Justin Chenette

banner-personalOffice Sought: Senator – District 31
Age: 25
Occupation: Journal Tribune Digital Advertising Executive, owner of Chenette Media LLC, State Representative
Education: B.S. Broadcasting, A.S. TV News, Minors: Political Science & Professional Multimedia Communications
Family: Married
Hometown: Saco

Political experience

State Representative (4 years)
Criminal Justice & Public Safety Committee
Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Youth Caucus
Young Elected Officials Network State Director
Former State Board of Education Member
Past intern with U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe
My community involvement includes being the President/CEO of the Saco Bay Center for Civic Engagement, Saco Main Street Board of Directors, Thornton Academy Class Agent, and active member of the Saco Bay Rotary Club, Biddeford-Saco & Old Orchard Beach Chambers of Commerce, and Buxton-Hollis Historical Society.

Why are you running for office?

We should expect more from our elected officials than simply continuing the status quo and scoring political points for the next election. We desperately need to hit the reset button at the State House. It’s time for a new generation of leadership to step up to the plate. The State House should be the people’s house. It should be a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Sadly, the reality is the special interest group and lobbyist with the largest checkbook has the most direct influence over public policy decision making. Through large contributions via PACs (political action committees), these corporate interests and slick high paid lobbyists, demand access, influence, and votes of sitting legislators. The entire system is a web of completely legal bribery. Maine deserves better. You deserve to have a government that is transparent, accountable, and fights for the best interests of main street over those at the very top trying to re-write laws to increase their bottom line. Together we can reform state government to work better for us. I’m running for the State Senate to build consensus, put forward common sense reforms, and change how we do business. Once government is more effective and efficient, we can be better suited to tackle the long term systemic problems facing our long term growth and sustainability as a state.



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