Race for Maine Senate District 18

in the 2014 General Election

Joseph E. Martin

Joseph E. Martin

7,674 (45.81%)

Republican - Rumford

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Total raised: $5,925
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $5,925
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $0
Loans: $0
In-kind donations: $0
Martin raised 23.63% of the amount Patrick raised.
Donations from inside Maine vs. out-of-state
Donations from inside Maine (excludes self-financing): $4,625
Donations from outside Maine: $1,300
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $0
Martin raised 23.63% of the amount Patrick raised.
John L. Patrick

John L. Patrick

9,079 (54.19%)

Democratic - Rumford

Candidate profile


Total raised: $25,073
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $1,500
Maine Clean Elections money: $23,573
Candidate self-financing: $0
Loans: $0
In-kind donations: $0
Donations from inside Maine vs. out-of-state
Donations from inside Maine (excludes self-financing): $1,500
Donations from outside Maine: $0
Maine Clean Elections money: $23,573
Candidate self-financing: $0
Correction: An earlier version of this graph incorrectly noted Maine Clean Elections money as from out-of-state.

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

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Patrick
No I believe Maine is not too Generous. In fact Maine offers the lowest amount of services in terms of dollars in New England. The best anti-poverty program is a job and that is my #1 priority. I believe Maine is not too Generous. In fact Maine offers the lowest amount of services in terms of dollars in New England. The best anti-poverty program is a job and that is my #1 priority.

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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?

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Patrick
Yes We must find ways to generate other revenue so there is no adverse effects on revenue sharing for our towns or cuts to essential services. We must find ways to generate other revenue so there is no adverse effects on revenue sharing for our towns or cuts to essential services.

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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?

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Patrick
Yes I do not believe the government should be involved when there is a labor contract between employers and workers. I do not believe the government should be involved when there is a labor contract between employers and workers.

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

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Patrick
Yes I would expand Medicaid eligibility as it would cover 70,000 Mainers. Expansion would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Maine. I would expand Medicaid eligibility as it would cover 70,000 Mainers. Expansion would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of jobs to Maine.

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

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Patrick
Maine needs a well trained, highly skilled workforce ready to compete in the world economy. We need investments in our community colleges, R & D and Maine's natural strategic advantages. Maine needs a well trained, highly skilled workforce ready to compete in the world economy. We need investments in our community colleges, R & D and Maine's natural strategic advantages.

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

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Patrick
No We have a medical marijuana law that is still in its infancy and I do not believe we are ready for full legalization of medical marijuana. We have a medical marijuana law that is still in its infancy and I do not believe we are ready for full legalization of medical marijuana.

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

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Patrick
No These are voter approved bonds. I believe the Governor has no right delaying or defying the will of the people. These are voter approved bonds. I believe the Governor has no right delaying or defying the will of the people.

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

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Patrick
I think we need to help all businesses and homeowners achieve greater energy efficiency through conservation. We should consider continuing the alternate energy credits. I think we need to help all businesses and homeowners achieve greater energy efficiency through conservation. We should consider continuing the alternate energy credits.

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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?

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Patrick
Yes Yes we should but taxes should not be part of the equation. We can look at reprioritizing existing resources to honor the commitment that was made. Yes we should but taxes should not be part of the equation. We can look at reprioritizing existing resources to honor the commitment that was made.

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Should Maine have more charter schools?

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Patrick
No I do not think we need more charter schools until we can find out where the funding will come from. We cannot undermine our public school system. I do not think we need more charter schools until we can find out where the funding will come from. We cannot undermine our public school system.

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