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.
Want to learn more about Joshua Hiatt?
You can find Joshua’s Facebook page here, make sure you follow him for updates: https://www.facebook.com/Joshuahiattforhouse/
Email Joshua at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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