Saturday, March 8, 2014
Address: 184 Pearl Street
Occupation: Human Service Counselor for City of Portland refugee services. Founder and executive director of the Maine Interfaith Youth Alliance.
Family: Divorced, father of two children in Portland public schools.
Political experience: No elected office
Address: 82 Shepherd Lane
Family: Married to Christopher Brewer, three children in Portland Public Schools
Political experience: No elected office. Served on school parent-teacher organizations and volunteered in classrooms.
Address: 105 North St. #1
Occupation: Retired public affairs executive and teacher
Family: Married to Vana Carmona; five adult children.
Political experience: No elected office, ran unsuccessfully for Portland mayor; University of California Board of Regents (appointed; 1995-1996); delegate to the 1972 Democratic National Convention.
Address: 94 Bay View Drive
Occupation: Owner, Persistence Media, an online video production company
Family: Married to Rita Heimes, four children, three of whom are in Portland public schools.
Political experience: No elected office. Landry has served as a class volunteer and special events committee member at local schools.
Address: 26 Mayer Road
Occupation: Retired; former broadcaster and substitute teacher in English and Communications.
Family: Married to Ruth Miller; three grown children who attended Portland public schools.
Political experience: No elected office. Ran unsuccessfully for Maine House District 117 last year; ran for Portland school board and city council in the 1980s.
Address: 51 Myrtle St. #2
Occupation: Legislative aide for three independent legislators, director of Portland-based educational nonprofit Green Initiatives.
Family: Partner, Anthony Zeli.
Political experience: Elected member of Portland Charter Commission. Former Maine Green Independent Party state chairwoman. Ran unsuccesfully for school board, state House District 120.
Address: 134 Oakdale Street
Occupation: Executive director of TRIO Programs at University of Southern Maine, a college access and sucess program.
Family: Three adult children, all graduates of Portland public schools.
Previous experience: Incumbent, Portland school board. Elected to charter commission. Worked for the Portland school district for 10 years as the No Child Left Behind coordinator.