October 16, 2013

Meet the candidates for Portland City Council

At large 3-year term

Jon Hinck

Age: 59
Home address: 142 Pine Street
Occupation: Lawyer
Family: Juliet Browne 51, Darcy Hinck 16
Political experience: Three successful election campaigns for Maine State Representative, District 118 2006-2012; one unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate. Lost in primary 2012.
Political party: Democrat
Website and/or social media being used for the campaign:
Twitter: @JonHinck

Wellington “Wells” Lyons

Age: 31
Home address: 97 Danforth St
Occupation: Co-Owner and In-House Attorney at Rogue Industries
Family: Alex Legere, girlfriend
Political experience: Candidate for Portland City Council, 2012, Obama for America volunteer, Voter Protection - Chicago, 2008, Organizing for America volunteer, Affordable Care Act Organizer, 2010
Political party: Democrat
Website and/or social media being used for the campaign:
Twitter: @lyonsforcouncil

At large 4-year term

Jill Duson

Age: 59
Home address: 101 Pennell Avenue
Occupation: Compliance Manager, Maine Human Rights Commission
Family: daughter Taina, 35 (grad student at USM) and son, Nathan, 21 (senior at Bates College)
Political experience: Portland City Council, 4 terms; 2 time Presidential Elector, Maine Electoral College; 5 time Maine Delegate to Democratic National Convention; Portland Democratic City Committee; Cumberland County Democratic Committee; past service Maine State Democratic Committee, Portland School Committee, 1 term. 45 years service as campaign volunteer and issues advocate.
Political party: Democrat
Website and/or social media being used for the campaign:

Christopher Shorr

Age: 30
Home address: 240 Harvard Street
Occupation: Stern man on a local lobster boat out of Portland harbor and also own a small moving/junk removal/snow removal business called Pine Tree Labor.
Family: I am unmarried and without children but do have a girlfriend with an 8 year old daughter who refers to me as her "parent".
Political experience: This is my first time running for an elected seat.
Political party: Maine Green Independent Party
Website and/or social media being used for the campaign:
Twitter- @Shorr4Portland

Gregory Smaha

Age: 30
Home address: 12 Phipps Road
Occupation: Supply chain and expense control V.P. for LAI international
Family: no wife or kids.
Political experience: None
Political party: Fiscal conservative associating mostly with the Republican party
Website and/or social media being used for the campaign:

District 3

Gregory Blouin

Age: 40
Home address: 1520 Congress Street
Occupation: Laborer
Family: Single
Political experience: none
Political party: unenrolled
Website/social media: none

Edward Suslovic

Age: 53
Home address: 46 Kenwood Street
Occupation: Community development consultant
Family: Wife, Jennifer Southard; daughters Kate and Meghan; son Matthew.
Political experience:
Two terms on Portland City Council; one term as a state representative, elected board president of the Greater Portland Council of Governments, board vice president of Greater Portland METRO bus service.
Political party” “independent-minded” democrat
Website/social media: none


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