Curtis C Ayotte, RepublicanFacebook Twitter
Office Sought: Representative - District 83
New England School of Communications- Associates Degree in Communications, 1998-2000
Kennebec Valley Community College - MHRT-1 & C program, 2002-2006
University of Maine - Augusta Education, 2013-present
Wife - Michelle
Stepdaughter - Stacia, 11
Why are you running for office? I am running for this office because I love Maine and I love my community. While I was in the military I always knew that Maine was home and I wanted to continue my public service at home. The State of Maine needs someone with the leadership to make the tough decisions facing our communities and I am that person.
Kennebec County Republican Committee Chairman 2013-present
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?No
We must fix the current system we have before we can consider expansion. Assisting our elderly and our disabled must be our priority.
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?Welfare is not a career. We must make changes to our welfare programs to prevent the kinds of misuse that have occurred within the system.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?No
Please explain your position on the minimum wage.Raising the minimum wage will do very little to help the workers. We must invest in skill training and education in order to get our Mainers higher paying jobs.
Would you support legalization of marijuana?No
Please explain your position on legalization?This issue belongs on a referendum question and not in the legislature. I would vote against legalization unless it came directly from the people.