Beck and Christner running for Androscoggin County’s District 7 seat

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D. Robin Beck

Physical Address: 64 Record Road, Livermore Falls

Occupation: Farmer

Political Affiliation: Democrat

Age: 49

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Phone number: (207) 233-0779

Community Organizations: member Livermore Falls Planning Board; leader of Androscoggin Valley 4-H Livestock Club; volunteer for Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties 4-H; founder and manager of Spruce Mountain Buying Club and Cooperative in Livermore Falls; volunteer with RSU 73 schools; mediator specializing in USDA and land issues; Volunteers of America Northern New England; chairman Livermore and Livermore Falls Municipal Democratic Committee.

Why are you running for the Androscoggin County Commission? I have an education in community planning and economic development and feel now is the time to use that education and community organizing experience to help Androscoggin County’s citizens, not only to save money but boost the economy.

What skills would you bring to the role of commissioner? I have been in community organizing, working on sustainability issues, for many years. After graduating from the Muskie School of Public Service with a master’s degree in community planning and development, my family moved to Livermore Falls to become involved citizens.

Androscoggin County is changing its structure by expanding the commission, and it will soon have a professional administrator. What changes would you like to see the county make? My hope is that with more heads at the table, we will be able to streamline county government and the county budget system. I also believe that there will be opportunity to work with other NGOs, such as the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments on county promotion to new employers, farmers and families. With the new structure of the Androscoggin County Commission, I believe there is better opportunity for the county to work with the towns both on financial issues and promotional opportunities.

e-mail: drobin.beck@gmail.com

Ten people are vying for five open seats on the newly expanded Androscoggin County Commission. On Monday, the Sun Journal began running a five-part daily series of interviews spotlighting the races in five of the county’s seven districts. Today, we look at the final race in District 7, which comprises the towns of Minot, Turner, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Leeds. The Sun Journal made numerous attempts to reach Republican Sally Christner of Turner but was unsuccessful.

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