Dillon Bates


Office Sought: Representative – District 35
Age: 28
Occupation: Teacher
Education: B.A. Political Science, 2011, B.A. Theatre 2011, both from University of Maine
Hometown: Westbrook

Political experience

Current State Representative, District 35
President of the Cumberland County Young Democrats
3-time delegate to the Democratic State Convention

Why are you running for office?

Having just completed my first term, I’m running to continue the conversations and successes we’ve had in Augusta. I was lucky to find legislative success this past session as a “freshman”, but will certainly be more equipped to be an effective legislator with two years of experience under my belt. Legislative service is a learning curve, like any job, but with my connections and experience, I’ll be able to hit the ground running and build on past success.

Ultimately, my motivation for seeking office remains what it was two years ago: I want to help the largest number of people possible, and affect change that benefits the lives of Mainers.

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