John Glenn Veilleux

John Glenn Veilleux

John Glenn Veilleux

Republican candidate for Maine House District 127 from Bangor

Running against Barbara A. Cardone. 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?

Yes it would be fair for everyone

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

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

It does not make a better parent or husband,driver or student or worker.we already have a serious opioid epidemic .

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)

They will end up leaving our state.

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

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

This law would make it illegal for me to borrow your gun for target practice.This would be by definition a transfer and require a background check then another background check when I return it,it never stops any criminal from getting a gun.We don't need fewer guns we need fewer murderers!

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

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required.)

Candidate did not answer this question.

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)

I do not think we need to reinvent what our constitution gave us .We live in days of such fraud that we do need to verify with ID and proof of being a citizen.

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 Consentrate more on the drug trafficking .

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?

Continue to be voted by legislature .

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

I think the legislature should be smaller and I do not think the pay should be increased.

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

No sure

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

Under certain circumstance .

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

I'm opposed to casinos .

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

Taxes are high

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?

Not sure

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

Drugs .