ago. Newendyke is former president of the Jay/Livermore
Falls Rotary Club and past member of the Litchfeld Budget
Committee. He is currently a part-time farmer. Rep. Newendyke
lives with his wife, Barbara, in Litchfeld.
Ratings:
2010: SAM I
Election Results:
2010 General: Newendyke 2,308;Wing 1,776
Primary: Newendyke 502; MacDonald 385; Yellowbear 148
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Newendyke: $7,645.76 (Privately Financed)
Wing: $5,989.62 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
ROBERT W. NUTTING (R)
P. O. Box 100
Oakland 04963
Phone: 465-7139
Home Email: bob@bobnutting.com
District 78: Part of Oakland and Sidney
Robert Nutting ran unopposed in 2010 and returns for his sixth
term in the House, flling the seat vacated by Democrat Jill Conover
who served after Nutting was term-limited out of the House. He
has previously served on the Labor, Banking and Insurance, and
Health and Human Services committees.
Rep. Nutting is the Speaker of the House.
On the budget, in the past, Nutting has said, The most
important thing to do is stop spending.
Nutting voted against the Dirigo Health Amendment (LD
1845), which would have allowed broader access to Maines state-
run health insurance provider. In the 121st Legislature, he voted
against Dirigo Health, against constitutionally dedicating tobacco
settlement money to health care, and against further study of a
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single-payer health care system.
Nutting has voted against bills to recycle electronic waste,
toreduce arsenic exposure, and to fund household hazardous
wastecollection.
In the 122nd Legislature, Nutting voted against police
offcersand frefghters ability to qualify for the Maine State
Retirement System after they turn 50 and have been paying into the
system for at least 60 months. He voted against a minimum wage
increase and against the Teacher Minimum Salary Increase bill.
He has also voted against expanding teachers rights in collective
bargaining with school boards.
A graduate of Skowhegan High School, Nutting earned hisB.S.
in pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.He
served on the Oakland Town Council for 11 years, includingseveral
terms as chairman. He has been president and chairman of the
Maine Pharmacy Association, and is a member of the Oakland
Lions Club. Nutting and his wife, Wendy, have three children and
fve grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 0%; MPA 11%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Nutting 3,611; Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Nutting 2,885; Bromberg 2,023
Primary: Nutting 297; Bennett 54
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Nutting: $4,411.21 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
ANDREW ROESING OBRIEN (D)
217 Beach Road
Lincolnville 04849
Phone: 789-5987 Cell: 766-8744
Home Email: aobrien2008@gmail.com
State House Email:
RepAndrew.OBrien@legislature.maine.gov
District 44: Appleton, Hope, Islesboro, Liberty, Lincolnville,
Morrill and Searsmont
Committee: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Rep. OBrien defeated his opponent Wendy Pelletier and was
re-elected by 263 votes. OBrien says he ran for offce is his love
for the state and his ability to stand up for the working people in his
district. Obrien says he has worked many jobs in Maine and can
understand the struggles of Maine Workers.
OBrien believes that Maine needs a more robust local
food economy and we need to support our local farmers. When
asked to provide his top three priorities for the 125th Legislature,
OBrien listed supporting the dairy industry and keeping farmers
on their farms, protecting Maines quality of place by defending
our environmental laws and defending our public education from
corporate special interests. He believes focusing on these issues
will allow him to stand up for the interests of the working people
in his district.
Rep. OBrien supports the establishment of a universal, single
payer health care system as a way to guarantee quality affordable
health care for all Mainers. He also supports maintaining Maines
current laws regulating the private health insurance industry.
OBrien supports the Kid-Safe Products Act and says he will
defend it against attack by the chemical industry as well as push to
fully fund the implementation of the law through fees charged to
manufacturers that use dangerous chemicals in consumer products.
Last session, OBrien helped pass An act to Revise Notifcation
Requirements for Pesticides using Aircraft and Air Carrier
Equipment; which he says effectively sets in motion the process
to create a comprehensive, single notifcation registry for all
outdoor pesticide applications. OBrien also supports investment
in research and development to investigate safer alternative to
hazardous chemicals such as sustainable bioplastics made from
Maine potatoes. OBrien also supports the Informed Growth Act
and has indicated that he will work to preserve the Act in the
coming Legislature.
To improve the economy, OBrien looks to education and
green energy, explaining that we need to invest in sustainable,
green collar jobs and continue programs like Opportunity Maine
that help to build an educated, skilled workforce. OBrien sees
Maine as uniquely positioned to lead the nation on green energy
investment and innovation.
On the State budget OBrien believes that the state has
cut as much as it can to generate any signifcant savings. He is
particularly concerned about state aid being cut to education, as
well as cuts in revenue sharing to municipalities, which will only
cause more hardship on the town level through property taxes.
OBrien sees expanding the sales tax on discretionary items and
services as well as lowering the income tax as a smarter policy.
On democracy issues, OBrien supports the citizens
referendum process as a constitutional right but is concerned about
its abuse by corporate interests. He also is a strong supporter of
Maines Clean Elections Law. OBrien believes it reduces out-of-
state corporate money and allows average people to have a larger
voice in government.
Rep. OBrien was born in Lincolnville and lived there until he
left to pursue a bachelors degree in history at Drew University
in New Jersey. Since then, he has lived on three continents and
worked as a political reporter, human rights activist and teacher.
He currently works at a homeless shelter, writes for a magazine
and paints houses.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 43%;
SAM A
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: OBrien 2,862; Walker 2,423
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: OBrien 2,862; Walker 2,423
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
OBrien: $5,832.05 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Walker: $8,013.88 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MEA; Maine Nurses Association; People for the
American Way, MPA, MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MSEA; MEA
BETH A. OCONNOR (R)
92 Sullivan Street
Berwick, ME 03901
Home 698-7899 Cell 289-9047
Home E-Mail: libertymom1@msn.com
State House E-Mail:
RepBeth.OConnor@legislature.maine.gov
District 145: Berwick and Lebanon (part)
Committees: Health and Human Services
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Beth OConnor defeated Democratic incumbent Thomas
Wright by 470 votes to win her frst term in the House. Wright won
a close race over Republican incumbent Oscar Stone in 2008.
I look forward to serving the people of Maine in the strictest
Constitutional manner, said OConnor upon winning her race.
OConnor told Fosters Daily Democrat that the main reason
she ran for offce is to help reduce the unemployment rate and to
create an environment that will generate new jobs. She plans to
work to reduce the tax rate and fnd new ways to cut state spending.
A supporter of the Tea Party movement, OConnor believes that
state government is bloated, overzealous, and out of control.
On health care, OConnor believes the best way to reduce costs
is to eliminate government middlemen and give more control
to individuals through tax credits and deductions for health care
expenses. She supports legislation that would allow insurance
companies to bypass Maines consumer protections and is a co-
sponsor of LD 58, which would make it a felony, punishable by up
to fve years in prison, for a federal or state offcial to attempt to
implement the national Affordable Care Act.
OConnor has pledged to oppose any legislation relating to
climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.
OConnor believes that Maines public assistance programs are
the greatest destroyers of incentive and initiative known today,
and that they are a degradation to the unfortunate who become
hooked for lack of a way out.
OConnor supports an Arizona-style immigration law in Maine
that would task Maine law enforcement with demanding proof of
legal residency from people they suspect of being undocumented
immigrants.
OConnors views received a great deal of attention when
national television and radio personality Glenn Beck read
portions of a letter she wrote and published as an advertisement
in the Portland Press Herald to his national audience. In the letter,
she took aim at government in general and President Obama in
particular. Our current President who I will refer to henceforth as
the golden dancer is a progressive Marxist who embraces policy
that violates the very foundations of a moral and free society, she
wrote. The golden dancer is either stupid or evil.
OConnor has lived in Berwick for nine years with her
husband, Ed, and works as a waitress at Fogartys Restaurant in
South Berwick. She attended Marblehead High School. OConnor
served as vice chair of Maine Taxpayers United and is involved in
a variety of local organizations and political groups. She enjoys
reading about philosophy, economics and the law.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: OConnor 1,757; Wright 1,287
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
OConnor: $1,575.75 (Privately Financed)
Wright: $5,095.87 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
KIMBERLY N. OLSEN (R)
1200 Main Road
Phippsburg, ME 04562
Home: 389-2237
Home E-Mail: kimolsendistrict64@hotmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepKim.Olsen@legislature.maine.gov
District 64: Harpswell, Phippsburg and West Bath (part)
Committee: Marine Resources
Kimberly Olsen won her very frst bid for the Maine House by
defeating Democrat David Chipman by a mere 74 votes. Olsen was
a replacement candidate for David Moser, who withdrew after the
primary election. The District 64 seat was vacated by Rep. Leila
Percy, D-Phippsburg, who was prohibited from seeking re-election
due to Legislative term limits.
Rep. Olsen believes that education funding should be among
the top priorities of this Legislature. Olsen told The Forecaster
that the state funding formula creates an enormous hardship
for Phippsburg, Harpswell, West Bath and other communities
with large amounts of waterfront property. Because its based on
property valuations, not income, it really hurts.
On the state budget, Olsen has said she believes the Legislature
needs to look at the effciency of its agencies and also consider
limiting the size of government. She told The Forecaster, Working
people are tightening their budgets, and its time for Augusta
lawmakers to do the same.
Olsen has said she believes lawmakers need to look at ways
to reduce energy costs, for example by offering tax incentives for
investing in alternative energies. I dont believe there is a single
homeowner in Maine that wouldnt put up solar panels or a wind
mill if they could afford to do so, Olsen says. They cant because
theyre too expensive, so they stick with the traditional options for
heating their homes like oil, electricity or natural gas.
Olsen, 39, grew up in Phippsburg and put herself through
college with money earned from a job at Spinneys restaurant.
She now owns a carpentry business in Phippsburg that she runs
with her husband, Scott. The Olsens have two children who attend
Phippsburg Elementary School, where Kim previously worked
as an education technician. She holds a bachelors degree in
psychology from the University of Maine.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Olsen 2,408; Chipman 2,334
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Olsen: $9,345.01 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Chipman: $5,615.29 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
JAMES W. PARKER (R)
18 Silver Ridge
Veazie, ME 04401
Home: 945-3520 Cell: 944-3258
Home E-Mail: jparker339@roadrunner.com
State House E-Mail:
RepJim.Parker@legislature.maine.gov
District 18: Bangor (part), Orono (part) and Veazie
Committees: Environment and Natural Resources; Joint Select
Committee on Regulatory Fairness and Reform
Jim Parker was elected to his frst term in the Maine House of
Representatives in 2010, defeating incumbent Jim Martin of Orono
with 53% of the vote. Rep. Parker had previously defeated Bill
Osmer in the Republican Primary.
Parker founded and has managed an environmental engineering
frm for the past 30 years.
Parker believes that a strong society is build upon people taking
personal responsibility for their own well-being and that the private
sector should be upheld as the primary engine of the economy.
His top priorities are to develop responsible spending, to reduce
the size of the legislature and to reduce the size of government. He
also wants to see the university prioritized and the states welfare
system revised to weed out cheaters, so that the system can better
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serve those who really need its help.
Rep. Parker opposes raising taxes to cover the increasing costs
of Maine public services.
Parker believes that health care is an individual responsibility
best left in the hands of the private market. He opposes universal
single-payer health care and opposes the federal Affordable Care
Act passed in 2010. He also opposes community rating, saying
that it discriminates against rural Maine. He is supportive of
guaranteed issue and guaranteed renewal consumer protections in
health insurance.
Parker is comfortable with the pace of action under the current
Kid-Safe Products Law, was passed in 2008 as a way to protect
families from dangerous toxic chemicals in consumer products.
Parker says he will support legislation that expands funding for
the HOME fund as an economic stimulus program that responds to
the severe affordable housing shortage in Maine.
Parker is committed to continuing the Clean Election program
for legislative and gubernatorial candidates and supports the
Informed Growth Act.
On civil rights issues, Rep. Parker opposes allowing same-
sex couples in Maine to marry. He supports amending Maines
Constitution to deny marriage to gay and lesbian couples
and supports allowing all Wabanaki Tribes the power of self
government.
Rep. Parker opposes legislation guaranteeing a minimum
standard of at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers. He
also opposes legislation to provide paid family and medical leave
insurance for the care of a family member, to deal with an illness or
bond with a new child. He does not support the right of all Maine
workers to form and join labor unions and does support legislation
to increase access to unemployment benefts to more workers who
need them if they have earned the benefts.
Rep. Parker, 53, has lived in District 18 for 46 years. In addition
to his work at his consulting frm, from which he has retired, he is
licensed as a commercial fsherman. He is married, with three sons
and ten grandchildren. Parker served on the Orono/Veazie Water
District, is a member of the non proft Target Development Corp.,
has chaired the Washington County Development Authority, and
has served on the Bangor Mall/Marsh Commission.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Parker 1,833; Martin 1,626
Primary: Parker 385; Osmer 346
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Parker: $11,334.32 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Martin: $5,524.31 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
WAYNE R. PARRY (R)
851 Alfred Road,
Arundel, ME 04046
Home Telephone: (207) 286-9145
State House E-Mail:
RepWayne.Parry@legislature.maine.gov
District 140: Arundel, Dayton, Kennebunk (part) and Lyman (part)
Committees: Marine Resources; Transportation
Wayne Parry won a close race over incumbent Democrat Gary
Connor to win a frst term in the House. He carried the vote in
three of the districts four towns, gaining the largest margin in his
hometown of Arundel. The race was a rematch of 2008, when Rep.
Connor defeated Parry by 99 votes to win a second term.
Parry lists his priorities as stopping all tax or fee increases,
fxing school consolidation by allowing towns to opt out, bringing
more jobs to the state, eliminating fraud and waste in state services,
making state spending and bond initiatives more transparent, and
making health insurance premiums more affordable.
Parry ran for offce because he wanted to stop what he saw as
the state pushing its problems onto local property taxpayers. He
believes his experience as a lobsterman and small business owner
will help him to evaluate state laws and regulations that might
affect the economy.
Parry told the York County Coast Star that Maine must make it
easier for business to expand and let new business in and that We
will never have more jobs in Maine if we dont let business in. He
opposes raising state revenues and says the Legislature must focus
on cutting spending.
Rep. Parry wants to see immediate changes to Maines health
care system to reduce costs, regardless of federal reforms, which
he says will not create change for many years, if ever.
Parry has co-sponsored legislation to eliminate Maines Clean
Election system for gubernatorial candidates.
Parry, 47, is a lobsterman and bait dealer and owns the 35.8 ft.
Black Jack fshing vessel. Parry graduated from Windham High
School in 1981. He has lived in Maine his entire life and now
resides in Arundel with his wife, Nancy.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Parry 2,251; Connor 1,942
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Parry: $5,802.55 (Privately Financed)
Connor: $4,339.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
ANN E. PEOPLES (D)
22 Garfeld Street
Westbrook 04092
Phone: 856-7264 Business: 287-1400
Home Email: annpeoples116@msn.com
State House Email:
RepAnn.Peoples@legislature.maine.gov
District 125: Part of Westbrook
Committee: Transportation
Ann Peoples defeated Republican Michael Lawson by less
than 200 votes in a close election. The 125th session of the Maine
Legislature marks Rep. Peoples third term in the House.
Peoples said during her campaign that she believes that
education for job creation is an important issue, as is working to
improve the states transportation infrastructure.
Peoples continues to support the guarantee of quality,
affordable health care for all. While she says Dirigo is imperfect,
she maintains that it is vital to small businesses and individuals
who cant afford more expensive health care. She also supports the
current laws regulating the private insurance industry in order to
protect consumers from being denied coverage based on their age
or health status.
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Rep. Peoples supports full implementation of the Kid Safe
Products Law to protect childrens health and the environment
from exposure to dangerous toxic chemicals.
A clean elections candidate, Peoples supports full funding for
the Maine Clean Elections Fund.
Peoples also supports the right of all Maine workers to form and
join labor unions, as well as legislation to guarantee a minimum
standard of at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers.
The child of a Navy family, Peoples has lived in Westbrook for
over 30 years. She holds a BA in fne arts from the University of
California-Davis. Prior to her legislative service, Peoples served
on the Westbrook city council form 1995 1997 and 2003
2005, where she was involved in the formation of a taskforce that
examined affordable housing options in the city. She also spent six
years on the Westbrook planning board. Peoples worked for thirteen
years as S.D. Warren in Westbrook as a process technician. She is
now employed as Wholesale Provisioner at Pine Tree Networks.
Peoples, 63, and her husband, Patrick, have fve children and six
grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 17%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; MEA
100%; NFIB 22%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Peoples 1,845; Lawson 1,657
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Peoples 2,569; Morrill 1,950
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Peoples 1,894; Cramer 1,549
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Peoples: $3,826.64 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Lawson: $5,031.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SAM
MATTHEW J. PETERSON (D)
600 Hancock Street
Rumford 04276
Cell: 776-8051
Home Email: petersonhouse08@gmail.com
District 92: Andover, Bryon, Roxbury, Rumford, Weld and
Plantations of Rangeley and Sandy River, plus unorganized
territories including West Central Franklin and Madrid Township
Committee: Health and Human Services
Rep. Matthew Peterson secures his second term in the House,
defeating Republican challenger Justin Thacker. Rep. Peterson
secured a comfortable 66% of the vote.
Rep. Peterson writes on his website that as a State
Representative, its my responsibility to do the best job I can to
represent the synergy of interests of the citizens of my district
both those that voted for me and those that didnt during the
lawmaking process. I was sent to Augusta to be a voice frst and
foremost for my area and to promote the development and passage
of laws that enable Maine citizens to thrive and feel protected
during their pursuit of happiness.
Among Petersons previous legislative accomplishments
is sponsoring laws to make Maines long term care system
more responsive to the needs of Maine seniors and people with
disabilities, to improve wages and working conditions for home
care workers and to make mixed martial arts a legal and regulated
sporting event in Maine.
Peterson told the Lewiston Sun Journal that he plans to provide
a solid constituent service by creating an accessible experience
from the legislature to the people through technology such as
through podcasts.
Rep. Peterson can trace his roots back three generations in
Rumford. He graduated from Mountain Valley High School and
attended the University of Maine. He is employed by Alpha One,
an independent living center. In 2007, he was selected by the
National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) and the Services
Employees International Union (SEIU) for a policy and advocacy
fellowship to explore deinstitutionalization and consumer-driven
personal attendant services. He volunteers for Big Brothers Big
Sisters and participates in quad rugby and wheelchair racing.

Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 78%; MPA 79%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 33%;
SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Peterson 2,420; Thacker 1,218
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Peterson 2,586; Cameron 1,869
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Peterson: $7,130.04 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Thacker: $7,295.01 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; AFL-CIO; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MSEA
JOHN J. PICCHIOTTI (R)
22 Garfeld Street
Westbrook, ME 04092
Home: 856-7264 Business: (207) 287-1400
Cell Phone: (207) 671-0392
Home E-Mail: annpeoples116@msn.com
State House E-Mail:
RepAnn.Peoples@legislature.maine.gov
District 84: Westbrook (part)
Committee: Transportation
Picchiotti secured a seat in the house after winning a four-way
race against Aaron Rowden, Robert Sezak and Paul Tessier. Rep.
Picchiotti graduated from Illinois Valley Community College in
1975. He lives with his wife, Carol, in Fairfeld and has three
children and fve grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Picchiotti 1,616; Sezak 1,278; Rowden 275;
Tessier 457
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Picchiotti: $8,053.61 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Sezak: $6,032.43 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Rowden: $789.26 (Privately Financed)
Tessier: $3,471.51 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
DONALD E. PILON (D)
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299 Ferry Road
Saco 04072
Phone: 284-8161 Cell: 590-0507
Business: 283-9000
Home Email: 1st@gwi.net
State House Email:
RepDon.Pilon@legislature.maine.gov
District 133: Part of Saco
Committee: Taxation; Government Oversight Committee
(Ranking Minority Member)
Donald Pilon defeated Republican challenger Brad Watts (a
26-year-old USM student) by 445 votes to secure a fourth term
representing House District 133. Pilon served on the Financial
Services Committee during his frst term and then served two terms
on Taxation. This session he will serve a third term on Taxation,
and he will also act as the lead House Democrat on the Government
Oversight Committee for the 125th Legislature. About his
committee service this year, Pilon says, I look forward to serving
on these committees and having the opportunity to evaluate state
programs and look at their effectiveness and their usefulness and
see what programs could beneft from greater scrutiny.
In past sessions, Rep. Pilon has proposed legislation to limit
the use of laptops, BlackBerries, cell phones, and other electronic
devices connecting to the Internet in committee hearings and on
the House foor. He also co-sponsored legislation that would have
made it illegal to use a handheld cell phone while driving a motor
vehicle.
In 2009, Rep. Pilon introduced successful legislation to
protect consumers and regulate certain real estate and fnancial
transactions referred to as 1031 exchanges. Pilon said of the bill,
During diffcult economic times, unscrupulous people seem to
fnd creative ways to steal other peoples money. I am pleased
the Maine Legislature has taken a proactive approach to protect
consumers and company bank accounts.
Rep. Pilon sees the role of government in a democracy to be to
facilitate revenues and to distribute them to municipalities in a cost
effective manner, and to assist those in our population who have
special or unmet needs.
On education funding, Pilon believes in enhancing programs
but adds, There must be accountability and quantifable results.
He would support vouchers to allow attendance at private religious
schools with public monies, but only with fully documented
accreditation and performance standards for each school.
In 2009, Pilon received recognition from the League of
Conservation Voters for his work to improve conservation and
environmental protection during the session. Pilon received one of
the highest ratings on MLCVs Environmental Scorecard, which
included votes on bills to: increase clean water protections for
a number of waterways in Maine, provide for safe collection of
mercury-containing light bulbs, ensure that replacement culverts
permit fsh passage, and establish an Effciency Trust to increase
household and business weatherization.
Rep. Pilon, 59, was born in Connecticut and has lived in
District 133 for over 10 years. A graduate of the University of New
England, Pilon built a career that has spanned real estate, insurance
and real estate securities. Since 1992 he has been a realtor in York
County, where he also volunteers his time to help many local civic
organizations. Pilon is founder and president of the Maine Youth
Golf Foundation, which sponsors The First Tee Program of Maine,
and he serves on the Board of Directors for Saco Spirit, a group
focused on enhancing the vitality of downtown Saco. He is also a
member of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce. Pilon is a
certifed Emergency Manager in the State of Maine, and volunteers
with Sacos Emergency Management Agency. He has worked with
the York County Emergency Management Agency and Biddeford
Emergency Management Agency. Rep. Pilon has one daughter and
lives with his wife, Linsey, in Saco.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 56%; AFL-CIO 53%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 43%
2008: MPA 56%; AFL-CIO 90%; MLCV 90%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 63%
2006: AFL-CIO 89%; EQME 100%; KI 87%; MLCV 75%;
MEA 100%; MPA 88%; MNOW 77%; NFIB 50%
Election Results:
2010 General: Pilon 1,923; Watts 1,478
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Pilon 3,230; Kewish 1,173
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Pilon 2,843 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Pilon 2,475; Sivonsen 317; Smit 1,647
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Pilon: $3,425.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Watts: $8,216.04 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MEA
GARY E. PLUMMER (R)
248 Gray Road
Windham 04062
Phone: 892-6088
Home Email: geplummer@aol.com
State House Email:
RepG.Plummer@legislature.maine.gov
District 111: Part of Windham
Committee: Criminal Justice and Public Safety (Chair)
Gary Plummer defeated Democrat Geoffrey Heckman and
Green Angela Webber to win a fourth term in the legislature. In
his previous three terms, he has served on the Criminal Justice
and Public Safety Committee. Plummer sought reelection to the
legislature because he says he has worked hard for the people of
Windham and wants to continue that work. Plummer is proud of
his efforts on consolidation of state and county corrections systems.
Rep. Plummers top priorities for this session include continuing
his work on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee. He
also wants to make it easier for business to locate and do business
in Maine. He believes that taxes on retirees are too high and wants
to balance or reduce the budget while maintaining the social safety
net. He also wants to be involved in updating the juvenile criminal
code regarding prosecution and a tiered sex offender system.
Plummer believes that government should have a limited role,
and that state government should only do things that cannot be
done at the local level. He wants to balance the budget without
raising taxes and without cutting services. He would like to see a
state budget that would pay 55% of education costs and would fully
pay the hospitals. He believes cutting programs such as Dirigo will
allow for balancing the budget while cutting the income tax.
Plummer believes that encouraging more competition among
insurance companies is the best route to make health care more
affordable to Mainers. He believes that government has a role in
health care but that role is not providing comprehensive coverage.
He is opposed to a universal, single-payer health care system
as well as Maines current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on age or health status.
On the environment, Plummer will seek to eliminating
environmental laws that have an affect on business operation in
Maine. Although he voted for the Kid Safe Product law in 2008,
he now believes the law is too aggressive. He believes this sort
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of regulation should be done on a federal level rather than by the
states.
Rep. Plummer is opposed to the Maine Clean Election Act,
legalizing gay and lesbian marriage and legislation that would
provide workers with guaranteed paid sick days.
Plummer, 64, is a retired teacher. He taught elementary school in
Windham and Standish for 34 years. A graduate of Windham High
School, Rep. Plummer earned his bachelors degree in education
from Gorham State College (now the University of Southern
Maine) and his masters degree in educational administration from
the University of Maine. He served on the Windham Town Council
from 1975 to 1982 and as a Cumberland County commissioner
from 1983 to 2004. He belongs to the Cumberland County
Civic Center Board of Trustees, the Windham Charter Review
Committee, the Windham Neighbor helping Neighbor Committee
and the Windham Rotary Garden Club. Rep. Plummers civic
involvement also includes planting fowers at the Windham Rotary.

Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 21%; MLCV 80%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 100%
2006: AFL-CIO 0%; EQME 40%; KI 31%; MLCV 42%;
MEA 57%; MPA 0%; MNOW 8%; NFIB 100%
Election Results:
2010 General: Plummer 2,636; Heckman 796; Webber 443
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Plummer 2,829; Shaughnessy 2,148
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Plummer 2,424; Heckman 1,271
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Plummer 3,096; Perron 1,795
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Plummer: $3,371.24 (Privately Financed)
Heckman: $0 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Webber: $0 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; Maine Teachers Association, Maine Bankers
Association, Maine Realtors Assocation
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB
KERRI L. PRESCOTT (R)
3 Goldeneye Drive
Topsham, ME 04086
Home: 319-7589
Home E-Mail: kerrilprescott@gmail.com
District 60: Part of Topsham
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development (Chair)
Kerri Prescott defeated Democrat Denise Tepler by a 13
point margin to be re-elected for her third term in the House of
Representatives. This is the second year in a row she has defeated
Tepler, winning in 2008 by only seven points. Prescott has lived in
the district for sixteen years and ran as a clean elections candidate.
In 2010, Prescott voted against strengthening notifcation
requirements for aerial pesticide application, making pharmaceutical
companies responsible for the disposal of unwanted drugs, and for
removing the penalties on laid off workers for unused vacation
days in applying for unemployment insurance.
In 2008 she was one of Maines two Republican delegates
to the Republican National Convention, where she described
Alaska Governor Sarah Palins convention speech as absolutely
amazing.
Rep. Prescott believes government exists to serve the people.
This is not about me but about my constituents. I am a liaison
between my town and Augusta. When she ran for her frst term
in offce, she thought, Why not me? I am a taxpayer, and I have
children in the schools. Anyone can do this if they put their mind
to it.
Rep. Prescott believes that Maine residents should meet certain
requirements in order to receive health care and that the waiting
period for MaineCare needs to be lengthened. Rep. Prescott does
not support guaranteed issue, a consumer protection preventing
insurance companies from penalizing applicants on the basis of
health status, but would support a high-risk pool to insure those
people whose health status prevents them from purchasing private
insurance. Prescott sees community rating as hurting people who
are healthy and thinks people need to be given benefts for being
healthy. She supports coverage mandates like yearly pap smears
and mammograms.
Prescott supports a chemicals policy that would require the
replacement of unnecessary, toxic chemicals with safe, affordable
alternatives.
Rep. Prescott, 43, was born in Beverly, Mass. in 1963. She
earned a BS in Education with a minor in Health and Fitness from
the University of Maine in 1985. She is a martial arts instructor at
Northern Chi Martial Arts Center, works as a substitute teacher and
track coach at SAD 75 and owns Kerrizma Designs.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 16%; AFL-CIO 22%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 86%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Prescott 2,385; Tepler 1,836
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Prescott 2,693; Tepler 2,347
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Prescott 2,113; Scease 1,865
Primary Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Prescott: $6,628.82 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Tepler: $4,905.54 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
CHARLES R. PRIEST (D)
9 Bowker Street
Brunswick 04011
Phone: 725-5439 Business: 622-3789
Home Email: cpriestlaw@gwi.net
State House Email:
RepCharles.Priest@legislature.maine.gov
District 63: Part of Brunswick
Committees: Judiciary (Ranking Minority Member)
Charles Priest ran unopposed to retain his House seat (after the
departure of Republican opponent, David L. Bracy, who dropped
out after the deadline had passed for being eligible to seek a
replacement candidate). Priest originally secured the District 63
seat in 2006 (after the departure of former Representative and
House Speaker John Richardson). Priest also served in the House
from 1984 to 1990, sitting on the Judiciary and Legal Affairs
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committees and working on civil rights and affordable housing
legislation. He has lived in District 63 for twenty-one years.
During the 124th session, Rep. Priest sponsored LD 445, An
Act To Improve Tribal-State Relations, which gave the Houlton
Band of Maliseet Indians the right to elect a tribal representative to
the Legislature beginning in 2012, and was praised by the Maine
Indian Tribal-State Commission.
In 2008, Rep. Priest responded to concerns over the national
mortgage crisis by sponsoring a bill (LD2189) to protect
homeowners from a predatory lending practice known as equity
stripping. The legislation requires any company that engages
in foreclosure purchasing to be licensed in Maine. While there
are honorable foreclosure purchasers who do help consumers,
predatory lenders prey on homeowners in a time of desperation,
said Priest. This bill will make clear what the homeowner is
getting into when they take a company up on an offer to save them
from foreclosure.
His priorities for this session include single payer healthcare,
better tribal-state relations and more effective judicial process.
On healthcare, Rep. Priest supports the recently passed national
Affordable Care Act and believes that Dirigo Health needs to be
expanded or that the state needs to establish another program to
provide that coverage, saying No citizen of Maine should be
without health care. Rep. Priest strongly supports Maines current
laws regulating the private insurance industry, such as guaranteed
issue, guaranteed renewal and community rating.
On workers issues, Rep. Priest supports the idea of guaranteeing
a minimum number of paid sick days for all Maine workers and he
also supports the right of Maine workers to form and join labor
unions.
Regarding public fnancing of elections, Rep. Priest has
repeatedly pledged to support Maines Clean Election Act and to
work to ensure adequate funding for the program.
Before beginning his long career in public service, Sen. Priest
attended and graduated from Dartmouth College. He then entered
the U.S. Navy and served from 1967 to 1971. Priest attended
and graduated from the University of Maine School of Law,
and then served as the Maine Legislatures Assistant Director of
Legislative Research. He held that position from 1974 to 1979,
before entering private practice as an attorney. In addition to his
legislative service, he has served as a Chair of the Brunswick Town
Council, Chair of the Brunswick Cable TV Committee, Chair of
the Augusta Conservation Commission, and is currently Chair
of the Brunswick Sewer District. He has been a member of the
Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and served on the nominating
committee for Brunswicks Habitat for Humanity. Sen. Priest lives
in Brunswick with his wife Patricia Ryan.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 13%
Election Results:
2010 General: Priest 3,072; Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Priest 3,890 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Priest 2,174; McKenna 1,457
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Priest: $1,042.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
HELEN RANKIN (D)
84 Sebago Road
Hiram 04041
Phone: 625-4620 Cell: 252-9919
Home Email: rankin8076@roadrunner.com
State House Email:
RepHelen.Rankin@legislature.maine.gov
District 97: Brownfeld, Fryeburg, Hiram, Parsonsfeld and Porter
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs
Helen Rankin won a second term in the house in 2010, narrowly
defeating Republican opponent George Cunningham by 107 votes.
Rankin has the distinction of being the most senior member of the
House.
Rankin has lived in the district for over 40 years, has been a
strong advocate of nutritional issues and served as the director of
School Nutrition Programs at MSAD 55. She has stood behind
legislation to lengthen the school year, fght childhood obesity and
increase physical education.
On the environment, Rankin believes that our abundant natural
resources are directly tied to our economy and must be treasured.
Maines environment is a special gift and I believe we should
protect it for future generations. Rep. Rankin voted in favor of
many bills aimed to protect Maines environment, including LD
1631, which strengthened Maines laws for providing for safe
disposal of dangerous materials.
On health care, Rep. Rankin voted in favor of eliminating
lifetime beneft caps for individuals with chronic conditions.
She continues her advocacy of childrens health by promoting
awareness of childhood obesity.
During the 124th session, Rep. Rankin encouraged middle and
lower income families to take advantage of the Circuit Breaker
program, through which families could qualify for tax refunds if
they met certain eligibility criteria.
Rep. Rankin describes herself as a very young 78. Rankin
holds a Bachelors degree from the University of Southern Maine.
In her professional career, Rankin worked to improve school food
programs at the state and federal level. She has two grown children
and is a member of the Community Church and Historical Society.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; MPA 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 43%
2008: No rankings
Election Results:
2010 General: Rankin 1,950; Cunningham 1,852
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Rankin 3,072; Knapp 1,905
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Rankin: $8,397.45 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Cunningham: $6,814.11 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME
2008 Endorsements:
No endorsements
DAVID E. RICHARDSON (R)
634 Hampden Road
Carmel 04419
Phone: 848-3040
Home Email: richardsond@hermon.net
State House Email:
RepDavid.Richardson@legislature.maine.gov
District 23: Carmel, Etna, Hermon and Stetson
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs (Chair)
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David Richardson was elected to his fourth consecutive term
in the House by a more than a two-to-one margin, sweeping all
four municipalities in the district. His challenger, Patricia Kimball,
only received more than one third of the votes in her home town of
Hermon, falling further behind elsewhere.
Rep. Richardson told the Bangor Daily News that he ran for
re-election because great challenges face the state of Maine.
Among those challenges, he listed a faltering economy, threats to
our environment, a deteriorating infrastructure and a tax code that
needs to be reformed.
In the past, Richardson has stated that his priorities include
building consensus among all who serve in Augusta, continuing
to support investments in higher education and research and
development and fnding ways to support and protect funding for
the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.
In the 123rd Legislature, Richardson supported legislation to
further study universal single-payer health care in Maine and he
voted for a bill that would have allowed insurance companies to
cherry-pick what types of people they cover.
He also voted against the Health Care Bill of Rights in the last
legislative session and against a bill that would stabilize funding to
DirigoChoice.
On environmental issues, Richardson supported legislation that
will allow the DEP the authority to protect children and families
from toxic chemicals in 2008 and voted for the creation of a
product stewardship infrastructure for the DEP. He voted against
a bill that required companies that sell mercury-containing light
bulbs to help ensure the chemical does not enter the environment.
Richardson voted in favor of LD 1020 in the last legislature,
which allowed same sex couples in Maine to marry.
On wage and income issues, Richardson opposed legislation
that will increase Maines minimum wage and extend minimum
wage and overtime protections to thousands of Mainers. He also
opposed a bill that would have guaranteed a minimum number of
paid sick days to all Maine workers.
Rep. Richardson is a graduate of Hermon High School and
the University of Maine. He has served for 12 years as a Carmel
selectman. He is a member of Benevolent Lodge 87 AF and
AM, and the Penobscot County Conservation Club. Richardson
volunteers at the Masonic learning center tutoring dyslexic
children.

Ratings:
2010: MPA 26%; AFL-CIO 33%; MLCV 40%; MEA 50%;
NFIB 86%; SAM A
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 38%; MLCV 90%; MEA 50%;
NFIB 100%
2006: AFL-CIO 18%; EQME 100%; KI 40%; MLCV 42%;
MEA 50%; MPA 0%; MNOW 27%; NFIB 86%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Richardson 2,958; Kimball 1,450
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Richardson 3,347; Hooper 2,143
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Richardson 2,399; Shepley 1,597
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Richardson 3,148; Thomas 2,098
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Richardson: $3,021.23 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Kimball: $577.03 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; NFIB
WESLEY E. RICHARDSON (R)
893 North Pond Road
Warren 04864
Phone: 273-3572
Home Email: wes893@aol.com
State House Email:
RepWes.Richardson@legislature.maine.gov
District 49: Cushing, Friendship, Union and Warren
Committee: Insurance and Financial Services (Chair)
Richardson continues to serve on the Insurance and Financial
Services Committee, picking up this position where he left off
from the 123rd Legislature. Richardsons priorities have included
increasing access to affordable health care, supporting economic
growth, and reducing taxes.
Richardson served on a legislative committee to help integrate
the new federal health care law into the Maine system. He says he
was not a supporter of the federal law because it does nothing to
control the cost of health care. However, Richardson believes that
it is important to make the Affordable Care Act work in the best
way possible for Mainers. Richardson believes that the best way to
achieve affordable health insurance is through free-market reform.
Richard supports banning toxic chemicals from consumer
products and voted in favor of the Kid-Safe Products Act and
LD 1658, which phases-out the toxic brominated fame retardant
known as Deca.
Rep. Richardson voted in favor of the Informed Growth Act,
which provides Maine communities with information to access the
impacts retail developments have on local economies.
Richardson received a BS from Northeastern in 1980. He is a
real estate investor and retired president of Waldo Bank. He is a
board member of Maine School Administrative District #40 and a
member of the Knox County Budget Committee.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 50%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 38%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 16%; EQME 20%; KI 21%; MLCV 33%;
MEA 14%; MPA 0%; MNOW 11%; NFIB 100%: SAM A
2004: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Richardson 2,160; Chadwick 1,792
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Richardson 2,596; Baker 2,138
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Richardson 1,949; Cowan 1,860
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Richardson 2,417; Evangelos 2,302
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Richardson: $4,733.81 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Chadwick: $3,762.24 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
PETER B. RIOUX (R)
85 Riverview Heights
Winterport, ME 04496
Cell Phone: (207) 659-2293
Home E-Mail: riouxrep@aol.com
State House E-Mail:
RepPeter.Rioux@legislature.maine.gov
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District 42: Brooks, Jackson, Monroe, Swanville, Waldo and
Winterport
Committee: Transportation
Peter Rioux won a decisive victory in a three way race, taking
52% of the vote in his race against Democrat Joe Brooks and Green
Independent Kenneth Cole.
Rioux believes the role of government is to protect the safety
and security of its citizens and ensure their right to freedom.
Rioux was motivated to run because he is a small business owner
and believes that small businesses and those in Maines natural
resource economy need a bigger voice in Augusta. He believes
his experience as a businessman will help him in representing the
people of his district.
Riouxs top legislative priorities include plans to reduce
the size of government and unnecessary entitlements, reduce
barriers for business and promoting free market solutions, and
be a responsible steward of Maines environment and promoting
Maines natural resource based economy like forestry, sustainable
farming, and fshing. Rioux would like to streamline regulations
that promote Maines small businesses.
Rep. Rioux opposes equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian
couples in Maine.
Rioux ran as a Clean Elections candidate but does not like the
system and thinks it is unnecessary and wasteful, especially the
matching funds aspect of the program.
Rioux owns Clock Service & Sales on Old County Rd
Winterport, where he makes and repairs clocks and serves as
Treasurer for the Budget Committee at the Union Meeting House.
Rioux and his wife, Susan, have one child.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Rioux 1,876; Brooks 1,336; Cole 450
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Rioux: $5,966.17 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Brooks: $4,801.12 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Cole: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
MEGAN M. ROCHELO (R)
P. O. Box 2433
Biddeford, ME 04005
Business: 602-3550 Cell: 929-0110
Home E-Mail: megan.rochelo@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepMegan.Rochelo@legislature.maine.gov
District 136: Biddeford (part)
Committees: Judiciary
Rep. Megan Rochelo begins her frst term in the House,
defeating Republican opponent W. Sturgis Whalen by a large 37
percent margin. She flls the House seat vacated by Rep. Stephen
Beaudette, who had to leave the House because of term limits.
Rochelo begins her tenure in the 125th session with three issues
that she feels are of immediate importance and will work to support
in the legislature, healthy people and community, education and
job opportunities, and a thriving downtown and creative economy.
She asserts that she has a fresh perspective and a strong voice,
passionate and dedicated to making Biddeford and the State of
Maine a place where people are excited to work, live and play.
Rep. Rochelo ran a clean elections campaign, stating I think
that running a campaign free of the infuence of lobbyists and
donors makes sense and is the right thing to do.
Rochelo believes education is key. She plans to support
education and training opportunities that prepare youth for
purposeful and meaningful employment at all levels of education.
She has seen the effects of unhealthy habits, poor nutrition and
substance abuse on Biddeford and wants to create a healthier
community.
On healthcare, Rochelo believes everyone should have access
to quality affordable care. She feels a strong healthy public health
system would strengthen the ability to handle modern challenges.
Rep. Rochelo feels strongly about the importance of being
able to enjoy Maines natural beauty. She would like to increase
the opportunities for all Mainers to access outdoor recreation by
maximizing efforts to ensure clean air, water and soil.
Rep. Rochelo, 33, enters the House with a Masters from
Boston University and a background in public health. She is the
Director of the Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition, a program
of UNE. Rochelo also serves on the Heart of Biddeford Board of
Directors, Eastern Trail alliance Board of Trustees and the Nature
Conservancy.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Rochelo 1,335; Whalen 627
Primary: Rochelo 353; Mills 287
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Rochelo: $6,051.40 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Whalen: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME
KIMBERLY C. ROSEN (R)
P. O. Box 877
Bucksport 04416
Phone: 469-3779 Cell: 944-9179
Home Email: Kurlykim40@aol.com
State House Email:
RepKimberley.Rosen@legislature.maine.gov
District 40: Bucksport and Orrington
Committees: Transportation
Kim Rosen easily won a fourth term in the House, defeating
Democratic challenger Marc LeBlanc with 62% of the vote. During
her frst term she served on the committees on Natural Resources
and Unorganized Territory Research Development and Innovation.
Rosen believes the role of government in our democracy is to
protect and support the constitution.
On tax policy issues, Rosen voted against the 2008 tax reform
proposal passed by the legislature and vetoed at referendum. The
bill would have reduced the income tax, doubled the homestead
property tax deduction and broadened state sales taxes. In 2009 she
voted against a bill to increase the minimum wage, saying that she
saw it as placing an unfair burden on small businesses.
Rosen also opposed a bill to allow workers who were laid off
during the recession to receive unemployment even if they have
vacation pay built up which could disqualify them.
Rosen has consistently voted against bills to provide a stable
funding mechanism for the Dirigo Health program. On the issue
of Maines health care consumer protections such as guaranteed
issue, community rating, and coverage mandates Rosen believes
that individually, they are fne, but that all three together quash
market choice.
Representative Rosen was born in Island Falls and graduated
from Southern Aroostook High School in 1976. She graduated
from DLor Beauty School and attended the University of Maine
as a non-traditional student studying business and art. Rosen has
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served on the boards of Ronald McDonald House and Bucksport
Day Care and is currently a member of Women in Government.
She owns a beauty salon and teaches adult education watercolor
classes. Her husband, Richard Rosen, serves in the State Senate.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 16%; AFL-CIO 11%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 43%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 100%
2006: AFL-CIO 16%; EQME 40%; KI 40%; MLCV 50%;
MEA 29%; MNOW 40%; MPA 19%; NFIB 100%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Rosen 2,340; LeBlanc 1,419
Primary: Rosen 674; Campbell 446
2008 General: Rosen 2,687; LeBlanc 2,088
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Rosen 2,151: Leclerc 1,589
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Rosen 2,729; Frazier 2,288
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Rosen: $6,059.95 (Clean Elections Candidate)
LeBlanc: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; NFIB
MARGARET R. ROTUNDO (D)
446 College Street
Lewiston 04240
Phone: 784-3259
Home Email: mrotundo@bates.edu
District 74: Part of Lewiston
Committees: Appropriations and Financial Affairs (Ranking
Minority Member)
Peggy Rotundo held on to her seat by 419 votes, defeating
Republican candidate Matthew Fournier. She has lived in the
district for 31 years.
Rotundo was frst elected to the Maine State Senate in 2000
and consequently served four terms. She ran for the House in
2008 because she was eager to use her eight years of legislative
experience to continue to advocate effectively for the community.
While in the legislature, Rotundo has served as the Chair of the
Appropriations Committee, overseeing the States 6.3 billion dollar
biennial budget. She also served on the Agriculture, Conservation
and Forestry Committee and the Senate Ethics Committee.
While in the Senate, she chaired the State and Local Government
Committee.
Rep. Rotundo believes that all people and communities are
interdependent and that government has an active role to play in
our lives. Her top priority for this session is the state budget, saying
it will be an enormous challenge to protect our most vulnerable
and continue to provide educational opportunities.
Rotundo wants to help craft a bipartisan budget that addresses
the fscal realities of our state economy while maintaining a
safety net for our most vulnerable citizens. She will draw on her
legislative experience on the Appropriations Committee.
On tax policy she believes that we must do tax reform this
season that puts in place a tax code that is predictable, fair and
just.
As Senate chair of the Appropriations Committee for four
years, she was not afraid to make tough decisions, take on the
governor when necessary, and take unpopular measures to cut state
spending when necessary
Rep. Rotundo believes that access to high quality health care is
a right protected by our government and supports the establishment
of a universal, single-payer healthcare system in Maine that would
provide comprehensive health coverage to all Maine residents
under a publicly-fnanced and publicly-accountable system.
Rotundo supports maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status, as well as the
national health care reform bill recently passed in Congress.
Rotundo believes that gay and lesbian couples in Maine should
have the right to marry.
Rep Rotundo supports the right of all Maine workers to
form and join labor unions, and would publicly support workers
engaged in union organizing. She would like to see legislation
enacted to provide paid family and medical leave insurance for
the care of a family member, to deal with their own illness, or to
bond with a new child. She supports legislation to increase access
unemployment benefts to more workers who need them given that
Maine ranks among the lowest in the nation in the percentage of
unemployed workers getting unemployment benefts.
On the environment, Rotundo is proud of the care Maine has
taken over the years to protect its environment and the safety of
Maine residents, but thinks there is still more work to be done.
For instance, in regards to Maines 2008 Kid-Safe Products
Law that requires the state to identify hazardous chemicals that
endanger Maine children and begin to replace them with safer
alternatives, she believes that Maine needs to act on more than just
a few chemicals each year.
Rep. Rotundo supports and pledges to defend funding for the
Maine Clean Election program. She supports the constitutional
right established in 1909 to propose or repeal laws through the
citizen initiative and referendum process
Representative Rotundo, 59, is a graduate of Linton High
School in Schenectady, N.Y. and earned a BA from Mount Holyoke
College.
She helped found the Center for Service Learning at Bates
College in Lewiston in 1995 and currently serves as the Director
of Special Initiatives for the Bates College Harward Center for
Community Partnerships. Rotundo has served on a variety of
boards including the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, Head
Start, LA Arts, the Lewiston Aspirations Partnership, the Lewiston
Education Fund, the Higher Education Compact, the Advisory
Committee of the Margaret Chase Smith Center for Public Policy
and the Drug Court Advisory Board. In 1993, she was elected to the
Lewiston School Committee, which she chaired for four years. She
also served as president of the Maine School Boards Association.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; MPA 95%; NFIB 17%
2008*: MLCV 100%; MPA 100%; NFIB 38%
2006*: AFL-CIO 100%; EQME 100%; KI 100%; MLCV
100%; MEA 100%; MNOW 83%; MPA 100%; NFIB 22%
2004*: AFL-CIO 85%; MLCV 100%; MNOW 69%; MPA
93%; NFIB 50%
2002*: AFL-CIO 86%; MLCV 100%; MPA 85%; NFIB 63%
*Ratings based on votes cast in the Senate
Election Results:
2010 General: Rotundo 1,758; Fournier 1,324
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Rotundo 3,047; Dumas 1,030
Primary: Unopposed
2006* General: Rotundo 8,443; Poulin 3,565
Primary: Unopposed
2004* General: Rotundo 12,271; Mendros 5,374
Primary: Rotundo 2,281; Madore 982
2002* General: Rotundo 7,020; Stone 3,047
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Rotundo: $3,512.86 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Fournier: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; MSEA-SEIU
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2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA
*Senate Race Results
DIANE RUSSELL-NATERA (D)
28 Vesper Street #2
Portland, ME 04101
Cell:272-9182
State House E-Mail:
RepDiane.Russell@legislature.maine.gov
District 120: Part of Portland
Committee: Legal and Veterans Affairs
Diane Russell is serving her second term in the legislature after
taking 55% of the vote in her race against Green Party candidate
Anna J. Trevorrow and Republican Thomas T. Elliman.
She told The Forecaster that she wanted to be re-elected to help
implement the recently passed federal health-care law.
In 2011,Russell introduced a bill that would require the states
governor to be elected by a majority of state voters via a ranked
choice system, saying, regardless of party, it is important that the
leader of our state be able to fully execute their work knowing they
have the support of a majority of Mainers.
On tax reform, Russell says she would consider expanding
the sales tax and increasing taxes on luxury items. She would
also support creation of new income tax brackets for the states
top earners, while lowering taxes for the low income. Russell told
The Forecaster that the projected state budget shortfall is going to
require residents to have a conversation about what role they want
government to play and what theyre willing to pay for.
On the environment, Russell believes wind farms and tidal
power are a real opportunity for Maine, but says the state also
needs to focus on weatherizing its aging housing stock. Russell
believes weatherization will not only reduce energy costs for
homeowners, but create jobs, saying, Thats money that gets
reinvested here. She also supports funding for full implementation
of the Kid-Safe Products Law to protect childrens health and the
environment from toxic exposure to dangerous chemicals, passed
in 2008.
Russell supports restricting use of Maines HOME (Housing
Opportunities for Maine) Fund to its original intent, affordable
housing development, and would also support legislation to
help Maine families with the high cost of heating oil, including
weatherization and direct fuel assistance.
Russell supports the citizen initiative and referendum process,
noting that she was one of the founders of the Opportunity Maine
citizens initiative.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; MPA 95%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 14%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Russell-Natera 1,691; Trevorrow 945;
Elliman 413
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Russell-Natera 2,104; Doyle 741
Amborn 1.231
Primary: Russell-Natera 566; Democracy 320
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Russell-Natera: $4,595.44 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Trevorrow: $6,066.82 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Elliman: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MPA; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MSEA; PNX
LINDA F. SANBORN (D)
170 Spiller Road
Gorham 04038
Phone: 839-4664 Cell: 939-2879
Home Email: lindasanborn@maine.rr.com
State House Email:
RepLinda.Sanborn@legislature.maine.gov
District 130: Part of Buxton and part of Gorham
Committee: Health and Human Services
Linda Sanborn of Gorham returns to the Legislature for a
second term, having easily defeated her opponent Republican
Jacob Stoddard of Buxton. She will continue serving as a member
of the Health and Human Services Committee.
Rep. Sanborn believes government has an active role to play
in Mainers lives and should guarantee all people basic rights. Her
motivation for running is to bring knowledge and passion about
health care to Augusta. Of her 25 years practicing medicine, she
says this experience has provided me with much insight into the
needs and concerns of our individuals and families.
Sanborns top priorities for the legislative session include
supporting workforce training and education that will attract or
create business with high tech and clean energy jobs, growing
jobs that pay a livable wage, and implementing and taking
advantage of the multiple opportunities provided by the Affordable
Care Act, the national health reform law.
Sanborns top budget priority is protecting education funding
and investing more in early childhood education, which will not
only save many dollars down the road but make it more likely this
generation will have higher success in the future. In terms of tax
policy, she favors lowering the personal income tax rate to attract
new business, evaluating and eliminating tax expenditures that
are not serving the purpose for which they were intended and
exporting a higher share of taxes to nonresidents.
On health care, Rep. Sanborn believes access to high quality
affordable health care is a right protected by our government.
She supports the establishment of a universal single-payer health
care system in Maine. She notes that payment reform is the most
important issue to address in controlling escalating health care
costs, saying we need to pay for good quality outcomes rather than
paying fee-for-service which increases volume, but not necessarily
quality of care. Of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act,
she supports implementing a state-run health insurance exchange,
providing tax subsidies to small businesses to provide coverage for
their employees, and providing tax incentives for low- and middle-
income earners up to 400% of the Federal Poverty Level.
On the environmental front, Sanborn supports the 2008 Kid-
Safe Products Law, which protects children from toxic exposure
to dangerous chemicals found in everyday products in our homes
and she vows to defend this law from attack by the chemical
industry and product manufacturers. She believes the state should
support the Regional Greenhouse Gas initiative and federal policy
on climate change. Additionally, she says reforming our energy
system will result in increasing green jobs, cleaner air, and lower
dependence on foreign oil.
Sanborn is a supporter of the Maine Clean Election Act and will
work to ensure adequate funding. She backs the citizen initiative
and referendum process.
On immigration, Sanborn opposes the recently passed Arizona
law which criminalizes illegal immigration by defning it as
trespassing and allows local law enforcement agencies to question
people they suspect of being undocumented.
Sanborn would support legislation guaranteeing a minimum of
at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers. She also supports
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the right of Maine workers to form and join labor unions and says
she will support workers engaged in union organizing.
Rep. Sanborn, 59, is a retired family doctor. She received
her bachelors degree from Michigan State University and her
medical degree from the University of Illinois. Sanborn serves as
a deacon at the First Parish Church of Gorham and volunteers at
the Ecumenical Food Pantry and Wayside Soup Kitchen. She has
lived in Gorham for 19 years with her husband, Jeffrey, and their
three sons.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 89%; MPA 84%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 17%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Sanborn 1,941; Stoddard 1,601
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Sanborn 2,405; Justice 2,310
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Sanborn: $5,634.36 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Stoddard: $7,958.70 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MEA
DEBRA SANDERSON (R)
64 Whittier Drive
Chelsea, ME 04330
Home: 623-2168 Cell: (207) 376-7515
Home E-Mail: deb.sanderson@hotmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepDeb.Sanderson@legislature.maine.gov
District 52: Chelsea, Jefferson (part), Somerville, Washington,
Whitefeld, plus the unorganized territory of Hibberts Gore
Committees: Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Health and
Human Services
Deborah Sanderson defeated opponent Elizabeth Miller with
66% of the vote to win a frst term in the House. She has lived in
District 52 for ten years.
Sanderson says she ran for offce because she worked to help
gather signatures to repeal LD 1495 and in doing so, realized that
I shared many of the same concerns for Maines future as others
in my community. Maine faces many challenges ahead; as a
parent, I felt compelled to help make the necessary changes that
would ensure a brighter future for not only my own, but all Maine
children.
Sanderson believes that the focus for the 125th legislature
must be the budget and our economy. We as a state can offer the
fnest education available to our young people but, unless we
take the steps now to strengthen our economy, develop a strong
business community and offer new businesses a climate that is
more conducive to success, our talented young folks will take
that education and go outside our state to practice what they have
learned.
Sanderson believes access to health care is an individual
responsibility best left to the private market. She opposes a
universal, single-payer health care system and the national
Affordable Care Act. She similarly opposes Maines current laws
regulating the private insurance industry that protect consumers
from being denied coverage based on age or health status.
For House and Senate races, I believe that Clean Elections
is a good way to ensure that anyone within this state has the
opportunity to be able to afford to represent their communities,
said Sanderson. I do have concerns in regard to the matching
funds and also the use of clean elections for gubernatorial races.
Deborah supports the citizen initiative and referendum process.
On equal marriage for gay and lesbian couples in Maine,
Sanderson does not think it is an issue that should be legislated,
saying that the people of Maine have spoken to this topic and
any changes need to come from the Maine people. She supports
legislation that excludes people from enrolling in public programs
(such as income supports and health care coverage) based on their
immigration status.
Sanderson supports legislation similar to the recently proposed
Arizona law that mandates local law enforcement agencies question
people they suspect of being undocumented immigrants.
Sanderson, 49, was born in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire and
graduated from Lake Region High School in 1981. She is Currently
Employed as a Billing Specialist with the Maine Veterans Home
in Augusta.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Sanderson 2,139; Miller 1,763
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Sanderson:$4,937.82 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Miller: $5,874.41 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
RALPH W. SARTY, JR. (R)
P. O. Box 520
Denmark 04022
Phone: 452-2171 Business: 287-1440
Home Email: rwsarty@fairpoint.net
State House Email:
RepRalph.Sarty@legislature.maine.gov
District 99: Baldwin, Cornish, Denmark, Limington and Sebago
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; Judiciary
Ralph Sarty won his frst full term with over 70 percent of the
vote in his race against Lee Goldsberry of Cornish. Rep. Sarty
served out the remainder of the term of Rep. Phil Cressey, who
resigned part-way through the 123rd session.
Rep. Sarty cites the budget shortfall as the most pressing issue
of the 124th Legislature. In response to the states economic crisis,
Sarty says he would rather cut funding to programs that arent
meeting their goals than increase revenue through taxes, according
to the Lakes Region Weekly. Rep. Sarty also believes that cutting
programs across the board is not a long term solution.
Rep. Sarty strongly supports the Pine Tree Zone program
and says tax incentives should be expanded in order to increase
economic growth. Unfortunately, its too restricted, Sarty says,
If we want to encourage economic growth we have to offer
incentives to get new businesses up here.
On health care, Rep. Sarty says that the solution to reducing
costs and increasing access is to get rid of the guaranteed issue law
and to allow more insurance companies into the Maine market. In
the 123rd Legislature, Sarty voted against studying the feasability
of universal, single-payer health care and against the Health Care
Bill of Rights. He voted for legislation to remove regulations
on insurance companies. Sarty calls Mains health care system
unsustainable under current economic conditions, and says
solutions to health care must be weighed against the economic
circumstances.
Rep. Sarty voted for LD 2048, a bill that works to protect
children from toxic chemicals. Sarty also would like to see
regulation of water extraction through legislation similar to that of
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local ordinances passed in Denmark, his home town.
On the budget, Sarty says cuts are very painful for those in
education, but since they represent such a large portion of state
spending, they will have to react to the current economy.
Rep. Sarty is now retired but has had experience as a both an
offcer of the Maine State Police and the Maine Warden Service,
as well as a small business owner. He also has invested six years
serving on the Denmark Board of Selectmen.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 5%; AFL-CIO 11%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 86%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 10%; AFL-CIO 25%; MLCV 80%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 100%; SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Sarty 2,191; Steed 1,715
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Sarty 2,659; Goldsberry 2,324
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Sarty: $4,826.13 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Steed: $4,975.79 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
MICHAEL A. SHAW (D)
5 Perimeter Avenue
Standish 04084
Phone: 787-4352
Home Email: utumike@aol.com
State House Email:
RepMike.Shaw@legislature.maine.gov
District 102: Standish (part)
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Michael Shaw defeated Republican Todd Delaney and Green
Independent Michael Wakefeld to win his second term in the
House. He won with 53% of the vote.
Shaw won by a wide margin in 2008 when his only opponent
withdrew from the race. In 2006, he was sworn in, provisionally,
as a legislator after a close race and then chose to give up the seat
rather than force a new election after a recount showed his opponent
up by six votes but with several voters from other districts having
mistakenly been allowed to cast ballots.
In the 124th Legislature, Shaw served on the Inland Fisheries
and Wildlife Committee.
Shaw pledges to work hard for lower taxes, controlled
spending and a balanced state budget. He believes that the states
business environment can be improved through investment in
green jobs and in transportation.
Shaw believes that access to affordable health care is critical
to Maine families and that the cost of care must be lowered. He
voted in favor of a Health Care Bill of Rights, supports a national,
universal single-payer health care system and voted to provide
suffcient funding for the Dirigo Health program through a levy on
insurance companies. However, he also voted to allow insurance
companies to bypass state laws and consumer protections.
Rep. Shaw voted in favor of equal marriage rights for gay and
lesbian couples in Maine.
Shaw believes taxes are too high in Maine and is proud of his
work to rezone the entire state as a Pine Tree Development Zone,
cutting business taxes across the board. Shaw also voted to cut
Maines estate tax, which would have mainly benefted Maines
wealthiest residents.
Shaw plans to work to safeguard Maines outdoor heritage
while in the legislature and says he will fght for public access
and public lands.
Shaw, 38, has worked as a railroad employee for 20 years, most
recently as a train conductor on the Downeaster between Portland
and Boston. He has earned a certifcate from Southern Maine
Community College in oil burner technology and is a member
of the Standish Sno-Seekers Snowmobile Club, the Sportsmans
Alliance of Maine, the Route 113 Corridor Committee, the Maine
Red Cross, Maine Public Radio, and the Sebago Lake Anglers
Association.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 67%; MPA 53%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 67%;
SAM A
2008: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Shaw 1,874; Delaney 1,330; Wakefeld 284
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Shaw 3,109; Moore 1,611
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Shaw: $4,968.98 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Delaney: $888.37 (Privately Financed)
Wakefeld: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO
HEATHER W. SIROCKI (R)
32 Glendale Circle
Scarborough, ME 04074
Home: 883-5609 Business: 774-5527
Cell: 730-6602
Home E-Mail: hsirocki@maine.rr.com
State House E-Mail:
RepHeather.Sirocki@legislature.maine.gov
District 128: Scarborough (Part)
Committee: Health and Human Services
Rep. Heather Sirocki, a Scarborough Republican, won her frst
term to the Legislature in an open seat, defeating Scarborough
Democrat Brian DellOlio. Three months before the general
election, Sirocki was selected by the Scarborough Republican Party
to replace Lynda Griffth on the ballot. The seat was previously
held by Democratic Rep. Peggy Pendleton, a veteran of the Maine
Legislature, who chose not to run for an additional term. Rep.
Sirocki will serve as a member of the Health and Human Services
Committee in the next legislative session.
Sirockis motivation for running is to represent the common
man, having been disappointed in the leadership that has brought
a budget shortfall and added to the states debt. She supports a
constitutionally-based, affordable government and free-market
principles.
Her top issues are creating smaller government, beginning
with trimming the size of the Legislature, reducing health care
costs, and lowering taxes.
Her concerns for the next session include: the fnancial
burdens placed on the taxpayer; the importance of a strong
educational system; the needs of the poor; and the challenges of
small businesses and farmers.
On the issue of the state budget, Sirocki sees reducing the
size of government and the state Legislature as a key priority.
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I endorse adjusting the size of the legislature by one third from
151 representatives to 99. On state regulatory reform, she feels
restrictive regulations need to be eliminated as a way to create a
business climate that fosters the growth of small business.
On health care, she believes access to health care is an
individual responsibility left to the private market. She does not
support a universal single-payer health care system providing
comprehensive health coverage to all Maine residents. She opposes
the recently enacted national health care reform, the Affordable
Care Act. Instead, she would rather pursue the ability to access
insurance across state lines, tort reform, health savings accounts,
and high risk pools.
When it comes to environmental issues, Sirocki sees magnesium
choloride, road salt, as harmful to roadside vegetation and would
like to explore better alternatives and ban this product.
Sirocki opposes expanding funding for the HOME fund as an
economic stimulus program that responds to the severe affordable
housing shortage in Maine.
Sirocki does not support the Maine Clean Election Act and ran
for offce as a privately fnanced candidate.
Rep. Sirocki, 51, is a graduate of Massabesic High School
and Westbrook College. She has been employed as a dental
hygienist and receptionist for nearly 30 years and is active with
the Scarborough Band Boosters and the Blue Point Congregational
Church. Sirocki has lived Sarborough since 1984 with her husband
and their three children.
Ratings:
2010: No Ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Sirocki 2,512; Dell-Olio 2,168
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Sirois: $2,665.17 (Privately Financed)
Dell-Olio: $5,129.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
SARA R. STEVENS (D)
252 Nowell Road
Bangor 04401
Phone: 942-8900
State House Email:
RepSara.Stevens@legislature.maine.gov
District 17: Bangor (part)
Committee: Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Sara Stevens was re-elected to represent part of the east side of
Bangor. Rep. Stevens defeated opponent Katrin Teel by a margin
of 215 votes. This will be Stevens second term in the House.
Rep. Stevens served on the Judiciary Committee in her frst
term. Prior to serving in the Maine House and also served on the
House Ethics Committee and the Task Force on Kinship Families.
Stevens top priorites for the 125th legislature are growing the
economy, reducing energy costs and investing in public education.
On expanding health coverage, Stevens believes that accesss
to high quality affordable health care is a right protected by our
government. She supports the recently passed Affordable Care Act
and supports Maines current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on their age or health status. In the 124th legislature, she
supported creating a Health Care Bill of Rights and opposed
creating a high-risk pool.
Stevens supports the 2008 Kid-Safe Products Law and believes
the state needs to act on more than just a few chemicals every few
years to protect Maine children.
Stevens is committed to continuing the Clean Election program
for legislative and gubernatorial candidates and supports the
initiative and referendum process.
Rep. Stevens supports allowing same-sex couples in Maine
to marry and opposes sending a marriage equality bill directly
to voters through referendum. She opposes amending Maines
Constitution to deny marriage to gay and lesbian couples.
Rep. Stevens supports legislation guaranteeing a minimum
standard of at least 7 paid sick days for all Maine workers. She
supports the right of all Maine workers to form and join labor
unions and supports legislation to increase access to unemployment
benefts to more workers who need them.
Rep. Stevens is a graduate of Bangor High School and the
University of Maine, where she also earned a Masters in Science
and is a member of the online faculty at the University of Phoenix.
She serves at the state director for Women in Government and
has worked as a District Representative for Congressman Mike
Michaud. She was a member of the class of 2008 at the Bangor
Region Leadership Institute and is a board member of the Eastern
Maine Aids Network. Her mother, Patricia Stevens, and sister,
Kathleen Stevens, have both also served as Representatives.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; MPA 89% MLCV 90%; NFIB 29%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Stevens 1,741; Teel 1,502
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Stevens 2,884; Cashwell 1,696
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Stevens: $6,724.80 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Teel: $6,353.62 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MLCV; MPA; SC
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MSEA; MEA; SC
MEREDITH STRANG BURGESS (R)
155 Tuttle Road
Cumberland 04021
Phone: 829-6264 Cell: 831-5227
Business: 775-5227
Home Email: meredith@burgessadv.com
State House Email:
RepMeredith.StrangBurgess@legislature.maine.gov
District 108: Cumberland, Long Island and part of North
Yarmouth
Committee: Health and Human Services (Chair)
Meredith Strang Burgess defeated Democrat Thomas Gruber
and Green Independent candidate Erin Cianchette to win election
to her third term. She represents the third generation of her family
serving in the Maine State Legislature and has lived in District 108
for 31 years. Strang Burgess previously served on the Education
and Cultural Affairs Committee and the Health and Human
Services Committee.
Rep. Strang Burgess thinks the role of government is to create
the environment for business to thrive and create real jobs and
to support the basic social fabric of our state. Her priorities this
session include returning Maine to a GOOD place to do business,
and making Maine more friendly to business.
On health care, Strang Burgess believes that access to health
care is an individual responsibility best left to the private market.
She is unsure about whether or not she supports the recently-passed
national health care reform. She would not support legislation to
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establish a universal, single-payer health care system in Maine.
Rep. Strang Burgess supports equal marriage, and the Maine
peoples initiative or referendum process. She opposes establishing
a minimum mandated standard of at least seven paid sick days, as
well as the rights of Maine workers to form or join labor unions.
Rep. Strang Burgess, 54, was born in Rockland. She graduated
from Camden Rockport High School and received her bachelors
degree in natural resource management from the University of
Maine. She is the chief executive offcer of Burgess Advertising
& Associates Inc. She serves on the Maine Childrens Growth
Council and the Cumberland County Charter Commission. She
also belongs to the Maine Cancer Foundation Ronald McDonald
House Bangor and Portland.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 21%; AFL-CIO 0%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 22%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Strang Burgess 3,085; Cianchette 501;
Gruber 1,519
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Burgess 3,489; Bonechi 2,422
Primary: Unopposed
2006: General: Burgess 2,639; Damon 2,266
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Strang Burgess: $14,299.51 (Privately Financed)
Cianchette: $100.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Gruber: $8,478.58 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
PETER C. STUCKEY (D)
20 Vaill Street
Portland 04103
Phone: 773-3345
Home Email: pstuckey114@yahoo.com
State House Email:
RepPeter.Stuckey@legislature.maine.gov
District 114: Portland (part)
Committee: Health and Human Services
Peter Stuckey defeated Republican Patrick Douglas Carder
with almost 67% of the vote to return to the legislature for a second
term. Stuckey has lived in District 114 for 36 years.
After years of working in community organizations such as the
Peoples Regional Opportunity Program, Rep. Stuckey says he was
motivated to run for offce by a desire to bring his experiences and
perspective to the State Legislature. He believes that governments
role in our society is to promote and protect a decent quality of
life for all people. His top priorities for the 2011-2012 legislative
session are making sure all Mainers have access to affordable
housing, health care, and nutritious food; strengthening education
for everyone; assessing the current tax structure to fnd ways to
increase revenue and investing in alternative energy and state
transportation infrastructure.
Stuckeys approach to the budget emphasizes protecting
vital services to our most vulnerable neighbors. He advocates
for expanding and making the state Earned Income Tax Credit
refundable. Other tax reform proposals he supports include making
the state income tax brackets more progressive and providing tax
credits for home and business weatherization.
Stuckey is a proponent of Maines consumer protections in
health care and would support increased transparency in costs for
health care providers and insurers and cost containment measures.
He describes Maines Dirigo Health program and the new federal
reform as far from perfect, but notes that they are moving us
toward universal coverage and the single payer system, which he
supports.
On housing and energy issues, Stuckey supports restricting
the HOME funds use to its original intentmaking housing
in Maine more affordable. He will support legislation to help
Mainers with high energy costs, but stresses that the long term
strategy must be to reduce consumption and invest more in energy
audits and weatherization improvements. Stuckey absolutely
and unequivocally supports the right of Maine workers to form
and join labor unions, and will publicly support workers who
are engaged in organizing. He also supports equal marriage and
legislation guaranteeing paid sick days for Maine workers.
Stuckey, 63, was born in Boston, attended Phillips Exeter
Academy and received a BA from Princeton University. He was
the Director of the Childrens Nature and Science Center and the
East End Childrens Workshop for eighteen years and then worked
for another eighteen years as Child Development and Program
Operations Director at the Peoples Regional Opportunity Program.
He has served on the United Way Public Policy Committee, the
Maine Region I Homeless Council, the Cumberland County
Alliance to End Hunger and presently serves on the Childrens
Advocacy Council.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 100%; MPA 100%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 17%
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Stuckey 2,555; Calder 1,262
Primary: Stuckey 908; Vincent 182
2008 General: Stuckey 3,580; Fernald 1,404
Primary: Stuckey 565; Costa 524
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Stuckey: $4,260.60 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Calder: $4,713.20 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; PNX
CHARLES K. THERIAULT (D)
116 22nd Avenue
Madawaska 04756
Phone: 728-4526
Home Email: kent23@myfairpoint.net
State House Email:
RepCharlesK.Theriault@legislature.maine.gov
District 2: Frenchville, Madawaska, New Canada, Perham,
Portage Lake, St. Agatha, Stockholm and Westmanland, plus the
unorganized territory of Square Lake
Committee: Transportation
Charles Ken Theriault returns for his third term in the Maine
House. In his campaign for re-election, he defeated Rudolph T. St.
Peter with more than 79% of the vote.
In past legislatures, Rep. Theriault has served as a member of the
Transportation Committee. A retired paper mill worker, Theriault
is committed to helping Aroostook County grow economically by
updating northern Maines transportation infrastructure.
Theriaults top priorities are jobs, affordable medical insurance
for families, transportation and small business issues.
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On health care, in the 124th legislature Theriault voted for a
Health Care Bill of Rights to make the insurance industry more
transparent. He also supported legislation to allow Dirigo Health
to have a more secure and dependable funding source and to add
coverage to more families. He voted in favor of a Joint Resolution
in support of the federal government enacting a universal, single-
payer health care system.
In the 124th legislature, Theriault voted for legislation that
mandates that workers compensation insurance cover cancers
that are caused by occupation exposure as a way to address high
cancer rates among frefghters and voted to reduce the notifcation
distance regarding the application of pesticides from 1,320 to 500
feet.
Theriault voted against allowing same sex couples in Maine the
right to marry. He also voted to repeal Maines compliance with
federal Real ID requirements.
Rep. Theriault is retired from papermaking after nearly 40 years
in the mill. He has been a union offcer and has volunteered on
many local nonproft projects in Madawaska, including a walk-in-
wireless project providing wireless internet connection to Maine
libraries, and maintaining the websites for the Madawaska Acadian
Festival and the Madawaska Historical Society. Theriault and his
wife, Patsy, have two children and four grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 43%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 80%; MEA 67%;
NFIB 22%
Election Results:
2010 General: Theriault 2,640; St. Peter 698
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Theriault 4133; Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Theriault 3,133; Unopposed
Primary: Theriault 775; Paradis 580
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Theriault: $4,784.02 (Clean Elections Candidate)
St. Peter: $4,817.25 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO
DIANNE TILTON (R)
1247 US Highway 1A
Harrington 04643
Phone: 483-6050 Business: 255-3700
Home Email: dtilton@maineline.net
State House Email:
RepDianne.Tilton@legislature.maine.gov
District 33: Addison, Beals, Cherryfeld, Columbia, Columbia
Falls, Harrington, Jonesport, Milbridge and Steuben
Committees: Marine Resources; Joint Select Committee on
Regulatory Fairness and Reform
Diane Tilton won a second term representing District 33, easily
defeating Democratic opponent Lawrence Finnegan of Jonesport.
A resident of Harrington, Tilton has lived in the district for 44
years.
During the 124th Legislature, Tilton voted against the Health
Care Bill of Rights and against equal marriage rights for gay and
lesbian couples in Maine. She identifes herself as pro-choice, pro-
regulatory reform and pro-welfare reform.
Tiltons priorities for the 125th Legislature include economic
development for rural areas and implementation of policies to
improve the economic viability of Maines fshing, agriculture and
forest products industries.
On the budget, Tiltons hopes to make realistic and strategic
cuts that result in the least [amount of] hardship for people while
maintaining, important investments in the future. Specifcally,
she has expressed support for decreasing taxes, increasing school
tuitions, laying-off state employees and reducing Medicaid
benefts.
Rep. Tilton does not see a large role for the government in health
care. She opposes maintaining Maines current laws regulating
the private insurance industry in order to protect consumers from
being denied coverage based on age or health status. She does not
support Maines Dirigo Health program or a universal, single-
payer health care system in Maine.
Rep. Tilton sees renewable energy as a top priority environmental
issue to be considered this legislative session. She would not
defend or fund full implementation of the Kid-Safe Products
Law, which protects childrens health and the environment from
exposure to dangerous chemicals. In this case, Tilton feels that
public education is more effective than government protections
in allowing consumers to make educated decisions about the
products they purchase.
Tilton supports Maines citizen initiative and referendum
process but feels it should be used appropriately since many
policies, which have unintended consequences, are too complex
to be made based on a one sentence description in the ballot box.
Tilton believes that Maines frst peoples should be treated as
sovereign nations and that Maine should view its relationship with
the tribes on a government-to-government basis.
Tilton opposes the school consolidation law passed during the
123rd Legislature. She supports the right of all Maine workers to
form and join labor unions.
Tilton was born in Machias and graduated from Narraguagus
High School in 1977 and the University of Maine in 1981 with a
BA in journalism. She has served on the boards of the University
of Maine Alumni Association, the Maine Rural Development
Council, the Downeast Institute of Applied Marines Research
and Education, and currently serves on the board of the Maine
Economic Growth Council. She is a consultant at RHR Smith &
Co.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 22%; MPA 11%; MLCV 40%; NFIB 86%;
SAM A
2008: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Tilton 2,329; Finnegan 890
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Tilton 2,270; Emerson 1,992
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Tilton: $2,149.33 (Privately Financed)
Finnegan: $652.40 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB
JEFFREY L. TIMBERLAKE (R)
284 Ricker Hill Road
Turner, ME 04282
Home: 225-6016 Business: 225-6000
Cell: 754-6000
Home E-Mail: jtimberlake_us@yahoo.com
State House E-Mail:
RepJeffrey.Timberlake@legislature.maine.gov
District 96: Hebron, Minot and Turner
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Committees: Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Rep. Jeffrey Timberlake defeated Democratic candidate
Lawrence Sirois with 55% of the vote. This is Timberlakes frst
term in the legislature.
In the Sun Journal, Rep. Timberlake cited a recent increase in
taxes as his main motivation to run for offce. He says he wants to
work toward setting priorities and creating a government that we
can afford.
Timberlakes top priorities for the 125th session include setting
spending limits and creating jobs. He believes that the legislature
must eliminate government red tape in order to make Maine
more friendly to businesses.
On how to balance the state budget, Timberlake plans to
avoid raising taxes by looking at each department one by one to
eliminate the unnecessary waste in spending. He continues to
say, The fact that some politician passed a worthwhile program in
1994 through 2006 doesnt obligate us to pay for it today.
Concerning health care, Rep. Timberlake does not support
universal single-payer health care. He opposes Maines current
consumer protections around guaranteed issue and community
ratings, and would work to eliminate them. He does not support
the federal American Care Act.
Rep. Timberlake is a business owner and farmer. He attended
Leavitt Area High School and is a graduate of Central Maine
Community College. Timberlake lives in Turner with his wife
Joline. They have one daughter and two grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: Sam A
Election Results:
2010 General: Timberlake 2,387; Sirios 1,908
Primary: Timberlake 617; Morris 427
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Timberlake: $6,147.54 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Sirios: $5,861.78 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
SHARON ANGLIN TREAT (D)
22 Page Street
Hallowell 04347
Phone: 623-7161
State House Email:
RepSharon.Treat@legislature.maine.gov
District 79: Farmingdale, Hallowell and West Gardiner
Committees: Insurance and Financial Services (Ranking
Minority Member); Joint Select Committee on Regulatory
Fairness and Reform
Sharon Treat defeated Republican challenger Carol Kemmerer
to win a third consecutive term in offce, winning by 186 votes.
Before 2010, Treat took a two-year break from the legislature,
having previously served three terms in the House and four in the
Senate where she served as Majority Leader. Treat has chaired the
Natural Resources, Judiciary, Insurance and Financial Services and
Human Resources committees.
Treat was frst elected to the Senate in March 2002 in a special
election following the death of Sen. Benjamin Kurth. Some of her
major accomplishments include legislation regulating pharmacy
beneft managers (PBMs), peer support for dislocated workers,
toxics use reduction and pollution prevention, and consumer
protection provisions for insurance and consumer credit.
In Treats view, the role of government is to represent the
aspirations
of the people by insuring access to economic opportunity,
education, health care and justice, and to provide a safety net
for the most vulnerable.
Her priorities this session include: jobs, healthcare, the
environment and education.With regard to tax reform, Rep. Treat
would support reforming aines tax structure to lessen reliance on
income and property taxes by broadening the sales tax base as part
of an overall tax reform plan.
Treat supports the creation of a universal, single-payer health
care system that would provide comprehensive health coverage
to all Maine residents under a publicly-fnanced and publicly
accountable system. In the interim, she supports the Dirigo
Healthprogram and the maintenance of Maines current regulations
of the health insurance industry that prevent consumers from
beingdenied coverage based on age or health status. Rep. Treat
supports implementation of national healthcare reform.
Treat co-sponsored the Kids Safe Products bill passed in 2008,
and wants to make sure it is defended from attacks by the chemical
industry and product manufacturers. She also supports fully funded
implementation of this law through fees charged to manufacturers
that persist in using known toxic chemicals in childrens products
and selling them in Maine.
Rep. Treat says she will support legislation that restricts use of
the HOME fund to affordable housing development.
Treat supports full funding for the Maine Clean Election Fund.
Treat also supports Maines citizen initiative and referendum
process.
Treat supports allowing gay and lesbian couples to marry in
Maine. With some provisions, she views the state of Maines
relationship with its frst peoples on a government-to-government
basis. She opposes legislation excluding people from enrolling in
public programs based on their immigration status.
Treat supports the right of all Maine workers to form and
join labor unions, and would publicly support workers engaged
in union organizing. She supports legislation that would provide
a minimum of 7 paid sick days to all Maine workers. Rep. Treat
would like to pass legislation to provide paid family and medical
leave insurance for the care of a family member, to deal with their
own illness, or to bond with a new child.
Born in Brattleboro, Vermont, Rep. Treat is a graduate of
Northfeld Mt. Hermon School. She earned an AB from Princeton
University and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.
She has served as Executive Director for the National Legislative
Association on Prescription Drug Prices since 2004, and currently
serves on the boards of Hubbard Free Library, Maine Equal Justice
Partners and Gaslight Theater. She has taught environmental law
at Colby, Bowdoin, UNE and Maine Law School. Rep. Treat is
a former Maine Peoples Alliance Rising Tide Honoree.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 89%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 40%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 13%
2006: No ratings
2002: AFL-CIO 100%; MEA 100%; MLCV 100%; MNOW
100%; MPA 100%; NFIB 50%
Election Results:
2010 General: Treat 2,298; Kemmerer 2,105
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Treat 3,412; Jacques 1,814
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Treat 2,550; Sirois 1,586
Primary: Unopposed
2002* General: Treat 8,846; Douglas 6,850
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Treat: $5,020.65 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Kemmerer: $5,141.72 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
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AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
*Senate Race Results
JOHN L. TUTTLE, JR. (D)
176 Cottage Street
Sanford 04073
Phone: 324-5964 Cell: 838-3013
Business: 772-4459
State House Email:
RepJohn.Tuttle@legislature.maine.gov
District 143: Part of Sanford
Committees: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development (Ranking Minority Member)
John Tuttle defeated Republican opponent Maura Herlihy with
55% of the vote. He ran unopposed in 2008. One of the most senior
members of the Maine Legislature, this is Tuttles eleventh term in
the House. He has also served two terms in the Senate. Tuttle lists
minimum wage legislation and his co-sponsorship of the Maine
Circuit Breaker tax relief program as some of his major legislative
accomplishments.
I wanted to help people, Tuttle gives as his reason for serving
in the Legislature. Government needs to be proactive, benevolent
and helpful.
With Maine families struggling to meet personal budgets,
Tuttle argues that the Legislature needs to be frugal with citizens
tax dollars. Maine taxes are very high and need to be reduced,
he said.
Tuttle supports insurance laws that protect consumer coverage
and would support a universal, single-payer health care system in
Maine. While he says Dirigo has room for improvement, he is a
strong supporter of the program. For the individuals (it covers),
Dirigo is more than an affordable health care plan; Dirigo is all that
stands between them and no insurance at all, said Tuttle.
Previously, Tuttle has referred to protecting the environment as
the No. 1 priority for the Legislature. He supports preserving and
fully funding the Kid-Safe Products Law.
Tuttle supports restricting the use of the HOME Fund to its
original intent of affordable housing, and supports legislation to
help Maine families with heating costs.
Tuttle plans to defend the Maine Clean Election Act as well
as the citizen-initiated referendum process. He opposes capping
non-economic damages in court cases or restricting the ability of
plaintiffs to recover damages they have been awarded.
Tuttle believes that Maines native tribes should be treated as
sovereign nations. He is unsure of legislation to exclude people
from enrolling in public programs based on their immigration
status.
In the 124th Legislature, Tuttle voted against equal marriage
rights for gay and lesbian couples in Maine.
Tuttle supports the right of Mainers to join labor unions as well
as legislation requiring a minimum of seven sick days for every
Maine worker and increasing the value of Maines earned income
tax credit to help Mainers in hard economic times.
Tuttle has been an emergency medical technician for 34
years. He is a graduate of Sanford High School and has earned
a bachelors degree in education and political science from the
University of Maine at Presque Isle, as well as a masters degree in
public administration from the University of Maine at Orono. He
lives in Sanford with his wife and daughter, where he has resided
for 59 years. He served on the local select board for 10 years.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 74%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 33%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 90%; MEA
100%; NFIB 22%; SAM A
2006: AFL-CIO 95%; EQME 40%; KI 93%; MLCV 83%;
MEA 100%; MNOW 65%; MPA 88%; NFIB 38%; SAM A
2004: SAM A
2002: MLCV 45%; MPA 75%
Election Results:
2010 General: Tuttle 1,372; Herlihy 1,115
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Tuttle 2,843 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Tuttle 1580; Reagan 715
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Tuttle 2130; Dowey 1587
2004: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Tuttle: $5,917.12 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Herlihy: $4,852.31 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MPA; SAM; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; MPA; MLCV; MEA; SAM
LINDA M. VALENTINO (D)
P. O. Box 1049
Saco 04072
Phone: 282-5227
Home Email: lmvalentino54@yahoo.com
State House Email:
RepLinda.Valentino@legislature.maine.gov
District 134: Part of Saco
Committees: Veterans and Legal Affairs; Joint Select Committee
on Regulatory Fairness and Reform
Rep. Valentino defeated Republican challenger Mary Schiavoni
and Green Independent Roger Gay to win re-election with 49% of
the vote. This is her fourth consecutive term in the House. During
past service in the legislature, she has served on the Legal and
Veterans Affairs committee and the Appropriations and Financial
Affairs committee.
During her frst year in offce, Rep. Valentino sponsored a bill
prohibiting issuers of gift cards from charging dormancy fees and
requiring any up-front transaction charges be fully disclosed to
consumers at the time of purchase. It became law. Later, she was
integral in passing a bill commonly known as the Anti-bully Act,
which amended school codes of conduct to address harassment and
bullying.
In the 123rd Legislature, Valentino introduced legislation that
would have asked Central Maine Power to bury power lines near
schools and neighborhoods; the bill was tabled.
Her website says, Rep. Valentino supports Maine businesses,
opportunity through education and access to quality health care
for every Mainer. She describes her top three priorities for this
session on the Bangor Daily News website as: Decreasing the tax
burden to attract more businesses and jobs to Maine; rethinking
higher education by allocating more funds to Maine Community
Colleges; insurance reforms.
On taxes, Valentino believes reform is needed and told the
Press Herald in 2008 that the states tax system is archaic and
heavily infuenced by business cycles in the economy and tied to
housing and car sales.
Valentino is a proponent of reducing the size of the Maine
legislature. Her legislation to shrink the legislature from
two chambers to one passed in the Maine State House of
Representatives, but did not receive enough votes to pass in the state
Senate. Valentino says the measure would have made legislators
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more accountable, saying, There are too many opportunities for
representatives to say I supported a measure when they know its
just going to die in the other house. It would give citizens a more
transparent, effcient, and accountable government at the state
level while saving Maine citizens $15 million per budget cycle.
Rep. Valentino, age 54, is a 1974 graduate of Thornton Academy.
She has a B.A. in political science from the University of Southern
Maine and is a certifed paralegal. She is a former Commissioner
of the Maine Liquor and Lottery Commission and was elected for
three terms to the Saco City Council, where she served as Deputy
Mayor and Chair of the Finance Committee. She and her husband,
Curtis Scamman, live on Boom Road in Saco. They have three
grown children and two grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; AFL-CIO 89%; MLCV 100%
2008: MPA 83%; AFL-CIO 85%; MLCV 90%; MEA 33%;
NFIB 56%
2006: AFL-CIO 89%; EQME 100%; KI 87%; MLCV 83%;
MEA 100%; MPA 88%; MNOW 82%; NFIB 57%
2004: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Valentino 1,975; Gay 493; Schiavoni 1,445
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Valentino 3,639; Scott 1,526
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Valentino 2,459; Cushing 1,264
Primary: Unopposed
2004 General: Valentino 3,010; Dube 1,958
Primary: Valentino 343; Cvabral 270
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Valentino: $5,594.50 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Gay: $869.69 (Privately Financed)
Schiavoni: $5,127.18 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010: Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
2008 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV
AMY F. VOLK (R)
4 Elbridge Oliver Way
Scarborough, ME 04074
Home: 883-1963 Cell: 229-5091
Home: avolk@volkboxes.com
State House E-Mail:
RepAmy.Volk@legislature.maine.gov
District 127: Scarborough (part)
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Amy Volk, a Scarborough Republican, won her frst term in the
Legislature in 2010, handily defeating incumbent Democrat Sean
Flaherty, also of Scarborough. She will serve as a member of the
Labor, Research, and Economic Development committee.
Rep. Volks motivation for running was a desire to see her
community better represented at the state level. I have deep Maine
roots, I love Maine, and I was very frustrated by things that have
happened (and not happened) in Augusta, she said.
Her priorities are: improving the business climate by reducing
regulations on businesses and reducing the size, reach, and scope
of government; increasing quality education and access to higher
education; and reducing the cost of health care.
Her budget priorities are making government leaner in the
same way that businesses since the last recession have. Theres
a lot of fat, unnecessary expenditures, that can be cut without
citizens actually noticing a difference in their services.
On tax reform, Rep. Volk favors capping the income tax for
people over the age of 65 so were not losing people to states that
have no income tax, like Florida. She supports increases in some
taxes, but any increase needs to be offset by lowering corporate
and personal income tax. She noted that she supports repealing
the business equipment tax and I would consider raising the meal
and lodging tax, bringing it up to the national average and would
increase the snack tax because people who want to buy a lot of
junk food should pay for that.
On health care, Rep. Volk believes access to health care is an
individual responsibility best left to the private market.
She opposes the recently passed national health care reform,
saying we need to do everything we can to fght Obamacares
enactment. She also is opposed to Dirigo Health, calling it a
failure, and does not support a single-payer health care system.
On insurance regulation, Volk does not support maintaining
Maines current laws regulating the private insurance industry in
order to protect consumers from being denied coverage based on
age or health status because she feels they restrict competition.
Instead, she supports allowing people to buy insurance across
state lines, tort reform, giving states more incentive to make
affordable health care available state-by-state.
Rep. Volk is opposed to wind energy subsidies, and says that
wind power may very well be the largest government scam of the
last decade. She notes that the state has to be realistic about the
environment, investing in the environment when it makes sense
fnancially, and when it doesnt, abandoning those programs, like
wind power.
On the issue of Maine Clean Election Act, Volk supports it in
some capacities, but its gotten way too expensive and she does
not support the system for gubernatorial campaigns. She supports
the initiative and referendum process.
Volk does not support allowing gay and lesbian couples to
marry in Maine, because she does not believe it is right to begin
redefning a word based on 2010 norms, though she would be
open to the possibility of civil unions.
On immigration, she supports the new Arizona law that
criminalizes illegal immigration by defning it as trespassing and
allows local law enforcement agencies to question people they
suspect of being undocumented, but notes that we dont have the
problem here in Maine.
Volk, 41, is a graduate of Catherine McAuley High School and
the University of Maine. She is the owner of Personally Yours, a
home-based stationary and printing business and co-owner of Volk
Packaging Corporation in Biddeford. She serves on the board of
directors for the Root Cellar, a faith-based community assistance
group in Portland. She has lived in Scarborough for 11 years with
her husband, Derek, and their four children.
Ratings:
2010: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Volk 2,510; Flaherty 2,100
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Volk: $4,903.02 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Flaherty: $7,168.30 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
RICHARD V. WAGNER (D)
26 Mountain Avenue
Lewiston 04240
Phone: 784-0645 Cell: 577-8479
Home Email: rwagner@bates.edu
State House Email:
RepRichard.Wagner@legislature.maine.gov
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District 73: Part of Lewiston
Committee: Education and Cultural Affairs (Ranking Minority
Member)
Richard Wagner was re-elected to a third term in the legislature
by nearly 657 votes over his opponent, Republican Douglas Stone.
He has lived in District 73 for 40 years.
Last session Rep. Wagner sponsored legislation to provide
mediation in landlord-tenant disputes; and bills promoting
cooperation between the Department of Education and child
development services. In past sessions, Wagner has sponsored bills
to require notice to residents when trees are being cut or pruned,
and to increase recycling.
Wagner believes that government should ensure that all people
have adequate health care, housing, nutrition, and the means to live.
He strongly believes that all citizens have an obligation to work
for the community and conversely, that governments primary
responsibility is to support the welfare of citizens, especially those
who are our most vulnerable. He considered the opportunity to
run for the Legislature his chance to contribute to the community,
to give back and to represent the people of Lewiston.
His priorities for this session are promoting education from
pre-K to post-secondary, improving the business climate in Maine,
and safeguarding the states natural resources.
Wagners budget priorities are to streamline education, health
and human services while improving the quality of education
without cutting services to the most needy. On tax reform, Rep.
Wagner endorses lowering the income tax while broadening the
sales tax on non-essential goods and services, especially those used
by visitors to Maine.
Wagner believes that corporations receiving state assistance
should be required to return this assistance if the jobs they promise
to provide are not created and that corporations receiving state
assistance should be required to pay a living wage with specifed
benefts and should be in compliance with all environmental laws
and regulations.
Rep. Wagner believes that health care is a right that should
be protected by government. He supports the establishment of a
universal single-payer healthcare system in Maine and believes
we should protect Maines current laws regulating the private
insurance industry in order to protect consumers from being denied
coverage based on age or health status.
As the father of a daughter who is happily married to her same-
sex partner, Wagner believes that same-sex couples should have
the right to marry. He has opposed legislation excluding people
from enrolling in public programs based on their immigration
status, because as long as we as a society proft from immigrant
workers, we have an obligation to provide them and their families
with reasonable public support.
Rep. Wagner supports the school consolidation law that passed
in the 123rd Legislature, arguing that increasing the effciency
of our schools management is essential in our current budget
situation.
Wagner supports the right of all Maine workers to form and
join labor unions, saying that management can speak with one
voice; workers should have that right as well.
Among Wagners environmental priorities for the 126h
Legislature are maintaining an environment that draws tourists and
provides recreation for Mainers, controlling the disposal of waste
and the wise placement of energy-producing facilities
Rep. Wagner is an advocate of the Maine Clean Election Act,
saying that it is a model program.
Wagner, 73, was born in Baltimore, MD in 1935. He earned
a BA from Haverford College and did his graduate work at the
University of Michigan. He was a faculty member and Psychology
Department Chair at Bates College, from 1970 to 2004. He
continues to teach an occasional course at the college and has
served as Court Mediator since 1980. He has previously served
on the John F Murphy Homes Board for twenty years, and the
Tri-County Mental Health Board. He currently serves on the
Institutional Review Board of Central Maine Medical Center, the
Citizens Advisory Board of Lewiston-Auburn College and the
Energy Saving Committee of the City of Lewiston.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 84%; AFL-CIO 100%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 29%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 93%; MLCV 100%; MEA
100%; NFIB 22%
Election Results:
2010 General: Wagner 1,529; Stone 857
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Wagner 3,242 Unopposed
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Wagner 1,581; Lachance 955
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Wagner: $4,533.60 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Stone: $0.00 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MEA; SC
PAUL G. WATERHOUSE (R)
21 Green Street
Bridgton, ME 04009
Home: 647-5686 Business: 647-5686
Home E-Mail: pwaterhouse@cybertours.com
District 98: Bridgton, Harrison, Lovell,
Stow and Sweden
Committee: Judiciary; Taxation
G. Paul Waterhouse returns for a 5th term to the Maine House
after taking a break from politics since 2002. He had previously
served four terms in the House when he was term limited out. By
Maine law you cannot serve more than 4 consecutive terms. This
time he defeated his opponent with a decisive 55 percent of the
vote.
When asked what his motivation for running was
Representative Waterhouse said he wanted to help the people in his
district. Representative Waterhouse said I enjoy helping towns,
people, businesses deal with state government, and I fnd it very
rewarding. He said he would do this by maintaining a 100 percent
attendance which he maintained when served between 1994 and
2002 and by being available to his constituents.
Representative Waterhouse said his top three priorities would
be serving his district including solving peoples problems with
state Government, doing what he could to improve economy and
encourage job growth, and improving Maines business climate to
make it more business friendly.
Representative Waterhouse said he believes the proper role of
government is to provide services to people that they cant do
on their own. Representative Waterhouse also said Government
should stay out of peoples way otherwise and let the private sector
operate. Waterhouse said he believes government Should help
people who cant help themselves but encourage an economy
where they dont need it. Representative Waterhouse said to the
Sun Journal that he would Rein in excess welfare spending to
reasonable levels and put time-limits on eligibility.
Representative Waterhouse lives in Bridgton with his wife
Nancy. When not working at the State House in Augusta; he works
as an independent carpenter.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
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Election Results:
2010 General: Waterhouse 2,418; Villa 1,956
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Waterhouse: $1,895.64 (Privately Financed)
Villa: $4,675.96 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
WINDOL C. WEAVER (R)
4 Weavers Way
York 03909
Phone: 363-4641 Business: 287-1440
Home Email: wcw63@aol.com
State House Email:
RepWindol.Weaver@legislature.maine.gov
District 150: Part of York
Committees: Marine Resources (Chair)
David Webster defeated Republican challenger William Green,
garnering 62% of the vote and returning for his fourth term in the
House. During previous terms, he has served on the Appropriations
Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee.
On his top three issue priorities for the 125th Legislature,
Webster lists, Protect the most vulnerable; protect Dirigo and
MaineCare; and balance the budget doing the least harm possible.
Webster supports quality affordable health care for all and
favors the establishment of a universal single-payer health care
system in Maine. Webster also supports Maines Dirigo Health
program and the current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on age or health status.
On education, Webster told The Forecaster that with declining
student numbers and reduced school funding, he believe the
Legislature needs to make long-term decisions in order to continue
proper funding for the education of Maine children. While many
are proud of the equality of education in RSU 5 and want us to
expand programming for more excellence, a number of constituents
have shared their concerns about how many of their tax dollars are
spent on education. It is essential to do what we can to continue
supporting 21st century job, education and quality of life goals.
Webster has said he will support another bill legalizing same-
sex marriage, if one surfaces. The Maine Constitution says that
all people are born free, independent, with rights to pursue and
obtain safety and happiness, he told The Forecaster. I believe
that marriage equality legislation will add to Maine people and
societys safety and happiness.
Webster supports the Maine Clean Election Act, and he
believes corporations should be barred from making contributions
to candidates and to political action committees. He supports the
initiative and referendum process, though is concerned that it has
been bought and sold by big money interests.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 16%; AFL-CIO 11%; MLCV 30%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2008: MPA 17%; AFL-CIO 29%; MLCV 80%; NFIB 100%;
SAM A
2006: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Weaver 2,352; Giordano 1,523
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Weaver 2,586 McAllister 2,458
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Weaver 1,899; Gregg 1,698
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Weaver: $5,134.53 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Giordano: $5,141.40 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
2008 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
DAVID C. WEBSTER (D)
P. O. Box 124
Freeport 04032
Phone: 865-4311
Home Email: dcwebster@suscom-maine.net
State House Email:
RepDavid.Webster@legislature.maine.gov
District 106: Freeport and part of Pownal
Committee: Appropriations and Financial Affairs
David Webster defeated Republican challenger William Green,
garnering 62% of the vote and returning for his fourth term in the
House. During previous terms, he has served on the Appropriations
Committee and the Health and Human Services Committee.
On his top three issue priorities for the 125th Legislature,
Webster lists, Protect the most vulnerable; protect Dirigo and
MaineCare; and balance the budget doing the least harm possible.
Webster supports quality affordable health care for all and
favors the establishment of a universal single-payer health care
system in Maine. Webster also supports Maines Dirigo Health
program and the current laws regulating the private insurance
industry in order to protect consumers from being denied coverage
based on age or health status.
On education, Webster told The Forecaster that with declining
student numbers and reduced school funding, he believe the
Legislature needs to make long-term decisions in order to continue
proper funding for the education of Maine children. While many
are proud of the equality of education in RSU 5 and want us to
expand programming for more excellence, a number of constituents
have shared their concerns about how many of their tax dollars are
spent on education. It is essential to do what we can to continue
supporting 21st century job, education and quality of life goals.
Webster has said he will support another bill legalizing same-
sex marriage, if one surfaces. The Maine Constitution says that
all people are born free, independent, with rights to pursue and
obtain safety and happiness, he told The Forecaster. I believe
that marriage equality legislation will add to Maine people and
societys safety and happiness.
Webster supports the Maine Clean Election Act, and he
believes corporations should be barred from making contributions
to candidates and to political action committees. He supports the
initiative and referendum process, though is concerned that it has
been bought and sold by big money interests.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 79%; AFL-CIO 67%; MLCV 90%; NFIB 20%
2008: MPA 100%; AFL-CIO 92%; MLCV 90%; MEA 100%;
NFIB 22%
2006: AFL-CIO 100%; EQME 100%; KI 93%; MLCV 92%;
MEA 100%; MPA 94%; MNOW 100%; NFIB 50%
2004: No ratings
Election Results:
2010 General: Webster 2,776; Greene 1,581
Primary: Unopposed
2008 General: Webster 3,510; Davis 1,691
Primary: Unopposed
2006 General: Webster 2,479; Migliaccio 1,718
Primary: Unopposed
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2004 General: Webster 2,647; Healy 2,541
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Webster: $2,413.10 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Greene: $0 (Privately Financed)
2010 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; SC; MSEA-SEIU
2008 Endorsements:
AFL-CIO; EQME; MPA; MLCV; MSEA; MEA; SC
JOAN W. WELSH (D)
54 Sea Street
Rockport 04856
Phone: 236-6554
Home Email: joanwelsh08@gmail.com
District 46: Camden and Rockport
Committee: Environment and Natural Resources
Joan Welsh defeated opponent Helen Shaw with nearly 60% of
the vote in her 2010 re-election. Rep. Welsh was inspired to run
for offce through her work with social action groups in the state.
Her top priorities for the 125th Legislature include a bill to reduce
waste going to landflls and a bill to reduce the prescription
of psychotropic drugs to foster children. Welsh feels her most
important task, however, is to well represent the varied interests
of her constituents in Camden and Rockport.
On health care, Rep. Walsh is unsure of the feasibility of
establishing a universal single-payer healthcare system in the
state. She believes that Our healthcare system is in a terrible
tail spin; our costs are increasing because of increasing health
problems. Until we address prevention, no system will be able
to support escalating costs, including single-payer. She is
supportive of Dirigo Choice, seeing it as a step in the right
direction. She also supports maintaining state laws regulating the
creation of high risk pools by insurance companies.
Rep. Welsh supported the passage of LD 2048, requiring product
manufacturers to publicly disclose their use of priority chemicals
of high concern and authorizing the state to require safer
alternatives.
On the issues of affordable housing and energy, Rep. Welsh
supported protection of the HOME Fund, which in the past has
been used by Legislators for other purposes. She also supports
legislation that would assist Maine families with the high cost of
heating oil, including weatherization and direct fuel assistance.
Rep. Welsh is a strong advocate of the Maine Clean Election
Act, stating that it is a wonderful resource. and that she would
never have run for the legislature without it. She is supportive of
the right to propose or repeal laws through the citizen initiative
and referendum process but feels there should be a moratorium
period, so that if an initiative is defeated, it will not be on the
ballot again for a set period of time. She would also like to ban
out of state groups from gathering signatures and increased the
number of signatures required. Welsh is supportive of equal
marriage, as well as the protection of tribal sovereignty.
Rep. Welsh is supportive of the school consolidation law passed in
the last legislative session, calling it a step in the right direction.
She notes that in some cases, as in Camden/Rockport, the
Alternative Organizational Structure works better. Welsh is a
supporter of workers rights and would publicly support workers
engaged in union organizing. She is also in support of legislation
guaranteeing a minimum of seven paid sick days for all Maine
workers but says until this recession eases I dont think we should
mandate paid sick time on small businesses. Welsh also supports
legislation to increase the value of Maines EITC to help low-
income Mainers make ends meet during diffcult economic times.
Rep. Welsh, 68, was born in Fresno, California and graduated
from Boulder City High School in Nevada in 1958. She earned
a BA at the University of Colorado in 1967. She was a founder
of the Boulder County Safehouse for Battered Women and served
as its executive director for seven years. She was the president of
the Hurricane Island Outward Bound for nine years and served as
deputy director on the Natural Resources Council of Maine for four
years. She has served on the boards of Maine Media Workshops,
Center for Furniture Craftsmanship, Knox County Committee of
the Maine Community College, Maine Development Foundation,
Common Good Ventures, the Maine Womens Fund, and Riley
School.
Ratings:
2010: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 89%; MLCV 100%; NFIB 33%
Election Results:
2010 General: Welsh 2,781; Shaw 1,674
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Welsh: $6,546.99 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Shaw: $4,781.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
EQME; MLCV; SC; MPA
ALEXANDER R. WILLETTE (R)
P. O. Box 2
Mapleton, ME 04757
Home: 768-0164 Business: 764-4600
Cell: 689-8332
Home E-Mail: alexander.willette@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepAlexander.Willette@legislature.maine.gov
District 7: Castle Hill, Chapman, Hammond, Littleton, Mapleton,
Masardis, Monticello, Presque Isle (part), Wade, Washburn and
Oxbow Plantation, plus the unorganized territory of Central
Aroostook (including E Township)
Committee: Transportation
David Webster defeated Republican challenger Lawrence
Smith Jr. handily, garnering two-thirds of the vote. Webster returns
for his third term in the House. He returns to the Appropriations
Committee for a second term. He spent his frst term on the Health
and Human Services Committee.
On his top three issue priorities for the 124th Legislature,
Webster says, I hope to remain deeply involved in protection of the
most vulnerable during this potentially very challenging economic
period. I will continue to work for advancement on health care and
delivery of services for the most vulnerable. I believe many will
suffer due to high cost of fuel and we must determine how to help.
I believe we must continue to advance education, job creation and
assistance for creative economy and very small businesses.
Webster supports quality affordable health care for all, and
he supports the establishment of a universal single-payer health
care system in Maine that would provide comprehensive health
coverage to all Maine residents under a publicly fnanced and
publicly accountable system. He does say, I have many questions
about how we can afford to offer this in Maine unless we also
secure universal coverage at the national level.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
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Election Results:
2008 General: Willette 1,657; Haines 1,410
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Willette: $7,444.00 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Haines: $6,584.35 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
MICHAEL J. WILLETTE (D)
80 Hardy Street
Presque Isle, ME 04769
Cell: 227-5989
Home E-Mail: mikeblackbear@gmail.com
District 5: Presque Isle (part)
Committee: Veterans and Legal Affairs
Mike Willette defeated Republican Jessica Chase Smith
by 342 votes to keep his District 5 seat in the Nov. 2 election
with almost 56 percent of the vote. Shortly after running as the
incumbent democrat, Willette announced his decision to switch
his affliation to the Republican Party citing that, The Republican
Party has the clear vision for our economic recovery,
He served in the 124th Legislature.
He does not support allowing gay and lesbian couples to
marry in Maine.
Rep. Willette was formerly a science teacher and is now a
realtor in Presque Isle. He was born in Presque Isle and graduated
in 1988 from Presque Isle High School. After graduation, he
entered the U.S. Army and served in Iraq during the f rst Gulf
War. Willette holds a bachelors degree in biology and chemistry.
He and his wife, Pam, have three children, Alex, Maddy and
Sophia. Willette is a member of the National Rif e Association,
Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge.
Ratings:
2010: AFL-CIO 67%; MPA 53%; MLCV 70%; SAM A
Election Results:
2008 General: Willette 1,605; Chase 1,264
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Willette: $$4,728.36 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Chase: $3,550.86 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
SAM
TOM J. WINSOR (R)
107 Thurston Road
Norway, ME 04268
Home: 527-2233
Home E-Mail: twinsor@megalink.net
State House E-Mail:
RepTom.Winsor@legislature.maine.gov
District 95: Greenwood, Norway, Waterford and West Paris
Committee: Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Rep. Tom Winsor defeated Democratic candidate Russell
Newcomb with over 56% of the vote. Winsor previously served in
the legislature from 1994 to 2002.
In the SunJournal, Rep. Winsor says his discouragement
by the continuing loss of manufacturing jobs and employment
opportunities motivated him to, once again, run for offce.
Winsor tells the Bangor Daily News that his only priority
for this legislative session is to identify the barriers caused by
government to economic growth and to work night and day to
remove them. Anyone who wants to live in Maine should be able
to fnd a good job here.
Concerning the state budget, Winsor says there is a potential
to save $1billion in spending on state services. Under no
circumstances would he support raising taxes.
On healthcare, Winsor does not support a universal single-payer
health care system in Maine. He believes the federal American Care
Act is unconstitutional and would support legislation to discourage
its implementation.
Rep. Winsor says he supports the right of workers to form
and join labor unions. However, he believes that workers should
not be forced to pay union dues in unionized work places, saying
employees shouldnt be forced to pay dues as a condition of
employment .
Winsor, born in Bangor, Maine, is retired after 30 years of
being self-employed in real estate. He is a member of Norway
Paris Kiwanis, Oxford Hills Chamber, American Legion and the
Norway-Paris Sportsmans Club. He attended the University of
Maine, where he earned a Bachelor of arts degree in 1969. He lives
in Norway with his wife, Patricia. They have three children and
two grandchildren.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2010 General: Winsor 2,399; Newcomb 1,864
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Winsor: $7,436.16 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Newcomb: $5,154.72 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
NFIB; SAM
FREDERICK L. WINTLE (R)
1113 Dover Road
Garland, ME 04939
Home: 924-0012
Home E-Mail: fwintle@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepFred.Wintle@legislature.maine.gov
District 24: Athens, Charleston, Dexter, Garland, Harmony and
Ripley
Committee: Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Frederick Wintle won election to his frst state offce with a
two-to-one margin of victory over Michael Sawtelle of Dexter.
Wintle carried every municipality in his district to build a lead of
more than 1000 votes. Before running for the State House Wintle
served as the director of the SAD 46 school board and then as a
Selectman in Garland.
Rep. Wintle has said, in reference to the tax reform package
passed during the last session but defeated at referendum, I
dont believe we can help business or the working class by taxing
car repairs or dog groomers. Working people need to be able to
keep more of what they work for, and small business needs less
odious administrative burdens, not more taxes and regulations
from Augusta. Wintle also believes government is overreaching
in other areas and has cited examples such as local shopkeepers
who can apparently no longer run bottle deposit stations or tagging
stations due to the fees needed to run the operation. I have talked
to small business owners, he states on his campaign website. they
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know that the States micro management style and confscatory fee
and tax schedules are mind-numbing interferences that should be
ended. They know these interferences act as a cancer that destroys
jobs and businesses.
According to public statements, Wintles main priority is to
see that our area has great educated kids, a place for them to work
(and get paid enough to stay ahead of programs) and that our
little towns bustle once again with prosperity. Im for building
wealth. And Ill allow you to decide where that wealth needs to be
distributed.
Wintle was born in Dexter and attended Dexter Regionial High
School, graduating in 1971. After serving two decades in the Air
Force, he returned to the area and settled in Garland with his wife
Joan and their children. Since leaving the USAF Wintle worked at
Dexer Shoe until it closed and then worked at MBNA in Belfast.
He has enjoyed some freelance writing success including a book
about his childhood in Dexter. He has also served as President of
the Dexter Historical Society.
Ratings:
2010: SAM I
Election Results:
2010 General: Wintle 2,139; Sawtelle 1,016
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Wintle: $4,915.71 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Sawtelle: $3,181.48 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
STEPHEN J. WOOD (R)
P. O. Box 927
Sabattus, ME 04280
Cell: 740-3723
Alternate E-Mail: Woodysnavy@gmail.com
State House E-Mail:
RepSteve.Wood@legislature.maine.gov
District 75: Greene and Sabattus
Committee: Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Stephen Wood defeated Democratic incumbent Stacy Dostie to
win his frst term in the House.
Wood ran for offce to reduce taxes and improve the climate
for small businesses to foster job creation in Maine. He hopes to
streamline state government while maintaining essential services
and infrastructure.
Tax reform is Woods top priority. He hopes to reduce the
income tax rates offset the reduced revenue by reducing spending.
Rep. Wood believes there is suffcient revenue at the state
level to cover essential services without raising taxes. However,
he did not take a no new taxes pledge, saying that it would be
irresponsible to do so.
To balance the state budget, Wood would eliminate Dirigo
Health which insures 14,000 people in Maine, and would promote
the effciency of delivery of services by consolidation of nonproft
agencies and cut welfare by encouraging work.
Wood graduated from Oak Hill High School and is a Registered
Maine Guide and a Small Business Owner. He is a member of
the Maine Professional Guides Association and the Sportsmans
Alliance of Maine.
Ratings:
2010: SAM A
Election Results:
2008 General: Wood 2,061; Dostie 1,779
Primary: Unopposed
2010 Campaign Expenditures:
Wood: $6,358.57 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Dostie: $5,191.09 (Clean Elections Candidate)
2010 Endorsements:
No Endorsements
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The House
Page 120 A Citizens Guide
Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Representatives
The Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Tribes living in Maine began sending representatives to speak for their people at offcial Tribal gatherings long before
European settlers arrived on the continent. These nations had already established systems for sending delegates or representatives to negotiate treaties and agreements
with neighboring tribes, and it was natural for them to continue this practice with the new settlers. The earliest record of representatives being sent to the Maine
Legislature from the Penobscot Nation is in 1823 and from the Passamaquoddy Tribe in 1842. Records reveal that the two tribes had probably sent representatives
to the colonial government before the Revolutionary War.
In 1939, a bill was introduced to the Maine Legislature to give the Passamaquoddy Representatives the same monetary compensation received by all other
representatives. The bill was killed in the House, however, and in 1941 the Legislature passed a bill which took away the seating and speaking rights of the
Tribal Representatives. With this law, which changed their designation from Representatives to the Legislature to Representatives at the Legislature, Tribal
Representatives were reduced to the status of state paid lobbyists or simply visitors to the legislature.
The position of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Representatives began to improve in 1965 when their salaries were increased by the legislature. In 1967, they
were given a limited expense account, and fnally, in 1975, the legislature passed a bill to restore seating and speaking privileges to Tribal Representatives after a lapse
of 34 years. In 1995, the legislature passed a rule allowing the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot Representatives to sponsor and cosponsor bills specifcally relating to
Indians and the Indian land claims and to be seated, in a non-voting capacity, on legislative committees. Since 2001, they have been able to offer amendments to their
legislation. A proposal to allow them to vote in committee was narrowly defeated four years ago after the Attorney General ruled it would confict with constitutional
provisions for voter representation. In 2009, the Maine House of Representatives took a step to recognize the contributions of Maines tribal representatives by
adding their names to the offcial roll call board in the House Chamber. This means that representatives of the Passamaquoddy and Penobscot tribes are now allowed
to have their attendance at legislative sessions noted and entered into the legislative record.
Maine is currently the only state in the nation which gives representatives from native tribes seats in its state legislature. Tribes from other parts of the United
States and Canada are working to obtain the type of representation that the Penobscot and Passamaquoddy Tribes enjoy in Maine.
MADONNA SOCTOMAH
(PASSAMAQUODDY TRIBE)
Pleasant Point, P.O. Box 341
Perry 04667
Home: 853-2985 Cell: 904-7580
Home E-Mail: Sipayik@midmaine.com
State House E-Mail:
RepMadonna.Soctomah@legislature.maine.gov
Committee: Educational & Cultural Affairs
This is Rep. Maddona Soctomahs third term in the legislature.
In the Pleasant Point election on September 7, Soctomah received
223 votes for tribal representative, with Fred Moore III receiving
107. Soctomah also won in the September 8 election at Indian
Township, receiving 247 votes to 112 for Fred Moore. Both
have previously served as tribal representatives.Previously, Rep.
Soctomah served two consecutive terms in the 115th and 116th
legislature. She was the frst woman from the Passamaquoddy
Tribe to be elected to the Maine House.
Soctomah, 68, has worked for many years within her
community. She has been a member of tribal council and a health
administrator at the Pleasant Point and Indian Township health
centers. Now that she is retired, Madonna works on projects close
to her heart: teaching the Passamaquoddy language. Until the age
of fve, Rep. Socotomah spoke only Passamaquoddy, but after
moving to public schools in nearby Eastport found her using her
native language less and less. Now that she is retired, Madonna
works on projects close to her heart: teaching the Passamaquoddy
language. One of her current interests is also the Passamaquoddy
Transformers Theater, a drama group that creates interactive plays
about Passamaquoddy language and culture. Rep. Socotomah lives
in Pleasant Point with her husband, Len. They have 5 children and
6 grandchildren.
WAYNE T. MITCHELL
(PENOBSCOT NATION)
14 Oak Hill Street
Indian Island 04468
Phone: 827-0392 Business: 817-7300
Home Email: waymitch10@hotmail.com
State House Email:
RepWayne.Mitchell@legislature.maine.gov
Committee: Judiciary
This is Wayne Mitchells second term as a representative for the
Penobscot Nation. Previously, Mitchell unseated former Penobscot
Nation Representative Donna Loring. Loring had previously served
several full and partial two-year terms going back as far as 1997.
Of Mitchells top priorities is his hope for the end of institutional
racism in Maine. In the 124th legislature, Rep. Mitchell made a
passionate speech in support of a Joint Resolution Denouncing
Racism and Violence, which was introduced by Sen. Bill Diamond
(D), in response to a post-election incident in a town in his senate
district that provoked a national outcry of anti-racist sentiment.
While we properly denounce individual acts of violence and hate
that stem from racism, we must also acknowledge institutional
racism that can be far more insidious and challenging to eradicate
than individual racism. We, the Wabanaki People, understand
individual and institutional racism, Mitchell said.
Representative Mitchell is eager, in his words, to fx the
broken Maine Implementing Act of 1980 and to restore its original
intent. The 1980 Maine Implementing Act defned the tribes
jurisdictional boundaries and authority for self-government. In
2008, the Judiciary Committee recommended passage of only
two of seven unanimously endorsed recommendations suggested
by a Tribal-State Work Group initially empowered by Gov. John
Baldacci and later transformed into a legislative entity. What
emerged from the Judiciary Committee did not refect the Tribal-
State Work Group recommendations. Though the legislation was
enacted by the Maine Legislature and signed into law by Governor
Baldacci, all the affected Wabanaki Tribes rejected it.
In response to the January 2009 decision by the Maine House
to recognize the contributions of Maines tribal representatives
by adding their names to the offcial roll call board in the House
chamber, Mitchell remarked, This is a hallmark moment for
our state. Today, I am reminded of my ancestors my great-
grandfather, my grandfather and my uncle who were all tribal
representatives. They were forced to stand in the hallways of the
State House. I am deeply appreciative to the members of the House
of Representatives for this recognition.
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The Governor
PAUL R. LEPAGE
1 State House Station
Augusta 04333
Phone: 287-3531 Fax: 287-1034
Email: governor@maine.gov
When John Baldacci was
inaugurated to his frst term as
Maines 73rd Governor in January
of 2003, he was the frst Democrat to
take the oath in 16 years. He won re-
election in 2006 with just 38 percent of the vote. The 2008 election
cycle widened the Democratic margins in both the Maine House
and Senate. The Governor enters the last two years of his service
with a legislature that is more solidly in the hands of his party,
providing him with the potential for expanded legislative support
and successful passage of the policies he believes are critical to the
states future.
During his frst term, Governor Baldaccis memorable policy
achievements included the nationally heralded Dirigo Health
program, recognized in 2006 as one of the top 18 government
innovations in the nation by the Innovation in American
Government Awards. While considered a major achievement by
many, the program has not been without controversy, particularly
over the funding mechanism. In 2008, the 123rd Legislature
passed a bill to change the funding mechanism for Dirigo from an
annually-calculated assessment to capture savings from insurers to
a package of tax increases on beer, wine, and soda. That law was
overturned through a citizen initiative in 2008, after a pro-repeal
campaign funded largely by the beverage industry. This result
makes a review of the funding mechanism a top priority for the
Governor heading into the 124th Legislature.
Also during his frst term, the Governor was a leader on several
environmental issues, including a comprehensive clean up of the
mercury pollution in the Penobscot River Valley caused by the
now-closed HoltraChem plant and the signing of an Executive
Order to promote safer chemicals in consumer products. He can
also claim some credit for the passage of bills concerning household
hazardous waste collection, global warming, arsenic reduction, and
electronic waste disposal.
Governor Baldacci signed a collection of other important bills
during his frst term, including: legislation to amend the Human
Rights Act to include protection for gays and lesbians, an increase
in the minimum wage, and the development of a safety net to
protect Maine seniors from interrupted prescription drug coverage
due to President Bushs Medicare Part D plan.
A major initiative during the frst half of Governor Baldaccis
second term was his school consolidation law, which called
for schools to be organized into larger units in order to provide
more effcient and effective use of limited resources. All school
units were required to work with other units to reorganize, with
the goal of reducing the total number of school units to 80. The
law has proven to be controversial, and faces a challenge through
the citizen initiative process on the 2009 ballot. In his March 10,
2009 State of the State address, he stood behind his consolidation
of K-12 administration, asserting: We can not allow Maine to
be dragged backwards by a referendum that seeks a return to the
expensive past. The way forward the way to protect local schools
and resources for the classroom is to stop wasting money on
unnecessary bureaucracies and administrations.
A major focus at the beginning of the 124th Legislature will be
passage of the Governors proposed biennial budget. On January
9th, Baldacci proposed a two-year General Fund spending package
of $6.1 billion, reducing State spending by about $200 million
dollars. Unveiling the budget proposal, Governor Baldacci said
that Maine has not escaped the effects of the national recession
and global fnancial crisis and that we all face hard decisions and
shared sacrifce. The opportunity exists now, the Governor
said, to continue to practice fscal responsibility, to preserve the
safety net for those who need it most, and make reforms to reduce
administration and control spending.
In his State of the State address, the Governor made the
economy a central focus. He discussed job creation, saying he
plans to use federal stimulus money to create jobs in the short
term, and then use energy research to create jobs in the long
term. We face economic perils that will test our courage, our
creativity and our resolve, he said. We will all be called upon
to make uncomfortable decisions, to do without and to do things
differently.
The Governor also covered health care reform in his State
of the State address, saying Maine has been a national leader in
providing health care coverage, but he did not put forward any
grand ideas for expanding access to coverage in the upcoming
session. He said he plans to submit a proposal to use federal
recovery funds to create a voucher system for newly unemployed
workers who need additional help keeping their health insurance.
He also announced Maines Universal Wellness program, a
program designed to help Mainers take action to reduce health
risks and prevent disease. Baldacci also pledged to meet the
States obligations to Maine hospitals and to expand access to
medical school through out-of-state partnerships.
The Governors State of the State address also made clear his
commitment to energy independence. For too long our economy
has been held hostage by imported, foreign oil. Its jeopardized
our national security, and has left us at the mercy of markets and
foreign powers over which we have little control, he said. He
pledged to continue efforts to invest in weatherization, clean and
renewable sources of power, high-tech green jobs, and a smarter
transportation system.
Gay marriage is another issue that will come before the
124th Legislature. While Baldacci has boasted of his record as
a tireless defender of equal opportunity, he has not expressed
public support for gay marriage, saying he will consider what
I hear as the Legislature works to fnd the best way to address
discrimination.
Baldacci has been criticized for his lack of leadership on tax
reform. Failure to pass reforms that a majority of Mainers found
fair or adequate is what many claim led to the 2004 tax cap and
2006 TABOR referenda. Little major tax reform occurred during
the early part of the Governors second term, and tax reform was
not explicitly mentioned in the Governors 2009 State of the State
address. He has also been criticized for his decision to succumb to
pressure from the Department of Homeland Security and to begin
the process of complying with the Federal REAL ID program,
after the legislature voted to reject compliance in 2007.
At age 54, Baldacci has had a varied career in politics. A
graduate of the University of Maine in Orono, he was elected to
the Bangor City Council in 1978 when he was just 24 years old.
He served two terms before moving to the state Senate, where
he co-chaired the Taxation Committee and served six terms
from 1982 to 1994. While not well known outside Bangor, he
joined a large feld of Democratic candidates for the 2nd District
Congressional primary in 1994, a process set off by Senate
Majority Leader George Mitchells late and unexpected decision
to retire that March. In November of 1994, Baldacci became one
of only fourteen freshman Democrats elected to the U.S. House of
Representatives. He was re-elected to Congress by wide margins
in 1996, 1998, and 2000. During his service in the House,
Baldacci was a member of the Agriculture, Small Business and
Transportation Committees. The Governor resides with his wife,
Karen, and his son, Jack, at the Blaine House in Augusta.
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Constitutional Offcers
SECRETARY OF STATE
Charles E. Summers, Jr., Secretary of State
148 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333-0148
Tel: 207-626-8400
Fax: 207-287-8598
Email: sos.offce@maine.gov
In Maine, the Secretary of State oversees a Department made up of
the Maine State Archives, the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and
Commissions, and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles. As a Constitutional
Offcer, the Secretary is elected biennially through joint ballot of the
legislature and is charged with carrying out the Departments diverse
responsibilities, which range from safeguarding the original Maine
State Constitution and preserving millions of historic documents to
conducting state elections and testing motor vehicle operators.
This will be Matthew Dunlaps third term as Secretary of State. His
career in public service began with his election to the Maine House of
Representatives in 1996, where he served four terms and chaired both
the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee and the Committee on
Program Evaluation and Governmental Accountability.
Secretary Dunlaps widely varied professional career has included
extensive work as a cook, a bartender and bar manager, radio show
host, proofreader, research assistant, waiter, editor, writer, fur trapper,
and textile worker. Raised in Bar Harbor, he is a graduate of Mount
Desert Island High School. He later graduated from the University of
Maine, where he received a B.A. in History and an M.A. in English.
He completed the Executives in State and Local Government program
at Harvards Kennedy School. Secretary Dunlap lives in Old Town
with his wife and daughter.
ATTORNEY GENERAL
William J. Schneider
6 State House Station, Augusta 04333
Phone: 626-8800
Web: www.maine.gov/ag
The duties of the Attorney General are extensive and include
representing the State and its agencies in civil actions, prosecuting
claims to recover money for the State, investigating and prosecuting
homicides and other crimes, consulting with and advising the district
attorneys, enforcing proper application of funds given to public
charities in the State, and giving written opinions upon questions of
law submitted by the Governor, Legislature, and state agencies.
Janet Mills was an Assistant Attorney General from 1976 to 1980.
In 1980 she was elected District Attorney for Androscoggin, Franklin
and Oxford Counties, a position to which she was re-elected three
times. She was the frst woman District Attorney in New England and
one of the frst in the country.
Mills entered the legislature in 2002 when she was elected to the
House of Representatives, representing the towns of Farmington and
Industry. She was elected to her fourth term in the House in November
2008, before she was elected by the Joint Convention in December
2008 to be Maines 55th Attorney General. She is the frst woman to
hold the offce.
In her acceptance speech, Ms. Mills stated, Much of what we will
do will not be heard or heralded. There will be few victory speeches;
Farmington High School and earned a BA degree from the University
of Massachusetts-Boston and a J.D. degree from the University of
Maine School of Law, where she served on the Maine Law Review.
She and her husband, Stanley Kuklinski, live in Farmington.
STATE TREASURER
Bruce L. Poliquin
39 State House Station
Burton M. Cross Offce Building, 3rd foor
111 Sewall Street
Augusta, Maine 04333-0039
Email: state.treasurer@maine.gov
The State Treasurer manages cash and debt for the State of Maine.
State Treasurer David Lemoine sums up his offces mission as the
primary banker for the state, whose basic duty is to manage the
states fnances by helping to manage cash fow, marketing bond
issues, and preparing reports for Wall Street.
Lemoine represented the community of Old Orchard Beach during
the 119th, 120th and 121st Legislature. He frst took offce as Maines
48th State Treasurer in January 2005. About the responsibilities of
his offce, Lemoine says, Many of these obligations, as headlines
everywhere acknowledge, are more diffcult to perform now than at any
time in decades. We face the most challenging investment conditions
seen since the Great Depression. On top of that, we must fnd buyers
for our bonds in what has been called the most diffcult municipal
bond market since World War II.
State Treasurer Lemoine graduated from the Maine School of Law
in 1988, Colby College in 1979, and Waterville High School in 1975.
He worked in the Washington offces of former U.S. Senators George
Mitchell and Ed Muskie, and was a private practice attorney in York
County from 1988 until taking offce as State Treasurer in 2005. He
lives in Old Orchard Beach with his wife and three children.
STATE AUDITOR
Neria R. Douglass
66 State House Station, Augusta 04333
Phone: 624-6250
Web: www.maine.gov/audit
Email: neria.r.douglass@maine.gov
The Department of Audits primary responsibility is to audit the
fnancial statements of the State of Maine and expenditures of federal
programs. Neria Douglass has served as State Auditor since January
2005, after serving in the Maine Senate from 1998 to 2004. During her
legislative service, she focused on improving accounting practices in
state government, and improving access to affordable health care.
During her tenure as auditor, Douglas oversaw the development of
an anonymous web-based report form for public reporting of incidents
of suspected fraud, waste, ineffciency or abuse in State government.
After graduating from high school in New Jersey, Douglass earned
a BA from Wellesley College and a JD from Vanderbilt University
School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the U.S. Supreme
Court, the U.S. District Court for Maine, and the State of Maine. A
resident of Auburn, Douglass has served four years on the Auburn City
Council, fve years on the Auburn School Committee and fve years on
the Lewiston Board of Appeals.
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Joint Standing Committees
Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry
Senate: Roger L. Sherman, Chair (R)
Michael D. Thibodeau (R)
Elizabeth M. Schneider (D)
House: Peter Edgecomb, Chair (R)
Dean A. Cray (R)
Jefrrey Allen Gifford (R)
Russell J. Black (R)
Karen D. Foster (R)
Jeffrey L. Timberlake (R)
Jeffrey M. McCabe (D)
Andrew R. OBrien (D)
Peter S. Kent (D)
James F. Dill (D)
Committee Clerk: Rebecca Morrell
Policy Analyst: Jill Ippoliti
Fiscal Analyst: Suzanne Roy
Hearing Room: Room 206, Cross Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-1312
Appropriations and Financial Affairs
Senate: Richard W. Rosen, Chair (R)
Roger J. Katz (R)
Dawn Hill (D)
House: Patrick S.A. Flood,Chair (R)
Tom J. Winsor (R)
Kathleen D. Chase (R)
Tyler Clark (R)
Kenneth W. Fredette (R)
Dennis L. Keschl (R)
Margaret R. Rotundo (D)*
John L. Martin (D)
David C. Webster (D)
Sara R. Stevens (D)
Committee Clerk: Ann Yandian, OFPR
Policy Analyst: Maureen Dawson (OFPR)
Fiscal Analysts: OFPR Analysts
Hearing Room: Room 228, State House
Phone (207) 287-1635
Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Senate: Garrett P. Mason, Chair (R)
Rodney L. Whittemore (R)
Stan Gerzofsky (D)
House: Gary E. Plummer, Chair (R)
David C. Burns (R)
Ricky D. Long (R)
Susan E. Morissette (R)
Deborah J. Sanderson (R)
Anne M. Haskell (D)*
Stephen P. Hanley (D)
Michel A. Lajoie (D)
Anna D. Blodgett (D)
Michael H. Clarke (D)
Committee Clerk: Fern Neilson
Policy Analysts: Marion Hylan Barr, Alyson Mayo
Fiscal Analyst: Alexandra Avore
Hearing Room: Room 436, State House
Phone (207) 287-1122
Education and Cultural Affairs
Senate: Brian D. Langley, Chair (R)
Garrett P. Mason (R)
Justin L. Alfond (D)
House: David E. Richardson, Chair (R)
Peter E. Edgecomb (R)
Howard E. McFadden (R)
Peter B. Johnson (R)
Joyce A. Maker (R)
Michael D. McClellan (D)
Richard V. Wagner (D)*
Mary P. Nelson (D)
Stephen D. Lovejoy (D)
Helen Rankin (D)
Madonna M. Soctomah (Passamaquoddy)
Committee Clerk: Ryan Boyd
Policy Analysts: Phillip McCarthy, Carolyn Russo
Fiscal Analyst: Rachel Tremblay
Hearing Room: Room 202, Cross State Offce
Building - phone (207) 287-3125
Energy, Utilities and Technology
Senate: Michael D. Thibodeau, Chair (R)
Christopher W. Rector (R)
Philip L. Bartlett II (D)
House: Stacey Allen Fitts, Chair (R)
James M. Hamper (R)
Dean A. Cray (R)
Larry C. Dunphy (R)
Aaron F. Libby (R)
Jon Hinck (D)*
Alexander Cornell du Houx (D)
Roberta B. Beavers (D)
Mark N. Dion (D)
Louis J. Luchini (D)
Committee Clerk: Kristen Gottlieb
Policy Analysts: Jean Guzzetti, Jon Clark
Fiscal Analyst: Scott Miller
Hearing Room: Room 211, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-4143
Environmental and Natural Resources
Senate: Thomas B. Saviello, Chair (R-Franklin)
Roger L. Sherman (R-Aroostook)
Seth A. Goodall (D-Sagadahoc)
House: James M. Hamper, Chair (R-Oxford)
Bernard L. A. Ayotte (R-Caswell)
Jane S. Knapp (R-Gorham)
Joan M. Nass (R-Acton)
Ricky D. Long (R-Sherman)
James W. Parker (R-Veazie)
Robert S. Duchesne (D-Hudson)
Melissa Walsh Innes (D-Yarmouth)
Joan W. Welsh (D-Rockport)
Denise P. Harlow (D-Portland)
Committee Clerk: Krysta Lilly-Brown
Policy Analyst: Susan Johannesman
Fiscal Analyst: Scott Miller
Hearing Room: Room 216, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-4149
Health and Human Services
Senate: Earle L. McCormick, Chair (R)
Nichi S. Farnham (R)
Margaret M. Craven (D)
House: Meredith N. Strang Burgess, Chair (R)
Leslie T. Fossel (R)
Richard S. Malaby (R)
Beth A. OConnor (R)
Deborah J. Sanderson (R)
Heather W. Sirocki (R)
Mark W. Eves (D)*
Matthew J. Peterson (D)
Linda F. Sanborn (D)
Peter C. Stuckey (D)
Committee Clerk: Lisa Cote
Policy Analysts: Jane Orbeton, Anna Broome, Chris
Nolan (OFPR)
Fiscal Analysts: Chris Nolan, Alexandra Avore
Hearing Room: Room 209, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-1317
Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Senate: Thomas H. Martin, Jr., Chair (R)
A. David Trahan (R)
John L. Patrick (D)
House: Paul T. Davis, Sr., Chair (R)
Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (R)
Dale J. Crafts (R)
Eleanor M. Espling (R)
Stacey K. Guerin (R)
Stephen J. Wood (R)*
Everett W. McLeod (R)
Ralph W. Sarty (R)
Herbert E. Clark (D)*
Sheryl J. Briggs (D)
Michel A. Shaw (D)
Committee Clerk: Rebecca Morrell
Policy Analyst: Curtis Bentley
Fiscal Analyst: Suzanne Roy
Hearing Room: Room 206, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-1338

Insurance and Financial Services
Senate: Rodney L. Whittemore, Chair (R)
Lois A. Snowe-Mello (R)
Joseph C. Brannigan (D)
House: Wesley E. Richardson, Chair (R)
Jonathan B. McKane (R)
Joyce A. Fitzpatrick (R)
Susan E. Morissette (R)
John J. Picchiotti (R)
Sharon Anglin Treat (D)*
Adam A. Goode (D)
Henry E.M. Beck (D)
Terry K. Morrison (D)
Paulette G. Beaudoin (D)
Committee Clerk: Melissa Wright
Policy Analyst: Colleen McCarthy Reid
Fiscal Analyst: Chris Nolan
Hearing Room: Room 220, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-1314
Judiciary
Senate: David R. Hastings III, Chair (R)
Richard G. Woodbury (U)
Lawrence Bliss (D)
House: Joan M. Nass, Chair (R)
G. Paul Waterhouse (R)
Michael G. Beaulieu (R)
Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (R)
Bradley S. Moulton (R)
Karen D. Foster (R)
Charles R. Priest (D)*
Cynthia A. Dill (D)
Maeghan Maloney (D)
Megan M. Rochelo (D)
Wayne T. Mitchell (Penobscot Nation)
Committee Clerk: Susan Pinette
Policy Analysts: Margaret Reinsch, Curtis Bentley
Fiscal Analyst: Alexandra Avore
Hearing Room: Room 438, State House
*Ranking minority member
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Joint Standing Committees
Phone (207) 287-1327
Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic
Development
Senate: Christopher W. Rector, Chair (R)
Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (R)
Troy Dale Jackson (D)
House: Kerri L. Prescott, Chair (R)
Dana L. Dow (R)
Melvin Newendyke (R)
Amy F. Volk (R)
Frederick L. Wintle (R)
John L. Tuttle, Jr. (D)*
Timothy E. Driscoll (D)
Paul E. Gilbert (D)
Robert B. Hunt (D)
Erin D. Herbig (D)
Committee Clerk: Rhonda Miller
Policy Analysts: Carolyn Russo, Natalie Haynes
Fiscal Analyst: Rachel Tremblay
Hearing Room: Room 20, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-1331
Marine Resources
Senate: Lois A. Snoew-Mello, Chair (R)
Brian D. Langley (R)
Nancy B. Sullivan (D)
House: Windol C. Weaver, Chair (R)
Dianne C. Tilton (R)
Jane S. Knapp (R)
Kimberly N. Olsen (R)
Wayne R. Parry (R)
W. Bruce MacDonald (D)*
Charles B. Kruger (D)
Devin M. Beliveau (D)
Ralph Chapman (D)
Walter A. Kumiega III (D)
Committee Clerk: Veronica Snow
Policy Analyst: Alyson Mayo
Fiscal Analyst: Suzanne Roy
Hearing Room: Room 214, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-1337
State and Local Government
Senate: Douglas A. Thomas, Chair (R)
Ronald F. Collins (R)
Nancy B. Sullivan (D)
House: H. David Cotta, Chair (R)
Lance E. Harvell (R)
Bradley S. Moulton (R)
Michael Celli (R)
James S. Gillway (R)
Andrea M. Boland (D)*
Brian T. Kaenrath (D)
Brian D. Bolduc (D)
Alan M. Casavant (D)
Anne P. Graham (D)
Committee Clerk: Veronica Snow
Policy Analyst: Anna Broome
Fiscal Analysts: Alexandra Avore, Scott Miller
Hearing Room: Room 214, Cross State Offce Bldg
Phone (207) 287-1330
Taxation
Senate: A. David Trahan, Chair (R)
David R. Hstings III (R)
Richard Woodbury (U)
House: L Gary Knight, Chair (R)
G. Paul Waterhouse (R)
Bruce A. Bickford (R)
Paul Edward Bennett (R)
David R. Burns (R)
R. Ryan Harmon (R)
Seth A. Berry (D)*
Donald E. Pilon (D)
Mark E. Bryant (D)
Elspeth M Flemings (D)
Committee Clerk: Jennifer Jacobs
Policy Analyst: Elizabeth Cooper (OFPR)
Fiscal Analyst: Scott Miller
Hearing Room: Room 127, State House
Phone (207) 287-1552
Transportation
Senate: Ronald F. Collins, Chair (R)
Douglas A. Thomas (R)
William Diamond (D)
House: Richard M. Cebra, Chair (R)
Kimberley C. Rosen (R)
James S. Gillway (R)
Wayne R. Parry (R)
Peter B. Rioux (R)
Alexander R. Willette (R)
Edward J. Mazurek (D)*
George Hogan (D)
Ann E. Peoples (D)
Charles K. Theriault (D)
Committee Clerk: Kathie Bilodeau
Policy Analysts: Karen Nadeau-Drillen, Suzanne
Roy (OFPR)
Fiscal Analyst: Suzanne Roy
Hearing Room: Room 126, State House
Phone (207) 287-4148
Veterans and Legal Affairs
Senate: Nichi S. Farnham, Chair (R)
Debra D. Plowman (R)
John L. Patrick (D)
House: Michael G. Beaulieu, Chair (R)
Jarrod S. Crockett (R)
Michael J. Willette (R)
Douglas K. Damon (R)
David D. Johnson (R)
Michael E. Carey (D)*
Linda M. Valentino (D)
Diane Russell (D)
Thomas R.W. Longstaff (D)
Benjamin M. Chipman (U)
Committee Clerk: Marianne MacMaster
Policy Analysts: Danielle Fox, Colleen McCarthy
Reid
Fiscal Analyst: Suzanne Roy
Hearing Room: Room 437, State House
Phone (207) 287-1310
Joint Select Committee on Joint Rules
Senate: Jonathan T.E. Courtney, Chair (R)
Debra D. Plowman (R)
David R. Hastings III (R)
Philip L. Bartlet II (D)
Stan Gerzofsky (D)
House: Andre E. Cushing III, Chair (R)
Stacey A. Fitts (R)
Richard M. Cebra (R)
John L. Martin (D)
Teresea Hayes (D)
Committee Clerk: Beth St. Pierre
Policy Analyst: Julie Jones (OFPR)
Fiscal Analyst: Alexandra Avore
Hearing Room: State House Room 127
Phone: (207) 287-1552
Joint Select Committee on Regulatory
Fairness and Reform
Senate: Jonathan T.E. Courtney, Chair (R)
Christopher W. Rector (R)
Thomas B. Saviello (R)
Justin L. Alfond (D)
Seth A. Goodall (D)
House: Jonathan B. McKane, Chair (R)
Stacey A. Fitts (R)
Diane C. Tilton (R)
Dana L. Dow (R)
Michael D. McClellan (R)
James W. Parker (R)
Roberts S. Duchesne (D)*
Sharon Anglin Treat (D)
Michael E. Carey (D)
Linda M. Valentino (D)
Committee Clerk: Darlene Simoneau
Policy Analysts: Pat Norton & other OPLA
Analysts
Fiscal Analyst: OPRR Analysts
Hearing Room: Room 126, State House
Phone (207) 287-1679
Government Oversight Committee
Senate: Roger J. Katz, Chair (R)
A. David Trahan (R)
Earle L. McCormick (R)
Elizabeth M. Schneider (D)
Lawrence Bliss (D)
Nancy B. Sullivan (D)
House: David C. Burns, Chair (R)
Leslie T. Fossel (R)
Joyce A. Fitzpatrick (R)
Donald E. Pilon (D)*
Andrea M. Boland (D)
Stephen D. Lovejoy (D)
Committee Clerk: Beth St. Pierre
Policy Analyst: Julie Jones (OFPR)
Fiscal Analyst: Alexandra Avore
Hearing Room: State House Room 127
Phone: (207) 287-1552
*Ranking Democratic Member

*Ranking minority member
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Town/City House (District) Senate (District)
Abbot Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Acton Joan M. Nass (144) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Addison Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Albany Twp Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Albion H. David Cotta (55) Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (25)
Alexander Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Alfred David R. Burns (138) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Allagash John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Alna Leslie T. Fossel (53) A. David Trahan (20)
Alton Robert S. Duchesne (13) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Amherst Howard E. McFadden (30) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Amity Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick (8) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Andover Matthew J. Peterson (92) John L. Patrick (14)
Anson Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Appleton Andrew R. OBrien (44) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Argyle Twp Robert S. Duchesne (13) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Arrowsic W. Bruce MacDonald (61) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Arundel Wayne R. Parry (140) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Ashland John L. Martin (1) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Athens Frederick L. Wintle (24) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Atkinson Paul T. Davis, Sr. (26) Douglas A. Thomas(27)
Atlantic Watler A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Auburn Michael G. Beaulieu (68) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
Auburn Bruce A. Bickford (70) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
Auburn Brian D. Bolduc (69) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
Augusta Maeghan Maloney (57) Roger J. Katz (24)
Augusta Karen D. Foster (58) Roger J. Katz (24)
Augusta Anna D. Blodgett (56) Roger J. Katz (24)
Aurora Howard E. McFadden (30) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Avon Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Bailey Island Kimberly N. Olsen (64) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Baileyville Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Baldwin Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (99) David R. Hastings III (13)
Bancroft Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Bangor James W. Parker (18) Nichi S. Farnham (32)
Bangor Sara R. Stevens (17) Nichi S. Farnham (32)
Bangor Douglas K. Damon (16) Nichi S. Farnham (32)
Bangor Adam Goode (15) Nichi S. Farnham (32)
Bar Harbor Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Bar Mills Robert M. Hunt (131) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Baring Plt Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Barnard Twp Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Bass Harbor Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Bath Peter S. Kent (65) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Bath Michael H. Clarke (62) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Beals Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Beaver Cove Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Beddington Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Belfast Erin D. Herbig (43) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Belgrade Dennis L. Keschi (83) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Belgrade Lakes Dennis L. Keschi (83) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Belmont Erin D. Herbig (43) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Benedicta Twp Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Benton H. David Cotta (55) Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (25)
Benton Kenneth C. Fletcher (54) Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (25)
Bernard Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Berwick Beth A. OConnor (145) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Bethel Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Biddeford Megan M. Rochelo (136) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Biddeford Alan M. Casavant (137) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Biddeford Paulette G. Beaudoin (135) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Biddeford Megan M. Rochelo (136) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Biddeford Paulette G. Beaudoin (135) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Biddeford Alan M. Casavant (137) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Biddeford Pool Alan M. Casavant (137) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Bingham Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Birch Harbor Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Town/City House (District) Senate (District)
Blaine Tyler Clark (6) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Blanchard Twp Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Blue Hill Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
Blue Hill Falls Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
Boothbay W. Bruce MacDonald (61) A. David Trahan (20)
Boothbay Harbor W. Bruce MacDonald (61) A. David Trahan (20)
Bowdoin Seth A. Berry (67) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Bowdoinham Seth A. Berry (67) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Bowerbank Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Bradford Robert S. Duchesne (13) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Bradley David D. Johnson (20) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Bremen Dana L. Dow (50) A. David Trahan (20)
Brewer Michael Celli (21) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Brewer David D. Johnson (20) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Bridgewater Tyler Clark (6) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Bridgton G. Paul Waterhouse (98) David R. Hastings III (13)
Brighton Plt Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Bristol Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
Brooklin Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Brooks Peter B. Rioux (42) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Brooksville Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
Brookton Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Brownfeld Helen Rankin (97) David R. Hastings III (13)
Brownville Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Brownville Jct Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Brunswick Peter S. Kent (65) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Brunswick Charles R. Priest (63) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Brunswick Alexander Cornell du Houx (66)Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Bryant Pond Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Buckfeld Teresea Hayes (94) John L. Patrick (14)
Bucksport Kimberley C. Rosen (40) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Burlington Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Burnham R. Ryan Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Buxton Robert B. Hunt (131) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Buxton Linda F. Sanborn (130) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Byron Matthew J. Peterson (92) John L. Patrick (14)
Calais Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Cambridge Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Camden Joan W. Welsh (46) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Camp Ellis Donald E. Pilon (133) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Canaan Dean A. Cray (28) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Canton Sheryl J. Briggs (93) John L. Patrick (14)
Cape Elizabeth Jane E. Eberle (123) Lawrence Bliss (7)
Cape Elizabeth Cynthia A. Dill (121) Lawrence Bliss (7)
Cape Neddick Windol C. Weaver (150) Dawn Hill (1)
Cape Neddick Bradley S. Moulton (149) Dawn Hill (1)
Cape Porpoise Alan M. Casavant (137) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Caratunk Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Caribou Peter E. Edgecomb (4) Troy Dale Jackson (35)
Carmel David E. Richardson (23) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Carrabassett Val Larry C. Dunphy (88) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Carroll Plt Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Carthage Sheryl J. Briggs (93) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Cary Plt Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick (8) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Casco Richard M. Cebra (101) William G. Diamond (12)
Castine Ralph Chapman (37) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Castle Hill Alexander R. Willette (7) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Caswell Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Centerville Twp Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Chapman Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Charleston Frederick L. Wintle (24) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Charlotte Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Chebeague Isl Meredith Strang Burgess (108) Richard Woodbury (11)
Chelsea Debra Sanderson (52) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Cherryfeld Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Chester Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Douglas M. Smith (27)
Chesterville Paul E. Gilbert (87) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
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China H. David Cotta (55) Roger J. Katz (24)
Clifton David D. Johnson (20) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Clinton Stacey A. Fitts (29) Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (25)
Codyville Plt Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Columbia Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Columbia Falls Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Concord Twp Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Connor Twp Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Cooper Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Coopers Mills Debra Sanderson (52) A. David Trahan (20)
Coplin Plt Larry C. Dunphy (88) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Corea Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Corinna Kenneth W. Fredette (25) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Corinth Kenneth W. Fredette (25) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Corinth Stacey K. Guerin (22) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Cornish Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (99) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Cornville Dean A. Cray (28) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Costigan Robert S. Duchesne (13) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Cranberry Isles Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Crawford Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Criehaven Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Cross Lake Twp Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Crouseville Alexander R. Willette (7) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Crystal Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Cumberland Meredith Strang Burgess (108) Richard Woodbury (11)
Cushing Wesley E. Richardson (49) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Cutler David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Cyr Plt Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Dallas Plt Jarrod S. Crockett (91) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Damariscotta Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
Danforth Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Dayton Wayne R. Parry (140) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Deblois Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Dedham David D. Johnson (20) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Deer Isle Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Denmark Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (99) David R. Hastings III (13)
Dennistown Plt Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Dennysville Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Detroit Stacey A. Fitts (29) Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (25)
Dexter Frederick L. Wintle (24) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Dixfeld Sheryl J. Briggs (93) John L. Patrick (14)
Dixmont Andre E. Cushing III (39) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Dover-Foxcroft Paul T. Davis, Sr. (26) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Dresden Leslie T. Fossel (53) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Drew Plt Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Dryden Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Durham Eleanor M. Espling (105) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
Dyer Brook Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
E Twp Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Eagle Lake John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
East Andover Matthew J. Peterson (92) John L. Patrick (14)
East Blue Hill Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
East Boothbay W. Bruce MacDonald (61) A. David Trahan (20)
East Corinth Stacey K. Guerin (22) Debra D. Plowman (33)
East Corinth Kenneth W. Fredette (25) Debra D. Plowman (33)
East Dixfeld Sheryl J. Briggs (93) John L. Patrick (14)
East Livermore L. Gary Knight (81) Paul G. Mason (17)
East Machias Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
East Millinocket Herbert E. Clark (10) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
East Orland James S. Gillway (41) Richard W. Rosen (31)
East Poland Michael D. McClellan (103) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
East Vassalboro Karen D. Foster (58) Roger J. Katz (24)
East Waterboro Aaron F. Libby (139) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
East Wilton Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
East Winthrop Patrick S. A. Flood (82) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Eastbrook Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Easton Tyler Clark (6) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Eastport David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Eddington David D. Johnson (20) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Town/City House (District) Senate (District)
Edgecomb Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
Edinburg Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Edmunds Twp Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Eliot Roberta B. Beavers (148) Dawn Hill (1)
Elliottsville Twp Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Ellsworth Louis J. Luchini (38) Brian D. Langley (28)
Embden Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Emery Mills David R. Burns (138) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Enfeld Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Etna David E. Richardson (23) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Eustis Jarrod S. Crockett (91) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Exeter Kenneth W. Fredette (25) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Fairfeld John J. Picchiotti (84) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Falmouth Mark N. Dion (113) Richard Woodbury (11)
Falmouth Mary Pennell Nelson (112) Richard Woodbury (11)
Farmingdale Sharon Anglin Treat (79) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Farmington Lance E. Harvell (89) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Farmington Falls Lance E. Harvell (89) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Fayette Dennis L. Keschl (83) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Fletchers Ldg Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Forest City Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Fort Fairfeld Tyler Clark (6) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Fort Kent John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Fort Kent Mills John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Frankfort James S. Gillway (41) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Franklin Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Freedom Ryan R. Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Freeman Twp Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Freeport David Webster (106) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Frenchboro Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Frenchville Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Friendship Wesley E. Richardson (49) A. David Trahan (20)
Frye Island Michael D. McClellan (103) William G. Diamond (12)
Fryeburg Helen Rankin (97) David R. Hastings III (13)
Gardiner Stephen P. Hanley (59) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Garfeld Plt John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Garland Frederick L. Wintle (24) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Georgetown W. Bruce MacDonald (61) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Gilead Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Glen Cove Joan W. Welsh (46) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Glenburn Stacey K. Guerin (22) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Glenwood Plt Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Gorham Linda F. Sanborn (130) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
Gorham Jane S. Knapp (129) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
Gouldsboro Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Grand Falls Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Grand Isle Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Grand Lk Str Plt Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Gray Anne P. Graham (109) Richard Woodbury (11)
Gray Mark E. Bryant (110) Richard Woodbury (11)
Great Pond Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Greenbush Robert S. Duchesne (13) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Greene Stephen J. Wood (75) Paul G. Mason (17)
Greenfeld Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Greenville Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Greenville Jct Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Greenwood Tom J. Winsor (95) John L. Patrick(14)
Guilford Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Hallowell Sharon Anglin Treat (79) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Hamlin Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Hammond Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Hampden Andre E. Cushing III (39) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Hancock Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Hanover Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Harborside Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
Harmony Frederick L. Wintle (24) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Harpswell Kimberly N. Olsen (64) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Harrington Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Harrison Paul G. Waterhouse (98) David R. Hastings III (13)
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Hartford Teresea Hayes (94) John L. Patrick (14)
Hartland Dean A. Cray (28) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Haynesville Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Hebron Jeffrey L. Timberlake (96) John L. Patrick (14)
Hermon David E. Richardson (23) Nichi S. Farnham (32)
Hersey Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Herseytown Twp Ricky D. Long (9) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Hibberts Gore Debra Sanderson (52) A. David Trahan (20)
Highland Plt Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Hinckley John J. Picchiotti (84) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Hiram Helen Rankin (97) David R. Hastings III (13)
Hodgdon Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick (8) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Holden David D. Johnson (20) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Hollis Robert B. Hunt (131) William G. Diamond (12)
Hope Andrew R. OBrien (44) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Houlton Joyce Ann Firzpatrick (8) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Howland Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Hudson Robert S. Duchesne (13) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Hulls Cove Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Indian Island James F. Dill (14) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Indian Pch T3 Herbert E. Clark (10) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Indian Pch T3 Ricky D. Long (9) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Indian Pch T4 Herbert E. Clark (10) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Indian Twp Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Industry Lance Evans Harvell (89) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Island Falls Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Isle au Haut Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Islesboro Andrew R. OBrien (44) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Jackman Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Jackson Peter B. Rioux (42) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Jay Paul E. Gilbert (87) John L. Patrick (14)
Jefferson Dana L. Dow (50) A. David Trahan (20)
Jefferson Debra Sanderson (52) A. David Trahan (20)
Jonesboro Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Jonesport Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Kenduskeag Stacey K. Guerin (22) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Kennebunk Wayne R. Parry (140) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Kennebunk Paul E. Bennett (141) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Kennebunkport Alan M. Casavant (137) Nancy B. Sullivan (4)
Kents Hill Patrick S. A. Flood (82) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Kingfeld Jarrod S. Crockett (91) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Kingman Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Kingsbury Plt Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Kittery Devin M. Beliveau (151) Dawn Hill (1)
Kittery Bradley S. Moulton (149) Dawn Hill (1)
Kittery Point Devin M. Beliveau(151) Dawn Hill (1)
Knox R. Ryan Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Kossuth Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Lagrange Robert S. Duchesne (13) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Lake View Plt Paul T. Davis, Sr. (26) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Lakeville Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Lambert Lk Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Lamoine Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Lebanon Joan M. Nass (144) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Lebanon Beth A. OConnor (145) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Lee Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Leeds L. Gary Knight (81) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Levant Stacey K. Guerin (22) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Lewiston Michel A. Lajoie (71) Margaret M. Craven (16)
Lewiston Michael E. Carey (72) Margaret M. Craven (16)
Lewiston Margaret R. Rotundo (74) Margaret M. Craven (16)
Lewiston Richard V. Wagner (73) Margaret M. Craven (16)
Lewiston Bruce A. Bickford (70) Margaret M. Craven (16)
Lexington Twp Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Liberty Andrew R. OBrien (44) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Lille Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Limerick David R. Burns (138) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Limestone Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy Dale Jackson (35)
Limington Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (99) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Town/City House (District) Senate (District)
Lincoln Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Lincoln Center Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Lincoln Plt Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Lincolnville Andrew R. OBrien (44) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Linneus Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Lisbon Dale J. Crafts (104) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Lisbon Eleanor M. Espling (105) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Lisbon Falls Eleanor M. Espling (105) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Lisbon Falls Dale J. Crafts (104) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Litchfeld Melvin Newendyke (80) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Little Deer Isle Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Littleton Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Livermore L. Gary Knight (81) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Livermore Falls L. Gary Knight (81) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Locke Mills Tom J. Winsor (95) John L. Patrick (14)
Long A Twp Herbert E. Clark (10) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Long Island Meredith Strang Burgess (108) Richard Woodbury (11)
Lovell G. Paul Waterhouse (98) John L. Patrick (14)
Lowell Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Lubec David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Ludlow Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Lyman Aaron F. Libby (139) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Lyman Wayne R. Parry (140) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Machias David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Machiasport David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Macwahoc Plt Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Madawaska Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Madison Philip A. Curtis (86) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Madrid Twp Matthew J. Peterson (92) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Magalloway Plt Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Manchester Dennis L. Keschl (83) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Manset Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Mapleton Alexander R. Willette (7) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Mariaville Howard E. McFadden (30) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Marion Twp Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Mars Hill Tyler Clark (6) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Marshfeld Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Masardis Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Mason Twp Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Matinicus Isle Plt Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Mattawamkeag Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Maxfeld Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Mechanic Falls James M. Hamper (100) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Meddybemps Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Medford Paul T. Davis, Sr. (26) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Medomak Dana L. Dow (50) A. David Trahan (20)
Medway Herbert E. Clark (10) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Mercer Paul E. Gilbert (87) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Merrill Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Mexico Sheryl J. Briggs (93) John L. Patrick (14)
Milbridge Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Milford Robert S. Duchesne (13) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Millinocket Herbert E. Clark (10) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Milo Paul T. Davis, Sr. (26) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Milton Twp Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Minot Jeffrey L. Timberlake (96) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Minturn Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Molunkus Twp Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Monhegan Plt Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
Monmouth Melvin Newendyke (80) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Monroe Peter B. Rioux (42) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Monson Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Monticello Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Montville Ryan R. Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Moody Bradley S. Moulton (149) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Moose River Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Moro Plt Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Morrill Andrew R. OBrien (44) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Moscow Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
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Mount Chase Ricky D. Long (9) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Mount Desert Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Mount Desert Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Mount Vernon Dennis L. Keschi (83) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Naples Richard M. Cebra (101) David R. Hastings III (13)
Nashville Plt John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
New Canada Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
New Gloucester Eleanor M. Espling (105) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
New Harbor Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
New Limerick Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
New Portland Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
New Sharon Paul E. Gilbert (87) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
New Sweden Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
New Vineyard Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Newburgh Andre E. Cushing III (39) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Newcastle Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
Newfeld David R. Burns (138) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Newport Kenneth W. Fredette (25) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Newry Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
No. 14 Twp Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
No. 21 Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Nobleboro Dana L. Dow (50) A. David Trahan (20)
Norridgewock Philip A. Curtis (86) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
North Amity Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick (8) Roger L. Sherman (34)
North Berwick Mark Eves (146) Ronald F. Collins (2)
North Brooklin Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
North Fryeburg Helen Rankin (97) David R. Hastings III (13)
North Haven Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Christopher W. Rector (22)
North Jay Paul E. Gilbert (87) John L. Patrick (14)
North Turner Jeffrey L. Timberlake (96) Paul G. Mason (17)
North Whitefeld Debra Sanderson (52) A. David Trahan (20)
North Windham Mark E. Bryant (110) William G. Diamond (12)
North Windham Gary E. Plummer (111) William G. Diamond (12)
North Yarmouth Anne P. Graham (109) Richard Woodbury (11)
North Yarmouth Meredith Strang Burgess (108) Richard Woodbury (11)
Northeast Har Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Northfeld Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Northport Erin D. Herbig (43) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Norway Tom J. Winsor (95) David R. Hastings III (13)
Oakfeld Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Oakland Henry E. Beck (76) Richard J. Katz (24)
Oakland Robert W. Nutting (78) Richard J. Katz (24)
Ocean Park George Hogan (132) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Ogunquit Moulton Bradley (149) Dawn Hill (1)
Olamon Robert S. Duchesne (13) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Old Orchard Bch George Hogan (132) Barry J. Hobbins (5)
Old Town James F. Dill (14) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Oquossoc Jarrod S. Crockett (91) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Orient Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick (8) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Orland James S. Gillway (41) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Orneville Twp Paul T. Davis, Sr. (26) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Orono Emily Ann Cain (19) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Orono James W. Parker (18) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Orrington Kimberley C. Rosen (40) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Orrs Island Kimberly N. Olsen (64) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Osborn Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Otis Louis Joseph Luchini (38) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Otisfeld James M. Hamper (100) David R. Hastings III (13)
Otter Creek Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Owls Head Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Owls Head Edward J. Mazurek (47) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Oxbow Plt Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Oxford James M. Hamper (100) David R. Hastings III (13)
Palermo Ryan R. Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Palmyra Dean A. Cray (28) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Paris Teresea Hayes (94) David R. Hastings III (13)
Parkman Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Parsonsfeld Helen Rankin (97) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Passadumkeag Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Town/City House (District) Senate (District)
Pass. Indian Twp Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Pass. Pleasant Pt Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Patten Ricky D. Long (9) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Peaks Island Peter C. Stuckey (114) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Pejepscot Kerri L. Prescott (60) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Pemaquid Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
Pembroke Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Penobscot Ralph Chapman (37) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Pen. Indian Isl James F. Dill (14) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Penobscot Nat. James F. Dill (14) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Perham Charles Kenneth Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Perkins Twp (Fr) Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Perkins Twp (Sag)Seth A. Berry (67) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Perry Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Peru Sheryl J. Briggs (93) John L. Patrick (14)
Phillips Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Phippsburg Kimberly N. Olsen (64) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Pittsfeld Stacey A. Fitts (29) Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (25)
Pittston Leslie T. Fossel (53) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Plaisted John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Pleasant Point Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Pleasant Ridge Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Plymouth Kenneth W. Fredette (25) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Poland Michael D. McClellan (103) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
Poland Richard M. Cebra (101) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
Poland Spring Michael D. McClellan (103) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (15)
Portage Lake Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Porter Helen Rankin (97) David R. Hastings III (13)
Portland Benjamin M. Chipman (119) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Portland Benjamin M. Chipman (119) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Stephen D. Lovejoy (115) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Portland Stephen D. Lovejoy (115) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Peter C. Stuckey (114) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Portland Peter C. Stuckey (114) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Diane M. Russell (120) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Diane M. Russell (120) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Portland Anne M. Haskell (117) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Portland Anne M. Haskell (117) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Jon Hinck (118) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Jon Hinck (118) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Portland Mark N. Dion (113) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Portland Mark N. Dion (113) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Denise P. Harlow (116) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Portland Denise P. Harlow (116) Justin L. Alfond (8)
Pownal Anne P. Graham (109) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Pownal David Webster (106) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
Prentiss Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Presque Isle Michael J. Willette (5) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Presque Isle Alexander R. Willette (7) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Princeton Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Prospect James S. Gillway (41) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Prospect Harbor Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Quimby John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Randolph Stephen P. Hanley (59) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Rangeley Jarrod S. Crockett (91) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Rangeley Plt Matthew J. Peterson (92) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Raymond Michael D. McClellan (103) William G. Diamond (12)
Readfeld Patrick S. A. Flood (82) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Reed Plt Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Richmond Seth A. Berry (67) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Ripley Frederick L. Wintle (24) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Robbinston Joyce A. Maker (31) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Robinhood W. Bruce MacDonald (61) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Rockland Edward J. Mazurek (47) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Rockport Joan W. Welsh (46) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Rockwood Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Rome John J. Pichhiotti (84) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Roque Bluffs David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Round Pond Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
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Roxbury Matthew J. Peterson (92) John L. Patrick (14)
Rumford Matthew J. Peterson (92) John L. Patrick (14)
Rumford Center Matthew J. Peterson (92) John L. Patrick (14)
Rumford Point Matthew J. Peterson (92) John L. Patrick (14)
Sabattus Stephen J. Wood (75) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Saco Donald E. Pilon (133) Michael J. Willette (5)
Saco Linda M. Valentino (134) Michael J. Willette (5)
Salem Twp Jarrod S. Crockett (91) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Salem Twp Russell J. Black (90) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Sandy River Plt Matthew J. Peterson (92) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Sanford Andrea M. Boland (142) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Sanford John L. Tuttle, Jr. (143) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Sanford Joan M. Nass (144) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Sangerville Paul T. Davis, Sr. (26) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Sargentville Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
Scarborough Heather W. Sirocki (128) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
Scarborough Heather W. Sirocki (128) Lawrence Bliss (7)
Scarborough Amy F. Volk (127) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
Scarborough Amy F. Volk (127) Lawrence Bliss (7)
Seal Cove Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Searsmont Andrew R. OBrien (44) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Searsport James S. Gillway (41) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Sebago Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (99) David R. Hastings III (13)
Sebec Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Seboeis Plt Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Seboomook Twp Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Sedgwick Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
Shapleigh David R. Burns (138) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Sheridan John L. Martin (1) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Sherman Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Sherman Mills Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Sherman Station Ricky D. Long (9) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Shirley Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Sidney Robert W. Nutting (78) Roger J. Katz (24)
Silver Ridge Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Sinclair Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Skowhegan Jeff M. McCabe (85) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Smithfeld John J. Picchiotti (84) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Smyrna Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Smyrna Mills Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Soldier Pond John L. Martin (1) Troy Dale Jackson (35)
Solon Philip A. Curtis (86) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Somerville Debra Sanderson (52) A. David Trahan (20)
Sorrento Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian L. Langley (28)
South Berwick Roberta B. Beavers (148) Dawn Hill (1)
South Berwick Mark W. Eves (146) Dawn Hill (1)
South Bristol Jonathan B. McKane (51) A. David Trahan (20)
South Casco Richard M. Cebra (101) William G. Diamond (12)
South China H. David Cotta (55) Roger J. Katz (24)
South Freeport David Webster (106) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
South Gardiner Stephen P. Hanley (59) Earle L. McCormick (21)
South Harpswell Kimberly N. Olsen (64) Stan Gerzofsky (10)
South Hiram Helen Rankin (97) David R. Hastings III (13)
South Paris Teresea M. Hayes (94) David R. Hastings III (13)
South Portland Jane E. Eberle (123) Lawrence Bliss (7)
South Portland Terry K. Morrison (122) Lawrence Bliss (7)
South Portland Bryan T. Kaenrath (124) Lawrence Bliss (7)
South Thomaston Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
South Waterboro Aaron F. Libby (139) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
South Windham Gary E. Plummer (111) William G. Diamond (12)
Southport W. Bruce MacDonald (61) A. David Trahan (20)
Southwest Har. Elspeth Flemings (35) Brian D. Langley (28)
Springfeld Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Springvale Joan M. Nass (144) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Springvale John L. Tuttle, Jr. (143) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Spruce Head Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
St. Agatha Charles Kenneth Theriault (2) Troy Dale Jackson (35)
St. Albans Dean A. Cray (28) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
St. David Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Town/City House (District) Senate (District)
St. Francis Dawn Hill (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
St. George Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
St. John Plt Dawn Hill (1) Troy Dale Jackson (35)
Stacyville Ricky D. Long (9) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Standish Michael A. Shaw (102) William G. Diamond (12)
Standish Michael D. McClellan (103) William G. Diamond (12)
Starks Paul E. Gilbert (87) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
Steep Falls Michael A. Shaw (102) William G. Diamond (12)
Stetson David E. Richardson (23) Debra D. Plowman (33)
Steuben Dianne C. Tilton (33) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Stillwater James F. Dill (14) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Stockholm Charles Kenneth Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Stockton Springs James S. Gillway (41) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Stoneham Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Stonington Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Stow G. Paul Waterhouse (98) John L. Patrick (14)
Stratton Jarrod S. Crockett (91) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Strong Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Sullivan Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Summit Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Sumner Teresea M. Hayes (94) John L. Patrick (14)
Sunset Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Surry Ralph Chapman (37) Brian D. Langley (28)
Swans Island Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Swanville Peter B. Rioux(42) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Sweden G. Paul Waterhouse (98) John L. Patrick (14)
Talmadge Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Temple Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Tenants Harbor Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
The Forks Plt Larry C. Dunphy (88) Roger L. Whittemore (26)
Thomaston Charles B. Kruger (48) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Thorndike Ryan R. Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Topsfeld Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Topsham Peter S. Kent (65) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Topsham Kerri L. Prescott (60) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Tremont Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Trenton Louis J. Luchini (38) Brian D. Langley (28)
Trescott Twp David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Troy Ryan R. Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Turner Jeffrey L. Timberlake (96) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Turner Center Jeffrey L. Timberlake (96) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Twombly Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Union Wesley E. Richardson (49) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Unity Ryan R. Harmon (45) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Unity Twp H. David Cotta (55) Kenneth W. Fredette (25)
Up. Frenchville Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Upton Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Van Buren Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy Dale Jackson (35)
Vanceboro Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Vassalboro Karen D. Foster (58) Roger J. Katz (24)
Veazie James R. Martin (18) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Verona Island James S. Gillway (41) Richard W. Rosen (31)
Vienna Dennis L. Keschl (83) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Vinalhaven Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Wade Alexander R. Willette (7) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Waite Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Waldo Peter B. Rioux (42) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Waldoboro Dana L. Dow (50) A. David Trahan (20)
Wales Melvin Newendyke (80) Garrett P. Mason (17)
Wallagrass Dawn Hill (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Waltham Richard S. Malaby (34) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Warren Wesley E. Richardson (49) Christopher W. Rector (22)
Washburn Alexander A Kumiega III (7) Troy Dale Jackson (35)
Washington Debra Sanderson (52) A. David Trahan (20)
Washington Twp Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Waterboro Aaron F. Libby (139) Jonathan T. E. Courtney (3)
Waterford Tom J. Winsor (95) John L. Patrick (14)
Waterville Thomas Longstaff (77) Kenneth W. Fredette (25)
Waterville Henry E. M. Beck (76) Kenneth W. Fredette (25)
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The House
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Whos My Legislator?
Town/City House (District) Senate (District)
Wayne L. Gary Knight (81) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Webster Plt Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Weeks Mills H. David Cotta (55) Lois A. Snowe-Mello (24)
Weld Matthew J. Peterson (92) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Wellington Larry C. Dunphy (88) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Wells Kathleen D. Chase (147) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Wells Dawn Hill (149) Ronald F. Collins (2)
Wesley Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
West Baldwin Ralph W. Sarty, Jr. (99) David R. Hastings III (13)
West Bath Peter S. Kent (65) Seth A. Goodall (19)
West Bath Kimberly N. Olsen (64) Seth A. Goodall (19)
West Bethel Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
West Enfeld Jeffery A. Gifford (12) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
West Forks Plt Larry C. Dunphy (88) Rodney L. Whittemore (26)
West Gardiner Sharon Anglin Treat (79) Earle L. McCormick (21)
West Lebanon Beth A. OConnor (145) Ronald F. Collins (2)
West Lebanon Joan M. Nass (144) Ronald F. Collins (2)
West Minot Jeffrey L. Timberlake (96) Garrett P. Mason (17)
West Paris Tom J. Winsor (95) John L. Patrick (14)
West Peru Sheryl J. Briggs (93) John L. Patrick (14)
West Rockport Joan W. Welsh (46) Christopher W. Rector (22)
W. Scarborough Heather W. Sirocki (128) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
W. Scarborough Amy F. Volk (127) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
West Sullivan Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
West Sumner Teresea Hayes (94) John L. Patrick (14)
West Tremont Walter A. Kumiega III (36) Brian D. Langley (28)
Westbrook Timothy E. Driscoll (126) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Westbrook Ann E. Peoples (125) Joseph C. Brannigan (9)
Westbrook Timothy E. Driscoll (126) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
Westbrook Ann E. Peoples (125) Philip L. Bartlett II (6)
Westfeld Tyler Clark (6) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Westmanland Charles K. Theriault (2) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Weston Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Westport Island W. Bruce MacDonald (61) A. David Trahan (20)
Whitefeld Debra Sanderson (52) A. David Trahan (20)
Whiting David C. Burns (32) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Whitney Twp Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Whitneyville Howard E. McFadden (30) Kevin L. Raye (29)
Willimantic Peter B. Johnson (27) Douglas A. Thomas (27)
Wilton Russell J. Black (90) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Windham Mark E. Bryant (110) William G. Diamond (12)
Windham Gary E. Plummer (111) William G. Diamond (12)
Windsor Karen D. Foster (58) A. David Trahan (20)
Winn Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Elizabeth M. Schneider (30)
Winslow Susan E. Morissette (54) Thomas H. Martin, Jr. (25)
Winter Harbor Richard S. Malaby (34) Brian D. Langley (28)
Winterport Peter B. Rioux (42) Michael D. Thibodeau (23)
Winterville Plt John L. Martin (1) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Winthrop Patrick S. A. Flood (82) Earle L. McCormick (21)
Wiscasset Leslie T. Fossel (53) A. David Trahan (20)
Woodland Bernard L. A. Ayotte (3) Troy D. Jackson (35)
Woodstock Jarrod S. Crockett (91) John L. Patrick (14)
Woodville Everett W. McLeod, Sr. (11) Douglas A Thomas (27)
Woolwich Peter S. Kent (65) Seth A. Goodall (19)
Wyman Twp Larry C. Dunphy (88) Thomas B. Saviello (18)
Wytopitlock Ricky D. Long (9) Roger L. Sherman (34)
Yarmouth Melissa Walsh Innes (107) Richard Woodbury (11)
York Windol C. Weaver (150) Dawn Hill (1)
York Bradley S. Moulton (149) Dawn Hill (1)
York Beach Windol C. Weaver (150) Dawn Hill (1)
York Harbor Windol C. Weaver (150) Dawn Hill (1)
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But I Only Have the District Number
SENATE
1...... Dawn Hill
2...... Ronald F. Collins
3...... Jonathan T.E. Courtney
4...... Nancy B. Sullivan
5...... Barry J. Hobbins
6...... Philip L. Bartlett II
7...... Lawrence S. Bliss
8...... Justin L. Alfond
9...... Joseph C. Brannigan
10.... Stanley J. Gerzofsky
11.... Richard Woodbury
12.... William G. Diamond
13.... David R. Hastings III
14.... John L. Patrick
15.... Lois A. Snowe-Mello
16.... Margaret M. Craven
17.... Garrett P. Mason
18.... Thomas B. Saviello
19.... Seth A. Goodall
20.... A. David. Trahan
21.... Earle L. McCormick
22.... Christopher W. Rector
23.... Michael D. Thibodeau
24.... Roger J. Katz
25.... Thomas H. Martin Jr.
26.... Rodney L. Whittemore
27.... Douglas A. Thomas
28.... Brian D. Langley
29.... Kevin L. Raye
30.... Elizabeth M. Schneider
31.... Richard W. Rosen
32.... Nichi S. Farnham
33.... Debra D. Plowman
34.... Roger L. Sherman
35.... Troy D. Jackson
HOUSE
1... John L. Martin
2... Charles K.Theriault
3... Bernard L. A. Ayotte
4... Peter E. Edgecomb
5... Michael J. Willette
6... Tyler Clark
7... Alexander R. Willette
8... Joyce Ann Fitzpatrick
9... Ricky D. Long
10..... Herbert E. Clark
11..... Everett W. McLeod Sr.
12..... Jeffery A. Gifford
13..... Robert S. Duchesne
14..... James F. Dill
15..... Adam Goode
16..... Douglas K. Damon
17..... Sara R. Stevens
18..... James R. Martin
19..... Emily A. Cain
20..... David D. Johnson
21..... Michael Celli
22..... Stacey K. Guerin
23..... David E. Richardson
24..... Frederick L. Wintle
25..... Kenneth W. Fredette
26..... Paul T. Davis Sr.
27..... Peter B. Johnson
28..... Dean A. Cray
29..... Stacey A. Fitts
30..... Howard E. McFadden
31..... Joyce A. Maker
32..... David C. Burns
33..... Dianne C. Tilton
34..... Richard S. Malaby
35..... Elspeth M. Flemings
36..... Walter A. Kumiega III
37..... Ralph Chapman
38..... Louis J. Luchini
39..... Andre E. Cushing III
40..... Kimberley C. Rosen
41..... James S. Gillway
42..... Peter B. Rioux
43..... Erin D. Herbig
44..... Andrew R.OBrien
45..... R. Ryan Harmon
46..... Joan W. Welsh
47..... Edward J. Mazurek
48..... Charles B. Kruger
49..... Wesley E. Richardson
50..... Dana L. Dow
51..... Jonathan B. McKane
52..... Debra Sanderson
53..... Leslie T. Fossel
54..... Susan E. Morissette
55..... H. David Cotta
56..... Anna D. Blodgett
57..... Maeghan Maloney
58..... Karen D. Foster
59..... Stephen P. Hanley
60..... Kerri L. Prescott
61..... W. Bruce MacDonald
62..... Michael H. Clarke
63..... Charles R. Priest
64..... Kimberly N. Olsen
65..... Peter S. Kent
66..... Alexander Cornell du Houx
67..... Seth A. Berry
68..... Michael G. Beaulieu
69..... Brian D. Bolduc
70..... Bruce A. Bickford
71..... Michel A. Lajoie
72..... Michael E. Carey
73..... Richard V. Wagner
74..... Margaret R. Rotundo
75..... Stephen J. Wood
76..... Henry E. M. Beck
77..... Thomas Longstaff
78..... Robert W. Nutting
79..... Sharon A. Treat
80..... Melvin Newendyke
81..... L. Gary Knight
82..... Patrick S. A. Flood
83..... Dennis L. Keschl
84..... John J. Picchioti
85..... Jeff M. McCabe
86..... Philip A. Curtis
87..... Paul E. Gilbert
88.....Larry C. Dunphy
89..... Lance E. Harvell
90..... Russell J. Black
91..... Jarrod S. Crockett
92..... Matthew J. Peterson
93..... Sheryl J. Briggs
94..... Teresea M. Hayes
95..... Tom J. Winsor
96..... Jeffrey L. Timberlake
97..... Helen Rankin
98..... G. Paul Waterhouse
99..... Ralph W. Sarty Jr.
100... James M. Hamper
101... Richard M. Cebra
102... Michael A. Shaw
103... Michael D. McLellan
104... Dale J. Crafts
105... Eleanor M. Espling
106.... David C. Webster
107... Melissa Walsh Innes
108.... Meredith Strang Burgess
109... Anne P. Graham
110.... Mark E. Bryant
111... Gary E. Plummer
112.... Mary P. Nelson
113... Mark N. Dion
114.... Peter C. Stuckey
115... Stephen D. Lovejoy
116.... Denise P. Harlow
117... Anne M. Haskell
118.... Jon Hinck
119... Benjamin J. Chipman
120.... Diane M. Russell
121... Cynthia A. Dill
122... Terry K. Morrison
123... Jane E. Eberle
124... Bryan T. Kaenrath
125... Ann E. Peoples
126... Timothy E. Driscoll
127... Amy F. Volk
128... Heather W. Sirocki
129... Jane S. Knapp
130... Linda F. Sanborn
131... Robert M. Hunt
132... George W. Hogan
133... Donald E. Pilon
134... Linda M. Valentino
135... Paulette G. Beaudoin
136... Megan M. Rochelo
137... Alan M. Casavant
138... David R. Burns
139... Aaron F. Libby
140... Wayne R. Parry
141... Paul E. Bennett
142... Andrea M. Boland
143... John L. Tuttle Jr.
144... Joan M. Nass
145... Beth A. OConnor
146... Mark Eves
147... Kathleen D. Chase
148... Roberta B. Beavers
149... Bradley S. Moulton
150... Windol C. Weaver
151... Devin M. Beliveau
Passamaquoddy Tribe
... Madonna Soctomah
Penobscot Nation
... Wayne T. Mitchell
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Citizen Groups
The following pages contain a listing of various groups
working within the State of Maine for the betterment
of people in Maine. The groups listed are non-proft
organizations working in the public interest to provide
services, education, advocacy as well as social and
environmental justice to the people of Maine.
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ALLIANCE FOR A CLEAN & HEALTHY MAINE
P.O. Box 2217, Bangor, ME 04402
Tel 207-699-5795
Email: stevetaylor@preventharm.org
Web: www.CleanAndHealthyMe.org
Steve Taylor, Coordinator
The Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine is a diverse
coalition of Maine-based organizations engaged in a public health
campaign to phase out the long-lived toxic chemicals that build
up in the food web and our bodies in favor of safer alternatives.
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION OF MAINE
Cumberland Ave. Suite 401, Portland 04101
Tel: 774-5444
Fax: 774-1103
Email: info@mclu.org
Web: www.mclu.org

Shenna Bellows, Executive Director

The purpose of the Maine Civil Liberties Union is to protect and
advance the constitutional rights of Maine people. Among these
rights are free expression, freedom of religion, equal treatment,
the right to a fair hearing, students rights, prisoners rights, and
the right to privacy. The MCLU engages in lobbying and public
education on federal, state and local civil liberties issues. The
public, legislators, media and others may contact the MCLU
offce for information about issues, speakers, school programs
and outreach efforts.
COASTAL ENTERPRISES, INC. (CEI)
36 Water St., PO Box 268, Wiscasset ME 04578
Tel: 207-882-7552
Fax: 207-882-7308
Email: rlp@ceimaine.org
Web: www.ceimaine.org
Ron Phillips, President
Carla Dickstein, SVP, Research and Development

Coastal Enterprises, Inc. provides fnancing, capital and technical
support for the development of job-creating small businesses,
natural resources industries, community facilities, and affordable
housing. The organization believes that the most effective way
to help the greatest number of people outside the economic
mainstream is to support the businesses in their communities. In
this way, more jobs will be created, more positive impact on the
environment will be realized, and more affordable housing units
will be created or preserved. CEI also advocates for state and
national economic development policies that will result in real
benefts to Maine people.
CEI services are offered to businesses of any size, including
individuals who are or aspire to be self-employed. CEI is
managing nearly $600 million of capital, and has created or
retained over 23,000 jobs. Almost 30,000 businesses/people have
been counseled.
Founded in 1977 with roots in the civil rights movement, Coastal
Enterprises is a private, nonproft community development
corporation and community development fnancial institution
with 12 locations throughout the state. Its mission is to help
create economically and environmentally healthy communities in
which all people, especially those with low incomes, can reach
their full potential.
CONSUMERS FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE
(CAHC)
PO Box 2490, Augusta 04338-2490
Tel: 1-800-838-0388
Fax: 622-7077
Email: consumerhealth@mainecahc.org
Web: www.mainecahc.org

Joseph P. Ditr, Esq., Executive Director

Consumers for Affordable Health Care is Maines largest
consumer coalition. We give consumers a meaningful voice
in health policy decisions that affect their everyday lives.
Our mission is to advocate for universal access to health
care services and coverage for all Maine citizens. Our
activities include education, non-partisan policy analysis, and
advocacy. Membership is open to all organizations, businesses,
and individual consumers.
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH STRATEGY CENTER
P.O. Box 2217, Bangor 04402
Tel: 699-5795
Fax: 699-5790
Email: info@preventharm.org
Web: www.preventharm.org
Mike Belliveau, Executive Director
The Environmental Health Strategy Center promotes human
health, safer chemicals and a sustainable economy. We work to
prevent harm from toxic chemical exposure wherever people live,
work or play. Our campaigns deliver consumer products that
better protect childrens health and adults through safer chemicals
policy. We also lead a collaborative effort to create green jobs
through research and commercial development of sustainable
bioplastics made from Maine potatoes and agricultural waste.
FARM CREDIT OF MAINE
615 Minot Avenue, Auburn 04210
Tel: 207-784-0193
Fax: 207-784-0195
Farm Credit of Maine is a statewide credit cooperative serving the
agricultural, fshing, and forest products industries in the State of
Maine. With its 93-year old federal charter, it is organized as an
Agricultural Credit Association (ACA) and is part of the national
private Farm Credit System. The cooperative is funded through
the sale of national Farm Credit bonds and discount notes. As
a cooperative, its member-stockholders both elect the directors
and share in the profts. Its customers are primarily private
family-owned businesses that produce, harvest, process, market
and transport products such as potatoes, milk, corn, apples,
blueberries, lobster, fsh, shrimp, logs, wood chips, lumber and
nursery stock, to name a few. Its mission is to serve the credit
needs of these industries and related businesses in Maines rural
communities.
FRIENDS OF MERRYMEETING BAY (FOMB)
PO Box 233, Richmond 04357
Tel: 666-3372
Email: edfomb@gwi.net
Ed Friedman, Board Chair
The FOMB mission is to preserve, protect and improve the
unique ecosystems of Merrymeeting Bay. The Bay is a resource
of international signifcance known for its many anadromous
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fsh, migratory waterfowl and rare plant species. FOMB works
through land conservation, education, research and advocacy to
accomplish our mission.
H.O.M.E., INC./ EMMAUS
PO Box 10, Orland 04472
Tel: 469-7961
Fax: 469-1023
Email: info@homecoop.net
Web: www.homecoop.net
Sister Lucy Poulin, Executive Director
Bonnie Williams, Assistant Director
Help People to Help Themselves. H.O.M.E.s mission is to
provide help to the needy by helping them to develop the skills
they need to help themselves. When helping someone, H.O.M.E.
always works to develop community rather than just an individual
and works to undo the systems of oppression. The more the
needs of low-income people have grown, the greater has been the
response of H.O.M.E. in making the case for a different kind of
world for them in areas of housing, employment and education.
IMMIGRANT LEGAL ADVOCACY PROJECT (ILAP)
PO Box 17917, 309 Cumberland Ave, Suite 201, Portland 04112
Tel: 780-1593, 1-800-497-8505
Fax: 699-2313
E-mail: info@ilapmaine.org
Web: www.ilapmaine.org
Beth Stickney, Esq., Executive Director
ILAP is Maines only nonproft legal aid agency providing
comprehensive immigration law and related legal issues for free
or low-fee to low-income noncitizens, and their U.S. citizen
family members statewide. Direct legal services offered include
consultations, brief assistance, and full legal representation. ILAP
also provides Education and Outreach services, offering
workshops for immigrant community groups, and trainings for
service providers who work with non-citizens, about immigration
law and related matters. ILAP additionally works with
administrative agencies and policy makers to address systemic
and policy issues that affect Maines immigrants.

INGRAHAM - YOUTH ALTERNATIVES
50 Lydia Lane, South Portland 04106
Tel: 523-5049
1-877-429-6884
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 774-HELP
24-hour Crisis Hotline TTY: 774-0700
web: www.yimaine.org/

Joe Everett, Chief Executive Offcer
A private nonproft social service and mental health care provider,
Youth Alternatives Ingraham is comprised of 26 integrated
treatment, education, and advocacy- programs serving more than
12,000 people annually. Our services include mental health care
as well as 24- hour crises intervention and prevention; parenting
education, community advocacy, and family mediation programs;
integrated treatment programs that reunite children and youth
with their families or provide these youth with the skills they will
need to make their own way in the greater community; long-term
care for people who are homeless and suffering from chronic
mental illness.
KENNEBEC VALLEY ORGANIZATION (KVO)
70 Pleasant Street, Waterville 04901
Tel: 873-5844
E-mail: kvo@gwi.net
web: www.kvorg.org
Charlie Conley, President
Ted Galdston, Lead Organizer
KVO is a faith- and democratic values-based, multi-issue
organization of congregations, labor union locals, community
and small business groups in the Kennebec Valley between
Gardiner and Skowhegan. KVO brings people and institutions
together across lines of religion, geography, age, race, ethnic
group and economic status to build relationships, develop leaders,
and take action on issues of common concern, such as saving,
strengthening and creating good jobs, accessible health care,
quality education and other critical public and private investment
in our communities.
LOTS TO GARDENS
P.O. Box 7291 Lewiston 04243
Tel: 755-3110
Email: lotstogardens@yahoo.com
Web: www.lotstogardens.org
Kirsten Walter, Director
Lots to Gardens is growing good food to create change. We use
sustainable urban agriculture to create access to good food, and
to nurture healthy youth and a healthy community. Since 1999,
we have built ffteen gardens and green-spaces in four diverse
neighborhoods of low-income in Lewiston, Maine. We work
with children, teens, families and senior citizens to get locally
grown, nutritious produce to the people who need it most. We are
sponsored by Sisters of Charity Health System.
MAINE ASSOCIATION OF INTERDEPENDENT
NEIGHBORHOODS (MAIN)
PO Box 69, Hallowell, ME 04347
www.mejp.org then click on MAIN
Leadership team:
Tammy Trask, 968-2009
Dot Treadwell, 782-4624
Barbara Rankins, 513-6292
Nikki McLean 772-0074.
MAIN is a coalition of low-income groups and individuals
working together for economic and social justice primarily with
a legislative focus. MAIN is lead by low-income people, and
encourages individuals to get involved with the decision-making
processes that affect their lives.
MAINE ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS
(MANP)
565 Congress Street, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 871-1885
Fax: (207) 780-0346
Web: http://www.nonproftmaine.org/membercenter.asp
Scott Schnapp,Executive Director
The Maine Association of Nonprofts (MANP) is the
leading organization committed to advancing, connecting
and strengthening the leadership, voice and organizational
effectiveness of Maines nonprofts.
Learn how nonprofts and businesses can beneft from
supporting our efforts.
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MAINE AIDS ALLIANCE
48 Free Street, Suite 208, Portland, ME 04101
Tel: 899-9983
Fax: 899-4756
Email: info@MaineAIDSAlliance.org
web: http://www.maineaidsalliance.org
Andrew Bosse, Executive Director
A consortium of the states ffteen community based HIV/
AIDS organizations and individual members. The Alliance
provides a cooperative approach by consolidating resources
and presenting a unifed voice on HIV issues, policies and
programs. It advocates for, educates, supports, and informs its
members and people affected and/or infected by HIV?AIDS.
The Alliance works closely with other statewide organizations
to address health care, public health, health education, social
services, civil rights and public policy.
MAINE AFL-CIO
21 Gabriel Dr., Augusta, ME 04330
Tel: (207) 622-9675; fax: (207) 622-9685
Email: matt@maineafcio.org
Web: www.maineafcio.org
Don Berry, President
The Maine AFL-CIO is the statewide federation of AFL-
CIO affliated labor unions in Maine. The primary mission of
the organization is to act as the peoples lobby at the state
legislature, working for the passage of legislation favorable to all
working people and opposing legislation that would be harmful.
The Maine AFL-CIO provides support and assistance to groups
seeking to form a labor union. Maine AFL-CIO ratings listed in
A Citizens Guide refect Maine AFL-CIO positions during the
cumulative two-year legislative session. All references to AFL-
CIO made in A Citizens Guide imply the Maine AFL-CIO.

MAINE ASSOCIATION OF NONPROFITS
565 Congress Street, Suite 301, Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 871-1885
Fax: (207) 780-0346
Web: http://www.nonproftmaine.org/membercenter.asp
Scott Schnapp, Executive Director
The Maine Association of Nonprofts (MANP) is the
leading organization committed to advancing, connecting
and strengthening the leadership, voice and organizational
effectiveness of Maines nonprofts. Learn more about our
work to build and maintain a healthy and vibrant nonproft
sector in Maine.
MAINE CENTER FOR ECONOMIC POLICY (MECEP)
PO Box 437, 124 Sewall St, Suite 2, Augusta 04332-0437
Tel: 622-7381
Fax: 622-0239
Email: info@mecep.org
Web: www.mecep.org
Christopher St. John, Executive Director
The Maine Center for Economic Policy advances public policies
that help Maine people prosper in a strong, fair and sustainable
economy. We advance this mission through high-quality research,
analysis, citizen education, and coalition building. MECEP is an
independent, nonpartisan organization.
MAINE CHILDRENS ALLIANCE (MCA)
303 State St, Augusta 04330
Tel: 623-1868
Email: mainekids@mainekids.org
Web: www.mainekids.org
Dean Crocker, President & CEO
The Alliance provides advocacy on behalf of children, youth and
families with the goal of moving childrens issues into the center
of public policy debate. To that end, the Alliance provides the
legislature with accurate, timely data and analysis about childrens
issues, urging them to consider the effect their decisions will
have on children. MCA continues to work towards an effective,
effcient and accountable system of services for children and
families. We annually publish a Maine KIDS COUNT Data Book
to provide a broad spectrum of objective information about the
status of children, youth and families and provide Ombudsman
services for child welfare services in the Department of Health
and Human Services.
MAINE CITIZENS FOR CLEAN ELECTIONS (MCCE)
P.O. Box 18187
Portland, ME 04112
Email: info@mainecleanelections.org
Web: www.mainecleanelections.org
Ann Luther and Alison Smith, Co-Chairs
Maine Citizens for Clean Elections (MCCE) is a nonpartisan
coalition of groups and individuals that works in the public
interest to advocate for, increase public support for, defend and
improve the Maine Clean Election Act and related campaign
fnance law.

MCCE believes that strong campaign fnance laws should
work to reduce the infuence of big money in government,
eliminate corruption and the appearance of corruption, increase
public access to information, and allow candidates to compete
more equitably for public offce. We hold that sound reform
creates trust, encourages participation in our electoral system,
and enhances the accountability of elected offcials to their
constituents.

MAINE COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL ASSAULT
(MECASA)
83 Western Ave., Suite 2, Augusta 04330
Tel: 626-0034
Fax: 626-5503
Email: info@mecasa.org
Web: www.mecasa.org
Elizabeth Ward Saxl, Executive Director

The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault is organized to put
an end to sexual assault and sexual abuse in Maine and to ensure
that there will be ongoing support and services to victims and
survivors.
Statewide sexual assault crisis and support line: 1-800-871-7741
(or TTY: 1-888-458-5599)
Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center (SAC&SC)
Serving Kennebec, Knox, Somerset & Waldo Counties
PO Box 417, Winthrop ME 04364
Tel: 377-1010
Fax: 377-1013
www.silentnomore.org
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Rape Response Services(RRS)
Serving Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties
262 Harlow Street, Bangor ME 04401
Tel: 973-3651
Fax: 973-3699
www.rrsonline.org
Sexual Assault Support Services of Midcoast Maine (SASSMM)
Serving Eastern Cumberland, Sagadahoc & Lincoln Counties
PO Box 990, Brunswick ME 04011
Tel: 725-2181
Fax: 798-6943
www.sassmm.org
AMHC Sexual Assault Services (AHNC SAS)
Serving Aroostook County
PO Box 1018, Caribou ME 04036
Tel: 498-6431
Fax: 764-6340
www.amhc.org

Downeast Sexual Assault Services (DESAS)
Serving Hancock & Washington Counties
52 Christian Ridge Rd, Ellsworth ME 04605
Tel: 1-800-492-5550
Fax: 667-6117
www.downeasthealth.org
Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services (SAVES)
Serving Franklin County
PO Box 349, Farmington ME 04938
Tel: 778-9522
Fax: 778-5425
www.savesrapecrisis.org
Sexual Assault Crisis Center (SACC)
Serving Androscoggin County
PO Box 6, Auburn ME 04212
Tel: 784-5272
Fax: 777-3231
www.sexualassaultcrisiscenter.org
Sexual Assault Response Services of Southern Maine (SARSSM)
Serving York and Cumberland Counties
PO Box 1371, Portland ME 04104
Tel: 828-1035
Fax: 828-1378
www.sarsonline.org
Rape Education and Crisis Hotline (REACH)
Serving Oxford County, Bridgton & Harrison
PO Box 300, South Paris ME 04281
Tel: 743-9777
Fax: 743-2677
www.reachmaine.org
MAINE COUNCIL OF SENIOR CITIZENS (MCSC)
3 Carwin Drive, York, ME 03909
Tel: 363-4453
Email: jcarr9@maine.rr.com
http://www.maineafcio.org/mcsc
Maine Council of Senior Citizens (MCSC) is the Maine
affliate of the Alliance of Retired Americans. Our mission,
Fostering the Desires and Aspirations of Maine Seniors,
has directed our activities for more than a decade. Our
members advocate and lobby on behalf of all Maine seniors on
volunteer basis. We help seniors with information and support
on a host of issues of concern. Currently, our membership has
swollen to over 3,000 individuals and group members.
Over the years MCSC advocacy activities have included:
Access to low cost prescription drugs
Fight to preserve Social Security
Meicare/Medicaid reform
Universal Health Care
Maintaining the Clean Elections program
Affordable health insurance for all.
The MCSC meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:30
am at the Maine State Employees Association, 65 State Street
in Augusta.
MAINE EQUAL JUSTICE PARTNERS
126 Sewall St, Augusta 04330-6822
Tel: 626-7058
Fax: 621-8148
Email: info@mejp.org
Web: www.mejp.org

Sara Gagn-Holmes, Executive Director
Chris Hastedt, Public Policy Director

Maine Equal Justice represents people with low income in
the legislature, before administrative agencies and on systemic
issues in the courts. We focus on many of the issues that affect
peoples daily lives; adequate health care, food assistance, income
supports, and education and training opportunities.
MAINE FAIR TRADE CAMPAIGN
238 Goddard Rd. Lewiston, ME 04240
Tel: 777-6387
Fax: 786-9773
Email: daphne@mainefairtrade.org
Web: www.mainefairtrade.org

Daphne Loring, Coalition coordinator
Sarah Bigney, Organizer

The Maine Fair Trade Campaign (MFTC) is a state-wide
coalition of more than ffty labor, environmental, faith, family
farm, social justice and community organizations working
to promote fair trade policies, corporate accountability and a
more just and sustainable economy. We work to achieve these
goals through education, statewide organizing and coalition
building, state and national legislative work and the promotion of
alternatives. Currently, our two primary areas of program work
are: fair trade and globalization advocacy and big-box corporate
accountability work.
MAINE LABOR COUNCILS
A Strong Voice for Working Families in Maine
Together the various Labor Councils work to improve the
lives of working families by bringing economic justice to the
workplace and social justice to our communities. We build
alliances with compatible community organizations; speak
with a powerful voice for all working people, and assume a
leading role in revitalizing the labor movement.

Central Maine Labor Council
PO Box 1, Waterville 04903
Tel: 207-266-5338
Email: centralmainelabor@yahoo.com
Peter Crockett, UAW 1981, President
Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month, 6pm at the
Plumbers and Pipeftters Hall Augusta
Eastern Maine Labor Council, AFL-CIO
20 Ivers Street, Brewer 04412
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Tel: 989-4141
www.gbaclc.org
Jack McKay, IAM Local, President
Katahdin Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
180 Bowdoin St., Millinocket 04462.
Tel: 723-5746
clarkhe@prexar.com
Bruce Cox, President
Southern Labor Council, AFL-CIO
31 Exchange St Suite 200, Portland 04101
Tel: 676-3356
pkellman@psouth.net
Peter Kellman, President
Meets 1st Wed of each month, 6:30 pm. Teamsters Hall,
South Portland
Western Maine Labor Council
238 Goddard Rd, Lewiston 04240
Tel: 786-9770
jatc567@yahoo.com
Don Berry, President
MAINE LABOR GROUP ON HEALTH, INC. (MLGH)
PO Box 5197, 2068 North Belfast Ave, Augusta 04432
Tel: 622-7823
Fax: 622-3483 or 623-4916 (MSEA)
Email: mlgh@gwi.net
Web: www.mlgh.org
Peter Crockett, Director
MLGH is Maines Committee on Occupational Safety & Health
(COSH) Group. The Labor Group is a statewide nonproft health
and safety training provider and technical assistance support.
Our mission is to educate Maines working people about health
and safety in the workplace and to function as a statewide
advocate for working people within the health care system.
MAINE LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS
(MLCV)
Old Federal Building, 295 Water St, Suite 9, Augusta ME
04330
Phone: (207) 620-8811
Fax:(207) 620-8813
Web: www.mlcv.org
Caroline M. Pryor (President)
The mission of the Maine League of Conservation Voters is
to make the protection of Maines environment a political
priority. We work in a non-partisan manner to evaluate and
endorse candidates, help our endorsees get elected, and hold
our elected offcials accountable for decisions that affect our
environment.
MAINE LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN
PROGRAM (LTCOP)
PO Box 128, One Weston Ct, Augusta 04332
Tel: 621-1079, 1-800-499-0229
Fax: 621-0509
Email: MLTCOP@MaineOmbudsman.org
Web: www.maineombudsman.org
Brenda Gallant, Executive Director
The Maine Long -Term Care Ombudsman Program is a nonproft
advocacy organization for consumers of long-term care in the
state of Maine. It is the mission of LTCOP to see that consumers
of long-term care have improved quality of care, access to
appropriate benefts, and their rights protected. LTCOP achieves
its mission through providing education regarding long-term
care issues, identifying long-term care concerns and advocating
for needed change. Typically, individuals and agencies seek out
assistance from LTCOP when they are faced with situations that
affect the care, health, safety and rights of recipients of care.
MAINE ORGANIC FARMERS AND GARDENERS
ASSOCIATION (MOFGA)
PO Box 170, Unity 04988
Tel: 568-4142
Fax: 568-4141
Email: mofga@mofga.org
Web: www.mofga.org
Russell Libby, Executive Director
The purpose of the association is to help farmers and gardeners
grow organic food, protect the environment, recycle natural
resources, increase local food production, support rural
communities and illuminate for consumers the connection
between healthful food and environmentally sound farming
practices.
MAINE PARENT FEDERATION
PO Box 2067, Augusta 04338
12 Shuman Ave., Suite #7, Augusta 04330
Tel: 623-2144
Fax: 623-2148
Tel: 1-800-870-7746 (in Maine only)
Email: parentconnect@mpf.org
Web: www.mpf.org
Janice L. LaChance, Executive Director
The Maine Parent Federation, Inc. is a statewide private
non-proft organization that provides information, advocacy,
education, and training to parents and professionals to beneft
all children. We promote individual aspirations and community
inclusion for people with disabilities. MPF services are offered
at no cost to parents and professionals. Regular offce hours are
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. Walk-ins are welcome.
MAINE PEOPLES ALLIANCE (MPA)
565 Congress St, Suite 200, Portland 04101
Phone: 797-0967
Fax 797-4716
Email: mpa@mainepeoplesalliance.org
Web: www.mainepeoplesalliance.org
Jesse Graham, Executive Director
The Maine Peoples Alliance is a non-proft community action
organization with 32,000 dues-paying members in 170 Maine
towns. Our mission is to unite ordinary Maine people, in their
communities, so that together they can identify common concerns
and develop the skills, resources and experience necessary to
represent themselves effectively in all decision-making forums
and to win local, statewide and national campaigns for social,
environmental, racial and economic justice. We have served
as a leader in grassroots campaigns for expanded health care
access, toxics use reduction, affordable housing, clean elections
reform, defense of the initiative and referendum process, voter
registration and voter education, among others. MPA maintains
the following three offces:
Portland: 565 Congress Street, Suite 200, Portland 04101
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Phone 797-0967 Fax 797-4716
Bangor: 27 State St, Suite 44, Bangor 04401
Phone: 990-0672; Fax: 990-0772
Lewiston: 145 Lisbon St, Second Floor, Lewiston 04240
Phone: 782-7876
MAINE PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION (MPHA)
11 Parkwood Dr, Augusta 04330
Tel: 622-7566
Fax: 622-3616
Email: mainepha@gmail.com
Web: www.mainepublichealth.com
Tina Pettingill, President
MPHA is a membership association of public health
professionals and a State affliate of the American Public
HealthAssociation. MPHA seeks to create an environment
that sustains and improves the health and well being of Maine
residents. Its diverse membership has a common interest in
the promotion and protection of the publics health through
service, education and advocacy.
MAINE STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION
160 Capitol Street, Suite 1, Augusta 04330
Tel: 622-1057
Fax: 623-4072
E-mail: vsylvester@calnurses.org
Web: www.mainenurse.org
The Maine State Nurses Associations/National Nurses Organizing
Committee (MSNA/NNOC) represents over 1500 nurses who
work in hospitals and agencies throughout the state of Maine.
As the largest organization of nurses in the state, MSNA is
committed to improving the standards of nursing and patient
care through collective bargaining, advocacy and organizing.
MSNA was founded in 1914. MSNA is part of the UAN-NNOC
representing over 150,000 RNs nation wide.
MAINE WOMENS LOBBY (MWL)
PO Box 15, Hallowell, 04347
Tel: 622-0851
Fax: 621-2551
Email: info@mainewomen.org
Web site: www.mainewomen.org
Sarah Standiford, Executive Director
The Maine Womens Lobby is a statewide nonpartisan
membership organization which is dedicated to improving
economic, social and political opportunities for women and girls
through public policy and leadership development. The Maine
Womens Lobby advocates for legislation benefting women
and families in the following areas: health care and reproductive
rights; freedom from violence; civil rights; and, economic
security. A full-time lobbyist during the legislative session
actively encourages lawmakers to enact positive legislation
and vigorously defends against anti-women efforts. The Maine
Womens Lobby publishes a periodic newsletter on current issues
and electronic alerts encouraging members to get involved during
the legislative session.
MAINE WOMENS POLICY CENTER
PO Box 85, Hallowell 04347
Tel: 622-0851
Fax: 621-2551
Email: info@mainewomen.org
Web site: www.mainewomen.org
Sarah Standiford, Executive Director
The Maine Womens Policy Center is the leading public policy
advocacy organization for women and girls in the state of Maine.
The Maine Womens Policy Center is a non-proft organization
dedicated to improving economic, social and political
opportunities for women and girls through public policy and
leadership development. We conduct research projects on issues
critical to womens lives, providing relevant data to the public
and policy makers. The Maine Womens Policy Center convenes
the statewide Womens Leadership Action Coalition and conducts
public life leadership trainings for women and girls including
Girls Day at the State House.
NAACP PORTLAND BRANCH
P.O. Box 3631, Portland, 04104
Tel: 253-5074
Fax: 253-5079
Email: naacpportland@hotmail.com
Web: www.naacpportland.org

Rachel Talbot Ross, Branch President

Established in 1964, the Portland Branch is currently in its ffth
decade of continuous leadership, service and advocacy. We
remain committed to our civil rights roots and to advancing
a universal call for human rights, peace, and justice. As the
nations oldest civil rights organization, the NAACP and its
grass-roots membership have not only persevered but changed
Americas history. We are represented in 49 states, fve countries
and the District of Columbia. There are three branches in Maine:
Portland, Bangor, and Maine State Prison. Portland Branch
general membership meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. on the
third Tuesday of each month at 75 Washington Ave., 3rd Floor,
Portland. All are welcome.
NAMI MAINE
1 Bangor St, Augusta 04330
Tel: 622-5767
Tel: 1-800-464-5767 (voice/TTY)
Fax: 621-8430
Email: info@namimaine.org
Web: www.namimaine.org

Carol Carothers, Executive Director
NAMI Maine is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all
people affected by mental illness through support, education, and
advocacy. We provide the following services state-wide:
Help line for anyone dealing with an issue related to mental
illness or co-occurring disorders.
Support groups for people with mental illness and their
families run by volunteers who live with metal illness.
Provides a safety net service for anyone who needs help.
Training to help frst responders, schools, families, and all
who interact with people who have mental illness to know
what to do and how to help.
Advocacy through one-to-one assistance helps people
understand their rights and get needed services. Public policy
advocacy supports the needs of people affected by mental
illness.
Criminal Justice CIT teams composed of law enforcement,
correctional, and emergency medical technicians providing
frst-response help for psychiatric crises in the community.
Assistance to schools to screen students for mental illness
and substance abuse problems, including suicidality. Overall
assistance to schools to better identify and respond to the
needs of students who are coping with emotional issues.
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NATURAL RESOURCES COUNCIL OF MAINE
(NRCM)
3 Wade St, Augusta 04330
Tel: 622-3101
Fax: 622-4343
Email: nrcm@nrcm.org
Web: www.nrcm.org.
Lisa Pohlmann, Executive Director
The Natural Resources Council of Maine is a nonproft advocacy
organization protecting, conserving and restoring Maines
environment since 1959. We work to improve the quality of
Maines rivers, reduce poisonous chemicals threatening human
and wildlife health, advocate for
clean, renewable energy sources, and protection of Maine lands.
NRCM harnesses the power of the law, science, and the voices of
more than 12,000 supporters statewide and beyond.
PEACE ACTION MAINE
PO Box 3842, Portland 04104
Tel: 772-0680
Fax: 828-8620
Email: info@peaceactionme.org
Web: www.peaceactionme.org
Peace Action Maine works to promote peace through grassroots
organizing, citizen education, and issue advocacy. Our current
programs focus on the abolition of nuclear weapons and
disarmament issues, sustainability and energy concerns, advocacy
on budget priorities and military spending, and grassroots
organizing against the war in Iraq. The Diversity Networking
Project connects Peace Action Maine with organizations
representing people of color, women, seniors, youth, gay
and lesbian people, people with disabilities, and immigrant
communities.
PEACE IN COMMUNITY ALLIANCES (PICA)
61 Main Street, Suite 15, Bangor, ME 04401
Tel: 947-4203
Email: info@pica.ws
Web: www.pica.ws
Tom Grogan, Director
Peace through Interamerican Community Action is a Bangor,
Maine-based grassroots organization, working to change an
international system that serves the interests of transnational
corporations, not people, and to build a global community
from the bottom-up for the beneft of all people. PICA supports
Bangors Sister-City relationship with Carasque, El Salvador,
works for ethical purchasing by state and municipal governments,
against top-down free trade agreements, and has a dynamic
youth organization, Youth Adelantando. PICA is a founding
member of the Maine Fair Trade Campaign.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NORTHERN NEW
ENGLAND
PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF NORTHERN NEW
ENGLAND ACTION FUND
1 Pleasant Street, #4, Portland, ME 04101
Tel: 221-2288
Email: grassrootsme@ppnne.org
Megan Hannan, Director of Public Affairs

For more than 40 years, Planned Parenthood of Northern New
England (PPNNE) has been an advocate for reproductive health
care access and services and a trusted provider in communities
throughout northern New England, providing health care and
educational services to nearly 80,000 women, teens, and men
each year. This experience - coupled with the fact that more than
95% of our daily medical care is focused on preventive care and
cancer screenings - makes PPNNE an unparalleled expert in
womens reproductive health.
PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY MAINE
(PSR MAINE)
53 Depot Street, Freeport, ME 04032
Tel: 869-1014
Email: psrmaine@gmail.com
Web: www.psrmaine.org
Paul Santomenna, Executive Director
Physicians for Social Responsibility/Maine Chapter (PSR/
Maine) is the voice of Maines socially concerned health
professionals. We currently advocate for health protective policy
in the focus areas of toxic chemical regulation, climate change
mitigation and adaptation, and the military and civilian use of
nuclear technology. In addition, we run a training program that
encourages clinicians to routinely screen and refer patients for
dmoestic violence exposure. Focus areas may shift from time
to time based upon our members perceptions of urgency and
relevance.
SIERRA CLUB MAINE CHAPTER
44 Oak St, Suite 301, Portland 04101-3936
Tel: 761-5616
Fax: 773-6690
Email: maine.chapter@sierraclub.org
Web: maine.sierraclub.org
Karen Woodsum, Maine Woods Campaign Director
Andy Burt, Cool Communities and Green Sneakers
Becy Bartovics, Chair of Maine Chapter
For over a century, the Sierra Club has been devoted to the
conservation of our forests, mountains, rivers, coasts and
other natural areas. The Maine Chapter, a volunteer-run
grassroots organization, currently leads Maine Partners for Cool
Communities, solving global warming one Maine Community at
a time. We work to safeguard Maines clean water and coastline;
promote clean air; hold public offcials accountable; and support
pro-environment candidates for public offce.
The Maine Sierra Club is also working to protect Maines forests
as the vital foundation of our environmental resiliency, nature-
based heritage and economy.
THE LEAGUE OF YOUNG VOTERS
142 High Street, Suite 302, Portland 04101
Tel: 772-3207
Fax: 761-3752
E-mail: me@theleague.com
Web: www.theleague.com/me
Nicola Wells, State Co-Director
Hilary Frenkel, State Co-Director
The League of Young Voters empowers and supports young
people to solve problems in their own communities. Politics
are reframed as accessible and directly related to the lives of
young people by merging issue-based campaigns, electoral
organizing, community building, and creative expression. By
integrating traditional and non-traditional organizing tactics,
The League builds power and achieves purposeful results. It
is a youth-driven, values-based organization that stresses
voter engagement and progressive policy over party affliation.
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THE VISIBLE COMMUNITY
P.O. Box 7162, Lewiston 04243-7162
Email: visiblecommunity@yahoo.com
Craig Saddlemire, 344-3028
The Visible Community works to organize and amplify the voices
of Lewiston downtown residents in the City of Lewiston planning
and development decisions that affect our lives. We advocate
for a vibrant, diverse, high-quality downtown that is residential,
has a variety of housing from low- to moderate-income, and has
economic opportunity for the people who live here.
WOMEN, WORK, AND COMMUNITY
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Dr, Augusta 04330-9410
Tel: 621-3440
Tel: 1-800-442-2092
FAX: 621-3429
Email: nardone@maine.edu
Web: www.womenworkandcommunity.org
Gilda Nardone, Executive Director
Women, Work, and Community is a statewide womens economic
development organization providing training and assistance in
workforce preparation, entrepreneurship, asset, and leadership
development to displaced homemakers, single parents, welfare
recipients, and other workers in transition. Comprehensive
assessment, referral, training, placement, and support services are
offered through 16 Resource Centers and outreach sites located
throughout the state and a toll-free information and referral
resource line.
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Dr, Augusta 04330
Tel: 621-3434, Jean Dempster
University College at Bangor
216 Texas Ave, Acadia Hall, Bangor 04401
Tel: 262-7840, Jane Searles
University College at Bath-Brunswick
9 Park St, Bath 04530
Tel: 386-1664, Shelley Taylor
Hancock County Higher Education Center
248 State St, Suite 1, Ellsworth 04605
Tel: 667-1834, Glenon Friedmann
108 Perham St, Suite A, Farmington 04938
Tel: 778-2757, Janet Smith
18 Military St, Houlton 04730
Tel: 521-3130, Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau
Katahdin Region, University College at Bangor
216 Texas Ave, Acadia Hall, Bangor 04401
Tel: 262-7840, Jane Searles
USM at Lewiston-Auburn College
51-55 Westminster St, Lewiston 04240
Tel: 753-6612, Laurie McDonnell
Western Maine University and Community College Center
232 Main St, South Paris 04281
Tel: 743-9322, Ext. 301, Elaine Dunton
Northern Maine Community College
33 Edgemont Dr, Presque Isle 04769
Tel: 764-0050, Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau
c/o CareerCenter
91 Camden St, Suite 201, Rockland 04841
Tel: 596-2615, Linda Buckmaster
Belfast, c/o CareerCenter
91 Camden St, Suite 201, Rockland 04841
Tel: 596-2615, Linda Buckmaster
University College at Saco
110 Main St, Suite 1101, Saco 04072
Tel: 286-1722, Ruth Graves
St. John Valley, NMCC
33 Edgemont Dr, Presque Isle 04769
Tel: 764-0050, Suzanne Senechal-Jandreau
143 Madison Ave, Suite 5, Skowhegan 04976-1355
Tel: 474-0788, Lorna Doone
175 Main St, South Portland 04106
Tel: 799-5025, Carolyn May
19 Hillside Ave, Box 13G, Waterville 04901
Tel: 872-9482, Susan Allein
Washington County Community College
One College Dr, Calais 04619
Tel: 454-1045, Georgiana Kendall
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MAINE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
16 Winthrop Street, P.O. Box 5258, Augusta 04332
622-6233; Fax 622-2657
Ben Grant, Chairman
Mary-Erin Casale, Executive Director
Email: exec@mainedems.org
Web: www.mainedems.org
Since Jefferson and Jackson, the Democratic Party hasled the
struggle to increase democracy in our government. Democracy
is the belief that the best repository of wisdom lies in the hands
of an informed and educated electorate and that this electorate
has a right to control the political agenda and debate those
issues that are of importance to them.
In keeping with this philosophy, Maine Democrats believe in
serving the people in Maine by promoting strong communities,
fairness and opportunity for all, and investment in Maines
future. Economic opportunity and security, universal access to
quality education and healthcare, good government, fair taxes,
safety and national security, human rights, environmental
protection and international cooperation are the policies and
principles for which we have long fought and will continue to
fght.
MAINE GREEN INDEPENDENT PARTY
415 Congress St, Suite 202 Portland 04101
699-1321
Jeremy Corbally-Hammond, Chair
Email: info@mainegreens.org
Web: www.mainegreens.org
The Platform of the Maine Green Independent Party sets
forth a vision for a future based on the Ten Key Values of the
international Green movement. Our vision is focused on a
peaceful and prosperous community life characterized by value
based grassroots democracy, equal treatment and equal access
for all people, environmental and economic sustainability,
fulflling and gainful work and leisure, and interdependence of
individuals and their environment.
The purpose of the Maine Green Independent Party (GIP)
is to transform Maines political and economic environment to
be consistent with our 10 Key Values, by means of all legal and
non-violent methods which include but are not limited to:
Aiding the efforts of local green groups and green
candidates; Recruiting new candidates and growing new
local groups or epicenters so there is a presence in all sixteen
Maine counties; Overseeing internal Maine GIP fundraising
and monitoring and properly fling local fundraising efforts;
Overseeing voter registration efforts; maintaining our visibility
to the public;Providing communication horizontally and
vertically within the party; and Dealing with internal confict in
a forthright, open and decisive manner.
GIP 10-Key Values:
Community-Based Economics Decentralization
Democracy Non-Violence
Ecological Wisdom Social Justice
Respect for Diversity Sustainability
Global Responsibility Gender Equality
MAINE REPUBLICAN PARTY
9 Higgins Street, Augusta 04330
622-6247; Fax: 623-5322
Charlie Webster, Chairman
Christie-Lee McNally, Executive Director
Email: mainegop@mainegop.com
Web: www.mainegop.com
Maine Republicans are united in our guiding principles. Our
strength lies in knowing that Republican ideals will maintain
our country as the strongest nation on Earth. Our tenets include
respect for the U.S. Constitution; personal responsibility and
accountability; peace and prosperity through strength; and
limiting federal and state government power to only those
functions they can administer better than the private sector can.
Republicans believe in less government, lower taxes and
a responsible fscal policy that is able to protect our neediest
citizens, maintain the Maine quality of life and balances jobs
and economic growth with responsible environmental practices.
The mission of the Maine Republican Party is to help
Republican candidates win elected offce from the school board
to the White House to ensure that our children and their children
continue to live in a state and a nation of opportunity.
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Additional Resources
LEGISLATIVE INFORMATION OFFICE
The Legislative Information Offce is a nonpartisan public
information offce serving the legislature and the public. It is a
primary resource for information about the legislative process.
Information provided includes names of committee members, the
status of a particular bill, lists of bills sent to specifc committees, and
other current legislative information. The Legislative Information
Offce is located in Room 121 on the frst foor of the State House.
The phone number is (800) 301-3178 (or 287-1692). The website
is http://janus.state.me.us/legis/lio/. Messages for Senators may
be left at 287-1540 and/or 1-800-423-6900; for Representatives at
287-1400 and/or 1-800-423-2900.
Maine Law Library
The Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library is an
excellent source of information about:
proposed laws and amendments, foor debates, roll call votes,
and text of every law the legislature has enacted;
written testimony submitted since 1985 to legislative
committees;
study reports from legislative committees and commissions;
Maine budget and fscal information;
statutes and court reports from the federal government and also
states;
newspaper articles on matters relating to the legislature;
legal treatises and periodicals;
URSUS library catalog linked from homepage;
US congressional bills, reports and foor debate and committee
hearings;
the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations for
pending and adopted federal regulations;
biographical information on Maines past and present
legislators; and
Chapter L.D. Tables to fnd bill numbers for law chapters from
1965 to 1986.
Bill status information since 1986 is available on the Librarys
public network, which also provides access to the Internet and
selected electronic information products. The Law Library is located
on the second foor of the State Capitol building in Augusta.
Many documents in the library may be borrowed in person or
by mail for up to three weeks. Photocopies of materials that do
not circulate can be provided for a nominal fee. The librarians are
extremely skilled at helping you fnd the information you need.

Telephone: 207-287-1600; Hours: Mon-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00pm
43 State House Station
Augusta, Maine 04333
Web: www.state.me.us/legis/lawlib/refemail.htm (link to Ask a
Librarian request form)
HELPFUL STATE PUBLICATIONS
These publications are available in public libraries and at the
State House from the Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the
Senate:
Acts and Resolves as Passed by the Legislature: Free paper-bound
copies are available after each session.
House and Senate Advance Journal and Calendars: Printed each
day the legislature meets.
Legislative Record: A verbatim account of legislative proceedings
and debates.
Advance Notice of Public Hearings: Lists all bills scheduled for
public hearings by legislative committees during the legislative
session.
Roster: A brochure with photos and seating arrangements of the
representatives and senators.
Senate and House Registers: Provides the text of the State
Constitution, and contains a directory of legislators,
committees, and rules. It is a convenient, pocket-sized
paperback.
Weekly Legislative Calendar: Lists meetings of legislative
committees, commissions, boards and task forces of interest to
legislators and the public. Issued weekly year-round.
Weekly Legislative Report: Lists bills and resolves enacted by the
legislature as well as bills printed in the last week.
Most of the information in these publications can also be found
on the House website, www.legislature.maine.gov/house, or the
Senate web site, www.legislature.maine.gov/senate.
LEGISLATIVE DOCUMENTS
The Document Room is located on the frst foor of the State
House, Room 102, phone: 287-1408. Legislative documents may
also be obtained from your representative or through a subscription
service through the Clerk of the House by calling 287-1400 or by
writing to the Clerk of the House at 2 State House Station, Augusta,
ME 04333-0002 for an order form.
Copies of individual public laws enacted by the current
legislature may be obtained from the Engrossing Division of the
Offce of Reviser of Statutes, located on the frst foor of the State
House, Room 106, in person or by calling 287-1649.
COMMISSION ON GOVERNMENTAL
ETHICS AND ELECTION PRACTICES
The Commission will help you fnd information on Maines
lobbyists, political action committees, and political candidates
campaign contributions and expenditures. The Commission offce
is located at 242 State Street (PUC Building) and is open from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on business days. Requests for service may
be made by simply appearing in person, or calling 287-1902, or by
writing to State House Station 135, Augusta, Maine 04333. Their
website is www.maine.gov/ethics.
MAINE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION
Additional contact information, including the phone numbers
of local offces, can be found on the websites listed below.
U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree
Washington, DC: 1-202-225-6116
www.pingree.house.gov
U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud
Washington, DC: 1-202-225-6306
www.michaud.house.gov
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins
Washington, DC: 1-202-224-2523
www.collins.senate.gov
U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe
Washington, DC: 1-202-224-1946
www.snowe.senate.gov
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Legislators Elected with Public Financing
SENATE ..........................DISTRICT
Alfond, Justin (D) ............................8
Bartlett, Philip (D) ...........................6
Bliss, Lawrence (D) .........................7
Bowman, Peter (D) ..........................1
Bryant, Bruce (D) ...........................14
Courtney, Jonathan (R) ....................3
Craven, Margaret (D) .....................16
Gerzofsky, Stanley (D) ...................10
Goodall, Seth (D) ...........................19
Gooley, Walter (R) .........................18
Hastings, David (R) .......................13
Hobbins, Barry (D) ..........................5
Jackson, Troy (D) ...........................35
Marrach, Lisa (D) .........................25
McCormick, Earle (R) ...................21
Mills, Peter (R) ...............................26
Mitchell, Elizabeth (D) ..................24
Nass, Richard (R) .............................2
Nutting, John (D) ...........................17
Perry, Joseph (D) ............................32
Rector, Christopher (R) ..................22
Rosen, Richard (R) .........................31
Schneider, Elizabeth (D) ................30
Sherman, Roger (R) .......................34
Simpson, Deborah (D) ...................15
Smith, Doug (R) .............................27
Trahan, David (R) ..........................20
Weston, Carol (R) ..........................23
HOUSE ...........................DISTRICT
Adams, Herbert (D) ..................... 119
Beaudoin, Paulette (D) .................135
Beaulieu, Michael (R) ....................68
Beck, Henry (D) .............................76
Berry, Seth (D) ...............................67
Bickford, Bruce (R) .......................70
Blodgett, Anna (D) .........................56
Boland, Andrea (D) ......................142
Bolduc, Brian (D) ...........................69
Briggs, Sheryl (D) ..........................93
Browne, William (R) ......................58
Bryant, Mark (D) ......................... 110
Burns, David (R) ............................32
Butterfeld, Steven (D) ...................16
Cain, Emily (D) ..............................19
Campbell, James (R) ....................138
Celli, Michael (R) ..........................21
Clark, Herbert (D) ..........................10
Clark, Tyler (R) ................................6
Cleary, Richard (D) ..........................8
Cohen, Joan (D) ........................... 113
Connor, Gary (D) .........................140
Cornell du Houx, Alexander (D) ....66
The Maine Clean Election Act was passed as an initiative question in 1996. It received support from more than 56% of the Mainers who voted.
Perhaps the Maine Clean Election Acts most signifcant provision is the full public fnancing of gubernatorial and legislative elections for can-
didates who choose the public funding option. It has proved incredibly popular with legislative candidates, and the last few cycles have seen a large
and consistent majority of the candidates take advantage of the clean elections system. 28 of the current 35 senators and 130 of the 151 representatives
were elected with the public funding option. Thats an increase of two legislators over 2006.
Below is a list of House and Senate members elected who ran as publicly fnanced candidates. The listing of legislators elected with public fnanc-
ing is based on the information compiled by the Maine Ethics Commission.
Cotta, David (R) .............................55
Crafts, Dale (R) ............................104
Cray, Dean (R) ...............................28
Crockett, Jarrod (R) .......................91
Crockett, Patsy (D) .........................57
Davis, Paul (R) ...............................26
Dill, Cynthia (D) ..........................121
Dostie, Stacy (D) ............................75
Driscoll, Timothy (D)...................126
Duchesne, Robert (D) ....................13
Eaton, Robert (D) ...........................34
Eberle, Jane (D) ...........................123
Edgecomb, Peter (R) ........................4
Eves, Mark (D) .............................146
Finch, Edward (D) .........................84
Flaherty, Sean (D) ........................127
Flemings, Elsie (D) ........................35
Fletcher, Kenneth (R) .....................54
Flood, Patrick (R) ...........................82
Fossel, Leslie (R) ...........................53
Gifford, Jeffery (R) ........................12
Gilbert, Paul (D) .............................87
Giles, Jayne (R) ..............................43
Goode, Adam (D) ...........................15
Greeley, Christian (R) ....................22
Hamper, James (R) .......................100
Harlow, Charles (D) ..................... 116
Harvell, Lance (R) .........................89
Haskell, Anne (D) ........................ 117
Hayes, Terry (D) ............................94
Hill, Dawn (D) .............................149
Hinck, Jon (D) .............................. 118
Hogan, George (D) .......................132
Hunt, Robert (D) ..........................131
Innes, Melissa (D) ........................107
Johnson, Peter (R) ..........................27
Jones, Pat (D) .................................83
Kaenrath, Bryan (D) .....................124
Kent, Peter (D) ...............................65
Knapp, Jane (R) ...........................129
Kruger, Charles (D) ........................48
Lajoie, Michel (D) .........................71
Langley, Brian (R) .........................38
Lovejoy, Stephen (D) ................... 115
MacDonald, Bruce (D) ...................61
Magnan, Veronica (D) ....................41
Martin, James (D) ..........................18
Martin, John (D) ...............................1
Mazurek, Edward (D) ....................47
McCabe, Jeffrey (D) ......................85
McFadden, Howard (R) .................30
McKane, Jonathan (R) ...................51
McLeod, Everett (R) ...................... 11
Miller, Elizabeth (D) ......................52
Morrison, Terry (D) ......................122
Nass, Joan (R) ..............................144
Nelson, Mary (D) ......................... 112
Nutting, Robert (R) ........................78
OBrien, Andrew (D) .....................44
Pendleton, Peggy (D) ...................128
Peoples, Ann (D) ..........................125
Percy, Leila (D) ..............................64
Perry, Anne (D) ..............................31
Peterson, Matthew (D) ...................92
Pieh, Wendy (D) .............................50
Pilon, Donald (D) .........................133
Pingree, Hannah (D) ......................36
Pinkham, Wright (R) ......................88
Piotti, John (D) ...............................45
Plummer, Gary (R) ....................... 111
Pratt, Benjamin (D) ........................20
Prescott, Kerri (R) ..........................60
Priest, Charles (D) ..........................63
Rankin, Helen (D) ..........................97
Richardson, David (R) ...................23
Richardson, Wesley (R) .................49
Rosen, Kimberley (R) ....................40
Rotundo, Margaret (D) ...................74
Russell-Natera, Diane (D) ............120
Sanborn, Linda (D) ......................130
Sarty, Ralph (R) .............................99
Saviello, Thomas (R) .....................90
Schatz, James (D) ...........................37
Shaw, Mike (D) ............................102
Sirois, Lawrence (D) ......................96
Smith, Nancy (D) ...........................80
Stevens, Sara (D) ...........................17
Stuckey, Peter (D) ........................ 114
Sutherland, Patricia (D) ...................7
Sykes, Richard (R) .........................98
Theriault, Charles (D) ......................2
Thomas, Douglas (R) .....................24
Tilton, Dianne (R) ..........................33
Treat, Sharon (D) ...........................79
Trinward, Pamela (D) ....................77
Tuttle, John (D) ............................143
Valentino, Linda (D) ....................134
Van Wie, David (D) ......................105
Wagner, Joseph (D) ......................139
Wagner, Richard (D) ......................73
Watson, Thomas (D) ......................62
Weaver, Windol (R) .....................150
Webster, David (D) ......................106
Welsh, Joan (D) ..............................46
Wheeler, Walter (D) .....................151
Willette, Michael (D) .......................5
Wright, Thomas (D) .....................145
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Explanation of Ratings
EQUALITY MAINE
EqualityMaine (formerly the Maine Lesbian Gay Political
Alliance) is Maines oldest and largest lesbian, gay, bisexual,
and transgender political advocacy organization. EqualityMaine
has more than 12,000 members from every region of Maine - all
committed to making its vision of equality a reality. EqualityMaine
acts in support of people of diverse orientation and gender identity
through education, legislation and collaboration in Maine. It
envisions a Maine in which all people of diverse orientation and
gender identity live in a state where they are safe with their families,
welcomed in their community and secure in the workplace, because
they have full equality.
Additional information may be obtained by writing P.O. Box
1951, Portland 04104; telephone: (207) 761-3732; fax: 761-3752;
email: info@equalitymaine.org; web: www. equalitymaine.org.
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