Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett

Rick Bennett

Hometown: Oxford
Age: 53
Occupation: Institutional investment adviser
Elected/political offices held: Maine Republican Party chairman, 2013-present; Maine Republican Committeeman, 2008-2012; Maine Senate, 1997-2005


Earl Bierman

Earl Bierman

Hometown: Sorrento
Occupation: Chief of staff, Maine House Republicans
Elected/political offices held: Maine House (District 132), 2005-2006




AUGUSTA, ME - APR. 8: Sen. Eric Brakey, R-Auburn, talks to people on the fourth floor before a Criminal Justice and Public Safety committee hearing on several gun bills on Wednesday April 8, 2015 at the State House in Augusta. (Photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)

Eric Brakey

Hometown: Auburn
Age: 27
Occupation: Financial records management
Elected/political offices held: Maine Senate (District 20), 2015-present
Previous Republican conventions: 2012


Staff photo by Joe Phelan Rep. Dale J. Crafts (R-Lisbon) introduces one of three abortion related bills heard during a Judiciary committee hearing on Tuesday at The State House in Augusta. His bill was LD 1457, which seeks to repeal Maine's current adult consent law. It would require notarized written consent of a parent or legal guardian before an abortion may be performed on a minor, with some exceptions.

Dale Crafts

Hometown: Lisbon Falls
Occupation: Owner of self-storage business
Elected/political offices held: Maine House (District 56), 2009-present; Lisbon Town Council




AUGUSTA, ME - JANUARY 16: Assistant House Republican Leader Rep. Ellis Espling, R-New Gloucester, speaks during the Maine Right to Life Committee's annual Hands Around the Capitol Memorial on Saturday Jan. 16, 2016 at St. Michael School in Augusta. Because of inclement weather the march that was scheduled after speeches to nearby the State House was cancelled. (Photo by Joe Phelan/Staff Photographer)

Ellie Espling

Hometown: New Gloucester
Occupation: Home-schools four children, money management
Elected/political offices held: Maine House (District 65), 2011-present; New Gloucester Budget Committee, Public Safety Committee


Billy Faulkingham
Hometown: Winter Harbor
Occupation: Lobsterman
Elected/political offices held: Winter Harbor Board of Selectmen



Stacey GuerinStacey Guerin

Hometown: Glenburn
Occupation: Owner of food service equipment business
Elected/political offices held: Maine House (District 102), 2011-present



maryanne kinneyMaryAnne Kinney


Hometown: Knox
Occupation: Farmer and maple syrup producer
Elected/political offices held: Maine House (District 99), 2015-present



Eric Lusk, candidate for Senate District 8

Eric Lusk

Hometown: Harpswell
Occupation: Financial adviser
Elected/political offices held: Cumberland County Republican Committee; Cape Elizabeth Republican Committee; Yarmouth Economic Development Advisory Committee
Previous Republican conventions: 2008



650149_372996-GarrettMason-copyGarrett Mason

Hometown: Lisbon Falls
Age: 31
Occupation: Realtor
Elected/political offices held: Maine Senate (District 22), 2011-present
Previous Republican conventions: 2012


JenJennifer Newendyke

Hometown: Litchfield
Age: 21
Occupation: Secretary
Elected/political offices held: Kennebec County Republican Committee member



Staff Photo by Michael G. Seamans Laura Parker, of Sidney, asks a question during an Regional School Unit 18 school budget meeting at Messalonskee High School in Oakland Thursday. Even though school officials recently trimmed $430,000, Belgrade and Sidney town officials are pushing for more cuts during the regional budget meeting for Regional School Unit 18.

Laura Parker

Hometown: Sidney
Occupation: Registered nurse and nurse manager
Elected/political offices held: Sidney Board of Selectmen



Ashley Ryan

Ashley Ryan

Hometown: Scarborough
Age: 25
Elected/political offices held: Maine Republican Committeewoman, 2012-present
Previous Republican conventions: 2012



Joshua Spooner

Hometown: Topsham
Occupation: Attorney
Elected/political offices held: Topsham Planning Board


JoelStetkisJoel Stetkis

Hometown: Canaan
Occupation: Residential building contractor
Elected/political offices held: Maine House (District 105), 2015-present




Staff photo by Joe Phelan MOVING PAPER: Assistant House Republican leader Rep. Alexander Willette, R-Mapleton, left, and Republican Leader Kenneth Fredette, R-Newport, confer as the House votes during a session on Wednesday June 19, 2013 in the State House in Augusta.

Alex Willette

Hometown: Lewiston
Age: 27
Occupation: Assistant district attorney; real estate associate broker; LePage administration staff
Elected/political offices held: Maine Republican Committeeman, 2012-present; Maine House (District 7), 2011-2014
Previous Republican conventions: 2012


Other delegates:

Thomas Caffyn, Canaan
Angela Conley, South Berwick
Keith Hilton, South Gardiner
Donna Hopkins, Belmont
Isaiah Lary, Wales
Margery Ripley, South Paris
Howard Quynn, Kingfield

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