April 08, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

Senate District 33, Dexter-Hampden area

Republican

Debra D. Plowman

Age: No age provided

Address: 180 Patterson Road, Hampden, ME 04444

E-mail: debraplowman@cs.com

Web site: plowmanforsenate@aol.net

Family: Husband, David; children, Jim, 19, Kate, 16, Olivia, 10

Education: Graduated St. Dominic Regional High School, 1978; University of Southern Maine, political science major

Occupation: Part owner for last 12 years of PDQ Door Co. with locations in Hampden, Rockport and Bath

Experience: 2004-2006 state Senate District 33 (17 towns in Penobscot County); 1992-2000 state representative for Hampden, Newburgh, Dixmont; member Judiciary, Legal and Veterans Affairs, Rules, Legislative Ethics committees

Top three priorities if elected:

? We must stabilize the Legislature’s attitude toward business. Maine will not experience significant investment in new jobs until major financial advisers recommend Maine as a business-friendly state.

? Continue the expansion of the legislative oversight committee OPEGA to examine state programs and expenditures. The Legislature must be able to enforce accountability.

? Maine must deal with an epidemic of sex offenders. We must deal with punishment, treatment, housing and, most importantly, prevention of further offenses.

Democrat

Mary E. Poulin

Age: 58

Address: 55 Ruth Ave., Hampden, ME 04444

E-mail: marypoulin@adelphia.net

Web site: www.marypoulin.org

Family: Husband, Doug; children, Justin and Jessie; grandchildren, Riley and Elaina

Education: Bachelor’s degree in English education, 1970, University of Maine-Orono; currently enrolled at St. Joseph’s College, Standish, in master’s of health services administration program

Occupation: Administrative director of Warren Center for Communication & Learning, a not-for-profit allied health care provider

Experience: Worked for grocery, insurance, pharmaceutical and trucking companies; owned three small businesses; treasurer, National Association of Speech & Hearing Centers; Tuesday Forum; Hampden Children’s Day Committee

Top three priorities if elected:

? Providing pre-K through 16 education that is more than teaching to a test and is accessible to everyone. I would support tax credits for tuition for those students who stay and work in Maine.

? Supporting the Dirigo Plan in expanding quality, access and affordability of health care for all Maine residents.

? Economic development encouraging entrepreneurial business and providing jobs that pay a decent wage. My husband and I have each owned small businesses. I support initiatives such as Pine Tree Zone.


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