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State Senate District 34

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  • Michael Pardue
    (Rep)

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    Joseph E. Rafferty Jr.
    (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 590-9902
Finance Type Clean Election Candidate
State Senate District
Access to affordable health care for all citizens. It is clear we must do more to retain and attract young people for the economy, workforce and overall future of our state. We must continue to develop pathways to success that provide career and technical education programs for students that would prefer a good paying job in the trades.

Our Needs: My Priorities We must make access to affordable healthcare our top priority. We must develop pathways to success for all Mainers We must support Maine based businesses

I think the key to engage constituents is communication and visibility of their elected officials. I plan on making myself available and holding regularly scheduled meetings throughout my district demonstrating my "care and concern" for what's happening.

My campaign has made thousands of calls in an attempt to reach prospective voters. I will continue this strategy once elected as a means of "checking in" on constituents in SD34.
Currently, my contacts have expressed lots of confusion as they seek assistance and support during the pandemic. I hope to serve as a contact and resource should people run into difficulty trying to navigate through the system seeking help. A coordination of efforts will secure support and simplify the process for obtaining assistance.

Long term recovery will depend on a solid economy, job security and availability.