2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
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Deane Rykerson, Democrat

http://www.rykersonforkittery.orgFacebook Twitter

Office Sought: Representative - District 1

Age: 63

Occupation: Architect


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.

Poltical Experience:

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.