April 07, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

Senate District 18, Kingfield-Farmington area

Republican

Walter R. Gooley

Age: 72

Address: 263 Cowen Hill Road, Farmington, ME 04938

E-mail: wgooley@gwi.net

Web site: None

Family: Wife, Joanne; children, Chris, 36, Cate, 33; grandchildren, Cameron, 3, Jocelyn, 3, Connor, 1, Samantha, 1

Education: Bachelor’s degree in forestry-entomology, 1957, University of Connecticut

Occupation: Consulting forester, Christmas tree grower

Experience: Maine House of Representatives 1995-2002; vice president, Farmington Rotary Club; trustee-director, Big E Exposition; director, Maine Christmas Tree Association

Top three priorities if elected:

? Reform Maine taxes.

? Affordable health care.

? High standards for education.

Democrat

Richard J. Holden

Age: 59

Address: 334 Depot St., Wilton, ME 04274

E-mail: deadpan@gwi.net

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Son Army Lt. Matt Holden; daughter, Sandel, works at a local call center and is a licensed property and casualty insurance broker; son Chris lives in Florida.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Boston

Occupation: Former fisherman, logger, printer, has been working at the same paper mill for 20 years in Rumford

Experience: No information provided

Top three priorities if elected:

? Health care.

? Jobs.

? Education.


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