(Representing part of Lewiston)

John Butler

Democrat

Age:  60

Hometown: Lewiston

Occupation: Outside salesperson, Butler Bros.

Education: Lewiston High School; St. Michael’s College, Bachelor of Arts in political science

Family status: Married. three children, four grandchildren

Community organizations: Lewiston School Committee (16 years); Lewiston City Council (four years); currently on Planning Board and LA Forestry Board; served on three Lewiston School projects, one as chairman (Farwell School); served on executive committee of the Maine Municipal Association.

Why are you running for the Androscoggin County Commission?

I have the experience and the understanding of Lewiston and how it works to be an effective and efficient county commissioner.

What skills do you bring to the role of commissioner?

I have years of experience understanding Lewiston and how it works, how the county works and how the state works.

What is the biggest challenge facing the county, and how would you solve it?

We have to look at the budget process and how it affects all members of Androscoggin County because we have small towns and cities. We have to be concerned about safety. We have to make sure our Sheriff’s Department has adequate funding, our jails are safe and secure, and the Registry of Deeds’ needs have to be met. And, I will do that.

John Butler


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