Charles B Kruger, Democrathttp://reelect.chuckkruger.comFacebook Twitter
Office Sought: Representative - District 92
Occupation: Entertainment Consultant
B.A. Nasson College, 1973; diploma Solebury School, 1969
Married to Linda Kruger (retired from USPS), 1 adult son and 2 grandchildren
Why are you running for office? I want to do some meaningful public service before I retire. The Legislature is a good match for my skills and interests.
I have served 3 terms in the Maine House of Representatives, 2009- 2014
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
Covering more people under this program provides better care for more people
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?I'm OK with means-testing for benefits. I oppose the "war on the poor"
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Yes
By how much?$10.10 is a good start.
Would you support legalization of marijuana?Yes
Please explain your position on legalization?I totally support medical marijuana. I need to read proposed legislation before supporting legalization of recreational marijuana.