Richard Malaby

Maine Senate 7

Social media accounts
Facebook: Malaby for Senate

Occupation:
Innkeeper

Education:
Master in Business

Community Organizations:
Maine Coast Memorial Hospital Trustee-9 years, Hancock School Committee-16 years, Coastal Acadia Development Corp. Trustee -10 years

Personal information (hobbies, etc.):
Reading, photography, travel

Family status:
Married 34 years; 3 children

Years in the Legislature: 8

Committee assignments (if elected):
Health and Human Services

Q&A

1) What legislation do you support, if any, to address the state’s opiate crisis?
Increased funding for uninsured, support for Hub and Spoke system, access to Naloxone, funding for drug courts, and measuring recovery capital.

2) What legislation do you support, if any, to address failures in the state’s child abuse prevention system?
I supported the governor’s bills, four of which were recently enacted into law, and one, criminalizing the deliberate failure to report abuse or neglect, which did not pass.

3) Should schools continue to push forward with proficiency-based diplomas? Why or why not?
Absolutely. As legislators, we need to ensure that we raise the bar, not lower it.

4) Are you in favor of some type of universal health care for Maine residents? Why, or why not?
No. We already have too many unfulfilled promises to our disabled, elderly, brain injured, and the mentally ill. We must focus on increasing transparency and decreasing medical costs.

5) Do you support Question 1 (the 3.8% tax to fund the home care program)? Why, or why not?
No. Question One is a poorly crafted ballot question that creates a large shadow government agency with an enormous budget and little oversight paid for by a giant tax increase on Maine families.

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?Yes, as I have in the past, I will try to rise above it.

7) Tell voters something about yourself that they don’t already know, and might surprise them.
I am a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Speed Round

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


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