July 13, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 46, Camden-Rockport area

Republican

Stephen L. Bowen

Age: 37

Address: 117 Cross St., Rockport, ME 04856

E-mail: repbowen@verizon.net

Web site: www.reelectbowen.com

Family: Married, two children, ages 4 and 7

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, Drew University, 1991; master’s of education in curriculum and instruction, George Mason University, 1998

Occupation: Middle school social studies teacher, Camden Rockport Middle School

Experience: 121st Legislature – service on State and Local Government Committee, Marine Resources Committee and Select Committee on Regionalization; 122nd Legislature – service on Appropriations Committee

Top three priorities if elected:

? Cut health care costs. Reform insurance regulations to lower premiums and foster competition, reform Dirigo Health to focus on those with the most costly health issues, clean up the MaineCare mess.

? Make Maine open for business. Cut state taxes and regulations to improve competitiveness, invest in research and development, aggressively court innovation and creativity.

? Deal with our highest-in-the-nation tax burden in a meaningful way, then address the state’s long-term financial challenges, including aging infrastructure and outstanding debts of over $5 billion.

Democrat

David Miramant

Age: 51

Address: 174 Mountain St., Camden, ME 04843

E-mail: davemiramant@gmail.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife, Dee Webster; children: Ashley, 22, Josh, 19

Education: Bachelor’s degree in biology University of Maine Farmington, 1990; aviation training to fly Boeing 727, 737, 757, 767, Lockheed L1011-McDonnell Douglas MD-88

Occupation: Pilot-owner of Spirit Soaring Glider Rides

Experience: Small-business owner, airline captain (retired), boat captain, union member 22 years, member of many community boards and groups, Camden selectman and member of Camden personnel board

Top three priorities if elected:

? Property tax reform

? Health care

? Protecting natural resources


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