Randall A Greenwood, RepublicanFacebook
Office Sought: Representative - District 82
Occupation: General Manager
Wales Central School, 1991 Graduate of Oak Hill High School, attended the University of Maine at Augusta studied Criminal Justice and Graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a Baccalaureate Degree in Business Management / Leadership and Organizational Studies.
Married (wife Katie) and three children: Adam, age 9; Isaac, age 7 and Gabrielle, age 4.
Why are you running for office? To represent my district in Augusta. Over the past four years Maine has improved but with nearly 30 years of bad policies and a culture of entitlements it will take proven leadership to continue. With more than 20 years of public service on the municipal and county government, I have been forced to make tough decisions. I would be honored to represent my friends and neighbors in Augusta and will always put the best interests of the taxpayers first. I will work for welfare reform and ensure it is there for those who TRULY need it. I will work to improve our business climate and as a business owner, operator and manager I have proven experience. I will work for lower taxes through responsible regulation and will be your common sense voice in Augusta.
Androscoggin County Commissioner elected in 2008. Town meeting Moderator first elected 1998. Past Wales Town Selectman first elected in 1993.
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
Adding additional able bodied adults to the welfare roles is not empowering them to better themselves, it will merely trap them into a system of further dependency. Making healthcare more affordable and improving our business climate so more citizens can access private insurance makes more sense.
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?I will work to reform welfare and ensure that it is available for those who TRULY need it. Support increased funding for the fraud investigation division at DHHS.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?No
Please explain your position on the minimum wage.We need an entry level and high school type wage and that is the purpose of minimum. Without that business would not be able to expand and provide a livable wage for more skilled workers.
Would you support legalization of marijuana?Yes
Please explain your position on legalization?Frankly, with the amount of resources we spend prohibiting marijuana is obscene and not a good use of taxpayer dollars. I understand first hand as a County Commissioner of the cost of incarceration, prosecution and law enforcement and believe the costs far outweigh the benefits. Legalize and properly regulate it.