Brandon Dickey

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Brandon Dickey
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Former candidate for
Maine House of Representatives, District 62
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
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Brandon Dickey was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 62 of the Maine House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Dickey's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Individual Freedom. The only way to ensure my freedom is to ensure the freedom of someone I don't agree with. We all have the freedom & responsibilities that come with "Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."

Fiscal Responsibility. The only way we can insure a working government for our children is by getting spending under control. Eliminating wasteful programs and changing workable ones are two areas I plan to focus on. I want to increase tax revenue, by increasing the tax base, not raising taxes. Enacting tax breaks that help all individuals and business striving for a better community is the only way to achieve this.

Healthcare Reform. A civil society can only be judged by the way it treats its lowest common denominator. Our children, the disabled, our veterans and elderly. We must spare no expense in these areas, but only common sense & cutting edge reforms can add up to the solution we need. While we can only do so much on the state level, we can enact state level reforms to promote health care freedom and competition. The effects of the so called "Affordable Care Act" must be nullified using any tool in our toolbox, and free market & common sense reforms enacted to take its place.

Family Values. Every child should be raised in a caring family, no offense to single parents. It is essential for the development of the child. All efforts should be taken to keep children in loving families, and to promote the proliferation of the family unit. I include those planning and saving to start a family as well as those who are currently raising children.

Gun Rights. I firmly believe in the individuals right to "keep and bear arms", in all forms necessary to arm our " well regulated militia". I however am of the belief that the words "bear" and "bare" imply to carry openly. This protects choice by enabling others to choose whether or not to associated with you. If you wish to deny them that choice, I see it as little discomfort to prove to a trained professional that you can hit an area the size of a paper plate from 15-20 feet away. This will help to ensure that when/if your or my children are the backdrop against our will, that armed citizen will aim true.

Pro-Life & Liberty?? How can this be? Can it be true? Indeed it can. I am firmly Pro-Life, I believe we should all contemplate our actions before we do them so as not to put an innocent life in the cross-hairs. It takes 2 to tango, so dance smart! I believe if you choose to have an abortion you should be shown all relevant data on the procedure and reproductions from it. However in the end it is the individuals (parents in the case of a minor) choice to end a pregnancy, not yours or mine. They alone must live with their choice, all we can do is help them make the most informed choice they can for themselves at that time.[2][3]

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. Gina Melaragno was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brandon Dickey was unopposed in the Republican primary. Melaragno defeated Dickey and John Michael (I) in the general election.[4][5][6][7]

Maine House of Representatives District 62, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngGina Melaragno 45.1% 1,074
     Independent John Michael 26.2% 623
     Republican Brandon Dickey 23.6% 562
     None Blank Votes 5.1% 121
Total Votes 2,380

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