Mark Alan Bedell
Republican

banner-personalOffice Sought: Representative – District 15
Age: 50
Occupation: Film/TV/Theatre
Education: Fork Union Military Academy
Family: Not provided
Hometown: Saco

Political experience

Well… not strictly political, but I have held elected office:
1991-1995: I was the Chairman of the Children’s Theatre Division on the Board of Directors of the New England Theatre Conference. I was elected to two terms and I declined to run for a third term.
2008 to 2009: I was appointed to the Maine Board of Directors of the Educational Theatre Association. I was honored to serve on that board but I was hardly ever in Maine at that time. I stepped down to make way for a more local Board member.
2010 to present: I was appointed to the Board of Advisers for the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame. Another position for which I am honored to serve.
2016: I was a delegate at the Maine Caucus.

Why are you running for office?

I was born and raised in Saco but from 2002 to 2015 I lived in a lot of different places. In May 2015 I moved back home. This election is going to be historic no matter who wins. I wanted to find a way to get involved as a delegate for the caucus (which I was). I went to a Maine Republican meeting. I spoke some, but for the most part just listened and had a desire to learn. The next week I got a call asking me to run for District 15 HR. This was not something I’d ever considered. You know the old adage, everyone complains about the political climate but no one ever does anything about it. Well, here is a chance for me to put my money where my mouth is.

 

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