House District 151 candidate profiles

House District 151 candidate profiles

A sign welcomes voters at the Fort Kent Municipal Building on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. (Jessica Potila | St. John Valley Times) FORT KENT, Maine — Who to elect as the 46th President of the United States is not the only decision facing northern Maine voters on Nov. 3. Also at issue is who voters feel is best suited to represent them at the state level. The candidates on the ballot for Maine House District 151, which encompasses Allagash, Ashland, Eagle Lake, Fort Kent, Masardis, New Canada, Portage Lake, St. Francis, Wallagrass and Plantations of Garfield, Nashville, Oxbow, St. John and Winterville, plus the unorganized territory of Northwest Aroostook, are incumbent Rep. John Martin, a Democrat, and his challenger, Republican Kevin Bushey. Both candidates were asked identical sets of questions in email interviews sent by the newspaper. Kevin Bushey John Martin The following are abridged replies from both candidates. What is your background? Martin lives in his hometown of Eagle Lake. He has undergraduate degrees in history and government and a master’s degree in political science. He previously taught history at Fort Kent Community High School and continues to teach political science at University of Maine at Fort Kent. Martin is currently serving his 21st non-consecutive term in the House, where he has served 10 terms as speaker. He has also served four terms in the Maine Senate. Bushey is an Ashland native with an undergraduate degree in business from University of Maine who served five and a half […]

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