Peter Edgecomb, Republicanhttp://Peteredgecomb.com
Office Sought: Senator - District 1
Occupation: Christmas Tree Grower/Retired Educator
1959 Graduate Limestone High School
1963 B.S. University of Maine
1968 M.Ed. University of New Hampshire
1988 CAS University of Maine
Married, Marjie, 49 years.
Three children: Jay, Joy, & Jill
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.
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.