Age (on Election Day): 22

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Recent college graduate

Community organizations:

None at this time

Hobbies, activities etc.:

I love spending time with my family, watching sports, listening to music. I like to spend as much time around the coast of Maine as possible. I also have a large interest in theatre and I judge speech and debate whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Family status: Single

Years in Legislature: 0

Clean Election candidate? Yes

Committee assignments wanted:

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development; Education and Cultural Affairs

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

The lack of economic development and high property taxes are our most pressing problems. Many families are barely making ends meet, trying to keep up with energy costs, transportation, college expenses and taxes. I will work for property tax relief for all residents and tax cuts for small businesses.

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

I am open to eliminating the state income tax as long as we can fully fund public safety, education, roads and basic services. Short of doing away with the income tax, I favor income tax relief for middle class citizens and those in the middle income tax brackets.

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

While not in favor of bringing back indexing, I believe the current fuel tax is arbitrary and not reflective of the current environment. We need to create a new tax system that is pro-rated and based on emissions, mileage and other factors related to highway use.

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

I will speak up when the governor is wrong or when his behavior is objectionable. I will also not be afraid to speak up to my own party leadership or break ranks with them when doing so is in the interests of my district.

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

The opiate epidemic is responsible for hundreds of deaths and much of Maine’s crime. The solution will require a bipartisan and multi-faceted approach involving law enforcement, prevention/education and treatment. It is vital that we focus on all three of those areas to achieve a safe and healthy state.

How are you voting on the referendum questions?

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


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