April 07, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 5, Presque Isle

Democrat

Jeremy R. Fischer

Age: 26

Address: 6C Third St., Presque Isle, ME 04769

E-mail: fischerforhouse@hotmail.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: No information provided

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science with highest honors, University of Michigan, 2002. Candidate for Juris Doctorate, University of Maine School of Law, 2008

Occupation: Legislator

Experience: Maine Legislature, 2002-present, committees: Education, Appropriations. Boards of directors: Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce, Aroostook Red Cross, Central Aroostook Mentoring Program; Presque Isle Rotary

Top three priorities if elected:

? Opportunity through education. Investing in local K-12 education, the university and community college systems, and financial aid for worthy students.

? Responsible tax reform. Tax incentives should be targeted toward specific goals – creating business investment and jobs, attracting an educated work force and helping families save for the future.

? Protecting Maine’s outdoor heritage by respecting the rights of both sportsmen and nature enthusiasts. Maine must conserve public access to land for the future.

Republican

Zachary E. Smith

Age: 26

Address: 107 Dyer St., Apt. 2, Presque Isle, ME 04769

E-mail: zachary.smith@maine.edu

Web site: www.electzaksmith.com

Family: Mother: Kathleen, 54; father: Gregory, 57; grandmother living in Caribou: Roberta Corp, 77; aunt living in Caribou: Robyn Smith, 53

Education: Currently enrolled at UMPI, senior, majoring in criminal justice and business management information systems

Occupation: Computer technical consultant, and self-employed consultant

Experience: Alternate for Presque Isle Zoning Board of Appeals, member of P.I. Downtown Revitalization Committee, two-term president of the UMPI student government

Top three priorities if elected:

? Tax reduction and reform

? Economic development and creating a business-friendly environment

? Alternative energy development


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