Race for Maine Senate District 26

in the 2014 General Election

G. William Diamond

G. William Diamond

10,372 (63.06%)

Democratic - Windham

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Kaile R. Warren

Kaile R. Warren

6,076 (36.94%)

Republican - Windham

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Total raised: $37,650
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $0
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $37,650
Loans: $0
In-kind donations: $0
Donations from inside Maine vs. out-of-state
Donations from inside Maine (excludes self-financing): $0
Donations from outside Maine: $0
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $37,650

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

Diamond
Yes There is obviously misuse of governmental programs. A thorough review of all welfare programs is essential. There is obviously misuse of governmental programs. A thorough review of all welfare programs is essential.

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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?

Diamond
Yes A proposal to lower the income tax must include how that loss of revenue will be replaced by reductions in other programs. A proposal to lower the income tax must include how that loss of revenue will be replaced.

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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?

Diamond
Yes Employees who benefit from union negotiations should have to contribute to the costs of achieving those benefits. benefits. Employees who benefit from union negotiations should have to contribute to the costs of achievingthose efforts.

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

Diamond
Yes Without this expansion the cost of providing health care for the uninsured will return the hospitals to debt. Without this expansion the cost of providing health care for the uninsured will return the hospitals to debt.

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

Diamond
Be more aggressive in bringing businesses to Maine - think outside of the box supporting our businesses and bringing outside businesses here Be more aggressive in bringing businesses to Maine. The current effort is inefficient and misguided.

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

Diamond
No This question must be answered by the people in a statewide referendum vote. This question must be answered by the people in a statewide referendum vote.

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

Diamond
No Once the people speak via a statewide vote on bonds the governor should not have the power to negate the peoples vote. Once the people speak via a statewide vote on bonds the governor should not have the power to negate the peoples vote.

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

Diamond
Renewable energy must be the goal of the future. Relying on fossil fuels, especially for Maine, is naive. Renewable energy must be the goal of the future. Relying on fossil fuels, especially for Maine, is naive thinking.

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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?

Diamond
No Raising taxes will only undercut the state's effort to achieve 55%. We should look for other budget cuts to meet the 55% level. Raising taxes will only undercut the state's effort to achieve the 55% level. We should look for other budget cuts to compensate for funds needed to achieve the 55% level.

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Should Maine have more charter schools?

Diamond
No We need to find a way to fund existing charter schools because currently all funding comes from local school districts funds. We need to find a way to fund existing charter schools because currently all funding comes the local school districts.

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