April 07, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

Senate District 30, Old Town-Mattawamkeag area

Independent

Deborah L. Gibbs

Age: 47

Address: 78 Old Stagecoach Road, Alton 04468

E-mail: dgibbs@deborahgibbsformainesenate.com

Web site: deborahgibbsformainesenate.com

Family: Loving and supportive husband Charles, age 56; wonderful son, Steven, just married to his lovely bride, Kelly, age 27; our beautiful daughter, Erica, who is always in our hearts, died in 2002 at age 23

Education: Graduated from Old Town High School in 1977, attended Continental Beauty School in 1978, graduated from Maine State Academy of Hair Design and became a licensed instructor of cosmetology in 1993

Occupation: Salon owner, self-employed

Experience: I serve on the Alton Board of Appeals (through 2009) and also on the Budget Committee for Alton. I am a citizens advocate on waste management policy, working with legislators and state agencies last three years.

Top three priorities if elected:

? To stop millions of tons of out-of-state waste from being dumped in landfills annually in Maine.

? To ensure that every resident of Maine has access to quality, affordable health care.

? To lift the heaviest tax burden from people who are least able to pay those taxes that our current regressive tax structure imposes.

Republican

Patrick Joseph Joyce

Age: 41

Address: 16 Highview Terrace, Veazie 04401

E-mail: joyce4senate@yahoo.com

Web site: Web site not provided

Family: Wife, Michelle; daughters, Rachael and Molly; son, Sean

Education: Foxcroft Academy graduate

Occupation: Plumbing contractor

Experience: Living as a citizen under the laws of the land

Top three priorities if elected:

? Improving fiscal health of state by controlling spending and eliminating unnecessary taxes.

? True accountability for Legislature and state bureaucracies.

? Investments in research and development for improving use of Maine’s renewable resources.

Democrat

Elizabeth Montgomery Schneider

Age: 44

Address: 55 Bennoch Road, Orono 04473

E-mail: schneidersenate@msn.com

Web site: schneidersenate.com

Family: Husband, Brent, married 21 years; dog 13 years, Dionna, Lab; two sisters; parents, Carolyn Montgomery and William Schneider, both active people; proud Auntie E to niece, Ze, 3

Education: Graduate 1984 Travel Trade of Boulder, Colo.; graduate 1984 Apollo Computer, Colo.; 1982-83 University of Colorado, Boulder; early 1982, University of Nantes, France

Occupation: State senator serving District 30, including 23 communities from Veazie to Kingman, largest service centers, Orono, Old Town and Lincoln. Committed to continue to serve our district full time.

Experience: State and Local Government, chair; Education and Cultural Affairs Committee; NLA-Rx lower cost of medications; Orono Town Council, chair finance committee; PDCC VP; OEDC VP; OVA president, Census 2000

Top three priorities if elected:

? Retain and increase jobs using economic development tools and investing in education, R&D, training and our work force.

? Work to make health care and prescription drugs affordable and accessible.

? Advocate and work to pass an overhaul on our tax structure to relieve the property taxes.


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