Saturday, April 19, 2014
Where do the candidates stand on major issues?
Prior to the June primary, we asked the candidates to submit first-person statements on seven major issues facing the state. Independent candidates who entered the race after the primary have been asked to submit statements. These will be added as they are received.
Eliot Cutler, 63, of Cape Elizabeth most recently ran the law offices of Akin Gump in Beijing, China.
Profile: "Cutler combines deep experience with 'keen strategic mind'"
Listen: To a recorded interactive chat with the candidate
Video: Cutler's YouTube channel
Paul LePage, 61, is mayor of Waterville and general manager of the Marden’s chain of stores.
Elizabeth Mitchell, 69, of Vassalboro, is the president of the state Senate and was first elected to the Legislature in 1974.
Shawn Moody, of Gorham, is the owner of Moody's Collision Centers. Moody said he was primarily concerned with supporting small businesses.
Kevin Scott, of Andover, is the owner of Recruiting Resources International, an employment firm, and currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Andover Water District.
Bill Beardsley, 67, of Ellsworth served as president of Husson University in Bangor for 22 years.
Matt Jacobson, 48, of Cumberland, is president and chief executive officer of Maine & Company.
Patrick McGowan, 53, of Hallowell, most recently served as commissioner of the Department of Conservation.
Peter Mills, 66, of Cornville owns a law practice, is a state senator and has been in the Legislature for 16 years.
Les Otten, 60, of Greenwood, is the principal of Maine Energy Systems, Sports Vision Technologies, The Phoenix Restaurant and the Colony Development and Builders Co.
Bruce Poliquin, 53, of Georgetown, is a businessman and developer.
Steven Rowe, 56, of Portland, served four terms as Maine’s attorney general.