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Social media accounts:
thurstonformaine.com; facebook.com/thurstonformaine

Engagement officer at Gould Academy in Bethel

Gould Academy ’67, Dartmouth College ’72

Community Organizations:
I have little participation in community organizations. I have fund-raised and organized the effort to build the Bethel Common Gazebo, which has staged many public Bethel events, but my time over the years has been taken up by business activities. I have also served as a youth ski coach at both Sunday River and Gould Academy.


Personal information (hobbies, etc.):
Skiing, hiking, all outdoor sports, gardening

Family status:
Single, three children

Years in the Legislature:


Committee assignments (if elected):
Education, Land Use, Public Utility regulation


Define what “success” would look like if you are elected to serve your district.
Establishing a more friendly business climate to attract more money — both manufacturing and tourism — to Western Maine, and to be climate-sensitive in that process.

Characterize your view on public access to governmental business.
The public should have full and complete access and knowledge of government affairs unless state security is compromised in that process.

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