Karen Gerrish
Karen Gerrish
Republican

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Office Sought: Representative – District 20
Age: 48
Occupation: Teacher
Education: Elementary Education at the University of Southern Maine
Family: one grown son, Ryan, age 23
Hometown: Lebanon

Political experience

I served on the town of Lebanon’s Budget Committee from 2009-2011. I served on the Lebanon Board of Selectmen from 2011-2014 and as Chairwoman for the last year. I was elected State Representative in 2014 for District 20, Lebanon, Acton and a portion of Shapleigh and am just finishing up my first term.

Why are you running for office?

I am running for re-election to the Maine House to continue the good work that was done in the 127th Legislature. My goal is to make a much better life for my students in hopes that they choose to stay here in Maine when they grow up. I favor smaller government, less taxes, less regulation strangling Maine businesses, and more personal freedoms. I also would like to see us put our elderly, veterans and truly needy first with more welfare reforms. There are too many people not working that could be. There is a great deal of pride that comes from having a paycheck.

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