April 02, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 42, Winterport-Waldo

Democrat

Donna M. Gilbert

Age: 59

Address: 11 Baker Road, Winterport, ME 04496

E-mail: gilbertdonna@adelphia.net

Web site: None

Family: Married to Jim for 37 years; two grown sons, Nathan and John

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, University of Minnesota, 1970; MAT Special Education, University of Idaho, 1972

Occupation: because of running for office, now unemployed middle school and high school Spanish teacher; also certified special education teacher.

Experience: Town of Winterport Charter Commission, Conservation Committee and Budget Committee; adult educator, 12 years, BMHI; co-founder, Cove Brook Watershed Council; school district chemical health team

Top three priorities if elected:

? Quality, affordable and accessible education for all Mainers.

? Sustainable economic development with jobs that pay living wage.

? Conservation of Maine’s natural resources.

Republican

Michael Thibodeau

Age: 40

Address: 169 Coles Corner Road, Winterport, ME 04496

E-mail: Mthibmyrep@aol.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: My wife, Stacy, and I have been married for 21 years and have two teenage daughters, Megan, 17, and Sara, 16.

Education: 1984 graduate of Hampden Academy

Occupation: An owner and operator of Vaughn Thibodeau & Sons Inc., with locations throughout central Maine, supplying concrete and asphalt for building homes, roads, schools and bridges.

Experience: I have served on the Board of Selectman. I have worked for more than 20 years in a family-owned business creating more than 150 jobs in Maine. I know what it means to create a budget and fulfill obligations.

Top three priorities if elected:

? Reduce cost of health care.

? Reduce crippling tax burden.

? Create an economic environment of opportunity in Maine.


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