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Wednesday July 23, 2014

Portland Mayoral Race




Listen to Ed Murphy and Jason Singer discuss the mayoral race

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Charles Bragdon

Online Q & A with Charles Bragdon

Party affiliation: Unenrolled
Age: 43
Address: 31 Munjoy South
Personal: Married to Jennifer Bragdon. Two children: Veronica, 18, and Cameron, 11
Education: Deering High School
Occupation: Publisher of the Portland Maine Gazette
Political experience: Ran for Portland City Council in 2009 and 2010, and House District 120 in 2010.
Website: None



Jill Duson


Online Q & A with Jill Duson

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 57
Address: 101 Pennell Ave.
Personal: Divorced. Two children: Taina, 32, and Nathan, 19
Education: B.A., Antioch College; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School; Certificate, Senior Executive in State & Local Government, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government
Occupation: Former Director of Bureau of Rehabilitation Services, Maine Department of Labor
Political experience: Portland City Council, 2001 – present; Mayor of Portland, 2004 and 2009; President, Maine Electoral College, 2008; Delegate, Democratic National Convention – 1992, 1996, 2004 and 2008; Chairwoman, Portland School Committee, 2001; Portland School Committee, 1998-2001
Website: http://jillduson.com

Nicholas Mavodones



Michael Brennan


Online Q & A with Michael Brennan

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 58
Address: 49 Wellington Rd.
Personal: Personal: Married to Joan Martay. Sons: Travis Brennan, 30, and Ryan Brennan, 26
Education: B.S. in Education, Florida State University; Masters in Public Policy and Management, Muskie School of Public Service, University of Southern Maine; Masters in Social Work, University of New England; Certificate, Executive Program for State and Local Officials, John F. Kennedy School, Harvard University
Occupation: Policy Associate, Muskie School of Public Service
Political experience: State Representative, D-Portland (1992-2000), State Senator, D-Portland and Falmouth (2002-06), Senate Majority Leader (2004-06)
Website: www.brennanformayor.com




Markos Miller


Online Q & A with Markos Miller

Party affiliation: Unenrolled
Age: 43
Address: 17 Atlantic St.
Personal: Married Heather Nichols. Son: Oliver, 4
Education: : B.A. in Spanish, Ohio State University; M.A. in Education, St. Joseph’s College of Maine
Occupation: Spanish teacher at Deering High School
Political experience: None
Website: www.markosmillermayor.com

Peter Bryant

Online Q & A with Peter Bryant

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 68
Address: 18 Back Cove Estates
Personal: Married to Audrey Bryant. Daughter, Julie Harding, 39
Education: Deering High School
Occupation: Retired merchant seaman
Political experience: None
Website: None


Hamza Haadoow

Online Q & A with Hamza Haadoow

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 36
Address: 1 Coast Lane
Personal: Married to Farhiyo Haadoow
Education: : B.A. in accounting, Husson University; Pursuing M.A. in organizational leadership, Southern New Hampshire University
Occupation: Assistant manager of sustainability and recycling for Goodwill Industries International
Political experience: None
Website: www.haadoowformayor.com


Jed Rathband


Online Q & A with Jed Rathband

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 39
Address: 9 Everett St.
Personal: In a relationship with Isa Ferguson
Education: B.A., New College of California
Occupation: Founder of Stone’s Throw Consulting
Political experience: None
Website: www.JedForMayor.com



Ralph Carmona


Online Q & A with Ralph Carmona

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 60
Address: 105 North St., No. 1
Personal: Married to Vana Smith. Five children: Dario, 31, Alejandro, 28, Alisa,23, Lonicera,22 and Poppy,21
Education: PhD and MA. from University of California, Santa Barbara, BS from University of Southern California
Occupation: Retired public affairs executive and teacher
Political experience:University of California Board of Regents (1995-1996); delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention
Website: www.carmonamayor.com

Jodie Lapchick


Online Q & A with Jodie Lapchick

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 49
Address: 7 Cushman St.
Personal: Married to Mark Barnett. Daughter, Kate Lapchick, 30
Education: BA, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Occupation: Independent marketing strategist
Political experience: None
Website: www.lapchickformayor.com

Ethan Strimling


Online Q & A with Ethan Strimling

Party affiliation: Democrat
Age: 44
Address: 211 Spring St.
Personal: Married to Mary Beeaker
Education: BA in History, University of Maine; MA in Education, Harvard
Occupation: Chief Executive Officer of LearningWorks
Political experience: State Senator for Portland, 2002-2008
Website: www.StrimlingForMayor.com


Richard Dodge

Online Q & A with Richard Dodge

Party affiliation: Republican
Age: 59
Address: 1281 Forest Ave.
Personal: Divorced. Son: Samuel, 17
Education: BA in English, University of Maine-Farmington
Occupation: Owner of Sam’s Great Northern Lobster Bakes; Broker, Magnusson Balfour Commercial & Business Brokers
Political experience: Ran for Portland City Council, 2004.
Website: None

David Marshall


Online Q & A with David Marshall

Party affiliation: Green Independent
Age: 33
Address: 41 Pine St.
Personal: Committed relationship with Whitney Newman
Education: Some college; fine-art apprenticeship, 2001, Plein Air Painting, France
Occupation: Gallery owner, fine artist, property manager
Political experience: Portland City Council, 2006-Present
Website: www.marshallmayor.com

Christopher Vail