Age (on Election Day): 56

Party affiliation: Republican

Occupation: Small business owner

Community organizations:

Lisbon Moxie Festival; Route 196 Committee; Lisbon School Committee

Hobbies, activities etc.:

Gardening, sewing, home design and decorating, cooking

Family status: Married; 2 adult children

Years in Legislature: 0

Clean Election candidate? No

Committee assignments wanted:

Criminal Justice and Public Safety; Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry; Judiciary

What is the most pressing problem in your district and what do you plan to do about it?

Lisbon is in need of good-paying, long-term jobs. I am very concerned about the recent loss of jobs and contracts at BIW. I will continue to work closely with local, state and federal partners to attract businesses to our area.

Gov. Paul LePage wants to eliminate the state income tax. Do you support that? If not, why not?

I support Gov. LePage’s efforts to eliminate the income tax. I believe that people should keep more of their own money to spend and save as they see fit.

Are you willing to support raising the fuel tax to fix Maine roads? If not, why not?

I do not support raising the fuel tax. I believe we need to be more creative in our solutions regarding infrastructure repair and maintenance. A tax on gas is very outdated.

The relationship between the governor and the Legislature has deteriorated over the past six years. What can the Legislature do to improve that relationship?

All parties must work together. The governor and the Legislature need to press forward for Maine people, not retreat back to their respective corners and go it alone. Governing is hard work. My commitment will be to stay at the table and get the best deal for Maine.

What methods do you support to reduce opiate addiction in Maine?

Kids must be taught early that opiate use can ruin their lives forever. If we prevent drug abuse early it will help stop the problem later on. We must emphasis personal responsibility. For those that need help, we must provide it.

How are you voting on the referendum questions?

Question 1: No
Question 2: No
Question 3: No
Question 4: No
Question 5: No


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