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University of Southern Maine, Business Management, Leadership, and Organizational Studies, BS
City of Wales, coach and moderator; Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association, Treasurer; Androscoggin County Commissioner, 2008-2016
Personal information (hobbies, etc.):
Agriculture, fishing, hunting, shooting and snowmobiling
Single father raising three children
Years in Legislature:
127th, 130th (4 years)
Missions of the committee (if elected):
State and local government
Questions and answers
1) Define what “success” would look like if you were elected to serve your district.
A good definition of “success” is the favorable or desired outcome or achievement of one’s goal. Two years ago, I pledged to work to reopen our state, our schools, and our businesses. Although it took longer than expected, I am happy that we are finally “more open” than two years ago. I will continue to work with my constituents to ensure that our government responds to the needs of its citizens and not to those with vested interests. I am committed to finding common sense solutions and will continue to advance limited government, free enterprise, personal responsibility and individual liberty while taking special care of our most vulnerable, our elders and our children. This next session will be particularly difficult with the high cost of gasoline, oil, diesel, electricity and even our food. These high energy costs are pushing inflation to record highs, and the legislature must prioritize solutions to reduce costs and inflation to protect Maine’s middle class and people on fixed incomes. We need to put aside partisan posturing and focus on helping the people of Maine during these unprecedented times. I will continue to work to find solutions and prioritize my neighbors in Litchfield, Monmouth and Wales.
2) Characterize your views on public access to government business.
A fundamental element of our government is open transparency. With so many competing sources of information and manipulation, it is more important than ever to allow the public to witness their government first-hand without the biased lens of interpretation. Open democracy is worth participating in, as a public servant, transparency is our responsibility.
Daniel Shagoury, Maine House 55