March 29, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

Senate District 23, Winterport-Islesboro area

Democrat

Gail Chase

Age: 55

Address: 314 Clark Road, Unity, ME 04988

E-mail: gchase@uninets.net

Web site: www.gailchase.org

Family: Husband: Stevan Gressitt; stepdaughter: Carina Gressitt

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Colby College, Waterville, 1974

Occupation: Consultant

Experience: Public office: Maine State Auditor 1997-2005; state representative 1993-96. Community: vice-chair, Unity Barn Raisers (comm. dev. org.); member, Community Preservation Advisory Committee

Top three priorities if elected:

? Our economy: Stabilizing our economy by supporting local entrepreneurs and businesses

? Our environment: Conserving our natural resources for the use of citizens as well as for a tool for economic development

? Our future: Ensuring that our children will be protected, healthy, educated and successful

Republican

Carol Weston

Age: 57

Address: 154 Choate Road, Montville, ME 04941

E-mail: cweston@fairpoint.net

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Husband, Peter; two grown children

Education: 21/2 years college, education major

Occupation: Substitute teacher

Experience: Served two terms in Maine House and currently serving second term in Maine Senate

Top three priorities if elected:

? To reduce the tax burden that is forcing people out, so that Mainers can stay here.

? To provide alternative policies to the ones that now keep the cost of health care insurance premiums out of reach for so many. With competition comes better quality and lower cost.

? To create an environment that encourages businesses to invest in Maine and will create good jobs.


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