April 07, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 21, Brewer

Democrat

Charles D. Fisher

Age: 65

Address: 117 Silk St., Brewer 04412

E-mail: Not provided

Web site: Not provided

Family: Wife, Ellen; son, Adam; daughter, Katherine

Education: Bachelor’s degree in education, University of Toledo, 1969; master’s degree in education, University of Maine, 1975; C.A.S., University of Maine, 1977

Occupation: Retired teacher

Experience: Legislature, 1994-2002 and 2004-2006; credit union director; community college trustee; scholarship committees

Top three priorities if elected:

? Education: A solid public school system, community college program and university system are necessary if Maine is to prosper in these more complex times.

? Job creation: Investments in research and development projects have begun to bear fruit. Those dollars have attracted other dollars and provided good jobs. Now new industries are starting.

? Property tax relief: Finish meeting the demand for 55 percent funding for schools – expand the circuit breaker program – increase veterans’ exemptions.

Republican

William T. Rogers

Age: 68

Address: PO Box 360, Brewer 04412

E-mail: wr101101@aol.com

Web site: Not provided

Family: Wife, Lee; children, Fred, Shaun, Todd

Education: Attended University of Maine, business

Occupation: Real estate broker, 1981 to present, Realty of Maine, Bangor

Experience: Served in 121st Legislature, Business and Economics Committee; past state president of Maine Association of Realtors; Brewer assessment review chair 1986-89

Top three priorities if elected:

? Lower state spending; government is growing faster than the private sector.

? Open medical insurance to increase competition and reduce premium cost.

? Create a friendlier business environment.


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