Age (on Election Day): Did not answer

Party affiliation: Democrat

Occupation: Innkeeper at George Perley House, leadership development consultant

Community organizations:

Gray Planning Board; Sebago Lakes Chamber of Commerce; Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Education Committee; Maine Innkeepers Association; Maine Tourism; Gray End of Summer Fest Committee

Hobbies, activities etc.:

Gardening, cooking, biking, yoga, hiking, fishing.

Family status: Single

Years in Legislature: 0

Clean Election candidate? Yes

Committee assignments wanted:

Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development; Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

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

Hard working people are not represented because they are too busy working to be political. I am going to listen to them and I am going to be of service to them in Augusta, making sure their economy, their environment and their loved ones are looked after.

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

Elimination of income tax is an interesting idea. States that have no income taxes have large industries rooted there. The over-taxation of working people is a real problem, especially because they do not get the services they need from the government. I would consider it in light of the budget.

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

Roads in my district are in a poor state of repair, but it is not fair to pinch one more penny from working Mainers at the pump, especially when multi-axle loads are doing most of the wear and tear. No; we can not nickel-and-dime people to death.

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

Acknowledge that they’re in a pattern of negative sentiment override and work across the aisle in the house to gain the trust of the Maine people. As for the governor his behavior has been less than functional in that relationship. The social contract has been broken too many times.

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

There is no way to solve a systemic problem with a technical fix. The addiction problem is a trauma problem. We are not going to fix it without changing our culture. We need to treat trauma and educate communities about addiction.

How are you voting on the referendum questions?

Question 1: Yes
Question 2: Yes
Question 3: Yes
Question 4: Yes
Question 5: Yes


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