Race for Maine House District 13

in the 2014 General Election

George Hogan

George Hogan

2,458 (58.57%)

Democratic - Old Orchard Beach

Candidate profile


Total raised: $5,710
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $400
Maine Clean Elections money: $5,210
Candidate self-financing: $100
Loans: $0
In-kind donations: $0
Hogan raised 62.47% of the amount MacDonald raised.
Donations from inside Maine vs. out-of-state
Donations from inside Maine (excludes self-financing): $400
Donations from outside Maine: $0
Maine Clean Elections money: $5,210
Candidate self-financing: $100
Hogan raised 62.47% of the amount MacDonald raised.
Correction: An earlier version of this graph incorrectly noted Maine Clean Elections money as from out-of-state.
Sharri K. MacDonald

Sharri K. MacDonald

1,739 (41.43%)

Republican - Old Orchard Beach

Candidate profile


Total raised: $9,140
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $8,790
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $350
Loans: $0
In-kind donations: $0
Donations from inside Maine vs. out-of-state
Donations from inside Maine (excludes self-financing): $6,670
Donations from outside Maine: $2,120
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $350

Is Maine too generous in providing social services to its residents? Which government benefits should be increased or decreased?

Hogan
No MAINE IS IN LINE WITH OTHER STATES AND IN COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW MANY IN MAINE ARE IN NEED AND NEED A HELPING HAND. I HAVE NO PROBLEM IN TWEEKING THE GUIDELINES AND MAKING IT BETTER INCLUDING MORE ACCOUNTABILITY.

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Do you support lowering the state income tax? If so, what state spending would you cut to make up for the loss of revenue?

Hogan
Yes BY LOOKING AT ALL DESCRECINARY SPENDING THERE IS STILL TOO MANY AREAS OF SPENDING FOR THE SIZE OF OUR STATE. IN THE STATEHOUSE ALONE THE STAFF IN THE GOVERNORS OFFICE AS WELL AS THE SIZE OF THE LEGISLATURE SHOULD BE LOOKED AT.

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Should labor unions be allowed to require workers to pay dues as a condition of employment, regardless of whether the worker joins the union?

Hogan
No I WOULD NEED TO KNOW MORE OF THE CONSEQUENSES AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENSES WITHOUT FURTHER INFORMATION AS TO WHAT KIND OF EFFECT THIS WOULD HAVE ON UNIONS I REALLY COULD NOT SAY IT WOULD BE GOOD OR BAD

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Would you vote to expand Medicaid eligibility as allowed by the Affordable Care Act?

Hogan
Yes IT IS FREE SO WHY NOT MANY MAINERS ARE IN NEED OF MEDICAL COVERAGE AND THIS MAY BE THEIR SALVATION TO SAY NO TO A GIFT LIKE THIS IS CLEARLY NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR CITIZENS

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What is the biggest thing Maine can do to attract more jobs to the state?

Hogan
CREATE A WELL ROUNDED WORK FORCE THERE ARE MANY UNFULLFILLED JOBS IN MAINE TODAY . BIG COMPANIES LIKE WEX. AND HOSPITALS ARE IN NEED OF SKILLED PEOPLE BUT ARE UNABLE TO FIND THEM IN MAINE PEOPLE HAVE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE RIGHT COURSES BEING OFFERED IN IN COLLEGE TO CREATE A SOLID WORKFORCE.

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Should Maine legalize, tax and regulate recreational marijuana? If so, where should the revenues go?

Hogan
No I DO NOT BELIEVE IT IS BENIFICIAL IN ANY WAY I KNOW MANY YOUNG PEOPLE ESPECIALLY BELIEVE IN LEGALIZING MARIJUANA.BUT I DO NOT. ALTHOUGH I DID SUPPORT MEDICAL LEGALIZATION OF IT RECENT CRIMINAL EVENTS MAY CAUSE ME TO CHANGE MY MIND

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Should the governor be allowed to delay the sale of general obligation bonds that have been approved by voters?

Hogan
No I WOULD EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO SAY I WOULD SPONSOR A BILL PROHIBITING THE GOVERNOR FROM THIS KIND OF ACTION WHEN A QUESTION IS PUT TO THE PEOPLE AND A VOTE IS TAKEN THE GOVERNOR IS OBLIGED TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE VOTE.

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What should the state do to lower energy costs? What commitment should Maine make to renewable technology?

Hogan
CREATE A COMPETATIVE GRID EXCLUDING OIL DEPENDENCY I BELIEVE THE STATE SHOULD ESTABLISH A FEASIBILITY STUDY AS TO WHICH FORM OF ENERGY IS BEST FOR MAINE AND ESTABLISH A GRID TO PROMOTE THAT RESULTS. WE SEEM TO GOING FROM ONE FORM OF ENERGY TO ANOTHER

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Should lawmakers make it a priority — even if it means raising taxes — to fulfill the voters' mandate to have the state fund 55 percent of the total cost of K-12 public education?

Hogan
Yes IF WE DO NOT LIKE THE 55% NUMBER THAN CHANGE IT I BELIEVE THIS SHOULD BE AN EFFORT THAT EVERYONE GETS INVOLVED IN. EVERY COMMUNITY AND STATE OFFICIALS HAVE TO COME TOGETHER TO DEVELOP A REASONABLE NUMBER.IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT THE STATE IS A NONPROFIT ENTITY AND ALL REVENUES SHOULD GO BACK TO CITIES AND TOWNS BUT A REASONABLE NUMBER HAS TO BE AGREED TO.

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Should Maine have more charter schools?

Hogan
No A 10 YEAR WAITING PERIOD SHOULD BE IN EFFCT TO JUDGE THE MERITS OF WHAT WE HAVE NOW . YOU CAN FIND BOTH PROS AND CONS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS. FOR THAT REASON I BELIEVE A 10 YEAR WAITING PERIOD ON ADDITIONAL CHARTER SCHOOLS TO JUDGE PROS AND CONS OF WHAT IS IN EXISTENCE NOW.

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