Brad Fox

banner-personalOffice Sought: Representative – District 33
Age: 68
Occupation: Teacher, retired school principal
Education: M.S. Educational Leadership, California State University, East Bay
Family: Two daughters in college, one at Maine Maritime Academy, one at York University.
Hometown: South Portland (NYC)

Political experience

Councilor, South Portland City Council
Council Member, Shattuck Avenue Center Council, Consumers Cooperative of Berkeley, CA
Board Member, Downtown Berkeley Association, Berkeley, CA
Board Member, Berkeley Community Media, Berkeley, CA
Commissioner, Community Health Advisory Committee, Berkeley, CA

Why are you running for office?

I’ll work hard on the issues that South Portland residents care about: quality education, protecting our environment and our health and safety, and keeping our property tax burden low. We need to create the space for innovative businesses and industries with new technologies to develop here in Maine.

I support the ballot measures to establish a 3 percent tax on household income over $200,000 to support our schools, to require specific background checks for gun sales and transfers, to increase the minimum wage to $12 per hour by 2020, and to establish statewide ranked-choice voting. I intend to advocate for them. I also want to bring back last session’s solar bill, which is vitally important to Maine’s energy future. I’ve supported South Portland’s move toward solar with our proposed solar energy farm.

I’m life-long progressive Democrat who supported Bernie Sanders and now fully supports Hillary Clinton for president. I won’t mince words here, as many politicians do. Donald Trump is an irrational, bigoted, pathological liar who must never become president. The people of South Portland must also be protected from Governor LePage who displays some of the same qualities as Trump. The governor should resign or be removed from office,

I’ve been endorsed by the Sierra Club, the Maine People’s Alliance, the Maine Education Association, and the Maine State Employees Association, Local 1989 / SEIU. More endorsements are forthcoming.