James Azzola

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James Azzola
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Candidate for
Maine House of Representatives, District 41
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sTufts University, 1981
Master'sUniversity of California-Berkeley, 1984
Ph.D.Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1992
Place of birthSomerville, 1977
Campaign website
James Azzola is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 41 of the Maine House of Representatives.[1]


Campaign themes


Azzola's website highlights the following campaign themes:

The state of Maine has been dead last in Forbes' business rankings for 4 years running. For Mainers to feed their families and prosper, we need to grow a healthy economy by reducing taxes, cutting regulations, and starting new industries like Hemp, Cannabis and Maine State Banking.

In order to achieve a sustainable living for its people, Maine needs to eliminate parasitic corporate welfare, end all subsidies and special programs, and open up the entire state to businesses of all sizes.

Maine needs to cut personal taxes across the board. Why not let people decide where to spend their money? The only fair tax is one which allows ordinary people to run their lives with a minimum of government involvement.

Maine needs to open up the healthcare market to increased competition, not try to over-regulate the market so that only a few big corporations with deep pockets, lobbyists and lawyers can profitably operate in this state.

Maine needs to make educational reform a priority. We need to free up choice in the educational marketplace, challenge the monopoly of state control, and allow parents better opportunities to educate their kids.

Maine needs to decriminalize non-violent drug offenses and reduce our prison population, saving the state money and allowing law enforcement to concentrate on real crimes.

Maine needs to protect the civil liberties of its citizens and eliminate intrusive electronic eavesdropping and surveillance, including drones, used to spy on peaceful, law abiding citizens.

Maine needs to protect rights for individuals, not corporations. Instead of formulating laws regulating people, we need laws regulating corporations and government.[2][3]



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 10, 2014, and a general election will take place 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. District 115 incumbent Erik Jorgensen was unopposed in the Democratic primary. James Azzola was unopposed in the Republican primary. Reed Berkowitz ran as a Green Party candidate but withdrew after the primary; a replacement candidate was not named. Jorgensen faces Azzola in the general election.[4][5]

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