April 07, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 12, Howland-Lincoln area

Republican

Jeffrey A. Gifford

Age: 60

Address: 346 Frost St., Lincoln, ME 04457

E-mail: giff@linc-net.net

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife: Irene Gifford, 40 years; three children: Michael, Melissa and Shawn

Education: Mattanawcook Academy, 1964

Occupation: Mill worker, 42 years

Experience: Coached football for 20-plus years; Lincoln Town Council, eight years, two as chairman

Top three priorities if elected:

? Reduce the size of government

? Better health care coverage

? Help Mainers and small businesses by lowering taxes and reducing energy costs

Democrat

David F. Kirkpatrick

Age: 67

Address: 319 Enfield Road, Lincoln, ME 04457

E-mail: dfk926@msn.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife: Joan; children: Matthew, Mary, Sarah, Naomi and Edward; grandchildren: Grace, Caroline, Joseph and Rebecca

Education: Bachelor’s degree, 1962, Manhattan College

Occupation: Retired postal employee; veteran

Experience: U.S. Army, two years; NYC Department of Social Services, three years; Letchworth Village, one year; Kingsboro Psych. Center, nine years; N.J. Department of Rehabilitation, two years; U.S. Postal Service, 21 years.

Top three priorities if elected:

? Education. Provide financial incentives for qualified people to continue their formal education after high school.

? Jobs. Industrial parks in larger towns in district. Campgrounds in appropriate locations in district to provide adequate facilities for Maine families to enjoy the outdoors.

? Health care. Work to find affordable health care for all Maine families.


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