Camden and Rockport
Helen A. Shaw
Address: 77 Pascal Ave.
Education: Bachelor’s in anthropology, Ohio State University; master’s in anthropology, University of Michigan
Family: married; two sons
Occupation: retired research manager; currently working part time as a teacher, lecturer, writer and editor
Experience: more than 20 years as a community activist in Chicago, where I dealt with issues such as development, planning, crime, and historic preservation; appointed by Mayor Richard M. Daley to the Lincoln Park Community Conservation Commission; past member, board of trustees, The Catherine Cook School (Chicago); elected to the Rockport Charter Commission, member of the Camden-Rockport Pathways Committee, member of the Rockport Cemetery Committee
Reason for running: I want to make Maine business-friendly. Maine needs more year-round, full-time jobs paying a good wage and benefits. I want to provide more educational opportunities for Mainers of all ages and abilities. I want to cut waste in the state budget so more funds will be available for infrastructure maintenance and repairs and to assist Maine’s most dependent and vulnerable citizens.
Address: 54 Sea St.
Education: Bachelor’s in English, University of Colorado; graduate work: University of Colorado, University of Phoenix; executive seminar: Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration; Leadership Maine
Family: single, three children, six grandchildren
Experience: 1962-78, homemaker, Boulder, Colo.; 1978-85, founder and executive director, Boulder County Safehouse for battered women and children; also founded, led Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence; 1985-91, associate director for Pacific Crest Outward Bound School, Los Angeles and the Colorado Outward Bound School, Denver; 1991-2001, president-CEO, Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, Rockland; 2002-03, director of academic and student affairs, Rockport College, of the Maine Photographic Workshops, Rockport; 2004-07, deputy director, Natural Resources Council of Maine
Reason for running: While working at The Natural Resources Council of Maine, I was able to see, close up, the Legislature at work and the need for members to work better together. I would like to put my 30 years of professional experience bringing groups of people together to solve problems to work for the state of Maine and the people of Camden-Rockport.