Deane Rykerson, Democrathttp://www.rykersonforkittery.orgFacebook Twitter
Office Sought: Representative - District 1
Phi Class Leadership Maine graduate 2014
MDesS Harvard University Graduate School of Design 1996
BArch Boston Architectural Center 1988
BA State University of N.Y. at Stony Brook (history) 1972
Married to Wendy Pomeroy.
Children: Dylan 35, Jesse 32, Olivia 14
Hometown: Kittery Point
Why are you running for office? I have always felt that every citizen should work for what is right. Working for my beliefs and community is an honor that I would like to continue.
Kittery Foreside Design Review 2009 -2014
Maine State Legislature 2012-2014
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
Turning down federal dollars that Mainers pay in taxes is bad economics.
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?Maine should have a work service program to improve our economy.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Yes
By how much?15 per hour in stages. We need a living wage
Would you support legalization of marijuana?Yes
Please explain your position on legalization?We need to regulate and tax an underground industry.