Ben Twitchell is running for House District 78, which includes part of Benton and Winslow. Ben is an Air Force Veteran, a former Scoutmaster, a Town Councilor in Winslow, and a retired telephone manager.
Ben has been married for 53 years to his wife, Linda. They have three children Ben IV, Scott, and Tiffany. They are also Grandparents to six children.
Here are Ben’s responses to the Maine GOP ‘Getting To Know You’ questionnaire, enjoy!
Maine GOP: Thank you for responding to our survey Ben! Why are you running for office?
Ben: To give back to my community and state.
Maine GOP: You have a lot of life experience, what experience can you bring to Augusta.
Ben: Bringing people together for a common cause.
Maine GOP: We love fair season, what is your favorite fair activity?
Ben: Doughboys and watching people.
Maine GOP: What has surprised you the most since you began campaigning?
Ben: How friendly people are!
Maine GOP: Last question, what is your platform?
Ben: Low taxes, bipartisanship, welfare reform, and the opioid crisis.
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Joshua Hiatt is running for House District 126, which is part of Bangor starting in the northwest corner of the city (see map here). Joshua is married to his wife of almost 11 years, Jasemen. They have three little girls, Juliette age 8, Scarlett age 6 and Dorothy age 2. Joshua is willing to make the sacrifice to spend time away from his job as a teacher and his beautiful family to represent the good people of Bangor in Augusta, let’s do what we can to get him there!
Here are Joshua’s responses to the Maine GOP ‘Getting To Know You’ questionnaire, enjoy!
Maine GOP: Joshua, why are you running for the House?
Joshua: I am running for office because I believe that I have the knowledge, desire and passion to represent the people of my district better than our current representative. I believe that we need leaders that can be a voice of reason, listen well and really reach out to the constituents and listen to what they are really saying, not just what they are being fed by the media, their party and other people of interest. I believe I have ideas that can be successful and help our state on a wide range of topics from Education to the Opiate Epidemic. Someone has to stand up and say enough is enough...I figured this was my time!
Maine GOP: Do you have a platform that you are running on?
Joshua: My platform is simple: I am focusing on four issues, but there are many more that are dear to my heart. But I am running on Educational choice, Defense of the Constitution, real solutions for the Opiate Epidemic and High tech infrastructure.
Maine GOP: We are animal lovers at the Maine GOP. What is your favorite animal?
Joshua: My favorite animal is a dog. I have always grown up with dogs, and I love how fun they are to play with. I love how loyal they can be. I also love how they are willing to protect my and my children. They are just generally a joy to be around.
Maine GOP: Joshua, how are you different from your opponent?
Joshua: I am different from my opponent on a lot of levels, but I think one of the biggest differences is my ability to be an independent thinker. Mr. John Schneck only goes with the flow of the far left of his party. I am a Republican and always have been. But I am not a tribal thinker. I believe I listen well to others. I reach out to people for solutions. So I would say my style of leading would be much different in that regard. Obviously, being a conservative, policy wise, we are quite opposites.
Maine GOP: Alright Joshua, finish the sentence: Above all else, I value:
Joshua: Above all else I value my faith. It is my faith that brought me out of drug addiction. It is my faith that pulled me up out of poverty. It is my faith that gave me the family that I love and cherish. Which in essence my family cannot be separated from my faith, but merely an extension of my faith.
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Mark Remick is running for House District 132, which covers Ellsworth and Trenton. Mark is married to Nancy, with whom he has six children; Amanda, Amy, Ben, Megan, Leah and Kenzie. They are also grandparents to two, Eli and Savannah.
Getting Mark down to Augusta is crucial. We need his voice in the Maine House of Representatives so that we can stay strong and continue growing Maine's economy. Please support Mark this November, if you can’t vote for him, share this page to get the word out that we have a Republican ready to win House District 132 this November!
Here are Mark’s responses to the Maine GOP ‘Getting To Know You’ questionnaire, enjoy!
Maine GOP: Mark, you have a business and a big family, why are you running for office?
Mark: To represent the interests of Ellsworth and Trenton in issues such as transportation and education. Work to bring help to those people who are marginalized in labor opportunities, to support the efforts of those working to combat domestic violence. To expand the opportunities for business development and expansion. To help make our communities a more attractive place for our younger citizens to work and live, a place where hard work and good education is rewarded.
Maine GOP: We’re pie people. What is your favorite kind of pie? Don’t disappoint us Mark….
Mark: Maine Blueberry Pie, From the Union River Lobster Pot
Maine GOP: Great response, great pie. What can you bring to Augusta in terms of experience?
Mark: A lifetime of public service. I have served as a police officer, Firefighter, medic; in local government positions such as Chairman of the Ellsworth Harbor Commission and Vice Chair of the Trenton Selectmen. I have also served in leadership positions in a variety of local civic organizations.
Maine GOP: Everyone loves their hometown, but what makes your district truly special?
Mark: Ellsworth is the Service Center and County seat of Hancock County, the Crossroads to the Downeast. Trenton is the Gateway to MDI. Each municipality is filled with strong hard-working people surrounded by amazing natural resources.
Maine GOP: Finish the sentence: Above all I value ____ .
Thank you for taking the time to help us get to know you! We look forward to seeing you in Augusta this Fall!
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Karen Vachon is running for re-election for State Representative in District 29, which covers Scarborough, this November. She’s a caring, thoughtful Representative who is known for doing her homework and thinking for herself.
Karen serves on The Labor, Commerce, and Economic Development Committee, assisting in policymaking that will affect the way business is done in our state for years to come.
Karen has been married to her husband, Peter, for 32 years. They have 3 sons, Jay, Sam, and Thomas.
Here are Karen’s responses to the Maine GOP ‘Getting To Know You’ questionnaire, enjoy!
Maine GOP: Representative Vachon, why are you running for office a third time?
Rep. Vachon: I am seeking a third term in the Maine House because I want to continue my work around affordable access to healthcare for all Mainer’s and addressing Maine’s Substance Use Disorder crisis.
Maine GOP: Do you have a platform? What is it?
Rep. Vachon: Job creation; welfare reform, tax relief, and energy optimization.
Maine GOP: We love a nice slice of pie. What is your favorite kind of pie?
Rep. Vachon: Blueberry Pie!
Maine GOP: What experience are you going to bring back to Augusta?
Rep Vachon: As a health insurance agent that serves the under 65 individual market, as well as Maine’s senior Medicare and Medicaid population, I have a broad based, hands on experience with the healthcare needs of Maine citizens. In my everyday work I connect people to the many resources available to serve Maine’s healthcare needs. I advocate for a more efficient, affordable, and accountable healthcare system that addresses the healthcare needs of all Mainer’s at a price that taxpayers can afford.
Maine GOP: Maine is such a diverse state, each district has its own unique culture. What makes your district special?
Rep. Vachon: Scarborough is home to Maine’s largest salt marsh - of which nearly all of its 3,100 acres makes up my district. It is why my district is called Coastal Scarborough. Scarborough Marsh is comprised of tidal and freshwater marsh, salt-creeks and uplands.
Thank you for taking the time to help us get to know you! We look forward to seeing you back in Augusta this Fall!
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Attention: John DeVeau wants your vote!
John DeVeau is running to represent District 149, which covers Caribou, New Sweden and Westmanland.
John is retired from the military (14 years) and law enforcement (14 years), and has 3 years experience as Executive Director of United Veterans of Maine.
He has been married to his wife, whom he affectionately refers to as ‘Queen Tammy’ for 18 years. They have two children, Shyanne and John and a beloved dog named Shadow.
Here are John’s responses to the Maine GOP ‘Getting To Know You’ questionnaire, enjoy!
Maine GOP: John, you’re retired, aren’t you supposed to be ‘living the dream’ right now? Why have you decided to run for office?
John: While I never thought I would run for office I feel that I have a duty to represent Caribou, New Sweden and Westmanland as a common sense candidate. As those who know me know, I speak my mind and get things done in a timely manner. These are some of the principals I will bring to Augusta to advocate for our communities.
Maine GOP: Do you have a platform you’re running on? What is it?
John: I feel that there needs to be more attention brought to Northern Maine. We still have the "2 Maine's" and Aroostook county is a large part of it. We need to focus more what we can do to bring job specific training, industry and additional resources for our veterans to Aroostook County.
Maine GOP: It's fair season in Maine, one of our favorite times of year. What is your favorite fair activity?
John: Judging the Blueberry Pie cook off.
Maine GOP: Sounds like we need to go to the fair with you! What has surprised you the most since you began the process of campaigning?
John: Everything, I never thought I would go back into public service.
Maine GOP: Finish the sentence: Above all else, I value ____
Thank you for taking a little time off from campaigning to answer our questions! We think you’ll be great in Augusta!
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