Scontras for Congress Business Coalition Doubles in Size
April 25th, 2008
Release Number 08-24
Contact: Michael Pajak, (207) 807-0994
For Immediate Release:
Scontras Announces the Support of 100 Small Business Leaders!
First Time Candidate "A Breath of Fresh Air" During Challenging Economic Times
PORTLAND - 1st District Republican Congressional Candidate Dean Scontras announced today that he has received the endorsements of 100 small business leaders (listed below) as a result of his unwavering support for lower taxes and reduced regulations both at the state and federal level. Scontras, who has over 15 years experience in the business of information technology, believes that the best thing that government can do to help Maine's struggling businesses is to get out of the way.
"Maine's small businesses are suffering under the second highest tax burden in America," said Scontras, "and when Maine's small businesses are hurting, the hardworking people who rely on these businesses for stable, reliable employment feel the hurt as well."
"The last thing we need to do is to elect another career politician who will bring the same tax-and-spend ideology to Washington that has ruined what was once a strong and vibrant Maine economy. As Maine's next Congressman, I pledge to fight against the tax-and-spend Washington insider mentality, and give Maine's small businesses and their employees some much needed relief," concluded Scontras.
Scontras has made it a top priority to meet with small business owners across the 1st Congressional District and has participated in a number of downtown walks organized by supportive local business leaders. Roxanne Hagerman, owner of Roxy's Hairport in Bridgton, helped organize a downtown walk for Dean and is excited about Dean's message of hope for Maine's small businesses.
"Scontras is a breath of fresh air and a refreshing change for Maine's small business leaders and their families," said Hagerman. "He takes the time to sit down with folks at their stores and restaurants, and ask them what he can do to help them, their employees and their families make ends meet. Scontras is not a career politician; he's an experienced business leader who understands what's it's like to grow up and raise a family in Maine, and we need more people like him in Congress," concluded Hagerman.
Scontras is committed to earning every vote the old fashioned way, with a firm handshake and a great deal of shoe leather. If you are interested in having Dean visit your small business and speak with you and your employees, please contact Jane Faulkner at (207) 221-3447 or e-mail email@example.com.
A third generation Maine native, Dean Scontras was born and raised in Kittery and graduated from the University of Maine, where he played football for the Black Bears. Scontras lives in Eliot with his wife Dawn and their two children, Jack and Zoe.
For more information on the Dean Scontras for Congress Campaign, please visit our website, www.teamdean08.com or call campaign manager Michael Pajak at (207) 807-0994 to schedule an interview on this issue.
Small Business Leaders Endorsing Scontras for Congress
The Northern Maine Land Man
Dr. Jeff Donatello
Owner, York Chiropractic Health Center
Hon. Ron Collins
Owner, Collins Consulting Services
Owner, Wild Cherry Woodworks
Owner, Estes Oil
Owner, Maine Instrument Flight, Inc.
Owner, Jackson Hardware
Owner, Harbor Flags
PE, KG Anderson
Owner, Port Clyde Lobster
Owner, Brackett's Market
Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Retired Owner, Blue Seal Feeds
Dan & Ken Cooke
Owners, The Cooke Corporation
Owner, Lakepoint Real Estate
Owner, Homeport Properties, Inc.
President, Tobey Sheet Metal
Co-Owner, Cole Harrison Insurance
President, Maine Tech Services
Owner, Maine Indoor Karting
Co-Owner, Bennett's Store
Elias Thomas III
Owner, Key Real Estate, Inc.
Owner, Roxy's Hairport
Owner, Peg-a-Leg Pete's
Owner, Rolfe Corporation
Owner, Lake Region Auto Supply
Owner, Bridgton Health Care Center
Owner, Everlast Roofing
Owner, Packard Appraisal
Partner, MacDonald Motors
President, Barnes Reports
President, Call Enterprises
Owner, Cards Say it Better.com
Owner, Dirty Paws Dog Wash
Owner, The Print House
Owner, Stiles Motors
Owner, Busy Bee Laundry
Owner, Radio Shack of Windham
Owner, Corsetti's Market
Owner, Sears, Roebuck and Co. of Windham
Owner, Richardson Boatyards
Charles and Karen Tufts
Owners, Caldwell Banker of Windham
Owner, E.L. Malinowski Consulting
President, McNally Consulting
Rae Ann Knightly
Owner, Raezors Salon
Co-Owner, GEM Television Productions
Former CEO, TD Banknorth
Partner, Harris Golf
Owner, San Diego Chargers
The Honorable Joe Bruno
CEO, Community Pharmacies
CEO, National Distributors
Peter Bennett, Esq.
The Bennett Law Firm
Former CEO, Bridge Corp.
Owner, J & S Oil
CEO, Walsh Publishing
President, Ade Property Management
President/Owner, Legacy Properties Sotheby's International Realty
Owner, Rivers by the Sea
Realtor, Old Orchard Beach
William Scarborough Jr.
V.P., Oakley Networks
Critical Analysis, IBM Software Group
Owner, Alagonia, Inc
Owner, The Oaks - An Art Gallery
Retired, The Sprague Corporation
Owner, Patten Construction
Owner, Len Libby Candies
Owner, Provident Concrete
Former Chief Scientific Officer, Cisco Systems
Owner, Rocheleau Custom Homes
President, Shucks Maine Lobster
Manager, Big Rock Ent.
Owner, Butler and MacMaster Automotive
President, Littlefield Brothers
President, MeetingHouse Mortgage
Owner, Noell's CafÃ©
Former CEO, AirPlus Limited
Owner, Faircrest Motel
Co-Owner, When Pigs Fly Bakery
Owner, Resource Marketing
VP Product Management, Convergence
Ed and Sheila Bull
Owners, Rhumb Line Resort
Dr. James Faulkner
Partner, Faulkner-Teguis Orthodontics
Financial Advisor, Waddell and Reed
Owner, Simones Hot Dog Stand
President, Speech Pathology Associates
Owner, Kennebunkport Designs
Owner, Fractional Strategies
Partner, Northbridge Venture Capital
Partner, Flagship Ventures
Founder, CEO, Cogent Communications
Owner, The Wireless Zone
Dr. Cynthia Battel
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons of Mid-Coast
Owner, Saco Bay Web Design
Owner, Marshall Brothers Landscapers
Financial Services Manager
Owner, Spa at River's Edge
"The decisions being made in Washington, D.C. right now are more important to Maine's economy than anything going on in the private sector."
- J. Scott Moody, vice-President of Policy and Chief Economist, The Maine Heritage Policy Center
"It is in the spirit of Scott's observation that I am running for Congress. It is with the support of business leaders like those listed here that I will go to Washington to represent Maine's Next Generation economy. To join the list of business leaders working to bring bold, new ideas to our economy, e-mail me at ." -Dean Scontras
Paid for and Authorized by the Dean Scontras for Congress Committee, PO Box 15418, Portland, Maine 04112.