I should but don't. FYI she is Tony Payne's mother.
I see you answred befroe I responded. I would have never guessed Ed Gorham. I don't think of him as a Portland person.
I was going to cheat, but the state election website only goes back to 1990.
Where, roughly, was that district within Portland? East Deering? Riverton? Stroudwater?
I think it was East Deering but I am not sure.
I thought it was East Deering myself. It is the most conservative part of Portland.
It is also the area that Tom Geirenger represented.
As Dan pointed out in the DA retiring thread referring to the BDN Story:
Retiring DA Michael Povich (R-Ellsworth) will run for the House 38 Seat currently held by Brian Langley (R-Ellsworth)
Representaive Langley will seek the Senate 28 seat currently held by term limited Dennis Damon (D-Trenton). Likely Langley will be unopposed and would face Representative Jim Schatz (D-Blue Hill) who, as reported earlier in this thread, has already filed for the seat in November's General Election.
New Ethics-registered candidates for State Senator listed since January 14:
Senate District 5 (represented by Barry J. Hobbins (D-Saco))
John W. Cushing (R-Saco) (DOI)
Senate District 12
Bill Diamond* (D-Windham) (Privately Financed)
New Ethics-registered candidates for State Representative listed since January 8 (besides one who has since withdrawn his candidacy):
House District 2
Charles K. Theriault* (D-Madawaska) (DOI)
House District 5 (represented by Michael J. Willette (D-Presque Isle))
Jessica Lynn Chase (R-Presque Isle) (DOI)
House District 8
Richard C. Cleary* (D-Houlton) (DOI)
House District 11
Everett W. McLeod, Sr.* (R-Lee) (DOI)
House District 17
Katrin Pedersen Teel (R-Bangor) (DOI)
existing candidate: Sara R. Stevens* (D-Bangor) (DOI)
House District 24
Douglas A. Thomas* (R-Ripley) (DOI)
House District 25 (represented by Joshua A. Tardy (R-Newport), who is termed out)
Robert K. Emrich (R-Plymouth) (DOI)
House District 32
David C. Burns* (R-Whiting) (DOI)
Katherine W. Cassidy (D-Machias) (DOI)
existing candidate: Daniel S. Swain (U-Machias) (DOI)
House District 35
Elspeth M. Flemings* (D-Bar Harbor) (DOI)
House District 37 (represented by James M. Schatz (D-Blue Hill), who is running for the State Senate)
Ben Wootten (D-Blue Hill) (DOI)
Madeleine Gay Leach (R-Castine) (DOI)
House District 46
Joan W. Welsh* (D-Rockport) (DOI)
House District 47
Edward J. Mazurek* (D-Rockland) (DOI)
House District 49
Wesley E. Richardson* (R-Warren) (DOI)
House District 50 (represented by Wendy Pieh (D-Bremen))
Dana L. Dow (FS) (R-Waldoboro) (Privately Financed)
existing candidate: Henry B. Simmons (R-Nobleboro) (DOI)
House District 55
H. David Cotta* (R-China) (DOI)
existing candidate: Helen M. Hanson (D-China) (DOI)
House District 56
Anna D. Blodgett* (D-Augusta) (DOI)
Nathan K. Fellows (R-Augusta) (DOI)
Scott C. Milewski (R-Augusta) (DOI)
House District 57 (represented by Patsy Crockett (D-Augusta), who is running for the State Senate)
Maeghan Maloney (D-Augusta) (DOI)
existing candidate: Jarody (R-Augusta) (DOI)
House District 58 (represented by William P. Browne (R-Vassalboro), who is termed out)
Karen D. Foster (R-Augusta) (DOI)
existing candidate: Emily S. Mitchell (D-Vassalboro) (DOI)
House District 60
Kerri L. Prescott* (R-Topsham) (DOI)
House District 61
Frank Lincoln Sample (R-Boothbay Harbor) (Privately Financed)
existing candidate: W. Bruce MacDonald* (D-Boothbay) (DOI)
House District 63
Charles R. Priest* (D-Brunswick) (DOI)
House District 64 (represented by Leila J. Percy (D-Phippsburg), who is termed out)
David I. Chipman (D-Harpswell) (DOI)
House District 66
Alexander M.D. Cornell du Houx* (D-Brunswick) (DOI)
K. Fred Horch (G-Brunswick) (DOI)
House District 75
Stacy T. Dostie* (D-Sabattus) (DOI)
existing candidate: Stephen J. Wood (R-Sabattus) (DOI)
House District 77
Pamela Jabar Trinward* (D-Waterville) (DOI)
House District 78
Robert W. Nutting* (R-Oakland) (DOI)
House District 79
Sharon A. Treat* (D-Hallowell) (DOI)
House District 81
L. Gary Knight* (R-Livermore Falls) (Privately Financed)
House District 83
Dennis L. Keschl (R-Belgrade) (DOI)
existing candidate: Pat R. Jones* (D-Mount Vernon) (DOI)
House District 85
Jason S. Gayne (R-Skowhegan) (DOI)
existing candidate: Jeff M. McCabe* (D-Skowhegan) (DOI)
House District 89
Yvette E. Robinson (D-Farmington) (DOI)
existing candidate: Lance Evans Harvell* (R-Farmington) (DOI)
House District 90 (represented by Thomas B. Saviello (R-Wilton, last elected as a U), who is termed out and is running for the State Senate)
Russell J. Black (R-Wilton) (DOI)
Michael D. Wells (R-Wilton) (DOI)
Irving B. Faunce (D-Wilton) (DOI)
House District 91
Jarrod S. Crockett* (R-Bethel) (DOI)
House District 92
Justin Daniel Thacker (R-Andover) (DOI)
existing candidate: Matthew John Peterson* (D-Rumford) (DOI)
House District 93
Sheryl Jane Briggs* (D-Mexico) (DOI)
Cynthia H. Bissell (R-Canton) (DOI)
House District 97 (represented by Helen Rankin (D-Hiram))
George G. Cunningham (R-Fryeburg) (DOI)
House District 98 (represented by Richard M. Sykes (R-Harrison), who is termed out)
G. Paul Waterhouse (FH) (R-Bridgton) (Privately Financed)
House District 100
Colin Delaney O'Neill (D-Oxford) (DOI)
existing candidate: James M. Hamper* (R-Oxford) (DOI)
House District 109 (represented by Susan M. W. Austin (R-Gray), who is termed out)
Gary C. Foster (R-Gray) (Privately Financed)
existing candidate: Anne P. Graham (D-North Yarmouth) (DOI)
House District 124
Bryan T. Kaenrath* (D-South Portland) (DOI)
House District 125
Ann E. Peoples* (D-Westbrook) (DOI)
House District 128 (represented by Peggy A. Pendleton (D-Scarborough), who is not running for reelection)
Brian M. Dell'Olio (D-Scarborough) (DOI)
House District 130
Linda F. Sanborn* (D-Gorham) (DOI)
House Distrct 131
James D. Libby (FS) (FH) (R-Buxton) (Privately Financed)
Robert Hunt* (D-Buxton) (DOI)
Donald G. Marean (FH) (R-Hollis) (DOI)
House District 132
George W. Hogan* (D-Old Orchard Beach) (DOI)
William J. Gombar (R-Old Orchard Beach) (DOI)
House District 142
Andrea M. Boland* (D-Sanford) (DOI)
House District 147
Kathleen D. Chase* (R-Wells) (DOI)
House District 149 (represented by Dawn Hill (D-York), who is running for the State Senate)
Michael F. Score (D-Ogunquit) (DOI)
House District 150
Windol C. Weaver* (R-York) (DOI)
State House candidate registered and withdrawn since January 8
House District 42 (represented by Michael D. Thibodeau (R-Winterport), who is running for the State Senate)
Jeffrey H. Kaelin (FH) (R-Winterport) (DOI) (registered on January 11; withdrew his candidacy on January 17 according to the Advanced Candidate List on the Ethics Commission's public access site when the "Date of Withdrawal" Box is checked; now listed as "Inactive" on that site's list of registered candidates by office sought)
Update finished (unless I notice some errors or someone points them out to me). I may do some commentary on some of the new candidate registrations later today, but I'll do that in a new post.
I'm finally caught up again!
Interesting. Isn't Dennis still the town manager of Belgrade?
He was as of January 8 (a Google search of "Dennis Keschl Belgrade Maine" turned up this KJ article about plans for a new municipal building).
Is there any problem with a town manager running for the Legislature? Or even serving in the Legislature while remaining town manager, apart from the perhaps irreconcilable time committments of each and an occasional instance where one might have to recuse himself from a vote due to a conflict of interest (I don't even know if there would be such instances and how common they would be)?
I live in House District 83, btw.
There is no legal reason a Town Manager can't run or serve in the Legislature. Don Strout served a long time while also serving as Town Manager.
I think the policies of the Town Manager association are that its members should not seek partisan office, but such guidelines are not binding.
During the fall campaign, Keschl co-authored an op-ed that was in the BDN. It was against either the excise tax referendum and/or TABOR II.
Some interesting names on the list above -- former Senators Dow and Libby running for the House. Both may face primaries. (Dana won a primary over now Rep. Fossel in his first run for the Senate in 2004. I was Dana's lawyer and the recount ended up going to the Law Court.)
Former Rep. Waterhouse running for his old seat. Paul is a great guy and solid conservative. I was his legislative aide during his first year in the House back in 1995.
"During the fall campaign, Keschl co-authored an op-ed that was in the BDN. It was against either the excise tax referendum and/or TABOR II."
It was against both. The other co-author was Evelyn A. Serval, the town manager of Etna, Maine which, unlike Belgrade, is in the BDN's circulation area (and Etna and Serval were mentioned before Belgrade and Keschl throughout the piece even though alphabetical order would have dictated otherwise in both instances).
Jim Libby also served in the House from 1992 to 1996. His House district back then, both before and after redistricting, was Buxton and part of Hollis, although the towns the other part of Hollis was in with were different in his two terms (first Dayton and the remainder of Biddeford, then Lyman and Arundel) and the district line within Hollis was probably not exactly the same either. In the State Senate, where Libby served from 1996 to 2000, he represented part of Buxton and all of Hollis, plus Lyman, Alfred, Waterboro, Limerick, Limington, Cornish, Parsonsfield, Newfield, Shapleigh, Acton and Lebanon. A portion of Buxton in the southwest of the town was in a Senate district with Saco, OOB and a majority of Scarborough. The district Libby is running for this year, House District 131, consists of Hollis and part of Buxton. A portion of northern Buxton is in a district with the remainder of Gorham. So Jim Libby has represented all of what is now House District 131 in the Legislature before for at least four years, but he has never represented all of that territory at once.
Libby defeated Democratic incumbent Representative Merton Watermon in 1992 and defeated incumbent Senator Willis Lord in the 1996 Republican primary. Both incumbents were in their first term in their respective chamber but Lord had served five terms in the House. If he wins the Republican primary this year (2004-2008 House District 131 Representative Donald Marean, who was defeated for reelection in 2008, has registered to run for his old seat), he will face first-term Democratic incumbent Robert Hunt.
Libby's running as a privately financed candidate is interesting as he was one of the first two candidates for Governor to run with public funding, and the first in a contested race (the 2002 Republican primary; the other Clean Elections candidate for Governor, Green Independent Jonathan Carter, was unopposed in his primary, although another candidate, whom I knew from the church I went to when I was in college, had tried to get on the ballot and to qualify for public funding). Both Hunt and Marean are seeking public funding for their campaigns.
I agree with Dan re: Paul Waterhouse. Cigars notwithstanding, Paul is a super guy, bright, and a thinking legislator.
I heard somewhere that Nichi Farnham(R) would be running against Joe Perry(D) in Senate District 32.
I thought you'd find this interesting. Moriarty has ran and lost miserably for City Council twice. Now he's run as a Clean Election Candidate to supplement his disability check, food stamps and Maine Care.....wow.....
"Biddeford man plans to run for Legislature"
Bil Moriarty of Biddeford has announced his candidacy for state representative. Moriarty, a Democrat, said he would like to fill the district 136 seat being vacated by Steve Beaudette because he cares about and understands the needs of people in Biddeford. He is running as a Clean Election candidate. “Biddeford-Saco is the gateway to southern Maine. We need some real progressive representation in Augusta,” he said. “The district needs to be represented by someone who can commit 100 percent of
their time in Augusta.” Moriarty said residents are concerned about a variety of issues that need to be addressed on both local and state levels, including redevelopment, job creation and access to health care. He said he can relate to people because he receives disability, Maine Care and Medicare. “I know these programs and I know the difficulty of living with these programs. I can make a difference because I’ve been there,” he said. Moriarty, a political newcomer, has taken classes at the University of Maine and civic leadership classes. He is a volunteer coordinator at the In-A-Pinch Pantry and participates in the Biddeford Crime Watch. He lives on Center Street with his wife, Amberlee, and his three children.
Yeah... we need more PROGRESSIVE politicians in Augusta... More FULL TIME people.
The scary thing is one of the three people will be elected to the legislature.
House District 136 (represented by Stephen R. Beaudette (D-Biddeford), who is termed out)
Dennis R. Anglea (D-Biddeford) (Privately Financed)
Bobby Mills (D-Biddeford) (Privately Financed)
William Moriarty (D-Biddeford) (DOI)
Excellent news about Nichi Farnham, if true. She's a terrific, smart lady. Anything AMG can do to help - happy to do it. Just say the magic word.
Nichi is running, for real. Go Air Force!
Let's get to work and make sure Joe Perry is TOAST.
Word is, Nichi is collecting signatures. Last I checked, she was pretty close. So it is only a matter of time before it's announced.
And what is scary about me Steven? I am serving my second term on the City Council here in Biddeford.
I don't think you really know what I have done or accomplished here in this city?
Paul Bennett, Kennebunk ME
Paul Bennett, a lifelong resident of Maine and 37 year resident of the Kennebunks, has declared his candidacy for The Maine House of Representatives District 141.
With deep roots in the community, Paul is a co-owner, along with his brother Michael, of Bennett’s Store at the corner of Route 9 and Sea Road. The business, started by Paul’s father Charles J. Bennett, has been in the family for nearly 30 years.
Paul is a graduate of Kennebunk High School and Bentley University Waltham, MA where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. Before returning to Maine in 1994 Bennett taught mathematics at a small private high school just outside of Richmond, Va. In 1993 he received a visit from his parents Charlie and Marie that set into motion his return to Maine to manage the family business.
Paul Lives on Woodside Drive in Kennebunk with his wife Julie and three daughters: Allie, Kimberly and Payton. When he’s not grilling up steak and cheese subs the size of footballs in the summer heat, he’s the girls soccer coach at The Middle School of the Kennebunks. Julie Bennett is currently a substitute teacher for RSU 21.
Bennett will not be accepting clean election money as a hand-out from the state because it would be inappropriate given the current economic environment before us.
“People are having a tremendous challenge meeting their financial obligations I feel that the clean elections amounts to welfare for politicians which is an added expense the state cannot afford”
Paul promises a very spirited campaign utilizing his nearly 25 years of small business ownership and hopes to meet as many people in the district as possible. He genuinely wants to know what is on your mind by bringing government directly to you and can be reached at 985-6269.
Former Yarmouth Rep. Woodbury seeks Senate seat held by Falmouth's Davis
By Amy Anderson
Feb 03, 2010 8:20 am
YARMOUTH — Former state Rep. Richard Woodbury announced his candidacy Tuesday for the state Senate in District 11.
Woodbury, an independent, served in the House from 2002-2008. His senate candidacy sets up a potential three-way race in November against Sen. Jerry Davis, R-Falmouth, and a Democratic challenger.
District 11 includes Falmouth, Cumberland, Yarmouth, North Yarmouth, Gray, Chebeague Island and Long Island.
Woodbury is the democrat in sheeps clothes.
Jill Barkley has announced that she will run for the Maine State Legislature from District 119, ...Portland. The seat is currently held by Representative Herb
Adams, who is in his fourth and final term.
Barkley, 28, is a lesbian feminist activist working within the domestic violence movement, and is an organizer of the Portland Dyke
Bob Emrich has a primary opponent. Ken Fredette, a Newport attorney and Maine Air National Guard JAG officer, announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination for House District 25 in the Feb. 4 issue of the Sebasticook Valley Weekly. Unfortunately, the story isn't posted on the paper's Web site yet.
The press release was apparently sent in by Fredette; but for some reason, it omits his appointment to the Maine Human Rights Commissioner earlier this year.
Fredette lost a GOP primary race against Susan Kasprzak for the House seat back in the 1990s.
So this ought to be an interesting match-up.
So Fredette has moved back to Newport? (A rhetorical question. I can see he has from his Ethics registration.) Fredette actually lost two State House Republican primarys to Kasprzak in the 1990s, in 1996 for an open House seat and in 1998 when Kasprzak was the incumbent. He then ran for an open State Senate seat in 2004, finishing third in a close 3 candidate primary (then former State Representative Debra Plowman won and then-current State Representative Russell Treadwell finished second). He seemed to be the "moderate" Republican candidate in that primary, with Plowman and Treadwell splitting the conservative Republican vote which was enough in that district in that primary (although not by much) to prevent Fredette from winning even if they had split it evenly.
Fredette then moved to Lamoine in Hancock county and ran in 2006 against then second-term State Senator Dennis Damon, who seemed to me like one of the less liberal Democrats in the Senate at the time. From a campaign brochure or something of his I remember reading on AMG that year, he seemed to position himself as a fiscal conservative (and social I'm not sure what but with the fiscal conservatism emphasized) and "throw the Democratic bums out" candidate. Damon won handily. By the time of the 2008 general election, I believe, I had seen some evidence that Fredette had moved back to Newport and commented about it on this site. Now he's running for the Legislature in a Newport district again. With Bob Emrich as his opponent, Fredette will most likely be the moderate candidate in the primary unless another Republican enters the race. That could certainly happen, and given Emrich's unconcealed social conservatism and activist status and Fredette's arguably RINO past (he featured former State Representative Donald Strout, whom Dan Billings called the Art Mayo of his day, in campaign literature of his in his 2004 primary run) and arguable "district shopping" (although if that is what he has been doing then he hasn't done a good job at it so far) there could be an opening for a candidate in the Peter Cianchette/Rick Bennett/(likely) Steve Abbot mold who, like Emrich I presume, has lived in the district consecutively for awhile.
I have worked closely with both Bob and Ken. I like and respect them both. There is no question in my mind that Bob is the best choice for the nomination.
I do not know Ken Fredette, so based on what Kevin writes and the Guest Column I recall he wrote for the BDN back in May 2009, when the same-sex marriage issue was coming to a full boil, it seems to me he's not sure what he stands for and is trying to be all things to all people. (Think RINO?)
I am a Republican and Catholic. I believe in Jesus Christ as the savior of my soul. I am a proud Franco-American. I am honored to have been nominated by Gov. John Baldacci and unanimously confirmed by the Maine Senate to serve on the Maine Human Rights Commission.
He was defininetly proud of his appointment to the ME. Human Rights Commission when he wrote the article. So why would he not list it in his press release?
Editor's Note: If a picture's worth a thousand words.
Oxford County Democrats at Chamber Dinner
Shown in the picture are Rep. Mike Carey of Lewiston, Andrea Quaid of Congressman Michaud’s staff, Rosa Scarcelli, candidate for Governor, Congressman Michaud, Laura Ordway of Bridgton, candidate for Senate District 13, Colin O’Neill of Oxford, candidate for House District 100, Steve Rowe, candidate for Governor, Rep. Terry Hayes of Buckfield, candidate for re-election in District 94, and Russ Newcome, Norway selectman and candidate for House District 95. Also in attendance was Roy Gedat of Norway, candidate for County Treasurer.
What happened to Kevin. There have been no updates.
This came across my transom.
Charles E Bragdon for State House District 120 on Facebook
Mr. Bragdon ran against Green Kevin Donaghue for city council. The dems were quietly hoping that Kevin would win as Mr. Bragdon would make Dan Skolnik look good (policy wise, nothing is going to make Dan look good when it comes to his other issues in life).