Emily Trask-Eaton

Emily Trask-Eaton

Emily Trask-Eaton

Democratic candidate for Maine House District 91 from Waldoboro

Running against Abden S. Simmons. View your ballot →

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

No. Medicaid should be expanded to include the Federal funds to which we are entitled and to which we contributed through income tax

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

No. Sales tax is a regressive which costs lower income residents a higher percentage of their income. Yes tourists contribute but residents pay the higher amount all year long. The cost of a gallon of milk is the same regardless of income.

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?

Yes

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

No response.

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

Yes

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

No response.

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

Yes

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?

Yes

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?

Does it have to be an either or situation. We need to do both. If we reduce demand, we also reduce supply.

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?

I have no preference.

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

Yes. A pay increase is not necessary.

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?

No

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

No

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

Failure to have the courage to develop long-term solutions to challenges.

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?

Support business, farming and fishing.

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

Job opportunity