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State House District 130

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  • Nicolas Delli Paoli
    (Dem)

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    Kathy L. Downes
    (Rep)

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?

Finance Type Maine Clean Election Candidate
State House District
From conversations with neighbors it is clear that healthcare costs, the implications of climate change, manufacturing and overall job loss, insufficient resources to educators and their facilities, access to broadband, a lack of low to middle income housing development, few mental health services, and an aging demographic with less young people staying or moving here are the interconnected challenges that many Mainers face today.
My top three priorities are to pass a statewide single-payer healthcare system; act on climate change through local consumer-owned renewable energy projects; and, incentivize and support small business and worker self directed manufacturing business creation.
Half of the electorate in my district did not vote in 2018. My goal is to listen and speak to working family needs and break down party politics to focus on the policies that will help families flourish. Many people, including myself, are frustrated with both major parties. I represent people’s interests, not big money special interest groups. I seek to continue to build solidarity and be a catalyst for exciting involvement into local, state, and national politics. We can collectively impact and increase the quality of life for all people, especially those who are disenfranchised, through public policy.
All three of my top priorities will support economic recovery by saving people money on healthcare costs, giving ownership of renewable energy utilities to people so long term saving and wealth creation opportunities through municipal green jobs can occur, and by incentivizing and supporting small businesses and worker owned manufacturing jobs. A study done by the Maine Center for Economic Policy shows that 80% of Mainers, anyone making under $173,000 per year, will save money through a single-payer health insurance system. These savings paired with investments into low to middle income housing, support to small businesses, and localized renewable energy job creation will excite and allow people to move into my district, give people more capital to invest and spend at local businesses, and create sustainability both economically and environmentally.
Campaign Phone (207) 949-3593
Campaign Email kathydownes1952@gmail.com
Finance Type Clean Election
State House District
Recovering from the pandemic medical, social and political environment we find ourselves in; has become a burden on family, businesses, municipalities and state, budgets, and economic impact;
Healthy and Safety of the most vulnerable citizens, economic development and Education, and veterans issues.
Continue to, and encourage participation of citizens to volunteer in local organizations just as I have for over 50+ years.
I will address Municipal Solid Waste Disposal challenges, lowering cost of energy, developing existing business and industrial parks by using the existing assets within Dist. #130.