Alex Hammer (U) has filed paperwork to run for Governor.
Anyone know anything about this candidate? :?
No, but this was in Al Diamonâ€™s column this week.
[quote] Among the curiosities flitting about the edges of the gubernatorial field is P. James Dowe, the president of Bangor Savings Bank, whoâ€™s told friends heâ€™s considering running as an independent.[/quote]
He also referred to Mark Call of Cornish who has sent out an announcement (previously discussed here.
I did see Mr. Hammerâ€™s name somewhere else.
He makes great baking soda.
Is this the same Alex Hammer that worked for Siemens and Ecommerce. Business genious?
Now I know where I saw it. In an article about Woodcock entering the race.
[quote]In addition to Baldacci, Mills, Stimpson and Woodcock, three other candidates, all independents, have filed papers with the state Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices indicating that they plan to run for governor. They are Alex Hammer of Bangor, Bobby Mills of Biddeford and Nancy Oden of Jonesboro.[/quote]
GOP race gets a third candidate ; State Sen. Chandler Woodcock would like to be governor and cut spending and taxes.; [Final Edition]
PAUL CARRIER Staff Writer. Portland Press Herald. Portland, Me.: Oct 18, 2005. pg. B.1
A web search reveals this article, but it is listed as no longer in the archives at the BDN when you click on the link.
Why I'm living in Maine again - Bangornews.com Staff
Driving to Bangor and crossing the state line in my return to Maine after this decade-plus period, late at night ... Alex Hammer is a resident of Bangor. ...
Bangor Publishing Company
Why I'm living in Maine again Thursday, September 15, 2005 - Bangor Daily News ... Alex Hammer is a resident of Bangor. ...
http://www.bangornews.com/news/templates/def ... 076&template=print-article.htm
I wonder when he actually moved back?
Does anyone have the Sept 15 newspaper?
He may be a genius, but he cannot run for governor for 5 years.
How did you get that article to come up. I have been trying for 15 minutes to get BDN or Marvel to find it.
Give him a few more months and he'll snap out of his stupor and head back to parts unknown.
Google has it cached, Steven. Just put:
"Alex Hammer" "Bangor Daily News"
into Google and choose the [url=http://22.214.171.124/search?q=cache:Y3zw1eBgdbMJ:www.bangornews.com/new... version.
Thanks everyone -
I know I could count on AMGer's :wink:
Google is pretty damn amazing.
I used google for it Steve. I should mention that the Maine State Library has an online newspaper collection that, while clumsy to search, is a good free source of back issues of a couple of Maine's papers.
I tried Marvel. It only produced the first story referneced.
He is great in marketing and could do a lot better than the great bald of fire.
[url=http://janus.state.me.us/legis/const/Constitution-07.htm]Article V, Part First[/url], Section 4 of the [url=http://janus.state.me.us/legis/const/]Maine Constitution[/url] states, "The Governor shall, at the commencement of the Governor's term, be not less than 30 years of age; a citizen of the United States for at least 15 years, have been 5 years a resident of the State; and at the time of election and during the term for which elected, be a resident of said State."
Does that mean that someone has to have been a resident of Maine throughout the five-year period immediately preceding the commencement of the Governor's term to become Governor, or does previous residence in the state count towards those five years? Hammer may well have been a resident of Maine for more than five years in total throughout his life, or even throughout his adult live, so if one didn't have to be a resident of Maine for the five years before Inaugaration Day 2007 to meat the residency requirement he could be eligible to run for Governor next year.
I've always assumed the interpretation that Steve's post implies (that residence in the state before one's residence elsewhere, with the possible exeption of military service where one could still be deemed to be a resident of the state he was a resident of before going overseas or an out-of-state base for temporary training for the purposes of satisfying residency requirements for public office, didn't count towards residency requirements for most public offices), was correct, but can't say I've ever asked someone in the know to make sure. I'd forgotten, if I'd ever known, that the residency requirement to run for Governor was as long as it was (to be eligible to serve in the Legislature, one only needs to have been a resident of Maine for one year before assuming office, presumably with the same "consecutiveness" requirement as the five-year residency requirement for Governor, and have resident in the district the person is running in for three months before the election, presumably the general election, and at the time of nomination for placement on any ballot for that position, which probably doesn't include the time that person is collecting signatures for petitions but only when that person turns it in, although I doubt many people have taken advantage of that loophole - although I could imagine someone whose job in a far away part of the state ended in early March or late May if that person was an independent having friends or relatives in the area that person was moving back to collect signatures before that person moved back).
Anyway, if someone could answer the question I asked in the second paragraph I would appreciate it.
Me (no need to write my name now that it's my forum name :D )
Hammer Taking State to Court
Hammer claims he gathered more than 5,900 signatures in an effort to have his name appear on the November ballot as an unenrolled candidate for governor. But Hammer fell roughly 800 signatures short of the 4,000 needed to qualify because he tried to submit electronic copies of the petitions to local clerks for certification.Link
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