Kaile R Warren, RepublicanFacebook
Office Sought: Senator - District 26
Occupation: CEO, Construction
Greely High School
Partner of 17-years, Donna Leith. We have a beautiful white Shepherd/Huskie rescue named Maintenance.
Why are you running for office? I am campaigning for the opportunity to provide the citizens with a Senator who has deep insight into issues, makes shrewd decisions and has a strong desire to clear government out of the way of job creators. As a Windham Town Councilor, the Lakes Region Weekly described me as, "a business -savvy, strong minded, tax-cutting councilor." I am that, as well as a nationally noted business entrepreneur. I will be a strong force for those looking for an upgrade in Augusta.
Board of Voter Registration-Cumberland, Maine; Planning Board-Cumberland, Maine; Town Councilor- Windham, 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?No
The expansion is an unwise road to travel. Government promises must be well-reasoned and include fiscal responsibility, in order to cover current and future promises.
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?Once the government gives people something, it is very difficult to take it back. Hence, going forward, leaders need to be very judicious with their decision making. I will work hard to make welfare an option for the needy to meet their needs. I would work to eliminate the liberal components of welfare that allow some people to turn welfare into a life style. While overhauling welfare, we must also fortify efforts within our criminal justice system. Just because a person loses welfare income to buy drugs, does not mean that the person will just stop their drug habits. They will turn to crime out of desperation, and Maine needs to be prepared for that.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Other
Please explain your position on the minimum wage.The question had no timeline, nor did it have a next level. It was too open-ended to respond to in a meaningful manner.
Would you support legalization of marijuana?No
Please explain your position on legalization?Outside of medical use, all one has to do is follow the money trail to understand why the leaders supporting legalization have taken their positions. The government can be a money-hungry machine that will turn its society onto anything that will feed its money needs.