April 07, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

Senate District 26, Skowhegan-Jackman area

Democrat

Paul R. Hatch

Age: 63

Address: 23 French St., Skowhegan, ME 04976

E-mail: prhatch@yahoo.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife, Pamela; daughters, Paula and Victoria; granddaughter, Hannah

Education: Howland High School, 1961; many college courses over the years

Occupation: Somerset County commissioner

Experience: Paper industry for more than 30 years; owner of several small businesses; two terms in Maine House; Somerset County commissioner

Top three priorities if elected:

? Quality and affordable health care.

? Jobs and education: Keep our young here.

? Growth in Maine towns.

Republican

S. Peter Mills

Age: 63

Address: 269 Oxbow Road, Cornville, ME 04976

E-mail: pmills@mainelegal.net

Web site: http://petermills.info

Family: Wife, Nancy; three adult children, two grandchildren

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Harvard, 1965; law degree, University of Maine School of Law, 1973

Occupation: Attorney, real estate, woodlot owner

Experience: 10 years in state Senate; two years in state House of Representatives; ran for governor in 2006 GOP primary

Top three priorities if elected:

? Gain tighter control over program costs by eliminating formula driven spending. Set the budget first, define the desired performance and shape the program to fit the budget.

? Relieve property taxes through reform of EPS school funding.

? Adapt revenue sharing and school funding systems to include strong incentives for enhancing the efficiency of local and regional government.


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