Present employment: Retired businessman
Highest level of education completed: B.A. economics, Harvard University
Previous elected public office(s) held: Maine State Treasurer (2010-2012), U.S. Representative for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District (2015-2019)
Statement: I have come out of retirement because Maine is in trouble. Mainers are buckling under the highest inflation in decades, the highest heating oil prices in Maine history and an economic recession. Also, our southern border has remained open and fentanyl is killing our kids. Politicians in Washington have spent trillions of dollars we don’t have and that has caused Maine families to pay premiums for groceries and other essentials.
I will bring Maine common sense back to Washington by cutting taxes so that Mainers can keep more of their own money. I will fight to end wasteful spending, which is driving up inflation, reopen our supply of oil so that Maine businesses and homes can access cheap fuel and close our border with Mexico to stop the flow of fentanyl into Maine. I have a record of protecting Maine jobs, keeping taxes and the cost of essentials low, and putting Mainers first by prioritizing aid for our veterans, homeless and those fighting addiction, instead of illegal immigrants. I’ve managed businesses and budgets my whole life and will get our economy working again. Finally, I will continue to strengthen and protect Social Security and Medicare for Mainers.