Legislative Candidates for the Towns of MSAD #55

Compiled by Katherine Rhoda

 

Would you like to learn more about the candidates running to represent the towns of MSAD #55 in the Maine Legislature? Below is a summary of their contact details and online links. There is further info in these non-partisan voters’ guides, as noted:

League of Women Voters (LWV) https://www.vote411.org/

Vote Smart (VS) https://justfacts.votesmart.org/

Bangor Daily News Maine Voters Guide (BDN) https://www.bangordailynews.com/2022-maine-voters-guide/

Ballotpedia (BP) https://ballotpedia.org/

Not all candidates responded to questionnaires from those guides. Vote Smart (VS) provides candidate funding data, as well as voting records of those currently in the Legislature, along with other info when available. Ballotpedia (BP) shows how many votes party candidates received in their primaries, along with other info when available.

 

Legislative districts were readjusted based on the 2020 census. All five towns are now within the Senate District 22, but we are split among four House districts:

• 82 includes Hiram and Porter

• 84 includes Baldwin

• 138 includes Cornish

• 139 includes Parsonsfield

 

Senate District 22 includes Baldwin, Cornish, Hiram, Parsonsfield, and Porter, as well as Acton, Limerick, Limington, Naples, Newfield, Sebago, Shapleigh, and Standish. Candidates are:

James D. Libby (R)


https://www.facebook.com/jimlibbyforsenate

https://www.facebook.com/libbyjandj

https://www.thomas.edu/people/james-libby-ph-d/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-libby-a56297b/

jimlibby39@yahoo.com

207-289-7413

LWV, VS, BP

Michael A. McKinney (D)

https://www.facebook.com/mckinneyforsenate


https://mckinneyforsenate.com/

mckinneyforsenate@gmail.com

LWV, VS, BDN, BP

 

House District 82 includes Hiram and Porter, as well as Brownfield, Fryeburg, and Lovell. Candidates are:

Nathan R.L. Burnett (D)

https://www.facebook.com/ElectNateBurnett

https://www.facebook.com/nate.burnett.52493

http://nrlburnett.com/

nate@nrlburnett.com

207-551-3381

LWV, VS, BDN, BP

Caleb J. Ness (R)

https://www.facebook.com/Ness4MEStateRep

https://www.facebook.com/caleb.ness.14

VS, BP

 

House District 84 includes Baldwin, as well as Naples, Sebago, and part of Standish. Candidates are:

Barry F. Powers (D)

http://www.facebook.com/BarryPowersHD84

https://www.facebook.com/BarryPowers4ME

https://powers4me.com/

https://twitter.com/BarryPowers4ME

https://www.instagram.com/barryfpowers/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/barrypowers/

barryfpowers@gmail.com

207-291-0224

LWV, VS, BDN, BP

Mark Walker (R)

https://www.facebook.com/vote.mark.walker

MarkWalker4ME@gmail.com

207-272-2728

VS, BP

 

House District 138 includes Cornish, as well as Limington, and parts of Hollis and Buxton. Candidates are:

Michael T. Barden III (I)

https://www.facebook.com/Bardenforgovernor/

https://twitter.com/Bardenformaine

bardenformaine@gmail.com

207-819-5284

VS, BDN, BP

Mark J. Blier (R)

https://www.facebook.com/RepMarkBlier

https://www.facebook.com/mark.blier.1

https://legislature.maine.gov/house/house/MemberProfiles/Details/1344

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-blier-47aba5104/