ATTENTION: Maine Republican Party Releases Additional, Special, Public Tickets for Maine State GOP Convention and Events this Week
AUGUSTA- The Maine State GOP has released a limited number of tickets to the Public so that they may attend the convention or select events as a guest.
“With our newly announced national Speakers along with Governor Paul LePage, Senator Susan Collins, Congressman Bruce Poliquin, and others we wanted to give people a chance to attend in person,” said Executive Director Jason Savage. “There is tremendous interest in the Convention this year,” he added.
The Maine Republican Party’s ticket system will send tickets directly to a person’s email for convenient home printing once they have registered.
The following tickets are available immediately - please note Public tickets may sell out. If an event appears unavailable it may be sold out.
General Sessions on Friday and Saturday:
The main convention sessions will take place from 9am-3pm on Friday and 9:30am-5pm on Saturday. Notable speakers over the two days include former Presidential Candidate and businesswoman Carly Fiorina, Former United States Senator John E. Sununu (NH), Former Governor Bob Ehrlich (MD), Congressman Bruce Poliquin, Senator Susan Collins and Governor Paul LePage. The public must choose either a one day or a two-day pass. A One Day Guest Fee will allow you to attend either Friday or Saturday. A Two Day Guest Fee pass will allow you to attend both days.
Friday Dinner Featuring Dr. Ben Carson:
Members of the public may also obtain tickets to attend the special Presidential Dinner featuring Banquet Keynote Speaker Dr. Ben Carson. The Banquet runs from from 7pm-9pm.
Live viewing of the Howie Carr Show:
Public can get limited tickets to the live broadcast of The Howie Carr Show on Friday from 3pm-7pm. These tickets allow attendees to be part of Howie’s live audience for his show heard by hundreds of thousands through 24 radio states in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Vermont.
Again, public who wish to attend must have a ticket obtained from:
Note: Members of the public are encouraged not to bring video cameras which may obstruct another’s view. Also, no Member of the Public will be allowed to disrupt or interfere with Convention proceedings.
Former U.S. Senator John E. Sununu to speak Saturday in support of Governor Kasich
Augusta – The Maine Republican Party today announced that former United States Senator John E. Sununu will speak in support of Governor John Kasich's candidacy for President of the United States at the Maine GOP Convention on the morning of Saturday, April 23rd.
“We welcome Senator Sununu to Maine as a neighbor, and as a friend,” said Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett. “Governor Kasich's message of discipline with the people's hard-earned money, and leading America back to prosperity are certainly goals Maine Republicans are unified around.”
Senator Sununu will speak in the Saturday morning schedule after United States Senator Susan Collins, Congressman Bruce Poliquin and before Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett delivers the State of the Party address.
Following are statements submitted by candidates seeking to be elected to serve as delegates to the Republican National Convention at the 2016 Maine GOP Convention. The Maine GOP Convention will elect 14 At-Large Delegates, 14 At-Large Alternates, as well as 3 Delegates and 3 Alternates from each of Maine's Two Congressional Districts.
Candidates were asked to submit brief statements describing why they are running for National Delegate to be published for review by all Delegates to the Maine GOP Convention.
This list is in alphabetical order. Reasonable efforts were made to improve formatting for the purpose of publishing these statements in a single page.
*If no statement follows a candidate name, we did not receive a statement from this candidate.
Ms. Karen Abrams, BowdoinhamDearest GOP,
As a republican and the wife of a 100 percent disabled veteran , I have been awakened by the constant failure of the democratic party to provide the changes that need to be done for our military and our veterans. This is dear to my heart and we as republicans need to pick the right republican candidate that truly can make the change for America that we have so desperately needed for so long. I want to help ensure that we as a party get our nominee in office. We do not need another democrat and another 4 yrs. Of the same old same old! I would be honored to serve as a national delegate.
9 Brook Lane
Bowdoinham, Maine 04008
Mr. Matthew Acheson, OronoI have spent the last 15+ years managing Maine based companies in the telecommunications, manufacturing, and software industries. We’re looking at a contested convention folks, and Maine needs delegates that are calm, thoughtful, experienced decision makers who can broker a deal that will have the best chance of beating Hillary Clinton without permanently fracturing the GOP in the process. Let’s respect the will of the people by supporting the front runners, but ultimately rally around the nominee—whoever they are. If our party self-destructs, then the left may control our political system for a generation, to the ruin of all.
I will work to ensure the will of Maine voters finds expression at the convention. As a Christian, I will pray that our leaders have foresight and integrity. Then I will work hard to help unify the party with the common purpose of making America great again.
Ms. Karin Ahl-Geiger, YarmouthMs. Marilyn Amoroso, GorhamMr. Robert Anderson, HoultonREPUBLICAN NATIONAL DELEGATE NOMINATION SUPPORT PAPER
I applied for the position of “National Delegate to the National Republican Convention” because:
· I am proud to be an American
· I am proud to be a Republican and believe it to be a citizen’s duty to take an interest in who our leaders should be
· Graduate University of Maine
· Employed since 1961 by F.A. Peabody Co., a small business doing business throughout Central and Northern Maine…..a past President and current Chairman of the Board of Directors of that company
· Past President of the Maine Association of Independent Insurance Agents
· Director of Katahdin Trust Company, a community bank domiciled in the State of Maine
· Past member and Chairman of the Houlton Town Council
· Past member and Chairman of The Houlton Regional Development Corporation
Robert E. Anderson
6 Ridgeway Street
Houlton, Maine 04730
Mr. Donald Anderson, AuburnMrs. Susan Anderson, AuburnMr. Jim Azzola, PortlandDoes it disturb you how Washington spends this country into bankruptcy, all the while reassuring us everything’s OK? Is it unsettling how the middle class is disappearing, shrinking under the weight of increasing taxes and regulations burdensome to small businesses?
I have run small businesses and experienced what the loss of our precious freedoms means. This is my 3rd time as a Maine state delegate, and my second campaign running for State Representative in Portland’s 41st District. As a national delegate, I will vote for whom I am assigned on the first ballot, and vote my conscience afterwards.
Mr. Burnell Bailey, South BerwickMs. Linda Bean, RocklandYour vote to send me to Cleveland may enable me to serve on the National Platform Committee, where in 2012 I proposed the successful plank on the so-called International Law of the Sea to protect local control for US fishing grounds.
This year I would like to help pass a concealed carry plank.
The Platform Committee accepts one male and one female from each state.
You may depend on me to be a solid vote for local control, free enterprise, and stopping illegal immigration.
Knox County Republican Committee
Maine Lobster PAC, co-founder to assist Maine House and Senate candidates
Mr. Matthew Benner, East MachiasMatt Benner currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maine at Machias. Matt is a dedicated constitutional conservative who is a retired military public affairs officer who spent the better part of the last decade working in Washington D.C. His recent exploits as a free-market professor in the University of Maine System have motivated him to run for national delegate. He believes in limited government, lower taxes, less regulation of the marketplace and above all the original intent of constitutional framers as it applies to our constitution, this both in policy and law.
Miss Abigail Bennett, OxfordMy name is Abigail Bennett, and I’m the Chairman of the Maine Federation of College Republicans. I major in Economics at the University of Maine, and I humbly ask for your support of my race for National Delegate. I am impressed with the multiple motivated College Republicans in this race, and I’m even more thrilled to see that the Maine GOP is a welcoming and inspiring network for young Republican advocates to participate both in Maine and on the national stage. I would be honored to receive your support so that I may represent our state at the National Convention.
Hon. Leonard Earl Bierman, SorrentoL. Earl Bierman lifelong Republican and member of the Maine State Legislature 2002-2006 serving in the 121st and 122nd Legislature. Worked as a Federal Firefighter for the Department of Navy and was deployed to Ground Zero after 9/11. Since 2011 I have been the Chief of Staff for the Republican House Office serving under two House Leaders, Rep. Curtis and Rep. Fredette. I live in Sorrento with my son and two daughters.
Ms. Kathleen Birdsall, HancockMr. Christian Bishop, LitchfieldI am a Cruz supporter and running as a Cruz delegate. I will not deviate. As a lifelong Maine resident and business owner I have been frustrated with growing liberalism in Maine and our nation. As a conservative, I recognize our country is at a crossroads. Who we elect as president is more important than ever before. It isn’t just 4 or 8 years we will be deciding, it is the Supreme Court balance for 20 plus years. I am asking for your vote. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org or visit my Facebook page “Christian Bishop, Delegate” to learn more.
Mr. Peter Bohman, North MonmouthI consider being a National Republican Convention Delegate to be a rare opportunity and am excited at the possibility that I may experience this. It would be my honor to convey the wishes of the Maine Republican voters to the convention in Cleveland. To transfer the support and energy of the voters for the most influential position in the world is something to cherish for a lifetime. I am a lifelong Republican with conservative values. I would truly appreciate your consideration of me as a candidate for delegates.
Peter J. Bohman
Mrs. Kathleen Boisvert, SpringvaleGenerations of my family have fought to preserve our freedoms, and American way of life.
I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, and the wife of a 100% disabled Veteran.
Five of our six children attend public school, while the sixth is Homeschooled. I believe parents have the right and responsibility, to direct their children’s education.
I stand firm in my beliefs of strong family values, faith, and the sanctity of marriage.
I ask for your support, in demonstrating to our children, that ALL individuals are responsible for decisions affecting the well being of their lives.
I respect the values our Governor, the Honorable Paul R. LePage, has so diligently set forth.
I advocate for the candidacy of Mr. Donald J. Trump, as the next Republican Nominee.
Kathleen D. Boisvert
Mr. John Bott, RandolphI will work to ensure the will of Maine voters finds expression at the convention. As a Christian, I will pray that our leaders have foresight and integrity. Then I will work hard to help unify the party with the common purpose of making America great again.
John serves in the LePage Administration as the spokesman for Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. GOP service includes: three-term State Representative (Orono); Congressional District Office Representative; Legal Counsel to the Maine GOP; Gubernatorial Campaign Manager (1994); State Presidential Campaign Co-Chair (1988); Senate Majority Policy Director; and Republican nominee for State Treasurer.
Mr. Matthew Boucher, OaklandMatthew Boucher – National Delegate Biography
Matthew Boucher was born and raised in Ellsworth, Maine. At age 23 he became a city councilor for his hometown. Matthew was the regional director for Young Republicans. He is a former committeeman for Hancock County and is the co-founder of Aurora Marketing. He was the campaign manager for Patrick Calder for US Congress as well as for Bill Hudak. He has run multiple campaigns throughout the state and has helped with elections. Matthew has done graphic design for Eric Brakey, Alex Willette, Summers for US Senate, and LePage for Governor. He currently resides in Oakland.
Mrs. Celestyne Bragg, KitterySenator Eric Brakey, AuburnAs a State Senator, I championed “Constitutional Carry” legislation, protecting Maine people’s 2nd Amendment rights. As your National Delegate, I will continue that work by advocating for the addition of “Constitutional Carry” and “Nationwide Concealed Carry” planks to the National Republican Party Platform.
When voting for a presidential nominee, I will cast my vote for whichever candidate I am bound to. In the event of a brokered convention, I will represent the expressed will of Maine Republicans by casting my vote for the winner of our Maine Republican caucus: Senator Ted Cruz.
I would appreciate your vote and support.
Senator Eric Brakey
Mrs. Elaine Bridge, ManchesterAn active Republican for over 40 years, I have enjoyed working on numerous referendum campaigns and Republican candidates, including serving as Treasurer for Congressman Dave Emery’s campaigns. I have served as a member of the State Committee and as chairman and treasurer of the Kennebec County GOP.
In addition, I have served on my local School Board.
I currently serve as Treasurer of the Board of the Christian Civic League, volunteer at the local hospital and am on the Kennebec Valley Tennis Association Board.
Having attended many National Conventions since 1984, I have enjoyed the camaraderie of the Maine Delegation and others across the country. I love America and want to ensure a Republican victory in November.
Please vote for me as your Delegate to the National Convention. Thank you.
ELAINE BRIDGE - MANCHESTER
Senator David Burns, WhitingI have been a social and fiscal conservative and a Republican since my late teens. My values were passed on to me from my parents, upbringing and faith. When it came time in my life to run for public office, first as a local school board member and subsequently to be the state senator for a large part of Downeast Maine, I brought those values forward and use them in every decision I had come before me.
I am now, seeking to be selected as a Delegate to the 2016, Republican, National Convention, which may be the prelude to the most important National election in my lifetime. Our Country is in dire straights and in danger of no longer being the greatest Country in the world. The lack of leadership and the continual unraveling and loss of the values and principles that made this great Country and have sustained us up until now, has been foisted upon us by our current President and those liberals that destain our heritage and way of life.
We now have the opportunity to redirect our Country to reaffirm our original values, strengthen our military, reestablish our position of leadership in the world and redirect the efforts of government to work for the people, rather than be subservient to the government. If we waste this opportunity to turn our Country around, we may never see another.
I will support a leader of this Country that has the values, knowledge, understanding, ability, faith, temperament and demonstrated past to guide the Country through the dangerous future we are facing. That leader must be the person that can earn the respect of the people as a whole, in order to be successful as our president. If I am chosen to be one of your Delegates, I promise to work to that end!
Senator David Burns
Mrs. Diane Caffyn, CanaanMr. Thomas Caffyn, CanaanMr. Jared Callanan, KitteryInclusiveness is a word our party has long preached but failed to practice. Through inclusiveness, honesty, hard work and fairness true progress can be made. We can be a party that reaches out to all races and creeds. A party that brings conservatism into the modern era through sound scientific principles, the highest moral fiber, and solid economic practices.
I'm a lifelong Mainer and Republican. A slate-free supporter of Governor Kasich whose primary goal at the national convention would be doing everything in my power to prevent backroom dealings / manipulation of the rules to suppress any candidate and or delegates.
Ms. Barbara Campbell Harvey, PortlandYou know me
I, Barbara Campbell Harvey, would like to serve the voters of the State of Maine as a Delegate to the Republican National Convention in July of 2016. Since I was elected as Secretary of the Maine GOP in February of 2015, I have visited 15 of the 16 counties (I did visit Aroostook in 2014 where Darla Hamlin, Geri Sullivan Martin , and I put on a breakfast for State Committee at the Potato Festival) I have come to your meetings; attended and/or helped at your fundraisers; bought raffle tickets; and filled in at County Fairs around the State in the booth so that members could do "the fun stuff." I have supported all of our candidates and helped in Special Elections, including a few re-counts.
My biggest strength is that I listen. I felt the ground-swell of support around the state when I delivered LePage re-election signs. I believe that politics should work from "the bottom" up, that the grassroots make the difference, and the every vote counts. I will work to get votes out by making phone calls; writing to new Mainers; going to Church in a community with a contested election; organizing "Lit Drops"; putting up signs; or in other words - I do not mind getting my hands dirty to get the job done!
As an officer of the ME GOP, I have not endorsed any Presidential candidate. However, I would like to represent the State of Maine where I would represent the values that I cherish - my personal Trinity of My Family, My Country; and My God, all of whom I endeavor to serve every day.
You know me and I have listened to you. Please elect me to go to the Republican National Convention to represent the Great State of Maine.
Thank you, Barbara Campbell Harvey
Mr. Gary Capehart, BangorMy country 'tis of thee. Simply stated today, "My Country it is of you". We make our country. That is why I seek to be a delegate. What I do in Cleveland cannot be that which I seek alone. I am one who as a delegate of Maine would represent you. In numbers we are a minority party. We do though have the message that resounds with so many. Let me, you, us, "secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity". It does matter today more than ever! Whatever the outcome of the Convention we cannot be petty. We must, "together" back our Republican, and may I say, Republicans. For a limited government submits itself in the 9th and 10th Amendments to give, freedoms, to the people and the states. When this is then practiced, we can say like Martin Luther King "From every mountainside, let freedom ring".
Submitted by Gary E. Capehart Republican running for the Maine State House District 125
Mr. Mason Carson, Presque IsleToday I ask for your support and your vote for a national delegate position, I ask not for myself, but for the many great citizens from all over America that have worked along side me tirelessly throughout this presidential race. I feel it is my duty to God and our country to ensure the voice and will of the people is upheld with dignity.
I may be a common man, but there's nothing common in my love of country. I am a quiet man - but I hear the quiet people others don't. The ones who raise the family, pay the taxes, meet the mortgage. I hear them and I am moved, and their concerns are mine.
I seek the national delegate position for a single purpose, a purpose that has motivated millions of Americans across our great nation. I seek the position to do my duty and to help build a better America. It is that simple - and that big.
God bless America.
Ms. Linda Carvell, East MillinocketHELLO, MY FELLOW REPUBLICANS. WHAT AN EXCITING YEAR. MY NAME IS LINDA CARVELL. I HAVE BEEN A WORKER FOR THE PARTY SINCE NIXON DAYS. I'M 69 YEARS OLD AND DID PRE WORK FOR NIXON FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS. JUST A TEENAGER, I THINK I WORKED EVERY ELECTION SINCE THEN. I HAVE BEEN A GET OUT THE VOTE CALLER, KNOCKED ON DOORS, BROUGHT PEOPLE SIGNS, AND DROVE THEM TO THE POLLS FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS. NOW I WOULD LIKE TO BE A DELEGATE BEFORE I DIE.I AM A TEAM PLAYER. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME.I WILL MAKE YOU PROUD.
Hon. Tyler Clark, AugustaI have served three terms as a Republican State Representative. I was a member of the Appropriations committee, and helped craft the largest tax cut in Maine history. I also held the line on new spending and worked hard to reform welfare to only protect the neediest in our State. I am also State Director for Maine Citizens Coalition, and co-owner of Aurora Marketing both organizations working hard to elect conservatives and Republicans statewide. As your delegate I will take my conservative values and experience to the convention to represent Maine.
Hon. Tyler Clark
Mr. Jim Cockerham, FreemanMs. Angela Conley, South BerwickAngela Conley
South Berwick Resident
This election is the most important election of our life time, I do not think our country will survive another four years under the Democratic Party. It is our duty to nominate a strong conservative, someone who will uphold our constitution and defend our liberty. As a supporter of Senator Ted Cruz I believe he holds the key to turning our country around. I believe he should be our nominee. If I'm elected as one of the Maine national delegate senator Cruz will have my support one hundred percent at the Cleveland convention. Thank you
Mr. Kenneth Conley, South Berwick"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is good men to do nothing" Edmund Burke. And its true, If we don't ensure that our voice is heard at this National Convention this election will be stolen, and our country even further lost. So I must get involved, you must get involved, we all must be involved in order to remind the power hungry elites that they will be accountable to WE THE PEOPLE and we make the decisions not them!
I promise you that's what I will do if I am elected. Thank you for your consideration. Ken Conley
Mr. David Corbett, Lyman
Mrs. Sylvia Corbett, LymanFrom: David and Sylvia Corbett, Lyman Maine
To: Republican State Delegates, Bangor, Maine
Reference: Delegate to National Republican Convention
My wife and I would like to represent you at the National Republican Convention. The delegates that we elect in April should have one goal in mind and that is to represent the Republicans of the State of Maine in Cleveland, Ohio. The Maine Republicans already made their choice clear at our caucuses on March 5, 2016. It would be disingenuous for a delegate to attend the National Convention with other intentions in mind. We pledge to represent Maine Republicans at the National Convention.
Mrs. Sheila Corey, WindhamSHEILA COREY
Hello fellow GOP members. My grassroots enthusiasm began in the 1980’s when my father ran for the Maine State Legislature. Since then I have been a dedicated Republican. Nowadays, I serve the GOP as secretary of the Windham Town Committee and as an active member on the Cumberland County and State Committees. I've volunteered countless hours and put resources into many local and national campaigns and I would love the opportunity to serve as a National Delegate. I hope I can count on your support in representing Maine at the National Convention this July.
Hon. Jon Courtney, PownalMrs. Kelly Couture, SidneyMr. William Cox, SacoRep. Dale Crafts, Lisbon FallsHon. Jayne Crosby Giles, BelfastDear Maine Republican Friends,
I ask for your vote as Maine National Delegate. A life-long Republican, I am committed to serving our great State of Maine:
• Former Maine State Representative - served on Appropriations Committee
• Finance Chair, Waldo County Republican Committee
• Town Chair, Belfast delegation - 2016 State Convention.
• US Small Business Administration, 2016 Financial Champion for Maine & New England
• Belfast resident. Married to small business owner, Mike Giles
At the RNC National Convention, I pledge to be an effective Maine voice for you, for Republicans, for America.
Your vote counts - Thank you!
Jayne Crosby Giles
Mr. Thomas Curtis, NorwayCOMPOSITION TO BECOME A DELEGATE TO THE NATIONAL GOP CONVENTION
I wish to represent Maine at the National GOP Convention in Cleveland as I have given tirelessly of my time, talent and treasure to this fiscally responsible cause.
Time - I have been appointed to various town and civic positions of responsibility and authority thereby giving a plethora of my time;
Talent - I have served the county of Oxford and the state of Maine in various GOP positions, thereby giving of my talent;
Treasure - I have supported many GOP causes and candidates by giving generously and frequently of my treasure;
Contributions – member of the 2106 Maine GOP Platform committee; one-time Oxford County GOP Chair, Finance Chair, current Vice- Chair; initiated Young GOP Scholarship, the sole political party one in Maine.
I feel strongly that my temperament, adherence to GOP principles, and intelligence should allow me to be included as a delegate to the National GOP Convention in Cleveland.
Senator Andre Cushing, NewportDear Fellow Republicans,
I am honored to serve you in the Maine Legislature, and as a life long Republican I look forward to this election cycle for our party's nominee to be elected to the White House and return our country to a more stable and responsible course. America has been a leader for the world and we can continue this role if we select and support the right person.
As someone who has attended several national conventions, served on the state committee, and worked at many levels for our candidates I understand the need for us to come together and support our party's nominee. This convention will be one of the most scrutinized and important events we have seen in over thirty years. Being prepared to cast a vote for the nominee may be a long and challenging process.
I am prepared to work with our state's delegation to find the right person and do so in a respectful manner. My years in legislative and local office have conditioned me to understand how to ask the right questions and study the issues before making my vote.
As a small business owner for over 35 years, a life long Republican activist, and native Mainer, I would be proud to represent our state again at a national convention and I ask for your support when the election of delegates takes place at our convention.
Thank you. Senator Andre Cushing
Mr. John Cushing, SacoMr. James Cyr, CaribouI’m Jim Cyr, from Caribou. I have been active with the Maine GOP since 2000, including being on county committee and the state platform committee. I was very active in the College Republicans as a graduate student. I have worked on many local and state campaigns, as well as every Presidential campaign. I support both leading candidates this year, but as a delegate, I will vote for Trump. He won my county and I’m not afraid of his nomination. I will reject any kind of shenanigans from the good old boys club, full stop.
Senator Paul Davis, SangervilleMr. Jordan DeCoster, BrunswickSince 2012 I have worked on three statewide campaigns in Maine, notably as Field Director for NO on 1-Save Maine's Bear Hunt in 2014. I support Governor John Kasich because he has an impressive fiscal record in Congress and in Ohio. As Chairman of the House Budget Committee, he led the last successful effort to balance the federal budget. As Governor, he closed Ohio's $8 billion budget shortfall without raising taxes. It would be a tremendous honor to represent my state in Cleveland this summer because we need to roll up our sleeves and get to work.
Mr. Bryan Dench, FalmouthI have supported Republican presidential candidates since 1980 and have been active in Republican politics nearly 40 years. I have actively participated and helped in local meetings and caucuses, including assisting with voter sign in and qualification and the count of candidate preference votes. I have attended state conventions, and hope now to have the opportunity to attend a national convention. Our nation depends on our selecting the right presidential candidate who can win. I will represent the Maine Republican party in Cleveland with integrity and faithfulness to the nomination process.
Bryan Dench, Falmouth
Mrs. Susan Dench, Falmouth"As a lifelong Republican, I founded the non-partisan Informed Women’s Network to engage, educate, and empower all women on issues relating to the power of the purse. I have represented Maine and the IWN in many different venues, here and around the country, where I am networked into other conservative groups. I have participated in caucuses and attended state conventions, and would like the opportunity to represent Maine and the Maine Republican party at the national convention, which I will do with thoughtfulness, integrity and faithfulness to the nomination process."
Mrs. Eliza Denoeux, OaklandPlease Vote for Republican Team Player
for one of the two designated Kasich Delegates from Maine!
How a Hillary Clinton Presidency Will Affect You:
1. Liberal Supreme Court Justice nominations (1-4).
2. Political correctness amped up, limiting free speech.
3. Loss of your personal and family's security, due to curtailed Second Amendment Rights.
4. Increased government regulation of American small businesses, limiting job growth.
5. More Clinton-style political corruption.
Only Governor John Kasich
Can beat Hillary Clinton in November!
Nationwide Gov. Kasich will protect the Republican Team: all GOP candidates
Up and down the ticket!
Mr. Stephen Dick, PolandI am a resident of Poland, Maine since 2015. I have owned property in Maine (Poland, Lewiston and Auburn) since 1978. As a result of my employment with a publicly held company headquartered in New Orleans, (Tidewater (TDW). I joined the company after graduation from Maine Maritime Academy in 1971. As a result of my various positions and assignments within the company, I have lived and worked in Nigeria, Italy, Brazil, Dubai, Egypt, Scotland, Cameroun, Singapore, China, Norway and Poland. I also had stints of US assignments in New Orleans and Houston.
I retired in 2011 after 40+ years of service and for the last twelve (12) years as Executive Vice President of the company, my wife and I have moved back to Maine on a permanent basis. As a landowner and a small business owner (Rails restaurant in Lewiston, Maine), I am concerned about the direction that the US is heading and want to do whatever I can to see that the political trajectory of the US is re-directed to emphasize independence, a willingness to risk for reward and rewarding efforts to create opportunities and chances for advancement in the US economy.
Having lived in so many foreign countries I believe I have I unique understanding of what our friend and allies overseas want to see from our foreign policy and what works to make them reliable allies. First of all, the US must be a reliable ally.
I respectfully, request your sincere consideration to become a delegate to the 2016 Republican convention in Cleveland from the State of Maine
Very truly yours
Stephen W. Dick
488 Empire Road
Poland, ME 04274
Mrs. Deborah Dickinson Milite, FreeportAs a Maine National Republican Convention delegate, I would bring a lifetime of conservative leanings and action. Raised in Freeport, influenced by Mom and Dad, I put up Goldwater posters in the school hallways in junior high. I watched from the bleachers the 1976 Republican Convention; forty years later, I want to help nominate the best Republican candidate to win in November and restore American freedom. I am an active Freeport Republican Town Committee member, 2012 Maine Republican Party convention volunteer, 2014 and 2016 Maine convention delegate, and would be honored to serve as a Maine delegate. Thank you.
Mr. Joshua Donnelly, BrewerMr. James Donnelly, BrewerMr. John Doyle, West Baldwin“While I would rather see other thoughtful, freedom-loving Republicans attend the Republican National Convention to represent Maine in my stead, I will go and serve to the best of my ability if you see fit to send me to Cleveland. Thank you.”
John H. Doyle
Vice Chair, Cumberland County Republican Committee
Mr. Gordon Draper, BowdoinI would like your support to be a delegate. I support Senator Ted Cruz. He is a conservative with expert constitutional wisdom who has demonstrated the fundamental principle of just government which derives its just powers from consent of the governed. Senator Cruz has demonstrated that he stands against the unelected bureaucrats for making the laws which the legislators have delegated their responsibilities to the executive branch. We need a candidate who can restore the rule of law and govern using the natural right principles from the Declaration. See my statement of First Principles in the Sag county GOP page in the booklet.
Mrs. Leslie Dubois, Lewiston12-9-2. No decisive win. Cruz Trump Kasich, whom will it be? I am delighted to announce that you can vote for me to be a National Delegate. The Delegate’s primary responsibility must be to choose the GOP Presidential Candidate that can win in November. We CANNOT allow a communist or a socialist into office. We need to nominate the Most Electable person, Trump in July for a win in November.
I, Leslie Dubois, am attending the Maine GOP 2016 State Convention & ask for your vote.
Have a splendid day
Leslie T. Dubois
In GOD Shall WE Trust
Mr. Donald Dubuc, MinotTo whom it may concern; I would appreciate the chance to become a national delegate to the convention this year. For too long I have been talking about what is wrong with this country and never having the time to do anything to try and fix it because of the long hours spent building and taking care of our business. We helped build the new Maine General Regional Hospital in Augusta and we are in the process of helping Cianbro modernize Eastern Maine Medical Center and it’s time I give back to this state. I feel the desperate need to try and do my part in making sure our future generations have the same chances we had to succeed in life. Donald Dubuc Treasurer Landry & Sons Acoustics, Inc 141 Spring Street Lewiston, ME 04240 207-783-1269 email@example.com
Mr. Nathaniel Dunlap, CumberlandAs a Maine native, I am determined to wisely represent this great state at the Republican National Convention. I grew up in Kennebec County and am now a CPA and financial consultant. My experience has made me concerned about the irresponsibility of our national government and its infringement on our liberties and our livelihoods. As a national delegate, I will be able to help guide the Republican Party's platform to reflect the values my fellow Mainers and I find important, such as a small federal government and an eased tax burden. I support Ted Cruz as he reflects these values.
Ms. Sydney Dunlap, ScarboroughMr. Joshua Dunlap, ScarboroughJoshua Dunlap
As a constitutional conservative, I am asking for your support as I run for national delegate. I was born and raised in Maine, graduated from Notre Dame Law School, clerked on the US Court of Appeals, and am now raising a family and practicing law in this great State. I believe that the Republican nominee should have a proven commitment to limited government, the rule of law, separation of powers, free market economics, life and liberty, and a strong and stable foreign policy. Our nation needs bold, conservative solutions. It is for this reason that I support Senator Cruz.
Mr. David Edsall, MD, EllsworthI am the Ellsworth candidate for the Maine House. 1964, my mother was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. Her experience taught me the value of political involvement and advocacy. I actively supported Reagan, Bush (41), Dole, Bush (43) McCain, and Romney. Both Democrat candidates are dangerous and must be defeated. I believe the Republican ticket must be diverse and engaging. Supreme Court nominations are a priority. I am unsure who, of the Republican candidates, is the most likely to become a successful president but I am eager to support the eventual Republican nominee.
David W Edsall, MD Ellsworth
Mr. Tom Elliman, PortlandMy name is Tom Elliman. I am a candidate to represent you as a Delegate or Alternate at the National Convention in Cleveland in July. I am a Donald Trump supporter, but I pledge to support the candidate of the Party, whoever is selected at Convention.
I have been a registered Republican since 1960, when I turned 18, back in Damariscotta. Shortly thereafter I proudly voted for Barry Goldwater. Since then I have loyally supported all Republicans to appear on the ballot, both nationally and locally. In 2008, I became Chairman of the Portland Republican City Committee, and served two terms on the State Committee as well as the County committee. I would very much appreciate your vote and would be honored to represent Maine at the Republican National Convention.
Mr. Lee Ellingwood, ParisDear fellow Republicans,
Greetings, My name is Lee Ellingwood. I was born in Portland, Maine in the summer of 1969, I was raised on Crockett Ridge in Norway, Maine and was the Barber in South Paris from 1991 to 2005. I am a father of three, step-father of four and a grandfather of three.
I am a lifelong Republican and have become greatly concerned over the state of our troubled nation over the past 8 years. I have seen our liberties being taken from us and the Democrats have further divided our country. They have failed our country miserably and I believe we must act now. I have been saying right along that, “somebody has got to do something!” Well I have since realized that maybe that someone is me. I am fully prepared and passionate about attending the Republican National Convention. I am asking you please for your support and votes to attend this most important event. I truly believe that the future of America for our children and grandchildren is hanging in the balance. I thank you for your service to our wonderful country.
Great fully Yours,
Lee A. Ellingwood
Hon. David Emery, Tenants HarborDavid F. Emery
Maine House of Representatives, 105th and 106 th Legislatures, representing Rockland. Chairman, Committee on Legal Affairs; member, Committee on Human Resources.
Member of Congress, First District, 94th, 95 th, 96th and 97th Congresses. Member, Committees on Science & Technology, Armed Services, Merchant Marine & Fisheries. Member of House Republican leadership (Chief Deputy Whip) during the 97th Congress.
Appointed Deputy Director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by US Senate in 1983; appointed Acting US Ambassador to the UN First Committee, fall of 1986.
Resident of Tenants Harbor (Knox County). Committed to Ted Cruz for President .
Rep. Ellie Espling, New GloucesterThank you for taking the time out of your busy lives to attend our state convention. Whether this is your first convention or one of many, I trust that you will see old friends, make new ones, learn about the convention process and have some fun too!!! As the Assistant Republican Leader in the Maine House and someone who has been involved in the Maine GOP for most of my adult life, I understand the importance of respect for each other, respect for fair process and the importance of working well with others. As a National Delegate, I will be a positive voice for Maine and the Republican Party. Ellie Espling
Ms. Barbara Falls, Old TownMr. William Faulkingham, Winter HarborMy name is Billy Bob Faulkingham. I am a father, lobster fisherman, and husband. The most important things to me are family. My wife and I raise our children, our daughter, Robin, and son, Carter, in a loving home, and our best times are spent doing family outings. I am involved in my town as a selectman, and chairman of my town GOP party. I have worked hard for the party on ballot signatures, putting up signs, donating money, going door to door for candidates, and educating people on Republican principles. I believe very much in the whole of the Constitution, I believe it is the most perfect document written by man, and I believe that we must elect a conservative to get this country back on track with those principles. I also believe the great state of Maine should send a Lobsterman to represent us in Ohio this summer, and I"m your Man! Thank you for your support!
Mrs. Lauralee Fegel, ChinaLauralee Fegel's submission:
Please vote for me as your National Delegate. Our next President needs to protect our freedom, our families, and pursue our prosperity. I will vote for that nominee!
I attended the 2000 Republican National Convention. That historic contest prepared me for this convention.
I am a TEACHER. I teach students to embrace our political process.
I will TAKE your values, your ideals, your passion for republican policies to the convention and then back to the future of our country, our students. I humbly ask for your vote to be your Delegate to the Republican National Convention.
Mr. Dale Fegel Jr., ChinaDale Fegel's submission:
What an honor to represent the Maine Delegation at the National Convention! This year’s convention will prove to be historic. It may require a number of floor votes before a nominee is decided. At the 2000 National Convention I was an Alternate Delegate of the Massachusetts Delegation. I was credentialed to be on the floor and what a great opportunity to be among that historic contest between Senator McCain and Governor Bush. I would represent the Maine GOP well. I have experience with the convention process. Please vote for me as a delegate.
Mr. Robert Ferns, Wells“I am a candidate to be a Ted Cruz delegate. I have been a conservative Republican, both fiscally and socially, all my life. I believe:
-in the Judeo-Christian principles that our Republic was founded upon;
-in personal responsibility and accountability;
-in a limited government that balances it’s budget;
-we should secure our borders and have a national defense that is second to none;
-in free-marketplace principles, freedom of religion, and in the right to keep and bear arms.
I believe Ted Cruz best characterizes these republican principles. However, I will unequivocally support the eventual Republican nominee.”
Mrs. Wendy Ferns, WellsMr. Joshua Filler, FalmouthHon. Leslie Fossel, AlnaMr. Halsey Frank, PortlandI am a moderate conservative Republican, sometimes affectionately known as a RINO, a somewhat endangered, but hopefully not extinct, form of the type. For six years, from 2000 to 2006, I was chair of the Portland Republican City Committee. During that time, we published a weekly newsletter, contested most races for elective office representing Portland (10 legislative, and 9 council, seats), supported our candidates with weekly strategy meetings during the campaign season, and hosted election year dinners to honor them. In addition, I have been a member of the county and state committees and the convention platform committee. For the past 11 years, I have written a column in The Forecaster where I try to support Republican positions with evidence. Of the candidates still in the race, I prefer Ohio Governor John Kasich. I would be grateful for your vote.
HALSEY B. FRANK
Mrs. Dawn Gilbert, BoothbayMr. Adam Gonzalez, AuburnMy Fellow GOP Colleague,
We have been steered so far LEFT under this Administration, it's time to turn RIGHT and turn RIGHT NOW!
Our conservative principles have been ignored for the last eight years. We've put up a good fight, now it's time to win the fight.
This Administration has gradually and flippantly tossed away our simple needs: Less Government, Lower Taxes and Self Reliance
Let's start turning RIGHT and turning RIGHT NOW. Let's get to Cleveland and unite! Unite under the GOP nominee and remind everyone how great our conservative values and teach our children and their children about what America USED TO BE.
It's time to be proud of America, not shameful. It's time to take on the real issues that face us everyday.
It's time to show the world that we are THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Allow me the opportunity to show that in Cleveland, Oh on behalf of the GREAT STATE OF MAINE!
Thank you for your anticipated support and vote in allowing me to join our cause at the National GOP Convention.
Ms. Maureen Gonzalez, AuburnTo my fellow Mainers,
I would be honored to represent our great state in Cleveland this July! I am a lifelong Republican and am proud that the first vote I cast was for Ronald Reagan and have never missed an election since. I am a 54 year old professional woman in banking, married with 3 children and 7 grandchildren and am gravely concerned about the future for our nation .I was raised in the Washington D.C suburbs and was immersed in politics at an early age including working on several campaigns and studying political science at James Madison University. I am a Trump supporter. I believe his leadership, communication skills, business background, toughness and not being from the establishment make him the best choice for President.
Mr. Manley Gove Sr., South BerwickIf loving God we're a crime I would be an outlaw. I am intend to bring those values to Cleveland Ohio
Mrs. Linda Gray, HarringtonMr. Donald Gross, WarrenI would be honored to go to Cleveland and represent Warren and Knox County. I am a staunch Trump supporter and would not waiver no matter how many ballots are taken. My caucus group was very heavily Trump supporters as am I. I truly want to make America great again! I want my kids and grandkids to know what it was like to grow up in the fifties and sixties. A time when family was important, and integrity was paramount.
Mrs. Suzanne Grover, NorwayMr. Joseph Guerin, GlenburnRep. Stacey Guerin, GlenburnMr. David Gulya, Blue HillWith the “Establishment” working overtime in many other states to do everything to subvert the will of the voters that did vote for Mr. Trump, I promise steadfast loyalty to the 6,070 people in Maine, including myself, that cast a ballot for Mr. Trump. He is entitled to his 9 Delegates from the State of Maine and as such, if elected, I will make sure the supporters of Mr. Trump are confident that their choice makes it all the way to Cleveland and on to the White House. I will continue doing what I can to Make America Great Again.
Mrs. Terry Hamm-Morris, HermonRep. Jeffery Hanley, PittstonRep. Matthew Harrington, SanfordMr. John Hiatt, BangorMr. Jay Hibbard, PortlandJay Hibbard
Portland native & life-long Republican activist. Party positions: Portland City GOP chair; Cumberland County Vice-chair & State Committeeman; Executive Director of the Maine Republican Party. Elected office: Portland City Council (defeated 3-term Democrat and former Mayor). Professional: Owned a public affairs firm for 15 years. Clients included - "Collins for Senate", "Abromson for Maine Senate" "Dole for President", "Ives for Congress", "Longley for Congress." Has attended 2 national conventions; alternate in 2012. Holds degrees in Business, Political Science and Law & Public Policy. Currently Vice President of Government Relations for a DC-based trade association. No candidate pledged.
Mr. Keith Hilton, South GardinerMrs. Marji Hilton, South GardinerMr. Seth Holton, South BerwickI am just a middle class blue collar welder. I have been a registered republican since 1999. Growing up in a small town, I knew what American freedom meant. However, present day is not the same. Everyday I see our freedoms eroded. I have served my country to protect the rights that our fore fathers fought and died for, but I am fearful of the America that my children could grow up in. I can no longer be a passive citizen, it is time to stand up and help progress the conservative movement.
TED CRUZ 2016
Mr. Kyle Holton, South BerwickWhen this country first won its independence and it's citizens their freedom, it was not by members of the boys club or the political elite, but by ordinary people; farmers, teachers, tradesmen, and their families. We will never earn that type of freedom again until those that have the most to lose, the common people, are the ones leading the battle. This country is at a critical point now. Liberal America is chipping away at our freedoms every day. We need a strong, consistent, hard nosed, stubborn President who will take a concrete and unwavering stand to defend our original constitution and we need delegates with those same characteristics to help elect him. I cannot be swayed, Ted Cruz for President.
Mrs. Donna Hopkins, BelmontDonna Hopkins, Belmont
I live in Belmont with my husband of 46 years, and am retired after a career in sales and customer service. I'm currently serving on Belmont's Planning Board, and on the board of Waldo County Triad. I've been involved with Waldo County Republicans for many years, including a term as secretary, and currently as Belmont Town Chair. In 2012 I was a candidate for State Representative.
I'll be at the State Convention as a proud supporter of Sen. Ted Cruz and conservative values, and would welcome the opportunity to go to Cleveland to represent our great State of Maine.
Mr. Stephen Hopkins, BelmontStephen Hopkins, Belmont
I'm a life-long Maine resident, and live in Belmont with my wife of 46 years. I'm retired after 27 years in the chemical industry, first in maintenance and then as assistant to the CEO. I've also owned and operated a small handyman business. I served on our local school board for 7-plus years, and now sit on the board of Waldo County Triad.
I'm active on our Waldo County Republican Committee, and am Belmont's vice-chair. I am supporting Sen. Ted Cruz, and would welcome the opportunity to go to Cleveland to represent the Great State of Maine.
Mr. Norman Hunt, NewcastleMr. Sherman Hutchins, PenobscotGood Afternoon,
My name is Sherman Hutchins and I am asking for your vote on April 22 to help represent Maine at the Nation Republican Convention. This is the first time I have applied for this position. I have worked with the G.O.P. in Maine for 45 years trying to advance the conservative agenda in a manner that brings pride and respect to the Republican Party. I served on the Board of Selectmen for the town of Penobscot for 11 years, multiple years as Hancock County G.O. P. Chair and Vice-Chair, and as a Maine State Representative. Additionally, I have moderated over 100 Town meetings in several towns around Maine. These experiences have given me a great respect for Maine people and the decisions they make when good information is provided to them.
I would be honored to be a part of the Grand Old Party at the Convention in Ohio.
Thank you for considering me for National Convention delegate.
Mr. Lee Jackson, Old TownLEE JACKSON is a political science student at the University of Maine. Lee is a leader of #Gen207, The Maine Republican Party’s official youth initiative. Lee travels around Maine speaking at “Ask Me (Almost) Anything” forums focusing on how to attract young people to the GOP. Lee volunteered to help elect Congressman Poliquin and served as the UMaine Campus Chair for the campaign to re-elect Governor Paul LePage. Lee is a lifelong resident of Maine, serves on the Old Town School board and is Chair of the Penobscot County Republican Committee. #STOPHillary
Mr. Steven Jacovino, BrownfieldMr. Scott Kerr, North YarmouthI volunteer to be the Treasurer of Cumberland County RC, North Yarmouth RC, Paul Chace’s, Rick Snow’s and Chris Tyll’s campaigns so they can run.
The best salesperson will win the election if s(he) has the best policies. Bad policies will be picked apart by the opposition and consign us to missing a great opportunity.
My education and experience, which helps me understand good and avoid bad policies and strategies, include Harvard MBA, CPA and consultant for Big 8 Accounting Firm, real estate and business consultant, developer and broker and a lifetime of reading, study and discussion.
Mr. Chris Kimble, PortlandI'm a conservative libertarian living in Portland and support a platform which maximizes individual liberty and returns power to the state level or to the people where it rightfully belongs. I caucused for Cruz as the best remaining candidate supporting individual liberty and Constitutional governance. Although libertarian in ideals, I take a practical approach to politics and would support efforts which move us toward greater individual liberty even if they do not fully represent my ideal solution. I seek to build common ground through listening to the concerns of others and would be honored to represent Maine in Cleveland.
Rep. MaryAnne Kinney, KnoxI am MaryAnne Kinney from Knox. I am the State Representative for HD 99, 9 Waldo County towns. My husband and I operate a diversified 650 acre farm specializing in maple syrup and hay production, and, with our parents, a large composting operation. I have served as caucus chair and secretary for the town of Knox since 2008 and been a delegate to the State GOP Convention several times. Inspired by conservative republicans since elementary school, I ran for the State House in 2014, where I defeated the incumbent candidate. Thank you for considering me as a national GOP delegate.
Mr. Wesley Kinney, KnoxMr. Robert Knapp, CamdenMr. John Knizeski III, ChinaMs. Margaret Kyle, YarmouthMrs. Khristine Lachance, WinterportMr. Leo Lachance, WinterportRepublican Convention: Candidate for National Delegate
Leo L LaChance Sr.
23 The Landing Lane
Winterport, Maine 04496-3807
I was born in Bangor, resided in Veazie and Graduated from John Bapst High school in 1958. I spent three years in the U S Army. I was trained to be a City Manager and graduated from the University of Maine in 1966. I obtained a Master in Governmental Administration from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. I spent my entire career working in government. I was a Personnel Administrator for New Castle County, Delaware for two years. I was the Uwchlan Town Manager, Lionville, Pennsylvania for four years. I was a Local Government Consultant in the State of Pennsylvania career service for 22 years*. I was the Manager of Winterport, Waldo County, Maine for five years. I retired from there in 2006. Yes, I will be 76 years young on June 27th this year.
In 2012, I won the Republican nomination for State Representative. In the November 6th General Election 4190 votes were cast. I got 2064 votes. An Independent Joseph Brooks beat me by 62 votes, just one percent. *Governors Milton Shapp, Robert Casey, Richard Thornburg and Thomas Ridge.
Mr. Timothy Lajoie, LewistonTim Lajoie is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran with over 25 years of service of public and elected service, with 10 years of management experience in the public and private sector. He holds Master’s degrees in Theological Studies, Management & Leadership Studies, and Criminal Justice from Liberty University. Tim has written extensively on political issues, social & religious issues, ethics, and leadership. He is an adjunct instructor of social sciences at Thomas College in Waterville, Maine and a Lewiston, Maine City Councilor. An ordained police chaplain, Tim pledges to support Donald Trump on the first ballot to the last ballot.
Mr. Tyler Lamensky, AugustaMr. Arthur Langley, HarringtonMr. Nick Lapham, Tenants HarborCANDIDATE STATEMENT FOR 2016 REPUBLICAN NATIONAL CONVENTION
WINNING THIS YEAR IS EVERYTHING!
Furious at Obama and Democrats for ramming their unrelenting progressive agenda down our throats since 2009, Republicans have won at every level of government. The GOP is now on the verge of its greatest victory -- or its ugliest defeat. We need a nominee who can win the Presidency, and carry the Senate and House. Donald Trump is NOT able to do this. I will NOT vote for him. I WILL support any version of a Cruz-Kasich ticket. No one else deserves to be on the ballot.
Knox County Republican State Committeeman and Acting County Chair
Knox County Budget Committee
Campaigning for Republicans since 1952
Mr. Daniel Lapointe, OronoMr. Isaiah Lary, WalesIsaiah Lary
Volunteer Coordinator - Maine4Cruz campaign. Worked closely with Maine4Cruz leaders, volunteers and voters to help the only true conservative in this race - Senator Cruz - win Maine’s Caucus! Promoted Conservative principles as Secretary of the Androscoggin County Republican Committee. Outspoken conservative, Pro-Life, Pro-Biblical Marriage, Anti-Establishment, and a BIG fan of small government. I’ve enjoyed working with so many fellow Cruz supporters over the past months - THANK YOU! Senator Cruz has been a smart fighter for Conservative principles while following the rules - and so will I as a delegate to the National Convention.
Mr. Peter Laverdiere, OxfordI am Peter Laverdiere, a State Committeeman from the Town and County of Oxford, and a candidate for Delegate to the Republican National Convention.
I would like to be selected as a Cruz delegate for the following reasons:
* The Constitution "Must" be followed
* The Supreme Court "Must" have new members who care about our Country
First and Last
* Ted Cruz knows and will appoint such people and will fight for their confirmation
* Our Federal Government is out of control
* We need a strong Military, strong Fiscal discipline, and a return of States Rights
to each of the States of our Union.
Thank you for your consideration.
Contact info firstname.lastname@example.org Land line 207-539-4347
Governor Paul LePage, AugustaMrs. Ann LePage, AugustaMr. Bradford Littlefield, SanfordMy name is Bradford Littlefield. Three term City Councilor for Sanford, Vice Chair of the Sanford Economic Growth Council which formed a private public partnership to re-develop the mills in Sanford’s downtown. Proudly served as Charter Commission Secretary and help draft a new City Charter the first to use Maine’s “Home Rule” law to re- incorporate from a town to a city.
I, too, am tired of the Establishment. A strong message needs to be sent that the days of “business as usual” are over in Washington. Brad Littlefield as your National Delegate will ensure that strong message is heard!
Mr. Ryan Lorrain, WatervilleRyan Lorrain For Delegate to the Republican National Convention
I’ve spent the majority of my adult life in Maine politics. During my college years, I worked with the College Republicans and ran for State Representative. In 2010, I ran again for the legislature and volunteered for Governor LePage’s first campaign. I served as Oxford County Republican Treasurer and as the youngest ever Selectman in Paris. During my time in the Legislature, I was appointed as Sergeant-at-Arms and I’m currently a Legislative Aide for the House Republicans. As a delegate, I will honor the results of our Maine caucus and represent the will of the people in accordance to those results.
Mr. Kympton Lovley, HampdenMr. Eric Lusk, HarpswellEric B. Lusk for National Delegate
April 15th, 2016
Process Matters, Limited Government Matters
If chosen to be a Delegate to the National Convention in Cleveland, I will work to ensure the process is legitimate. You can be assured I will work to help ensure a fair and legitimate process. If there is an open convention, I will vote for the candidate I believe will keep government the most limited.
I am a two-time candidate for Maine legislative office, a current two-time County Chair of the Cumberland County GOP, and current two-time Chair of the Maine GOP Rules & Procedures Committee. I have seen that Government works best when it leaves more duties up to the People and provides a transparent system for the People to select their Government.
Thanks for your consideration and your vote. – Eric Lusk
Mr. Scott MacDonald, BelgradeMr. Michael Marcotte, LewistonGreetings, my name is Michael Marcotte and I am pleased to announce that I am running for delegate to the National Convention.
• State Committee – 1998-2002 and 2014-present. Worked diligently over the years to advance Republican principles and candidates up and down the ticket.
• Budget Committee – 2014-present.
• County Committee – 1995-present.
• Platform Committee – 2012-2014 I am proud of the defining nature of the 2014 Maine Republican Platform, strong family values, education reform and fiscal responsibility.
• National Convention – Integrity and Unity. Promote Constitutional principles, family values, free market concepts, sensible immigration policy, national security.
Ms. Dee Anne Marie, KennebunkportFellow Mainers,
Everyday the history of our country continues to be written. You and I are part of this story.
We will be held accountable not only for what we do or don't do but also for what we alow or don't allow.
As an example: will we continue to allow political correctness to virtually wipe out our freedom of speech?
I want to, no I need to step up and do my part for our country.
I would be honored to serve the beautiful state of Maine as a national delegate. Please help me do my part by voting for me.
Dee Anne Marie
Ms. Sandy Marrett, CaribouMs. Crystal Martell, SanfordI am a Trump supporter because I believe in Donald Trump making America great again. Donald Trump has proven leadership skills to make this happen. Being a business man, Donald Trump knows how to negotiate; how to lead; how to give good ideas and implement them; how to work hard; how to fight; how to defend. He is not afraid to stand up and defend America. Both Donald Trump and I care for America and her future. The American government is a democracy voted by her citizens. I want the people’s vote decide who will be the nominee for President.
Ms. Joyce Maske, AugustaSenator Garrett Mason, Lisbon FallsMs. Margaret Matthews, CantonMargaret E. Matthews, M.D. AKA Peggy:
Seeking to be a National Delegate for Donald Trump, a supporter since June when he spoke in Portsmouth, volunteering with his Maine campaign. Have GOP volunteer experience since 2004 Re-elect the President Campaign. Served as alternate delegate, National GOP 2008, on Maine Platform Committee 2010, on Maine State Committee member representing Androscoggin County and as secretary, Auburn City Republican Committee until moved to Oxford County in 2010, and as Associate Chair Oxford County Republican Committee for a year. Business owner, Margaret E. Matthews, M.D., a solo family practice, in Auburn. Former RN and nurse practitioner.
Rep. Michael McClellan, RaymondMr. John McGough, BrunswickMr. James McIntyre, Lowell- I am a retired USAF officer and a retired senior Federal Law Enforcement Officer. My wife is a retired career Federal Civil Servant. My son recently retired from the USAF as a senior Non-Commissioned Officer and Iraq War Veteran, and my daughter is a career active duty USCG officer. Together we have nearly 91 years of noteworthy military and public service dedicated to the preservation of American freedom and Democracy. I lived and worked overseas for nearly half of my long military and public career in places such as England, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Zaire, Turkey, and Germany. As a doctoral candidate, I studied extensively many different models of political and social societies. My education and first hand life experience has proven to me, without a doubt, that the liberal movement and path our great America is currently on, towards socialism and highly restricted freedoms, is a path to ruins. We must double back now to a true conservative American Democracy and put us back on a path of freedom. My four little granddaughters deserve the right to have the same rights and freedoms America once provided. Lets not let the liberals take that away, please support and vote for me to be one of your Maine state delegates to the GOP National Convention.
James F McIntyre
Ms. Victoria McIntyre, LowellI recently retired from a career in the Federal Civil Service as a Senior Intelligence Officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency. My husband is also a retired military officer and a retired Federal Law Enforcement Officer. My son recently retired from the USAF as a senior NCO, and my daughter is presently a career active duty USCG officer. As a family, we currently have nearly 91 years of public service dedicated to preserving American freedoms and Democracy. Together, we lived for almost 12 years overseas in Zaire, Turkey, and Germany. We saw first hand how socialist, and socialist “like”, societies DO NOT WORK!. I am very concerned about the disastrous path America is currently on with the liberal push towards socialism. We need to reverse the path fast! I want to do my part to preserve a true American Democracy and desire to get your support and vote to be a National Delegate for the Maine GOP.
Victoria A McIntyre
Ms. Shirley McLaren, WaldoboroSTATEMENT FOR SHIRLEY MCLAREN
As native Mainer, I feel strongly that it is time to take back our country and Make Maine and America Great Again! I strongly believe in the tenets of the Maine Republican Party and have made them a part of my life. As an RN and an Economist, I have served as a Selectman and EMT and worked for our Veterans at Togus. My volunteer/political work, time, and donations have always been a part of my life. I was humbled in 1985 to receive an invitation for the 50th American Presidential Inaugural to attend the Inauguration of Ronald Wilson Reagan. I sincerely hope some of us will receive a similar invitation for the next Republican President of the United States of America!
Ms. Annique Milite, Freeport"In 2008, I was a High School Junior, caught up along with my classmates in the excitement of that singular election year. In the span of that year, however, I began to examine and understand Conservatism, and my shift to the Right has only been affirmed by the confusion and ruin wrought by Obama. A firm believer in Conservative principles, I have assisted local and state campaigns and initiatives, am an active Town Committee member, served as a delegate to the 2014 and 2016 State Conventions, and would do all I can to choose the right candidate for our country."
Thank you so much,
Ms. Julia Moen, Cape ElizabethMr. Blake Morey, SurryI was born and raised in Maine. For the last eight years I have served in the US Navy. I have recently returned home and will be attending Husson to major in Criminal Justice.
Washington has lost touch with the American people. They are more concerned with their own power and financial gain then the needs and wants of the American people.
I will vote for the candidate that has won the Maine majority.
I WILL NOT vote for any candidate that is not currently running for POTUS
I hope I can depend on your support. Thank you.
Mr. Paul Mullen, FalmouthMr. William Murdock, NobleboroWilliam J. Murdock, of Nobleboro
Re: 2016 National Republican Convention delegate
U.S. Army veteran, 1963-1966, Russian linguist, Army Security Agency
Married to Linda for 38 years
Registered Republican for 45 plus years
Parishioner at St. Patrick’s Church, Newcastle
Grandson Jim is an active duty U.S. Marine, currently at Camp Lejeune
I could not be more proud of my Marine grandson, who enlisted during a time of peril for our country.
Preferred candidate: John Kasich.
Reason: he will defeat Hillary Clinton.
Second and third choices, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, in that order.
God Bless all three of our candidates.
Ms. Kathryn Nagle, BangorTo Whom It May Concern:
The Maine GOP delegation requires diverse representation reflective of the values and people of our state. As a young woman majoring in Economics and Public Policy in college, I am a unique candidate for the Republican National Convention. Today, more youth feel disenfranchised and unmoved by the major public figures of the GOP, thus are turning to frustrated hyperbolic rhetoric that rejects the cornerstone policies the GOP represents. As a future public servant, I have a deeply vested interest in the platform and presidential candidate that will represent the GOP as a whole, and I wish to help determine the party’s future accomplishments.
Mr. David Nelson, ParkmanAt the age of 61 I have always been politically independent (unenrolled). This year I changed to Republican, became a delegate to the Town of Parkman and joined the Republican committee of Piscatiquis County. The reason being is the candidacy of Donald Trump inspired me to become politically active for the first time in years. I know that there are other people just like me who have a candidate they can believe in. I urge the convention to bring in these new people to show that the Republican Party is open to new people and new ideas.
Mrs. Cindy Nesbit, BowdoinMr. Gerald Nessman, SebecMiss Jennifer Newendyke, LitchfieldJennifer Newendyke
Working to elect constitutional conservatives, like Mel Newendyke, Garrett Mason, and Ted Cruz, has been my passion since I was 15 years old. Now at 21, I would appreciate the opportunity to represent you at the national convention. As a delegate, my responsibility would be to vote according to the decision of Maine caucus-goers; my priority would be to uphold our values and principles. I would be honored if you would join the Hon. Mel Newendyke, Rep. Randall Greenwood, Rep. Dale Crafts, Rev. Lester Dow, Rev. Bob Emrich, Carroll Conley, and others in supporting me for national delegate.
Mrs. Esther Newendyke, LitchfieldEsther Newendyke, Litchfield, Kennebec County
September 11, 2001! That day my husband Cory and I became very concerned about our daughters’ future. My father inspired us with Edmund Burke's quote: “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.”
Since then we’ve been working hard to elect conservative leaders, like Sen. Ted Cruz, who stand for the Constitution and the Bible. I thank the Hon. Mel Newendyke, Rev. Lester Dow, Rev. Bob Emrich, Carroll Conley, Rep. Dale Crafts, Rep. Randall Greenwood and others for their endorsement as I run for National Delegate.
Mrs. Kate Norfleet, ScarboroughMr. David Page, DexterMrs. Laura Parker, SidneyAs a registered nurse I advocate for others professionally. I am the Nurse Manager of a free-of-charge ultrasound program for a pro-life pregnancy resource center. I have taken this advocacy to the public square by serving as a selectman for the Town of Sidney and on the executive committee of No Common Core Maine. I believe in small government and local control. As a Constitutional Originalist, I fully support its intent and meaning as written. I am a Life Member of the NRA. If unbound, I will continue to vote the will of Maine’s GOP majority on all subsequent votes.
Mr. Mark Pearson, RichmondMs. Sage Peek-Antolin, BrownfieldMr. Richard Petersen, SacoMr. Carl Pettengill, FarmingdaleCarl Pettengill
I would like to represent Maine at the Republican National Convention. I have worked for years advocating for Veterans, as Commander of Chapter 1 of the DAV, lobbying officials on the National and local level. My time working for the Republican Party over the past 15 years has been a great experience. I have enjoyed the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people and have made many friends.
I look forward to seeing you at the State Convention and ask for your vote.
Mrs. Kim Pettengill, FarmingdaleKim Pettengill
Politics has been entrenched in my life and my family’s life since I was born. As an adult serving the Republican Party in many capacities for the past 44 years. My experience has included staffing a Presidential campaign, a member of Congressman Dave Emery’s staff and volunteering on many candidate and referendum campaigns and coordinating recounts.
Outside of politics, I am active in Eastern Star and have served as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon of my church.
It would be my honor to represent Maine at the National Convention and I would appreciate your vote.
Ms. Lillian Piliere, South BerwickMy name is Lillian Piliere and I ask for your vote to represent Maine as a delegate at the Republican National Convention.
I have a degree in Electrical Engineering; working in private industry many years. Being a lifelong Republican who grew up spending summers on the Maine Coast, my love for the area led me to South Berwick.
Saddened by the direction our country is taking, I cannot remain silent anymore. Our nation is at risk; it is my civic duty to act.
It would be an honor to receive your support. I will use the best of my abilities to uphold Republican principles to nominate the next President of the United States.
Mrs. Susan Pope, BangorSTATEMENT OF THE CANDIDATE FOR NATIONAL DELEGATE, SUSAN POPE
We are a nation of laws or we are a nation in anarchy. If selected, I will faithfully uphold the obligations placed upon me by the Maine State Republican Party and our platform.
I will cheerfully greet all I encounter while representing Maine, including those with different political viewpoints. I will model and celebrate the basic tenets of the Republican party--self-reliance, love of community, and the belief that all work is worthy of respect.
As someone who was, is, and forever will be considered "from away," I would be honored if you entrust me with a vote at the National Convention in Cleveland this July. I will not let you down.
Susan J. Pope
Chairman, Bangor GOP Committee
Mr. Kenneth Quinn, Lisbon FallsMrs. Laura Quynn, KingfieldMr. Howard Quynn, KingfieldMr. Adam Ratterree, BelfastMr. Blaine Richardson, BelfastMr. James Riley Jr., Bar Harbor"I am James Riley, and I live in Bar Harbor. While I am no Ronald Reagan, I do share something in common. For 20+ years I was a registered Dem. By age 40 I realized they had abandoned us, and in 2000 cast my first vote for president as a Republican. It would be my honor to be one of those representing Maine at the National Convention, in hopes I will again have the privilege of electing a Republican President. I am no Ronald Reagan, but I do know that freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction."
Ms. Margery Ripley, South ParisI'm a strong longstanding supporter of Republican principles and values including: Faith-in a creator who endowed us with inalienable rights that the Constitution protects; Hope - in the values of liberty and justice for ALL; Charity -individually given from individuals to those who are truly needy; Rules, regulations and laws- that do not compromise the directions put forth in the Constitution, etc. I will be honored to serve, and will vote for leaders who will restore Republican principles and Values. I will respect the trust you will show by voting for me. Thank you for this sobering opportunity.
Mr. James Roberts, PortlandJames Roberts. PhD political science. Retired from USM pol sic dept. President, UM system faculty union 1986-88.
For last 25 years, I've intensively studied the intellectual history of Islam, and have a strong understanding of how this drives the current world situation. I believe the U.S. must continue to play a forward role in world politics.
I'm a regular attendee of Portland Re City Com, and have attended the 3 or 4 state conventions. Never attended National Convention.
I strongly feel Congress must find some way to exert control over the bureaucracy's rule/lawmaking activity, so that great national policy decision cannot be made by an activist President acting in collusion with the bureaucracy, ignoring Congress' role.
Ms. Ann Robinson, PortlandDear ME GOP State Convention Delegates:
I respectfully seek your support for my candidacy for Delegate to the Republican National Convention. I am a life-long Republican who has devoted substantial time and effort on behalf of the Republican Party and its candidates. At a brokered national convention, knowledge of the rules and process are particularly important. My relevant experience includes:
· Delegate to Republican National Convention:
o 2008 -Member, Credentials Committee
o 2000 -Member, Platform Comm.; Vice Chair, Platform Subcommittee on Foreign Policy
o 1996 -Member, Platform Comm.; floor whip for Dole Presidential Campaign
· ME GOP State Convention Chair: 2010, 2008
· ME GOP State Convention Parliamentarian: 2014, 2012, 2006
· ME GOP Rules Committee Chair: 1992 – 2006
· State Counsel, Bush-Cheney Presidential Campaign: 2004, 2000
Examples of my other significant activities and experience include:
· Co-Chair, Transition Team for Governor Paul LePage
· Counsel, Cianchette Gubernatorial Campaign: 2002
· Parliamentarian, Portland, ME municipal caucus: 2016, 2014, 2012
· Republican Nominee for Maine Attorney General: 1996
I was born and raised in Lewiston, and presently live in Portland. Thank you for your consideration. I hope to have your support!
Ann R. Robinson
Mr. Hendry Rodman, CamdenHendry Thompson “Tom” Rodman, Jr. A Republican for 50+ years, Tom Rodman has supported Presidential candidates from Gerald Ford on and dedicated significant time and resources to many party initiatives. As a 40-year veteran of Wall Street, he believes strongly that when smart business principles are applied to community work, real change occurs. Thirty-two years ago he founded the NYC-based nonprofit STRIVE*, which has helped over 60,000 people transition, through personal empowerment, from chronic unemployment to a job with a future. His latest venture, McLean Borden Cottage, is a Harvard-affiliated alcohol treatment program that employs over 30 Mainers. Tom lives in Camden and serves on the board of Midcoast Charities as Treasurer. *striveinternational.org/strive-30-years-of-impact/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqfM2exg1JY www.striveinternational.org www.mcleanbordencottage.org
Mr. William Rogers, BrewerMr. Todd Rogers, BrewerHon. David Savage, FalmouthFellow Republicans,
I am asking for your support to be a delegate to the 2016 Republican Convention to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, this summer.
I feel this is one of the most important elections we will ever see.
As to my qualifications, I served in the Maine House from 2006-2008 representing district 112, Falmouth, Maine. I have been a Maine Republican delegate 5 times, including this year, and I attended the Tampa, Florida convention in 2012, as an alternate delegate.
I am a lifelong Republican, lifelong New Englander, and to my knowledge have never missed a vote over the past 40 years.
I fully realize there are a lot of applicants, and a limited number of openings. I would appreciate your vote.
Hon. Dave Savage
Mr. Michael Shaw, EllsworthMs. Julie Sheehan, Cape ElizabethI am a lifelong Republican and a single mother, raising three children in Southern Maine.
I am not a politician but I have grown increasingly active in the party over the past decade as I have witnessed what is happening to our country.
I want a nation my children inherit to reflect the values that have made us great.
I want them to live in a world where we remain a world power.
We need a President who can preserve the best the United States has to offer.
This convention will be of historic consequence to the future of our great country.
We need a committed and competent cross section of the Maine Republican Party to represent us in Cleveland.
If selected, I guarantee I will serve us well.
Mr. James Sinclair, LincolnvilleMr. Frank Soares, South ChinaMr. James Solley, FalmouthJames Solley volunteers because:
• This convention will make decisions that either propel the party to victory or split it apart permanently. Delegates must rise above the conflicts and make strategic decisions which will put the country back on the road to prosperity.
• I understand the financial turmoil the country faces – unbalanced budgets, excess regulations, excessive debt and the need to defend the Constitution.
• I have traveled to Washington DC to demonstrate against Obamacare and Immigration and felt the anger that is driving this election.
• I volunteered on the Scontras for Congress Campaign and understand how Democrats operate during an election.
Mrs. Jessica Sorensen, AugustaMr. David Sorensen, AugustaDavid Sorensen has been a Republican spokesman and policy advisor in Maine for the past five years. As Communications Director for the House Republicans, he crafted messaging that helped to defeat Medicaid expansion and pay off Maine's hospital debt. As Maine GOP Communications Director, he helped lead the earned media effort that saw Gov. Paul LePage re-elected.
As spokesman for Maine DHHS under Commissioner Mary Mayhew, Sorensen spread the good news of the Administration's welfare reforms. Currently a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor LePage for health and human services and regulatory matters, Sorensen works to advance the Governor's agenda in the State House. He holds a law degree from the University of Maine School of Law.
Mr. Joshua Spooner, TopshamI’m Joshua Spooner. Like most of you I’m a lifelong Republican, having deep ancestral roots in Maine. I’m as angry as you about our government’s incomprehensible enormity, unfathomable debt, gross incompetence, and vast reach into our lives through regulatory oppression and judicial activism. The time for compromise with liberals and the nomination of “centrist” Republican candidates ended long ago. That’s why I wholeheartedly support Senator Cruz, and, as I'm a non-politician immune to influence, I’m asking for your vote to serve as a National Delegate. If elected, I will faithfully carry out my duties and vote as required, but I pledge to vote for Senator Cruz when permitted to do so and to use my skills as a successful business attorney to try to persuade others to do the same.
Mr. Peter Steele, AuburnRep. Joel Stetkis, Canaan1984 I began serving my community a few weeks after graduating from Skowhegan Area High School I headed to Texas for the U.S Airforce.
Participated in local groups and organizations, our local Fire Department and Planning board in Canaan.
Politically, I chaired the Canaan Republicans, also served 2 terms as State Committeeman for the Somerset County Republicans until being asked to run for the State Legislature where I now serving district #105.
Recently volunteered for LePage, Levesque and Poliquin campaigns as well as several local Republican candidates.
Helped lead the opposition to ballot Question #1 last fall.
Mr. Harold Stewart III, Presque Isle"Harold "Trey" Stewart is a Presque Isle native and candidate for House seat 147 in the Maine Legislature. He will graduate from the University of Maine in May with a double-major in political science and sociology and minors in business administration and legal studies. During his time at UMaine he served as President of the Student Body representing over 8,000 students, the largest student body in the state, as well as Chair of the College Republican Chapter. Trey hopes to become a National Delegate to represent Maine’s Republican interests at the national level and continue bolstering Maine’s well-respected national reputation.”
Hon. Meredith Strang Burgess, CumberlandMeredith Strang Burgess
Meredith is a Maine native and lives in Cumberland. She has attended nearly every State Republican Convention since 1972; served on the State Committee; and Cumberland County Committee. She also attended 1976 National Convention.
She served three terms the Maine House of Representatives and was House Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee during her final term. She was active in passing many of the current welfare reforms.
She also is a breast cancer survivor and started the Breast Cancer Specialty License Plate.
Meredith is the founder of Burgess Advertising & Marketing, a 29-year-old communication firm located in Portland. She has three grown sons, who happily are all living and working in Maine.
Ms. Kathy Tardif, LewistonMs. Delaina Toothman, Old TownMrs. Wendy Turner, BuckfieldI came in on the tea party wave. To be the change we wanted in the party. To stand and fight for the true principles of the GOP. To oppress Progressivism and reign in the establishments corrupt power. Abandoning the ship because the current was to strong was not an option for me. This storm is big. I have a passion to stand until the end. I will represent Maine with honor. Not anger. Emotions will be strong in Cleveland. I’ll be stady and true. America, the constitution and my grandchildren are too important. I must go. God willing.
Mr. George Van Syckel, Cape ElizabethMr. John Vetne, New PortlandMs. Evelyn Wagner, WaterfordRep. Karl Ward, DedhamMr. Jeffrey Whalen, DedhamMy name is Jeff Whalen and I live in Dedham with my wife Faith and our baby Walker. I am employed as the Community Affairs Manager at Eastern Maine Development Corporation. If elected and not bound to any candidate, I intend on voting for Senator Cruz until a candidate receives a majority.
Here is why…
• Maine republicans overwhelming voted for Senator Cruz as the republican nominee and I intend on honoring their selection!
• Senator Cruz is the most electable conservative option against Hillary Clinton.
• Senator Cruz is the most consistent and principled conservative.
I humbly ask for your vote
Mr. Walter Whitcomb, WaldoMr. Paul Whitmarsh, North YarmouthMy name is Paul Whitmarsh. I am asking for your support to represent Maine as one of the 23 delegates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. I am a lifelong Republican and a Constitutional Conservative. I believe the country has moved further away from the Constitution, especially these past 7 years. I ask for your vote so that I may do all I can to help bring about a platform that will begin to restore our republic and return power to the states. For these reasons, I am a Ted Cruz supporter and ask now for your support. Thank you.
Mrs. Melissa Willette, LewistonSen. Michael Willette, Presque IsleMrs. Linda Wooten, AuburnLinda M. Wooten
Mentored by my Grandmother who legally emigrated from Italy, and eight years working in the social service field for ineffective taxpayer programs has taught me to work hard and to vote Republican!
I’m a dedicated Republican with experience in the following volunteer roles:
Lisbon, Auburn, Androscoggin County Republican Bylaws Committees
Androscoggin County State Committeewoman
Maine Republican Party Rules & Procedures
Auburn GOP Vice Chair
“There is a need for real change that doesn’t include more of the same to lead our country”!
Please vote for me for National Delegate to attend the 2016 National Convention in Cleveland!
Mr. Ian Wright, North BerwickMrs. Karen Wright, North Berwick
AUGUSTA - The Maine Republican Party is pleased to announce that Carly Fiorina will be speaking at the Maine State GOP Convention on Saturday, April 23nd, on behalf of Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett commented, “Ms. Fiorina’s unique story and solutions-oriented leadership along with her demands for accountability in government have captured the attention of Maine Republicans. We are happy to have her back in our state at such an exciting and historic Convention. Ms. Fiorina's straightforward approach to many of our nation's challenges very much aligns with that of Maine Republicans.”
“We are honored to have Ms. Fiorina speaking to our convention,” said Maine GOP Convention Committee Chairwoman Corenna O'Brien. “Maine Republicans deserve the best, and Ms. Fiorina, as a successful businesswoman and powerful political force, certainly fits the bill.”
Carly Fiorina is the former CEO of Hewlett Packard, and was a candidate for the Republican Presidential nomination in 2016. She most recently spent time as Chairwoman of the Board of her organization Good360.
BREAKING: New Document Further Exposes Emily Cain's Hypocrisy On Wealthy Donors and Dark-Money Groups
For Immediate Release: April 18, 2016
Contact: Nina McLaughlin (207) 622-6247, email@example.com
BREAKING: New Document Further Exposes Emily Cain's Hypocrisy On Wealthy Donors and Dark-Money Groups
AUGUSTA – The Maine Republican Party today released a document that further exposes Emily Cain's hypocrisy in her recent trip to Hollywood to attend a private conclave with some of America's richest political donors which included, according to Politico, a top adviser at Soros Fund Management, a Wall Street Hedge Fund.
Emily Cain has used her work for ending Citizen’s United as a reputation builder, even going so far as to secure an endorsement from End Citizens United, an organization who explains their mission as follows:
“The Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. F.E.C. completely changed the landscape of American elections. It further established the legal basis for the idea that ‘corporations are people’ and opened the door for billionaires and special interests to spend unlimited, untraceable money in America’s elections.”- Endcitizensunited.org
This mission is echoed by Emily Cain through her December 2015 endorsement:
“If we’re serious about getting Congress working again, we need to end the secret money flowing to politicians in Washington. I’m excited to work together with the people of Maine’s 2nd district and End Citizens United because we cannot stand by and let the voices of everyday Americans be drowned out by millionaires and billionaires.”
However, Ms. Cain's statement rings hollow following last week's news that she chose to go to Hollywood and attend a Democracy Alliance meeting, a group which charges its members $30,000 a year in dues and requires that they also make at least $200,000 in donations to chosen causes. Recently revealed Democracy Alliance members are CEO’s, heiresses to large fortunes and big bank executives.
The reason we have to use the term ‘recently revealed members’ is because not only is the Democracy Alliance a source of unlimited funding from some of the wealthiest people in America, it is intentionally secretive, allowing for its members to remain anonymous while they use the Democracy Alliance to essentially ‘launder’ their dark-money contributions into whichever cause they are being instructed to support. The recipients of the funds and the donors are required to stay silent about the organization’s involvement and activity.
“Emily Cain can't be a darling of the liberal 'billionaire club' but still claim to oppose everything they stand for,” explained Maine GOP Executive Director Jason Savage. “Her application for support from End Citizens United perfectly exposes her hypocritical method of attacking Wall Street and wealthy donors while simultaneously cashing in on their financial support.”
It seems that Emily Cain feels free to say one thing and do another if it means she gets a chance to rub elbows with Wall Street CEO’s and secure the support of some Wall Street dark-money of her own. Review her application for her End Citizens United endorsement and decide for yourself.
It appears to us that Emily Cain's position on money in politics, and the influence of millionaires and billionaires in the political process changes on who Ms. Cain is talking to, and what they have to offer her.
AUGUSTA- Dr. Ben Carson will be the Banquet Keynote Speaker Friday April 22, at the Maine State GOP Convention’s Presidential Dinner. Maine GOP Chairman Rick Bennett commented, “Maine Republicans have a lot to be excited about, from a slew of great candidates to record participation in the State Convention. Dr. Carson will be a great addition to our record year.”
Dr. Carson is a retired neurosurgeon, author of eight books and recipient of 67 honorary doctorate degrees.
AUGUSTA- With just under two weeks left until the Maine State GOP Convention the state Republican Party is highlighting enthusiasm for this year’s event. Nearly 200 individuals are out to secure a position as a National Delegate, an exciting development for the state convention.
This number of applicants is a record number of candidates for the 20 delegates who will be chosen to represent Maine at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. The convention will also select alternates from this pool of candidates.
Maine Republican Party Chairman Rick Bennett is enthusiastic about the record involvement, “It is incredible to see so many Republicans who are being inspired and motivated this election cycle. This is a wonderful reflection of the eagerness and increased participation we are seeing here at the State Party.”
In addition to record National Delegate applicants at the State Convention, Republican Headquarters in Augusta has seen increased interest from the public in volunteering and donating.
Rebecca Telega, Regional Field Director for the Maine Republican Party has particularly noted an increase in interest from millennials, “Young Republicans are eager to get involved, I think the Presidential Primary is really motivating people who wouldn’t otherwise be engaged to get involved and learn more about the process, as well as engage at the local level.”
Maine GOP Political Director Joe Turcotte added, “We have numerous of key Republican seats here in Maine up for grabs and that has a lot of folks ready to help out in any way they can. We're encouraged with so many people getting involved.”
For Immediate Release: April 12, 2016
Contact: Nina McLaughlin (207) 622-6247, firstname.lastname@example.org
LEAK: Out-Of-Touch Emily Cain Lurks With Liberal Elite & Dark Money Billionaires At Hollywood Conclave Pushing Progressive Agenda
AUGUSTA - While the average Maine voter is probably worried about Maine's heroin epidemic, keeping their job or paying their bills, a leaked agenda from a secretive group of liberal billionaires and dark money groups show lifelong politician and Congressional Candidate Emily Cain is more at home in California than she is here in Maine.
Read article from Politico here.
The Democracy Alliance, a shadowy dark-money group funded by America's liberal elite charges donors $30,000 to get in the door to this event, and $200,000 in annual contributions to maintain membership in the group.
One notable attendee at this event with Ms. Emily Cain: Top George Soros political lieutenant Michael Vachon.
Jason Savage, Maine GOP Executive Director, offered his thoughts: "This appearance demonstrates how out of touch Emily Cain is with Maine people. She would rather schmooze with liberal Hollywood elites than discuss the real issues affecting Mainers, issues like loss of jobs and record deaths from heroin overdoses."
The irony of Emily Cain's claims to oppose this type of big money in politics should not be lost on Maine voters. In public statements and social media, Ms. Cain makes claims that this private meeting with dark-money millionaires and billionaires exposes as blatantly untrue:
"With Emily Cain in Congress, middle class Mainers will have a tenacious voice at the table to stand up for them, not big banks and wall street”
“If we’re serious about getting Congress working again, we need to end the secret money flowing to politicians in Washington,” said Cain. “I’m excited to work together with the people of Maine’s 2nd district and End Citizens United because we cannot stand by and let the voices of everyday Americans be drowned out by millionaires and billionaires.” -Emily Cain on End Citizens United endorsement
What hard-working Maine people should be asking Emily Cain is – how can she attack others for reporting legal campaign contributions from individuals while she is mingling at private meetings with dark-money groups and billionaires more than 3,000 miles from home?
Jason Savage added, “Do Maine people really believe that a lifelong politician who would rather be on the stage in Hollywood than caring about Maine people is best equipped to help them deal with their real-life concerns?”
While Maine people cope with losing friends, family and neighbors to the drug crisis and jobs to the economic impact of energy and business costs, Emily Cain is hanging with dark-money billionaires, working on issues such as diversity at the Oscars, making movies to support a progressive agenda, legalizing drugs, and electing Democrats in the state of California.
Not only is Ms. Cain in the wrong state, ignoring the top concerns for Maine people, she is being featured by a group whose dark-money schemes are exactly the type of operation Ms. Cain has told voters she is opposed to.
“In Maine, Emily Cain claims to oppose big-money funding from Wall Street, and dark-money political groups,” said Mr. Savage. “But this report proves that when she lands in Hollywood, Ms. Cain will do the exact opposite.”