July 13, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 28, Palmyra-Hartland area

Republican

Dean A. Cray

Age: 48

Address: PO Box 3 271, Warren Hill Road, Palmyra, ME 04965

E-mail: cray @tdstelme.net

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife, Darlene; children, Jacob and Deanne

Education: Nokomis Regional High School

Occupation: Farmer, school bus driver, self-employed

Experience: Town selectman, 10 years; road commissioner, six years; president, bus drivers association, nine years; negotiator for bus drivers, nine years; town budget committee, 15 years; coached basketball and baseball, 20 years

Top three priorities if elected:

? Job creation

? Health care

? Taxes

Democrat

Jeanne Hogate

Age: 53

Address: 169 West Ridge Road, Cornville, ME 04976

E-mail: jhogate@tds.net

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Married to Melvin Hogate Jr.; mother of three: Jessica Ward, 30, Isaac, 28, and Sara, 22; maiden name Jeanne Boardman; I am a sixth-generation Mainer residing in Cornville for 31 years.

Education: Graduate of Skowhegan Area High School; associate degree in retail design from Newbury College, Boston, graduated cum laude

Occupation: Retired private consultant in public relations for Champion International Paper Co.

Experience: Contracted regional site manager for Champion International Paper in public relations; served 10 years on SAD 54 school board; member of Cornville School Trustee Fund, Main Street Skowhegan and DAR

Top three priorities if elected:

? I will work to move Maine forward by investing in people, innovation and Maine small business. Working to create quality jobs and new opportunities for Maine people is my top priority.

? I support a stronger, more competitive Maine through sound fiscal management and smart energy policies. I believe more work can be done at both the local and state level to lower local property taxes.

? I will support legislation to increase access to quality health care and develop funding solutions. Dirigo’s successes should be built on. To continue moving forward we all need to work together.


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