Stacey Kay Guerin

Stacey Kay Guerin

Stacey Kay Guerin

Republican candidate for Maine House District 102 from Glenburn

Running against Kimberly Claire Hammill. View your ballot →

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

Maine needs to reserve its resources for the truly needy. If a person is physically able to work they should work to support themselves. Taking care of our seniors and children are important priorities.

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

No, this will hurt our fixed income senior citizens the hardest.

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.)

Removing the tip wage is such a poor idea that is included in Question 4. I used to be a waitress and I certainly would have preferred tips to making minimum wage!

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)

Attorny General Janet Mills has stated that it is unconstitional. It is confusing and would also cost the Maine taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.

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, but obviously treatment options to get off drugs are extremely important. We must use our tax dollars on programs that have a shown success rate for helping Mainers beat addiction. Many of the faith based programs are showing a greater level of success.

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?

Legislature

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

Yes, appropriate. No pay increase.

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

This would depend on my authority to sanction and the individual situation.

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

Yes. My dad was a union member paper maker and he believed that people should have a right to choose whether or not to pay union dues. If the union offers a good service, members will be willing to pay union dues but should not be forced to do so.

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?

Some of the biggest barriers to business growth are taxes, energy costs and red tape. Reduce taxes, embrace low cost energy options and reduce red tape on small 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?

Better jobs and lower taxes will encourage more young adults to live in Maine. We have a wonderful way of life in Maine, let's market that to young adults along with making it more affordable to live here.

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

Following the Constitution in all situations is an issue that was left out. Every year there are attempts to limit our constitutional rights in many different areas,