for the Maine House of Representatives
House District 50, Brunswick
Ralph can be reached at 725-7639 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Ralph Tucker and I am running in the June 10, 2014, Democratic primary for the Maine House of Representatives. Brunswick has 2 seats in the 151 member Maine House. Our House District has been re-drawn somewhat, due to state-wide reapportionment, and will be re-numbered House District 50 for the 2014 election.
I am a retired Maine District Court judge, formerly presiding at Wiscasset and West Bath courts. My wife Nancy and I live on McKeen Street, Brunswick. We raised and educated our 3 children here in town: Ruth, who now lives in Brooklyn, NYC; Abe who now lives in Arkansas; and Ben who lives in Brunswick. We have 2 young granddaughters here in town, ages 6 and 3.
I am running because my family and I have a direct and personal interest in the political concerns of many in Brunswick: good public schools; environmental safeguards (2 in family have asthma); health care coverage; fair taxes; economic growth; and other issues. Plus we need civility in public debate.
My experience includes: school board (6 years—2 as Chair); town council (1 year); state workers’ comp commission, appointed by Governors Brennan and McKernan (11 years—7 as Chair); lawyer and partner with McTeague Higbee law firm (18 years); and judge (7 years). Hopefully my experience and skills can be useful in representing Brunswick in the state legislature.
Therefore, I will be visiting as many voters as possible over the next few months, by scheduled appointment if you wish, or simply by knocking on doors in each neighborhood. The response of voters so far has been encouraging. I am eager to learn what you and other voters think is important, and what you expect of a state legislator.
I realize it is early to be starting a campaign for a Maine house seat. However, the 2014 election cycle promises to be crowded and hectic. If I am to methodically write and visit hundreds of voters, it will take some time.Please send me an e-mail or call if you would like to support my campaign, make a political contribution, or if you would simply like to meet and talk about your political concerns. I would be happy to visit or meet at a time convenient for you. My email is email@example.com , phone is 725-7639, and the address is 15 McKeen Street, Brunswick, 04011.