Margaret O’Neil
Democrat

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Office Sought: Representative – District 15
Age: 27
Occupation: Hospitality; Former state park ranger
Education: B.A. Dalhousie University, Classics and History
Family: Single
Hometown: Saco

Political experience

This is my first time seeking elected office. I served as a delegate to the Maine State Democratic Convention in 2008 and as an alternate in 2016. I have also volunteered on various campaigns and initiatives over the years.

Why are you running for office?

I am running for office to be a voice for my district. The citizens of Saco need an advocate in Augusta who values what our community and our state have to offer. We have caring, hard-working people, vibrant local businesses, ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, and an unmatched quality of life. I’m a careful listener and a fair-minded collaborator who can bring Saco’s concerns to Augusta, navigate policy issues, and bring information home.

Along with the handful of representatives under the age of 30, I hope to bring a fresh and necessary perspective to state policy outcomes. One of my greatest concerns in seeking office is our economy and where we are going in the next ten to twenty years. It will be my priority to attract skilled and educated young people and make Maine a feasible place for them to work and live. We need to facilitate greater economic opportunity now and for future generations. I want to use my energy and my skill-set to improve the quality of life for the people in my community and for the State of Maine as a whole.

 

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