Brian D. Hobart

Brian D. Hobart

Brian D. Hobart

Republican candidate for Maine House District 55 from Bowdoinham

Running against Seth A. Berry. View your ballot →

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

Yes

Do you support expanding or raising the sales tax to lower the state income tax? Why or why not?

No

Do you support marijuana legalization in Maine, as outlined in Question 1?

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

No response.

Do you support raising taxes on Mainers with incomes above $200,000 to increase state aid to education, as outlined in Question 2?

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

No response.

Do you support universal background checks for firearm sales, as outlined in Question 3?

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

No response.

Should Maine raise its minimum wage, as outlined in Question 4?

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required.)

No response.

Do you support the initiative to use ranked-choice voting to elect state and federal officials in Maine, as outlined in Question 5?

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

No response.

Should Maine prioritize law enforcement efforts to intercept drug traffickers over expanding access to substance abuse treatment, such those that incorporates medications like methadone and Suboxone?

Maine should do both

Should Maines constitutional officers -- the secretary of state, the attorney general, auditor and the treasurer -- continue to be elected by the Legislature or by statewide popular vote?

Statewide popular vote

Is the size of Maines Legislature appropriate? Should the pay for legislative service be increased?

Yes No

Would you support sanctioning another elected official if he or she made public comments or statements that were considered racist, offensive or prejudicial?

No

Would you support a so-called right to work law in Maine?

on the fence

Would you support legislation or a ballot question to allow more casinos in Maine?

ballot question

What is the biggest barrier to economic development in Maine and what can the Legislature do to address it?

Taxes and energy costs

Census data show Maines population is aging and decreasing, with some economists suggesting that immigration is the best way to reverse those trends. What should the state do to address this demographic trend?

Do not believe the State should address it at this point. To encourage immigration could have serious impact on traditional Maine values.

What is the most pressing issue in Maine these questions have not addressed?

Drug war and the effect on crime