Elihu Upham

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Elihu Upham
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Candidate for
Maine House of Representatives District 99
High schoolGorham High (1979)
Bachelor'sU.S.N.A. schools (1984)
ProfessionBroadcaster, U.S.N.
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Elihu Upham was a 2012 Independent candidate for District 99 of the Maine House of Representatives.


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In information submitted to Ballotpedia, Upham stated, "As an Independent I would like to see more common use of checks and balances in the political discussion, meaning less partisanship. Our founding fathers were concerned that partisanship would cause stagnation and discourse. Voices of the citizens should be heard loud and clear and their representative and governing bodies reflect those voices. Government is not above the people it is the people. Therefore we vote for the qualified person not party."[1]



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Upham ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 99. He ran as an Independent candidate and was defeated by Jonathan Kinney (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Maine House of Representatives, District 99, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Kinney 50.5% 2,408
     Democratic Lee Goldsberry 34.7% 1,653
     Independent Elihu Upham 14.8% 708
Total Votes 4,769

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  1. Biographical submission to Ballotpedia, August 19, 2012
  2. Maine Secretary of State - Independent candidate list