June 06, 2020
CANDIDATE PROFILE

House District 12 Howland-Lincoln area

Republican

Jeffery A. Gifford

Age: 62

Hometown: Lincoln Center

Address: 346 Frost St.

Education: Mattanawcook Academy

Family: Married 43 years; three children; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild

Occupation: Millwright; fire inspector at Lincoln Paper and Tissue

Experience: Nine years Lincoln Town Council, two years as chairman; coached football for 25 years; chairman of the Pulp and Paperworkers Resource Council for 10 years; two years as House District 12 representative.

Reason for running: As in the past two years I will work hard for the people in District 12, trying to keep taxes down and keep unnecessary laws off the books while continuing to work for the farmers and the forest industry.

Democrat

Jeffrey F. Miller

Age: 56

Hometown: Lincoln

Address: P.O. Box 642, Lincoln 04457

Family: Married to Susan; five children, three stepchildren, seven grandchildren

Occupation: Entrepreneur, small-business owner (Back Woods Post and Beam, Back Woods Realty, Ascension Air Services)

Experience: Life, small-business owner, Energy Star builder-manufacturer; Civil Air Patrol; former LIncoln Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce director, past vice president; co-founder, Lincoln Area Business Association

Reason for running: As a family man that has successfully run small businesses for over 25 years, my business experience gives me the strength and focus that is needed for our district. … I also believe that with my majority support in the House, you the citizens will be the beneficiaries for the future! I will tackle the issues of economics and energy, take care of our seniors, health care, and taxes.


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