July 13, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 18, Bangor-Orono area

Democrat

Michael E. Dunn

Age: 47

Address: 135 Elm St., Bangor, ME 04401

E-mail: mikemikmiike@aol.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife: Sharon Grindle-Dunn; four children: Heather, 23, Casey, 19, Kathleen, 8, and Liam, 6

Education: Graduate of John Bapst High School (1977), EMVTI (1983) and the University of Maine (1996)

Occupation: State legislator, restaurant manager and real estate agent

Experience: State legislator 2004-present, member of Judiciary Committee; former professional member of the (Maine) Senate Majority Office Staff and former director of membership services at the Bangor YMCA

Top three priorities if elected:

? Education: Improving K-12 and making higher education more affordable for Maine residents

? Health care: Strengthen Dirigo and strive to control overall costs

? Tax reform: Work to bring about comprehensive tax reform that will stabilize our tax base and provide relief to overtaxed citizens

Republican

John I. Simpson

Age: 61

Address: 127 Trillium Trail, Bangor, ME 04401

E-mail: hesjis@msn.com

Web site: www.electjohnsimpson.com

Family: Wife: Betsy A. Simpson; three adult children: Sarah Hooke, John M. Simpson and Scott Ashe

Education: John R. Graham School, Veazie; Bangor High School; Southern Maine Technical College, associate’s degree; University of Maine, bachelor’s degree in business administration 1971, MBA 1983

Occupation: President-owner, Innovative Solutions Now, LLC Management Consultants; president-CEO, H.E. Sargent Inc. (1989-2005); vice president-finance, H.E. Sargent Inc. (1971-1988); military: Air National Guard 1966-72; chairman, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Experience: Former member SAD 64 board and Corinth Budget Committee; past campaign chairman, board member United Way; board member Center on Aging, Bangor Museum, UM Foundation, Citizen’s Adv. Council, EMMC

Top three priorities if elected:

? Jobs and opportunities for Maine’s young people

? Fiscally responsible state government

? Improved business climate to foster economic growth


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