Woodcock for Governor
259 Middle Street
Farmington, ME 04938
For immediate release
March 6, 2006
Senator Chandler Woodcock
Senator Paul Davis
Hon. Richard Bennett
CHANDLER WOODCOCK NAMES
GUBERNATORIAL CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIRS
Senator Paul Davis and Hon. Richard Bennett to lead campaign
(Farmington, Maine) - Republican gubernatorial candidate Senator Chandler Woodcock (Farmington) today appointed Senate Republican Leader Paul Davis (Sangerville) and former Maine Senate President Richard Bennett of Oxford as Woodcock for Governor Campaign Co-chairmen.
"Paul Davis and Rick Bennett are respected leaders who have a keen understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the State of Maine," Senator Woodcock said. "They share my passion for improving this state, and they represent the best of Maine Republican leadership."
In a joint statement, Senator Davis and Senator Bennett said that Senator Woodcock represents the best hope for the Maine Republican Party this fall. "Republicans have an opportunity this June to nominate someone who not only shares their traditional Maine values, but who also appeals to voters looking for a fresh face in Maine politics," they said. "Senator Woodcock's support of the Taxpayers' Bill of Rights ensures that Maine's next governor will not shortchange this very important spending control initiative. His plans to improve Maine's economy by lowering income taxes and providing incentives to people who invest in Maine make him an obvious choice, and we are honored to be a part of his growing team."
Senator Davis is currently serving his fourth term in the Maine Senate, which includes two terms as Senate Republican Leader. A retired State Trooper, Senator Davis and his wife Pattie have two children and four grandchildren.
A former President of the Maine Senate, Senator Bennett was elected to four terms in the Maine Senate and two terms in the Maine House of Representatives. Senator Bennett is a specialist in corporate governance and serves as a principal of The Corporate Library, a Portland-based company, and as an independent director of GWI, the Biddeford-based telecom company. He and his wife, Karen, have two children.
Currently serving his third term in the Maine Senate, including a term in Republican Leadership, Senator Woodcock has worked to improve Maine's business climate and reduce government spending. A Vietnam War veteran and passionate outdoorsman, Senator Woodcock has served on the Judiciary, Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, and the Legal and Veterans' Affairs Committees.
Senator Woodcock worked for 26 years as a public high school teacher at Livermore Falls High School, Mt. Blue High School, and Skowhegan Area High School. He also coached basketball at each school and led the Mt. Blue High School Girls' Basketball team to two State Class A championships in 1999 and 2000. He and his wife Charlotte have four children and two grandchildren.
For more information, please visit www.woodcockforgovernor.com.