Anne-Marie Mastraccio, Democrat
Office Sought: Representative - District 18
Occupation: Retired Dental Hygienist
Graduate of Forsyth School of Dental Hygiene and AS from Northestern University
Married with 2 adult married children and 2 grandsons.
Why are you running for office? my goals for the next legislative session are: Reduce reliance on the property tax by fully funding municipal revenue sharing and increase funding for education Work on tax reform Work on securing a healthy, safe and secure retirement for our seniors Work on reviewing economic development tax incentives and focus on those proven to work.
12 years Sanford School Committee; 9 years Sanford City Council; 2 years Maine House of Representatives
The federal health care law has offered to pay states to expand their Medicaid programs to provide health coverage to low income Mainers. Do you support Medicaid (or MaineCare) expansion?Yes
Everyone deserves health insurance. The cost for not covering everyone is too great.
Reform of the state’s public assistance programs has been the focus of debates in the State House and on the campaign trail. Do you believe that the state’s welfare programs are too generous?Other
What, if anything, would you change about welfare?The best assistance program is a good job and access to training and education. The state of Maine is providing benefits for some employers who don't pay their workers a living wage or provide benefits such as health insurance.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Yes
By how much?Incrementally to 10.50/hour
Would you support legalization of marijuana?Other
Please explain your position on legalization?I will support putting legalization on the ballot for a decision by the people of Maine.