2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
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Arthur C Verow, Democrat

Office Sought: Representative - District 128

Age: 72

Occupation: retired


Husson College Degree in Business administration 1966


Married. Wife Fran. 3 children, 3 grandchildren

Hometown: brewer

Why are you running for office? To serve the citizens of my district.

Poltical Experience:

Brewer City Clerk 40 years

Brewer City Council 6 years

Brewer Mayor 2 years

Maine Legislature 2 years

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

Expansion will cost the state additional money beyond the cost of traditional medicaid. I trust that the Federal government will live up to its promise of reimbursement.

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?No

What, if anything, would you change about welfare?There is a need to monitor the program to reduce fraud.

Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Yes

By how much?Tie in to cost of living.

Would you support legalization of marijuana?No

Please explain your position on legalization?If the voters decide this, which they should, then let's insure that there is adequate oversight to prevent abuse.