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Leadership.

Experience.

Common Sense.

 

Together, we can get back to work for the people of Maine.

Leadership.

Experience.

Common Sense.

 

Together, we can get back to work for the people of Maine.

Restoring Leadership and Ethics in Government

Our representatives failed to represent our voices when we needed them the most.

Our representatives failed to represent our voices when we needed them the most. While focused on politics and upcoming elections, they continued to collect their legislative pay while thousands of Mainers couldn’t access unemployment benefits and businesses shuttered all over the state. Our elected representatives didn’t do their job.

Addressing the Coronavirus Outbreak

Needs versus wants

Getting back on track is going to come down to needs versus wants. In light of unprecedented spending by the governor and legislature we need to restore the priorities that benefit the people of Maine rather than special interests and lobbyists. There’s no more room for ideological pet projects.

Addressing the Way Racial and Ethnic Minorities Are Treated by the Criminal Justice System

Strengthen Maine’s Economy

Back to common sense.

As your State Senator, I will fight against irresponsible and unsustainable government spending.

Taxpayer money should be invested in needs— education, healthcare, roads and, not on special interest and lobbyists’ wants.

Responsible and sustainable budget.

The State of Maine's government is addicted to spending! The State's budget has ballooned to over $8 billion with no end in sight unless we take a stand and say enough is enough!

Decrease taxes for everyone.

Mainers currently face some of the highest tax rates in the country. As your State Senator, I will fight for your ability to keep more of your own money.

Despite already facing some of the highest tax rates in the country, there are efforts being taken to add even more taxes! There are current efforts underway to add new gas and fuel taxes as well as a city sales tax! I oppose those efforts to add more taxes and will fight against them! Enough is enough.

Keep government from stealing people’s homes.

Our Senior Citizens and those living on a fixed income are in real trouble if we don't find a way to stop out of control spending now! Several times a week I hear stories of how letters are being sent to Mainers placing tax liens on their property because people can no longer afford to pay their property tax bill. I will introduce legislation to protect our Senior Citizens and those living on a fixed income to prevent them from the risk of losing their homes due to not being able to pay skyrocketing property tax bills.

Fight Capital Flight

Capital goes where it’s welcome and stays where it’s appreciated.

Maine Seed Capital Tax Credit Program

One of Maine’s most successful economic development programs.

Reducing Health Care Costs

Delay, Deny, Don’t Pay

Insurance companies should be punished for not fulfilling their obligations. Mainers have paid their insurance policies for years and now when it’s time to collect, insurance companies delay, deny, and don’t pay up. This prevents Mainers from getting the care they deserve, and we need laws to punish insurance companies who do not act in good faith.

Prescription Drug Coverage

Drug companies are in the business of profits and not in the business of health. Drug companies play a game designed to make profits. They cut deals with insurance companies forcing people to pay higher copays for trade name drugs or, force people into generic prescriptions. This decision should be one made by individuals and their doctors and we need to make that the law in Maine.

Certificate of Need

Access to healthcare is an important issue for Mainers. Certificate of Need requirements in Maine prevent increased access to care.

Respect individual rights.

Healthcare decisions should be between individuals and their doctors.

Medical freedom and right to choose.

Healthcare decisions should be between individuals and their doctors.

Fixing Education

Ending unfunded mandates and overreaching requirements

Education decisions belong to local communities and the State shouldn’t be making demands and placing unfunded mandates on local communities.