James “Jim” R Handy

banner-personalOffice Sought: Representative – District 58
Age: 62
Occupation: Customer Service Representative, eServices
Education: Educated in Lewiston Public Schools; graduated cum laude from the University of Southern Maine, BA in political science
Family: Married for 34 years; 3 grown children who were educated in Lewiston Public Schools, are all college graduates and are working in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
Hometown: Lewiston

Political experience

Lewiston School Committee, 1998-2016; Maine State Senate, 1992-1994; Maine House of Representatives, 1982-1992

Why are you running for office?

With my previous legislative experience. I will not be a typical, first-year legislator. While others may be trying to find their way around, I’m ready to get to work on the people’s business on Day 1. I have a genuine passion for public service and my desire to make an impact on the lives of Lewiston residents is superseded only by my energy and drive to get things done. My priorities are to increase economic fairness and security for middle-class families; reduce the cost of college so young people can stay in Maine, make sure veterans get the services they have earned; invest in affordable housing so seniors can stay in their homes and improve Maine’s pre-k to adult education system to make it the best it can be.