April 06, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

Senate District 29, Calais-Machias area

Democrat

Thomas H. Finlay

Age: 67

Address: 124 Indian Trail Road, East Machias, ME 04630

E-mail: tomfinlay@hughes.net

Web site: thomas.finlay.googlepages.com

Family: Wife: Gail; children: John, 44, David, 37; grandchildren: Alexander, 8, Jordan, 6

Education: Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, University of Maryland, 1964; Ph.D. in biochemistry, University of Maryland, 1969

Occupation: Retired university professor; instructor, Sunrise Senior College at UMM. VLMP monitor Gardner Lake; member, Washington County Democratic Committee; member, Maine State Democratic Committee

Experience: U.S. Army, 1959-1962; assistant professor, Rockefeller University, New York, 1971-1974; assistant professor and professor, NYU School of Medicine, New York, 1975-2003

Top three priorities if elected:

? Economic growth: We need environmentally sensitive industries with high-paying jobs. Energy costs must be reduced. Roads, telecommunications and broadband Internet access must be improved.

? Affordable health care: I support Dirigo because the rising costs of health care and the loss of health coverage have negatively impacted the living standards of all Maine working families.

? Protecting Maine’s environment: Economic growth cannot be allowed to occur at the expense of the environment. Access to the coast, the lakes and forests must be protected and preserved.

Independent

Dana W. Kadey

Age: 62

Address: 376 West St., Princeton, ME 04668

E-mail: dana@kadeysenate.com

Web site: www.kadeysenate.com

Family: Wife: Mary; son: Scott

Education: Springfield College, 1969; Berkshire Christian, 1967; Princeton High School, 1962

Occupation: Self-employed

Experience: Years and years of scraping out a living in Washington County

Top three priorities if elected:

? Inspiring and empowering the individual to take control of his/her life

? Reducing the tax burden of Maine’s citizens

? Rein in the scope of Maine’s government

Independent

Nancy Oden

Age: 67

Address: 150 Old Route 1, Jonesboro, ME 04648

E-mail: cleanearth@acadia.net

Web site: http://www.cleanearth.net

Family: Amicably divorced, close family scattered around the country. My human, canine, feline and wildlife friends are my family.

Education: Grade school – small town New Jersey; high school – rural Michigan; college – courses over the years, no degrees, but wide reading has given me knowledge on many topics.

Occupation: Semiretired organic farmer, full-time volunteer working to save our clean water and what’s left of the Real Maine, as well as create good, productive livelihoods for our young people.

Experience: Working with nature as organic farmer (sheep, chickens, gardens, etc.) and beekeeper, computer analyst, legal secretary (U.S. government), cabdriver, telegraph operator, waitress, etc., and helped raise siblings (I am oldest of nine).

Top three priorities if elected:

? To broaden Real Democracy so that people can make more decisions that affect our lives. Corporations should not have more rights and power than regular people.

? To keep out-of-state garbage out of Maine and to initiate large-scale composting and recycling so less is wasted. WWII slogan, “Waste Not, Want Not,” as our goal.

? Ensure corporations pay their fair share of taxes to help support education and good health care; too much taxpayers’ money goes to wealthy, polluting corporations.

Republican

Kevin L. Raye

Age: 45

Address: 63 Sunset Cove Lane, Perry, ME 04667

E-mail: kevinraye@downeast.net

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife, Karen

Education: Shead Memorial High School, Eastport, 1979; B.A. in political science, Bates College, 1983

Occupation: State senator; small businessman, Raye’s Mustard Mill, Eastport

Experience: Former chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe; board member of Eastern Maine Medical Center, Maine Rural Partners, Peavey Memorial Library, Sunrise County Economic Council, University of Maine at Machias Board of Visitors

Top three priorities if elected:

? Relieve Maine’s high tax and regulatory burden to encourage job creation and provide opportunities for young people to carve out their lives here at home.

? Provide fairness for rural schools and taxpayers by repealing or vastly modifying the unfair Essential Programs and Services (EPS) school funding formula.

? Meaningful reforms to ensure affordable and accessible health care and require state government to pay its mounting debts to Maine’s struggling health care providers.

Correction: This candidate profile ran on page B2 in the Final edition.

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