ADVERTISEMENT

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:
facebook.com/HinckForPortland
HinckForPortland.com
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:
www.wellslyons.com
facebook.com/lyonsforcitycouncil
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:
www.voteduson.com

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:
facebook.com/ChrisShorrForPortlandCityCouncil
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:
www.SmahaforPortland.com
facebook.com/SmahaForPortland

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

 





Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)


  • Back to Politics

News
Sports
Business
Opinion
Life & Culture
People

© 2014 The Portland Press Herald - All Rights Reserved.
MaineToday Media
One City Center, 5th floor, Portland, ME 04101-5009
(207) 791-6650
contact@pressherald.com