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Social media accounts:


Associate’s degree, CMCC

Community Organizations:
Grammar School Ministerial Fund, Turner

Personal information (hobbies, etc.):
Traveling, reading, basketball, walks with my dog

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Years in the Legislature:


Committee assignments (if elected):
Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services, Labor and Housing


Define what “success” would look like if you are elected to serve your district.
My family has roots in Turner that go back 200 years. In my first two terms, I have fought hard to protect our way of life. I have consistently opposed new taxes and higher costs for Maine people. In the last two years, I was outspoken in my opposition to the camp tax, and the health insurance tax. Fortunately, neither of these bad ideas that were supported by far-left groups like Maine Equal Justice passed.

As the lead Republican on the Health Coverage, Insurance and Financial Services committee I have opposed new mandates that only raise costs for consumers. I have also been outspoken in my opposition to Gov. Mills’ policy that raises the cost of an individual health insurance premium by 11 percent next year.

Protecting our farmers has been an important priority for me as well. That’s why I was outspoken on a bill that would have unionized farm workers. This would have been devastating to our small family farms that are so important to our local community and Maine’s economy.

The Second Amendment and our outdoor heritage are also important issues to me. I know how important it is to the people of my district. That is why I will continue to oppose legislation that infringes on people’s right to keep and bear arms.

Characterize your view on public access to governmental business.
The public should always have an opportunity to view what is happening in government. While remote participation may be necessary for some, exclusively remote meetings do not serve the public well. Public meetings should happen in a physical location where the public has an opportunity to view the proceedings.

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