Donald J Crossman, Democrat
Office Sought: Representative - District 120
Occupation: Small business owner
Joni and I have been happily married for the past 15 years. She currently serves as the Director of Nursing at Dorethea Psychiatric Center in Bangor.
Why are you running for office? I am a candidate dedicated to improving the lives of Piscataquis county citizens via common sense legislation, valuing self reliance and accountability
I have proudly served on MSAD 41 school board for 12 years. In that time we at MSAD 41 have established AOS 43. Introduced the Carleton project to our District and developed a successful pre-K program
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?Other
We must first identify how we are going to pay for the expansion.
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?Our low income population deserves a hand-up not a handout. We need jobs that pay a living wage not welfare.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?No
Please explain your position on the minimum wage.
Would you support legalization of marijuana?Yes
Please explain your position on legalization?We have failed in our eradication of Marijuana. Lets benefit from taxation.