F. James Whalen

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F. James Whalen
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Candidate for
Maine State Senate District 29
PartyIndependent
Education
Bachelor'sRutgers University
M.D.University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Military service
Service/branchAir Force
Personal
Place of birthWaukegan, Illinois
Websites
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F. James Whalen was a 2012 Independent candidate for District 29 of the Maine State Senate.

Whalen is currently an orthopedic surgeon. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, receiving an M.D.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Whalen's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Natural Resources And Roads

  • Excerpt: "A principal cause for the decline in the forest products industry in DownEast Maine is an antiquated road system making the moving products to market not easily done here."

Infrastructure And Economic Recovery

  • Excerpt: "Those students who grew up in Washington County and who have completed technical degrees in science and engineering lack opportunities to return here to apply their technical knowledge. The environment—transportation, communication and accommodation—is not friendly or focused to support these activities."

The Decline Of Physical And Social Connectivity As The Cause Of Fifty Years Of Poverty And The East-West Highway

  • Excerpt: "Whenever state government turns its back on building infrastructure (roads, railways, airports and marine terminals) in rural areas, those populations become even more disconnected and rural."

Social Infrastructure

  • Excerpt: "Current infrastructure maintains sustained personal and community isolation within the region, in the rest of Maine and with our neighbors in New Brunswick."

Tourism

  • Excerpt: "Tourists contribute to the seasonal economy. Tourists mean jobs and employment."

Elections

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Whalen ran in the 2012 election for Maine State Senate District 29. He ran as an Independent candidate. He was defeated by David C. Burns (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 29, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Burns 43.1% 7,158
     Democratic Anne Perry 37.7% 6,262
     Independent F. James Whalen 19.2% 3,182
Total Votes 16,602

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Whalen was defeated by Republican incumbent Kevin Raye on November 2.[3]

Personal

Whalen and his wife Catherine have four children.[1]

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