April 09, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 7, Washburn-Central Aroostook area

Republican

John W. Churchill

Age: 62

Address: 1207 Main St., Washburn, ME 04786

E-mail: jjchurch@verizon.net

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife, June, son, Keith

Education: Criminal justice at Husson College

Occupation: Retired Maine State Police

Experience: U.S. Army, Vietnam; school board member; past president, Northern Maine Fair; member, 121st and 122 Legislatures

Top three priorities if elected:

? Tax relief through controlled government spending

? Health insurance with choice and competition in the marketplace

? Quality jobs by reducing tax burden and regulations

Democrat

Patricia Sutherland

Age: 64

Address: 1738 Chapman Road, Chapman, ME 04757

E-mail: psutherland@sutherlandweston.com

Web site: sutherlandforseven.com

Family: Widow of Robert Sutherland; daughter: Elizabeth Sutherland, married to Ric Tyler, grandchild Ian, live in Bangor; son: Andrew, lives in Chapman; son: Ian, deceased

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English, 1964, St. Joseph’s College; graduate classes, UM-Presque Isle

Occupation: Retired

Experience: College administrator, English teacher; United Way volunteer; SAD 1 board/chair; Chapman Planning Board/chair, selectman; NMDC board/chair; Empowerment Council/Chair; LEAD Board; Kiwanis; AAUW

Top three priorities if elected:

? Enhance economic growth in Aroostook by supporting business attraction-retention programs that sustain the success of new and existing businesses, to provide well-paying jobs for Aroostook residents.

? Maintain a well-educated and well-trained work force in Aroostook through local educational and training opportunities for young adults and underprepared-underemployed adults.

? Expand and maintain natural resource-based businesses through development and sustainability of forest products industries and agriculture, to conserve Aroostook’s natural resource-based heritage.


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