Election 2014

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The following candidates are running for Senate District 32, which includes Alfred, Arundel, Biddeford, Dayton and Lyman. Biddeford residents may vote at the Tiger Gym at Biddeford High School, Nov. 4, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. To vote by absentee ballot, contact the city clerk at 284-9307.

Name: James Booth (Republican)
Age: 50
Address: Alfred Road, Arundel.
Family: Candidate did not provide.
Occupation: Small business owner.
Prior political experience: Candidate did not

provide.
Volunteer/community involvement: Candidate did
not provide.

Why you are running for office?

The reason I’m running is because I know this area can do a whole lot better, and I believe I’m the person that can get that job done. We have to turn around Biddeford, and the only way is to get new people with new ideas elected. Things aren’t too bad in neighboring towns. It’s just Biddeford – and why is that? Because they keep electing the same people with horrible results. We must get the taxes lowered in town, the drug problem is out of control, and we need more jobs. The person in office now hasn’t done anything except go along with the union bosses and the political leadership in Augusta. He has voted 100 percent of the time with them. I will guarantee the citizens I will not be a rubber stamp for anyone. We need results, not someone that just wants to get along. I have fresh ideas and will turn around Biddeford. You do have a choice.

Top three issue in order of priority:
• Job creation.
• To change Biddeford’s image.
• Rid the streets of Biddeford of drugs and nonproductive people.

Name: David E Dutremble (Democrat)
Age: 47
Address: 536 Elm St., Biddeford.
Family: Wife Charlene and five children, Christopher,
Matthew, Morgan, Austin and Mackenzie.
Occupation: State senator, firefighter and electrician.
Prior political experience: State senator in the
126th State Legislature, local union vice president.
Volunteer/community involvement: Candidate did
not provide.

Why you are running for office?

I will continue to put the people first, that is what I did in the 126th Legislature and will continue to do in the 127th. My efforts will continue to be about putting people before politics. Working across the aisle to get things done. I will continue to fight for working men and woman, our children and education system and our elderly, making sure that you and I have the essentials we need, and fighting for those who cannot – like our military – to ensure that they are taken care of when they return home.

Top three issues in order of priority:

• Jobs – We need to provide better-paying jobs, where we will be able to keep our youth working in the state. We need to provide incentives to bring high quality jobs to the state, we also need to provide additional training to the people of Maine, bring back the co-op programs that were effective in the ‘80s and provide on-the-job training for those not wanting to pursue college.

• Energy cost – Continue to expand the natural gas infrastructure because it’s readily available. Reduce our reliance on oil and invest in clean energy, hydro, wind and solar.

• Welfare – Work on providing jobs for people on welfare, work toward getting them off the system and becoming self-reliant. Making sure welfare is available for those who need it by making sure we continue to crack down on fraud and abuse.

2014-10-23 / Front Page

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