Renee Morin


Office Sought: Representative – District 11
Age: 54
Occupation: Business owner/ Uptown Appraising
Education: BS Leadership and Organizational Studies USM
Family: Married 30 years, 3 grown children
Hometown: Biddeford

Political experience

In the past, I have served as an elected Town Meeting Member for the Town of Sanford for five years and served on the curriculum committee while in Sanford. I was born and raised in Sanford and graduated from Sanford High School and went on to graduate from the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Apprenticeship program in Shipfitting. I moved to Biddeford 15 years ago. I do not consider myself a politician. I am an informed community member and want to bring that experience and a community voice to the Maine House.

Why are you running for office?

I want to bring a common sense approach to our government. I am a passionate, caring and experienced leader! I will consider every bill carefully and with regard to my constituents and the people of Maine. I have a strong passion for education! Great education at a reasonable cost helps end poverty! Education is the only proven factor in ending poverty. Education also drives the economy.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Studies from the University of Southern Maine, LAC. I have a variety of experiences in a number of different fields. I successfully started a real estate appraisal business, Uptown Appraising, with my husband in 2000. I have several years of experience in banking and customer service. I have worked in many industries and seen business first hand from every angle including government and quasi-government, private and non-profit as well as self-employment.

Previously, I organized and directed the Sparks Basketball Club, an AAU Basketball team for girls in the Biddeford/Saco/Arundel area that grew into five teams at the high point of the organization. I am mom to three wonderful adult children raised through a variety of educational experiences and this has brought about a realization that we must do more for parents and students in order for our state to be economically competitive. I am currently the volunteer meals coordinator for the Saco Meals Program, which provides nutritious and home cooked meals to the needy in Biddeford, Saco and Old Orchard Beach community.


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