Eric L Brakey
Eric L Brakey

banner-personalOffice Sought: Senator – District 20
Age: 28
Occupation: Financial Records – Brakey Energy
Education: B.F.A.
Family: Single
Hometown: Auburn

Political experience

For the last two years, I have represented the people of Auburn, New Gloucester, Poland, Minot and Mechanic Falls in the Maine Senate.

Serving as Senate Chairman for the Health and Human Services Committee, I’ve worked to reform welfare: sponsoring more welfare reform legislation than any other person in Augusta and leading the negotiations to pass a prohibition on the purchase of alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets with Maine welfare dollars.

I also successfully passed “Right to Try” legislation, allowing terminally ill patients the right to try investigational drugs and treatments that haven’t yet completed the FDA approval process. When you only have six months to live, you can’t afford to wait ten years on government bureaucracy. As a result, we became the 25th “Right to Try” state in the nation.

Before running for office, I served as the Maine State Director for the Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign.

Why are you running for office?

I believe in limited government, fiscal responsibility and personal freedom. I believe that Maine people know how to live their lives and spend their hard-earned money better than any government bureaucrat. I believe that individuals prosper best when government gets out of the way and let’s people achieve their full potential.

Unfortunately, we’ve seen what policies of high taxes and high spending have done to our state over the last 40 years. With some of the highest tax rates in the country, these policies have strangled our economy, driving jobs out-of-state and our young people along with them. Failed policies have encouraged intergenerational dependence on welfare, robbing many Maine people of their ambitions and teaching future generations how to work the system, instead of how to work a job.


That’s why I’ve worked to lower taxes — so Maine people can keep more of what they earn and we can attract job creators back to Maine.

That’s why, as Chairman for the Health and Human Services Committee, I’ve led the effort to reform welfare — passing reforms to prohibit welfare dollars from being spent on alcohol, cigarettes and lottery tickets.

That’s why I have worked to shift priorities in our social safety net, encouraging able-bodied adults to get to work so we can focus on supporting our seniors and those with severe intellectual disabilities.

These issues have been my priorities these last two years, and I will continue to focus on them in the work ahead of us.


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