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Friday December 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.






Candidates for Governor

Eliot Cutler, U

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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, R

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Paul LePage, 61, is mayor of Waterville and general manager of the Marden’s chain of stores.

Profile: "LePage puts life's hard lessons to work"
Listen: To a recorded interactive chat with the candidate
Video: LePage's YouTube channel


Elizabeth Mitchell, D

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Elizabeth Mitchell, 69, of Vassalboro, is the president of the state Senate and was first elected to the Legislature in 1974.

Profile: Mitchell looking to set another precedent
Listen: To a recorded interactive chat with the candidate
Video: Mitchell's YouTube channel


Shawn Moody, U

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Shawn Moody, of Gorham, is the owner of Moody's Collision Centers. Moody said he was primarily concerned with supporting small businesses.

Profile: Independent Moody faces new challenge
Video: Moody's YouTube channel


Kevin Scott, U

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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.

Profile: Scott envisions role as ‘a citizen governor’
Video: Scott's's YouTube channel




 

Steven Abbott, R

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Steve Abbott, 47, of Portland was most recently the chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Susan Collins.

Profile: GOP's Abbott: A passion for politics, and Maine
Review: Interactive live chat


William Beardsley, R

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Bill Beardsley, 67, of Ellsworth served as president of Husson University in Bangor for 22 years.

Profile: GOP's Beardsley stresses fiscal restraint, growth
Review: Interactive live chat


Matthew Jacobson, R

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Matt Jacobson, 48, of Cumberland, is president and chief executive officer of Maine & Company.

Profile: "GOP's Jacobson knows businesses, gets results"
Review: Interactive live chat


Patrick McGowan, D

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Patrick McGowan, 53, of Hallowell, most recently served as commissioner of the Department of Conservation.

Profile: "McGowan hoping to fly in face of history"
Review: Interactive live chat


Peter S. Mills, R

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Peter Mills, 66, of Cornville owns a law practice, is a state senator and has been in the Legislature for 16 years.

Profile: Mills offers experience, stresses accountability
Review: Interactive live chat


Leslie Otten, R

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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.

Profile: Ski mogul Otten draws on visionary strength
Review: Interactive live chat



Steven G. Rowe, D

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Steven Rowe, 56, of Portland, served four terms as Maine’s attorney general.

Profile: Resume aside, Rowe focused on next job
Review: Interactive live chat


Rosa Scarcelli, D

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Rosa Scarcelli, 40, of Portland, is the owner and CEO of Stanford Management, an affordable housing company.

Profile: Newcomer Scarcelli a business-savvy outsider
Review: Interactive live chat