2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
2014 maine elections
Voters Guide
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Peter Edgecomb, Republican

http://Peteredgecomb.com

Office Sought: Senator - District 1

Occupation: Christmas Tree Grower/Retired Educator

Education:

1959 Graduate Limestone High School

1963 B.S. University of Maine

1968 M.Ed. University of New Hampshire

1988 CAS University of Maine

Family:

Married, Marjie, 49 years.

Three children: Jay, Joy, & Jill

11 Grandchildren

Hometown: Caribou

Why are you running for office? To provide what has been promised to our most needy and seniors citizens. To protect the future for our younger generation by not leaving them with debts to be paid. To ensure that our children and grandchildren receive the best possible education.

Poltical Experience:

1980-82 Caribou City Councilor; 2004-2012 State Representative

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 need to know how this would affect our providers.

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?Require drug testing

Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?Other

Please explain your position on the minimum wage.I would support a reasonable increase.

Would you support legalization of marijuana?No

Please explain your position on legalization?Legalization of marijuana would be harmful to society.