Rock A. Alley

Rock A. Alley

Rock A. Alley

Democratic candidate for Maine Senate District 6 from Jonesport

Running against Joyce A. Maker. View your ballot →

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

No, Maine should help our Veterans and the elderly.

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

No, because it will hurt the working class and people on fixed incomes.

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

No

Please explain your answer. (Not required)

We should wait and see what the outcome is in Colorado.

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?

No

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?

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?

We should make law enforcement a priority.

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 elected by the Legislature, checks and balances are important.

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

The size of our Legislature and the pay are appropriate.

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

It's in the hands of the voters.

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?

I would support the decision of the voters.

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

The Legislature needs to stand up for Maine businesses.

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?

Creating more opportunities for small businesses and ensure the tax code isn't rigged against small business owners and the working people.

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

The high cost of property taxes.