May 24, 2018
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 9

Patten-Island Falls area

Democrat

Robert ‘Bo’ Zabierek

Age: 55

Hometown: Sherman Mills

Address: 324 Main St.

Education: BS, Boston University College of Communications

Family: Married; two children attending UM

Occupation: Applied-academics teacher at Region Two School of Applied Technology in Houlton

Experience: 20 years in the television industry before entering teaching

Reason for running: I want health care for every Mainer, tax relief for everyday working people and new energy solutions with emphasis on using local resources. I want to protect our environment while respecting the quality of life that is so unique to Maine. I have been honored to get the endorsements of the MEA, MSEA/SEIU, and the MSNA.

Republican

Henry L. Joy

Age: 74

Hometown: Crystal

Address: P.O. Box 103, Crystal, ME 04747

Education: Macwahoc Elementary; Mattawamkeag High School; BS, Ricker College; MEd, University of Maine at Orono.

Family: Married; four children, 10 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren

Occupation: Legislator and part-time sales at Crawford Mobile Homes, Houlton

Experience: Lumbering industry; four years U.S. Air Force; educator 29 years; hospital administrator four years; Legislature 14 years; sales seven years; 24-hour service station manager two years.

Reason for running: To fight for the survival of small towns in rural Maine and their quiet life-style; to reduce the overregulation of Maine’s businesses large and small to allow them to survive because without them there are no jobs for Mainers. Keeping these businesses will help stop the loss of Maine’s youth to other parts of the country. To continue to work toward the reduction in size of state government and reduce the interference of that government in people’s lives.


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