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Biographical information

Name:

Robert E. Macdonald

Office sought:

Lewiston mayor

Home street address:

6 Jolin St.

Campaign phone number:

784-3045

Campaign email address:

Facebook page:

N/A

Twitter account:

N/A

Occupation or primary source of income:

Retired Lewiston detective

Education:

Boston English High School; BS, Northeastern University, Boston

Family:

Wife Virginia, four children, five grandchildren

Public offices sought or held:

I am the current mayor of Lewiston. Along with staff, the City Council and business owners, we are attempting to make this city a place where people want to live, play, raise a family and either build a business here or work here.

Civic organizations:

Elks, VFW Post 9150, American Legion Post 210, Franco-American War Veterans, Marine Corps League, DAV, 1st Marine Division Association

Ice breakers

What is your favorite movie?

“Mean Streets.”

What is your favorite book?

“The Prince.”

What is the best political advice you have received?

Don’t wink when you can nod. Don’t speak when you can nod. Don’t write when you can speak. Keep your temper under control

What Maine political figure do you admire most?

I really don’t admire politicians although I am correctly classified as one.

Local politics

What has Mayor Robert Macdonald done during the past two years that you agree with? What has he done that you disagree with?

I was elected by the people of Lewiston to address the problems that others are afraid to speak out on. Lewiston has progressed because we work as a team and I AM WILLING TO TAKE THE NEGATIVE HITS IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE WE PROGRESS. We believe in the phrase “gung-ho” (work together.)

What has the City Council done during the past two years that you agree with? What has it done that you disagree with?

We have all worked together to make the city more livable and the concerns of our citizens, not political philosophies, guide our decisions.

What has the city administrator and the city staff done during the past two years that you agree with? What have they done that you disagree with?

See above

What has the School Committee done during the past two years that you agree with? What have they done that you disagree with?

Too busy dealing with city problems to comment.

What should be done with Bates Mill No. 5?

Still out on this one.

Any last words?

I am a Vietnam combat veteran who served with the 1st Marine Division.


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