Age (on Election Day): 43

Party affiliation: Republican

Occupation: Small business general manager and citizen legislator

Community organizations:

Androscoggin County Commissioner; town meeting moderator; past Wales selectman; youth baseball coach for Sabattus Recreation; treasurer for Pleasant Hill Cemetery

Hobbies, activities etc.:

Camping, hiking, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, fishing, hunting and target shooting with family and friends.

Family status: Married; 3 young children

Years in Legislature: 2

Clean Election candidate? Yes

Committee assignments wanted:

State and Local Government

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

In talking with residents of my district, I have heard their concerns clearly. Taxes are too high and they are sick of the welfare abuse. I will continue to work/reform welfare and ensure that it is available for those who truly need it. Support increased fraud investigation at DHHS.

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

I support lowering the income with the hope to eventually eliminate it. Reducing the income tax would essentially become a raise for all Mainers, a great opportunity to take home more of what they earn. I’ll work to improve our tax structure and meet the financial needs of our state.

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

As a balanced and comprehensive approach I could support a slight increase in the fuel tax to improve our roads. Income tax is a regressive tax that punishes success, the fuel tax is a more fair and balanced.

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

Having been a legislator for the past two years, I have seen first-hand the partisan politics played in Augusta. Gov. LePage has the best interest of Maine at heart and truly loves our state. Through policy he has reduced our dependency on welfare and improved our finical outlook.

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

I support all methods to reduce the epidemic in Maine. Both treatment and enforcement play an equal role in this crisis. Personal responsibility needs to be addressed and stricter penalties for drug makers and traffickers who are killing our friends, families and neighbors.

How are you voting on the referendum questions?

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


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