Blaine Richardson

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Blaine Richardson
Blaine Richardson.jpg
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Maine, District 2
PartyIndependent
Education
Bachelor'sCollege of Charleston
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Years of service1974-1979, 2003
CitationsCaptain
Personal
ProfessionOwner, The B. Richardson Company, Construction Company
Websites
Campaign website
Blaine Richardson campaign logo
Blaine Richardson was a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.[1] He was defeated by Bruce Poliquin (R) in the general election.[2]

Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the Republican Party to run as an Independent.[3][4]

He was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. Richardson was defeated by Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[5]

Biography

Education:[6]

  • College of Charleston, Bachelor of Science in Biology

Career

Military:[6]

  • 1974: Graduated from Naval flight program
  • 1974-1979: Aviator on active duty
  • 2003: Military Liaison Officer for MSC (Military Sealift Command) to the Commander, Transportation Command, Scott AFB, Illinois
  • 1980's - 1990's: Worked at family business, The Green Thumb, Rockport, Maine[6]
  • Code Enforcement in Rockport, Maine[6]
  • 2000: Moved to Belfast and started construction company – The B. Richardson Company[6]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Richardson ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District.[1][7] Richardson sought the Independent nomination in the primary. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Emily Cain 40.2% 118,568
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Poliquin 45.2% 133,320
     Independent Blaine Richardson 10.6% 31,337
     Other Other 0.1% 248
     Blank None 3.9% 11,536
Total Votes 295,009
Source: Maine Secretary of State Official Results

Richardson announced on January 20, 2014, that he left the Republican Party to run as an Independent.[3]

2012

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2012

Richardson ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District. Richardson was defeated by Kevin Raye in the Republican primary.[8] Incumbent Mike Michaud ran unopposed in the Democratic primary.

U.S House, Maine District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Raye 60% 18,703
Blaine Richardson 40% 12,465
Total Votes 31,168

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Richardson's reports.[9]

Personal

Richardson is married to his wife, Laura.[14] He has two children from a former marriage – Kyle and Jana.[14]

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