AUGUSTA- Maine GOP Chair Kouzounas emphasized the need for the President's tax reform policy:
“President Trump’s vision for tax reform will help working families keep more of their paychecks and put an end to the rigged economy that for too long has only benefited special interests. By updating and simplifying the tax code, we are putting middle-class families first, increasing wages, and lowering taxes. It is time for Congress to put forth a plan that jump-starts the American economy and revitalizes our cities. I urge Congresswoman Pingree and Senator King to join Republicans in providing the relief Maine workers so desperately need.”
AUGUSTA- Maine GOP Executive Director Jason Savage released the following statement on Jared Golden’s announcement for Congress:
“Jared Golden’s statements are simply out-of-touch and not true. Maine has experienced job growth and under Republican leadership we have our lowest unemployment level since World War II. Congressman Bruce Poliquin has led the fight against unfair trade deals harming Maine jobs, even opposing the leaders in his own party when needed. Congressman Bruce Poliquin, who lost a family member to addiction, has worked to curb the Opioid epidemic from holding Town Halls to highlight solutions to serving on the Bipartisan Task Force to Combat the Heroin Epidemic.”
AUGUSTA- Maine Republican Party Chair Demi Kouzounas issued the following statement following the deadly incident in Charlottesville this weekend:
“It hurts my heart to see that racism is still alive in America.
“As a first-generation American, whose parents came to this country and worked hard to make a good living and provide for their family, I can say with confidence: there is no room for this type of hatred and racism in Maine. There is no room for it in America.
“Though we are far from being in the south, Maine has its own complex history with racism and white supremacy, from the KKK to Malaga Island. We are not immune to that history.
“This is why I cannot emphasize enough: white supremacist groups and racism are not welcome in our party, they are not welcome in our state. Racism is evil, it goes against what we stand for as Americans and as Republicans. It goes against everything my family worked so hard to achieve.
“We need to come together, we need to stop the divisive rhetoric, stop pointing fingers. The responsibility falls on each and every one of us to ensure that this violence and intolerance stops. The burden is on our shoulders, and I can tell you that it weighs heavy on my heart.”
AUGUSTA- Today, the Maine GOP announced the addition of Conrad Tavarez as the Data Director for the 2018 Cycle. This is a crucial hiring that continues the momentum the Republican Party has sustained over the past year with President Trump’s stunning victory, and growing Republican success in Maine.
“We look forward to hitting the ground running with Conrad as our Data Director. With his leadership, experience, and talent, we are excited about our party’s commitment to working together,” said Jason Savage, Executive Director of the Maine GOP.
“We know it is crucial to keep a Republican in the Blaine House, support candidates up for re-election, and compete for new seats up and down the ticket,” continued Savage, “We are grateful the Republican National Committee for their continued partnership and investment in our state.”
BACKGROUND ON CONRAD TAVAREZ
Conrad brings experience from across the country to Maine. In 2017 alone, he worked as the Field Director for a successful Congressional campaign in Montana, as well as Special Assistant to President Trump’s Inauguration Committee.
With a degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California, he went on to become the CRNC’s field representative in Madison, Wisconsin (2014), and the NRNC Political Specialist and Legal Assistant from 2014 to 2015.
“I feel honored and humbled to accept this great new opportunity afforded to me by Maine GOP. I’m excited to contribute to more Republican victories in Maine with Chair Kouzounas, Jason Savage, and the rest of the hard-working Maine GOP staff,” said Tavarez.
He will officially assume his position on September 1, 2017.
For Immediate Release: August 10th, 2017
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AUGUSTA- Maine Republican Party Chair Demi Kouzounas issued the following statement in response to Diane Russell announcing her candidacy for governor:
"Extreme Portland Liberal Diane Russell is the last person we need making decisions for Maine.
"From her ethical challenges to her socialist political views, she is not cut out to represent anyone who lives outside of Portland.
"Even more so, since she came in third in a three-way primary for State Senate it seems that even the people of Portland didn't want to be represented by Diane Russell.
"Diane Russell is even proving how out of touch she is with her campaign logo portraying Maine as a fist. A fist does not represent the values of our state. Mainers are better represented by the open hands of caring communities than a socialist clenched fist.
"We wish Diane Russell the best of luck in selling her socialist values to the people of Maine."