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  • Richard M. Cebra
    (Rep)

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    Patrick J. Scully
    (I)

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) 693-5440
Campaign Email Pat@ScullyforHouse.com
Campaign Website http://ScullyforHouse.com
Finance Type Traditional
We are an aging State with significant demands for services for our elderly, sick and other needy people. We do not have enough younger workers earning sufficient wages to support the needs of our State. We need to bring more good paying jobs to Maine and we need to train our young people for the jobs of the 21st century.

Access to and the cost of health care are significant challenges in Maine, especially in rural areas where smaller hospitals are under extreme financial pressure.

Finally, climate change is a significant threat to our nation and our State. We need to transition to a carbon free economy as soon as possible, including investment in electric vehicle infrastructure in Maine and additional support for renewable energy development.
Jobs, education and health care. In order to strengthen our economy we need to bring more good jobs to our State. This will require that we ensure that our workforce is trained in the skills that employers are seeking in the next decade. We need more collaboration between State government and educators, as well as employers, to develop more programs matching programs of training with the skill sets employers say they will need.

We need to protect our rural health care facilities and providers, and find ways to make health care more affordable and available. We need to invest more heavily in wellness and treatment for people with substance abuse, smoking and other unhealthy behaviors in order to bring down health care costs.
People have lost faith in government and politics because of how negative and adversarial it has become. We need to change the tone of public discourse. As an Independent, I am trying to do my part by running a positive campaign. If elected, I will communicate regularly with my constituents to keep them advised of issues in Augusta and to seek their input. I will also seek opportunities to speak locally, in schools and at public meetings, to educate students and the public about the legislative process and opportunities for involvement.
First by removing restrictions on businesses as soon as the science will permit. Second by advocating for more federal and State financial support to businesses. Third, by working to bring new businesses to our area, especially in clean technologies and IT, including greater investment in solar power and other renewable energy resources.