Bonnie Lewis

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Bonnie Lewis
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Former candidate for
Maine House of Representatives, District 67
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine State Senate
1988 - 1994
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bonnie Titcomb Lewis was a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 67 of the Maine House of Representatives.[1]

Lewis served in the Maine State Senate from 1988 to 1994.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Lewis's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Economy

We must craft incentives to both attract and grow quality businesses here in Maine; and we must take important steps to provide the skilled workforce these businesses need in order to grow and thrive (see more).

Education

Maine’s youth – our children — are our greatest natural resource, and as parents, educators, community leaders and policy makers, it is critical that we work together to ensure that they have a bright and hopeful future here in Maine (see more).

Veterans

During three terms in the Maine Senate, I was privileged for four years to serve as chairperson of the legislative committee overseeing Veterans Affairs. The issues that our committee acted on included, among many the construction of new veterans’ homes here in Maine and establishment of services for Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange. Our deliberations were thoughtful and respectful, and the participation of veterans in public hearings and work sessions underscored the importance of this work (see more).

Environment

As we look to the future and try to get our thoughts around the issues today’s children will ultimately face, we must take responsibility for the environmental legacy we leave them. Recent scientific reports have delivered a troubling prediction of what that legacy will look like, suggesting a significant mandate for change. The environmental consequences of global carbon emissions from the world’s oil and coal consumption have resulted in a sobering but long overdue dialogue.

The findings are definitive. It is no longer debatable that our planet is in grave trouble, and statements by petroleum spin doctors do not change the facts. There are great challenges before us, and we must act now if we are to act in time.

A new age of renewable energy that does not poison our environment and hold us economically hostage to other nations is critical. State governments across America are leading the way to address carbon pollution and energy alternatives, and to view their natural and agricultural resources as rich, clean energy sources.

Healthy Political Debate

I am one who relishes a good, hearty political debate. As a result, I receive copies of numerous articles from newspapers and magazines featuring outrageous information about politicians of both parties, about “pork” legislation, legal and political battles, and just about every policy discussion or uncovered secret being bantered about anywhere. But when the votes are behind us and the election is over, we remain first and foremost… fellow Americans, with the good of our country of paramount importance.

I am a Democrat. You might be a Republican or a Green or an Independent.Although we might carry different party banners, I, too, love my country — as much as any other citizen, and while I often vehemently disagree with the governmental “powers that be”, I refuse to use my differences of opinion to cause harm to the institution that allows me the privilege to dissent.[3][4]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for party candidates wishing to run in this election was March 17, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the primary election was April 28, 2014, and the deadline for non-party candidates to run in the general election was June 2, 2014. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the general election was September 22, 2014. Bonnie Lewis was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Susan Austin was unopposed in the Republican primary. Austin defeated Lewis in the general election.[5][6]

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