Chad Wayne Grignon

Chad Wayne Grignon

Chad Wayne Grignon

Republican candidate for Maine House District 118 from Athens

Running against Philip Anthony Estabrook. View your ballot →

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

Yes we are to generous to people who are able to be productive there needs to be better means testing. Mental health , Autistic ,Handicapped,Elderly need more attention not just a money .

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

I support removing income tax and lowering sales tax. We are not competitive for purchases and we are taking to much hard earned money from the people of Maine . Income tax limits people's production.

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?

Yes from my discussions with law enforcement and parents of addicted children ,we need to remove the flow of heroine into Maine . We also need to send a strong message to the federal government and tell them to do the most important job they have , that is to seal our southern border and stop the flow of heroine into our country.

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?

By the legislature

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

No it should be decreased and made not as attractive to career politicians that do not take part in our productive economy Citizen legislator should be the only path.

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

No actions are more than words !

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

Yes

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

Yes let the people decide

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

Energy and taxes ! Need to get Maine back into being competitive . It's impossible to produce products in Maine when our Canadien neighbors have half or less the cost of energy and are highly subsidized,Maine is on the end of the line for transport and goods we need to be on the front side of that and we can be by lowering our 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?

Very simple , lower costs make oppurtunitys for all the educated and hard working young adults leaving the state . Energy and taxes are in this equation.

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

how is Maine going to adapt to the modern era of services and manufacturing We have been a wood , paper economy in central Maine and we need a new economy .