ONLINE POLL: What would you like to ask the candidates?

By Staff | Aug 14, 2014
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As we enter the final stretch of the 2014 election season, we will be reaching out to candidates running for seats in the Legislature and asking them about the issues that are important to you.

To do this, we need your help.

Take a moment to answer the online poll below, saying what you would like to ask the candidates or what issues you feel are most important in this election. We will look at these questions and pose some of them to local candidates and publish their answers in The Courier-Gazette and at

All of the responses to our online polls are anonymous and participation is free.

Thank you and be sure to vote in November.

Comments (5)
Posted by: Maria Scott | Aug 17, 2014 10:21

I hope your not talking about RSU 20's budget being cut because it certainly has not been.  It increased 2.2 million this year alone.  At that rate people will not be able to stay in their homes.  What we need to do is make sure we are running our school systems efficiently and effectively for the children.  People will not care about education if they are always worrying about paying their taxes and bills.

Posted by: Susan Sinclair | Aug 17, 2014 04:57

If the towns don't stop severing and slashing school funding just so a bunch of people who only can marginally afford their lifestyle can keep their self centered selves exactly where they want on the backs of the next generation, then Maine is going to always be the backward, jobless, old, poor state it is now. There's no magic whatsoever. If you don't have an educated population no employer wants you. No employer wants to worry about ignorant, drugged up employees.

Posted by: Catherine Cooper | Aug 14, 2014 15:59

I agree with Susan. We have to support the truly disabled and the elderly other than that, others should work. But also, I would like to know how are the candidates going to draw jobs to Maine so those who want to work and who need to work, can find a job, a good job that supports a family?


Posted by: Susan P Reitman | Aug 14, 2014 12:00

Maine is classified as a "Death Spiral State"  What will you do to see that there are more residents supporting the state than people using the state as a "Sugar Daddy" and sucking the state coffers dry.  For those who do not know what a "Death Spiral State" is.  A "Death Spiral State" is one where there are more people on the dole than there are people to support them.  Governor LePage understands this situation and is trying to do something about it and that is why he needs re-elected.

Posted by: George Faulkner | Aug 14, 2014 09:14

What do you consider the three most important issues facing our Legislative District and/or  Waldo County in the next five years?

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