Ron Bovasso, Republicanhttp://ronbovasso.com
Office Sought: Representative - District 94
St. Peter's College:
BS in Economics
BS in Regional Planning
JD from NW CAl. U. 1998.
Married to Linda for nearly 40 years. We have one daughter.
Why are you running for office? I believe it is time to take a stand and speak out for the principals and values that this country and our state were founded on; love of God, love of country, and love of freedom.
I am not a politician, but have served my communities in a variety of positions: Hired by my hometown of Arden, DE to manage a $600,000 grant from the State of Delaware for home energy improvements. Wrote legislation for City of Harrisburg, PA while serving as Law clerk to city Solicitor. Organized university activities for first Earth Day in metropolitan NY area. Sole AMAC representative in 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
Affordable Care Act is severely flawed as will be revealed soon. States accepting interim financing to expand Medicaid will be on the hook when federal subsidies are gone.
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?I believe in a manageable system that is a safety net, a hand up for the truly needy, not a hand out, free for all.
Do you support raising the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour?No
Please explain your position on the minimum wage.Raising the minimum wage has never lifted anyone out of poverty or aided the general economy. Ask President Obama. He raised the minimum wage for millions of federal workers and it has had a net negative effect on the economy. If it were that simple, then raising the minimum wage to $25, $50, or even $100 per hour would solve all of our financial problems. Unfortunately, there would no businesses left to pay these wages!
Would you support legalization of marijuana?No
Please explain your position on legalization?Sociologists, law enforcement, abuse counselors, and pot heads know that "Mary Jane" is indeed a gateway drug that must not be socialized.