April 07, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

Senate District 31, Milford-Bucksport area

Republican

Richard W. Rosen

Age: 51

Address: 22 Mount Olive, Bucksport, ME 04416

E-mail: rrosen113@aol.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife: Kimberley; children: Rachael and David

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business finance, 1977, University of Maine

Occupation: Owner of Rosen’s, a retail clothing and footwear store located on Main Street in Bucksport; Maine Merchants Association 2002 Retailer of the Year

Experience: Maine state senator for District 31; member of the House of Representatives in the 119th, 120th and 121st Legislatures; president of the board of directors, Northeast Historic Film

Top three priorities if elected:

? Strengthen the job climate by supporting local small business

? Protect access to quality, local health care

? Ensure that government spending does not grow faster than our paychecks

Democrat

Ruth-Marie Spellman

Age: 71

Address: 58 Hillcrest Drive, Brewer, ME 04412

E-mail: spelrjl2@netzero.com

Web site: www.brewerdems.org/spellman.html

Family: Husband: Roland; children: Jim, Lori and Lisa; grandchildren: Ian, Alex, Erica and Ryan

Education: Graduated from John Bapst High School; attended the University of Maine

Occupation: Licensed real estate broker

Experience: Landry’s Appliance Store, a family-owned business in Brewer; Brewer School Committee, 29 consecutive years; United Technologies Center board of directors, 20 years; many community civic groups

Top three priorities if elected:

? Education: Maine students should be held to high academic standards. Yet the social, emotional, and vocational needs of our students are equally important and also must be addressed in our schools.

? Economy and jobs: Maine needs to be creative in attracting new and diversified jobs to our state as well as providing supports to displaced workers.

? Health care: Affordable, comprehensive health care is a right for all Maine citizens regardless of age or income level. In particular our senior citizens must be guaranteed easy access to health care.


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