July 05, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 24, Dexter-Charleston area

Democrat

Craig Denis

Age: 52

Address: 38 Daggett Hill Road, Athens, ME 04912

E-mail: meweblz@tdstelme.net

Web site: www.mainedistrict24.com

Family: Wife: Laurie; two grown daughters: Angela and Andrea

Education: Associate’s degree 1974, EMVTI Bangor (now Eastern Maine Community College)

Occupation: Semi-retired

Experience: 24 years as owner operator of Finest-Kind Saw & Service in Norridgewock; current president of Somerset Chapter Trout Unlimited and treasurer of Maine Council Trout Unlimited

Top three priorities if elected:

? Reducing the importation and incineration of out-of-state waste, and preventing a major polluter from locating in the district. Maine must not be the disposal ground for the rest of the Northeast.

? Affordable health care coverage for all Maine residents. Maine deserves single-payer universal coverage that emphasizes prevention and reasonable treatment for those in need of care.

? Fair and balanced education. Welfare doesn’t cure poverty; education does. Our future depends on an intelligent work force that can adapt to change and add value to our natural resources.

Republican

Douglas A. Thomas

Age: 56

Address: 306 Stream Road, Ripley, ME 04930

E-mail: firewood@tds.net

Web site: http://www.dougthomas.org

Family: Wife: Lynn; son: Derek; daughter: Denise

Education: Graduate Mount View High School, attended Unity College

Occupation: Retail firewood dealer, self-employed

Experience: Two years legislator, Transportation Committee; Ripley selectman four years; SAD 46 School Board member three years; Somerset County Budget Committee; Regional Transportation Advisory Committee, one year

Top three priorities if elected:

? Control spending

? Cut taxes

? Create jobs


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