2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
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James Booth, Republican

Office Sought: Senator - District 32

Age: 50

Occupation: small business owner


Some college


2 Children:

Janice, 15

Margaret, 13

Hometown: Arundel

Why are you running for office? The current Senator has been so bad. I had to run.

Poltical Experience:

Two years on City Council; Worked on many campaigns

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

The State of Maine can't afford it.

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?Photo Id; Maine residents only; Live in the state for 5 yrs.

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?No

Please explain your position on legalization?No