John l Martin, Democrat
Office Sought: Representative - District 151
University of Maine
Hometown: Eagle Lake
Why are you running for office? To represent the people of northern maine
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
Would help to prevent hospital loses being shifted to private insurers.
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?No
What, if anything, would you change about welfare?Better enforcing of the law.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Yes
By how much?10.00 in steps
Would you support legalization of marijuana?Other
Please explain your position on legalization?Watch what if happening in CO and WA.