Henry Dilts
Henry Dilts


Office Sought: Senator – District 15
Age: 54
Occupation: Educator
Education: UMaine Orono Masters of Public Administration
Family: Married (Bonnie), 2 children (Howard and Medina), 1 stepson (Harrison)
Hometown: Augusta

Political experience

I have no political experience other than being a good citizen in participating in the political system. I have developed three Maine-based businesses. I have served on the Maine Department of Transportation’s Citizen Advisory Committee, Region 1; worked for and was treasurer of the Northern Katahdin Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce; and was a founding member of the Maine Wood Products Association; all in the 1990s.

Why are you running for office?

I believe Maine is the best place to live and a true land of opportunity. I have spent many years trying to help bring prosperity to our great state. Our current state leadership is letting the state deteriorate as they seek to only make spectacular deals at bring jobs to the state. Reduced and postponed spending is causing the state to fall into disrepair and driving out the poor and the middle class. I see to change the attitude from despair into a “can-do” spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship, working the land and resources and truly making Maine “Open to Business.” Most of all I want all to have an equal opportunity to succeed and live the life they want to have. I want a Maine that my children will want to grow up in and live out their lives.

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