Glenn M Hines, Democrat
Office Sought: Representative - District 145
Occupation: Artist, stone mason, carpenter, logger.
Haverford College 1981, English Literature and Philosophy
Married 44 years; 43 and 41 year old sons; 10 grandchildren from 2 to 21.
Why are you running for office? For 16 years I was First Selectman in Hammond and responsible for the Town's fiscal health. I watched the State return less and less revenue to municipalities causing a steep rise in the mil rate. I want to insure that the State never raids municipal revenue sources, including revenue sharing and aid to education, for other programs.
16 years as Selectman in Hammond
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
All Americans should have access to healthcare; all Americans should practice wellness strategies for long term healthiness.
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?Yes
What, if anything, would you change about welfare?Payments can only be spent in Maine. Except in exceptional cases, welfare should be a temporary benefit, not a long term commitment by the State.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Yes
By how much?
Would you support legalization of marijuana?Other
Please explain your position on legalization?I do not have a campaign position on this subject.