Maine’s Governor’s race will not be conducted under new Ranked Choice Voting rules, only ME Senate & Congressional races.
Legal. Backed bill advancing access in rural & low-income communities. “I will fight any attempt to undermine or roll back a woman’s right to choose.”
Ban. During 2010 campaign said it was a private choice. Now ban, with exceptions for rape, incest or life of the mother.
No position found.
Yes. Restore full state funding at voter-mandated 55% level. Otherwise damaging lower-income communities.
Reduce education costs. “The 55% to me… is more of an arbitrary number than it is fact-based.”
No. Joined legal challenges. Defend “important EPA regulations against attacks.”
Unclear. General advocate for fewer regulations, though his company took steps like installing solar panels.
Yes. Ban bump stocks and high-capacity magazines. Spent career fighting for sensible gun safety laws, including related to domestic violence.
No. Supports ME Constitution’s statement that right to keep and bear arms “shall never be questioned.”
Strong support. Opposed Trump’s “unconscionable” attempts to undermine. Implement Medicaid expansion, yielding “lower healthcare costs, healthier citizens, more stable hospital systems” and stronger economy.
Repeal ACA, which is “collapsing under its own weight.” Also repeal Medicaid expansion. “We can’t afford it, we can’t pay for it. And it doesn’t help the people that need it most.”
Yes. joined lawsuits against Trump’s ending DACA protections, calling it “despicable” to remove them “from the only country they’ve ever known.
No direct statements on DACA. Work “to comply with federal law & prohibit sanctuary cities in Maine.”
Opposes, part of corrupt initiative process that led him to run for office. Can’t test impairment, so legalization is a liability for employers.
No. Roll back recent increase. This is among the initiatives he opposed.
Supported initiative to replace LePage’s tax plan, which “slashed income tax for the wealthiest Mainers, and then paid for it by shifting the financial burden to cities & towns.”
Opposed ballot initiative. Citizen-mandated tax increases “would be devastating to Maine’s small businesses.”
No. Opposed bill prohibiting students from voting at campus address unless already municipal residents.
Other gubernatorial candidates include Alan Caron (independent) and Teresea Hayes (Independent). Due to limited space, we can only include responses of those polling 15% or more, but encourage you to check out websites.