Race for Maine Senate District 34

in the 2014 General Election

Richard J. Burns

Richard J. Burns

2,305 (13.24%)

Maine Families Party - Berwick

Candidate profile


Total raised: $24,174
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $616
Maine Clean Elections money: $23,558
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): $416
Donations from outside Maine: $200
Maine Clean Elections money: $23,558
Candidate self-financing: $0
Correction: An earlier version of this graph incorrectly noted Maine Clean Elections money as from out-of-state.
Ronald F. Collins

Ronald F. Collins

8,516 (48.91%)

Republican - Wells

Candidate profile


Total raised: $23,145
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $21,335
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $1,809
Loans: $0
In-kind donations: $0
Collins raised 95.74% of the amount Burns raised.
Donations from inside Maine vs. out-of-state
Donations from inside Maine (excludes self-financing): $19,885
Donations from outside Maine: $1,450
Maine Clean Elections money: $0
Candidate self-financing: $1,809
Collins raised 95.74% of the amount Burns raised.
Gary A. Connor

Gary A. Connor

6,591 (37.85%)

Democratic - Kennebunk

Candidate profile


Total raised: $24,020
Types of contributions
Monetary donations: $350
Maine Clean Elections money: $23,570
Candidate self-financing: $100
Loans: $0
In-kind donations: $0
Connor raised 99.36% of the amount Burns raised.
Donations from inside Maine vs. out-of-state
Donations from inside Maine (excludes self-financing): $250
Donations from outside Maine: $100
Maine Clean Elections money: $23,570
Candidate self-financing: $100
Connor raised 99.36% of the amount Burns raised.
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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No I am committed to the families and seniors that need our help. I support elimination of waste fraud and abuse so we can direct resources All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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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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Yes We need to review the tax breaks that we provide to corporations to confirm they are working. If the break isn't, cut it. All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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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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Yes If a worker is gaining benefit from the negotiations, they should pitch in. No free lunch All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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

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Yes For 3 reasons- 1- improved coverage for 70,000 people, including 3000 veterans, 2- job creation, 3-increased revenue brought into state. All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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

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Targeted investments in high growth industries, including work force training and development. All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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

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Yes It is easier for teens to access pot than alcohol. By regulating it we can control access. $ to general fund, with portion to treatment All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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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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No Every GO bond is put before the voter. I do not think ANY GOVERNOR should be able to erase the will of Maine’s people. All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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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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Maine must continue to be a leader in renewable energy. Regardless of the env. impact, technologies for tomorrow will bring jobs today All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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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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Yes Funding pre-K-12 education is critical for workforce development. 55% will meet the voters’ wishes and provide prop. tax relief All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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Should Maine have more charter schools?

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No We have up to 10 right now. I’d like to see the proven success of a majority before adding more. All answers were required to be 140 characters only. Sorry for the brevity. If you have any questions- email them to gary@garyconnor.org

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