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  • Timothy Joseph Gallant
    (Rep)

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    Nathan L. Libby
    (Dem)

Biographical Information

What are the greatest challenges facing Maine right now?

If elected, what are your top three priorities?

How will you encourage greater civic engagement among your constituents?

How will you support economic recovery in your district?

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Campaign Phone (207) 713-8449
Campaign Email nathan.libby@gmail.com
Campaign Website http://www.natelibby.org
Twitter @nate_libby
Finance Type Traditional
State Senate District
Growing household incomes and attracting/retaining young workers are the two most important challenges we face. Raising wages, making higher education more affordable, forgiving student debt, increasing tax credits like EITC and PTFC, incentivizing outside investment in Maine companies, growing Maine exports, lowering energy consumption, and pursuing a multi-state single-payer health care system, are all ways to help overcome those challenges.
1) Ensuring state government works effectively and efficiently to support the state's economic recovery from COVID-19 2) Supporting policies and programs that help alleviate the burden of student debt 3) Supporting policies and programs that focus on reducing the state's energy consumption and address climate change
I hold regular monthly constituent office hours where anyone can bring their questions or concerns, get answers, and interact directly with their elected representatives. I maintain a social media presence on all the major platforms to provide information and a forum for discussion. I extend an open invitation to all residents to attend legislative sessions in Augusta and engage in the process directly; in particular, Lewiston students are invited to accompany me to legislative sessions and serve as honorary pages. I personally respond to all emails and phone calls from constituents.
Since March, I've spent a great deal of time assisting individuals and employers access economic recovery programs (unemployment, self-employment emergency compensation, CARES Act funds, DECD grants, etc.). As these funds are deployed, expansion of those programs via Congressional action is essential to supporting a sustained recovery. Health care and direct care providers need additional financial support as they have been the front lines of COVID response in our community. Childcare providers have experienced substantial changes to their operations and steep declined in revenue, but are an essential part of supporting Maine's workforce and require additional financial support. The New Mainer community has been the beneficiary of new state funding programs that seek to combat racial disparities in COVID cases. Each sector of the Maine economy has been affected in disparate ways and require attention and support from federal, state and local governments.