John Reeder

Maine House 59

Social media accounts:                                                   N/A

Occupation:
Doctor of chiropractic.

Education:
Palmer College of Chiropractic.

Community Organizations:
Great Falls Balloon Festival; Exchange Club; past board member, Museum L/A; Lions Club; past board member, CLT; past chairman, Maine Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

Personal information (hobbies, etc.):
Flying hot air balloons, hiking, biking, camping, traveling, and anything that involves being outdoors.

Family status:
Married 50 years.

Years in the Legislature:                                                                                      None.

Committee assignments (if elected):
None listed.

Q&A

1) What legislation do you support, if any, to address the state’s opiate crisis?
Legislation proposed by the governor.

2) What legislation do you support, if any, to address failures in the state’s child abuse prevention system?
Legislation proposed by the governor.

3) Should schools continue to push forward with proficiency-based diplomas? Why or why not?
Undecided.

4) Are you in favor of some type of universal health care for Maine residents? Why, or why not?
I would be if the funds were available to support it.

5) Do you support Question 1 (the 3.8% tax to fund the home care program)? Why, or why not?
No. I think it would be a disincentive to new businesses wanting to come into our state.

6) Are you frustrated by the political sniping, exaggeration and even lies between the parties and their supporters that have threatened progress usually reached through respect and reasoned compromise? If so, what will you personally do to make the situation better?                                                                                           I think respect and reasonable compromise is desperately needed and is part of the reason I have decided to run for political office

7) Tell voters something about yourself that they don’t already know, and might surprise them.
I am from Seattle, Washington, and after moving here 46 years ago and raising five children in this community, Maine is my true home.

Speed Round

Should voters be required to show ID at the polls?                                               Yes.


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