Roberta Mayer
Republican

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Office Sought: Representative – District 90
Age: 68
Occupation: Consulting
Education: B.S., English Education
Family: Married, 4 children, 8 grandchildren
Hometown: Damariscotta

Political experience

I am currently serving my second term on the Damariscotta Board of Selectmen, and serving my second year as its chair.

Why are you running for office?

The midcoast has an aging population, with the average age above 50. Taxes are getting out of control for the many people in District 90 who are on fixed incomes or who are working 2-3 jobs to make ends meet. Current tax burdens makes it nearly impossible for many to stay in homes they grew up. Older citizens on fixed incomes are having to go back to work in their late 70s to be able to keep their homes. Entrepreneurs and small businesses have are discouraged from moving to Maine to start up a business because of the tax structure, high energy costs, unavailability of a skilled workforce, etc. Something must be done to attract business to the area, we cannot survive on tourist dollars alone.

 

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