Joan Welsh

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Joan Welsh
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Current candidacy
Running for Maine House of Representatives, District 94
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Maine House of Representatives, District 46
In office
2008 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado at Boulder
Personal
BirthdayJune 17, 1940
Place of birthFresno, California
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joan W. Welsh (b. June 17, 1940) is a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 46. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Welsh's professional experience includes working as the President/CEO of Hurricane Island Outward Bound, Deputy Director of the Natural Resources Council of Maine and Director of Student and Academic Affairs at Rockport College.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Welsh served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Welsh served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Welsh served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

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. District 46 incumbent Joan Welsh was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Carole Gartley was unopposed in the Republican primary but withdrew after the primary; Ronald Bovasso replaced her on the general election ballot. Welsh faces Bovasso in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Welsh won re-election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 46. Welsh ran unopposed in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated Carole Gartley (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Maine House of Representatives, District 46, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoan Welsh Incumbent 61.8% 3,212
     Republican Carole Gartley 38.2% 1,985
Total Votes 5,197

2010

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Welsh's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Helen Shaw. According to unofficial results, Welsh defeated Shaw in the November 2 general election. [5]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 46 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Joan Welsh (D) 2,781 59%
Helen Shaw (R) 1,674 36%[6]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Joan Welsh ran for District 46 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Helen Shaw.[7]

Joan Welsh raised $5,156 for his campaign.[8]

Maine House of Representatives, District 46
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joan Welsh (D) 3,277
Helen Shaw (R) 1,942

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Welsh is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Welsh raised a total of $16,525 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[9]

Joan Welsh's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 46 Won $4,822
2010 Maine State House, District 46 Won $6,547
2008 Maine State House, District 46 Won $5,156
Grand Total Raised $16,525

2012

Welsh won re-election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Welsh raised a total of $4,822.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joan Welsh's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,402
Welsh, Joan W$100
Wild, Diane P$100
Hagg, Cindy A$100
Rikansrud, Karla B$100
Total Raised in 2012$4,822
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Welsh received $6,547 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[10]

Maine House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Joan Welsh's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$6,047
Forristall, Mary B$100
Rheault, Sarah$100
Webb, Lee D$100
Total Raised in 2010 $6,547

2008

In 2008, Welsh collected $5,156 in donations.[11]

Her largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,656

Personal

Welsh has three children.[12] She is Chair of the Knox County Committee of the Maine Community Foundation, and is a member of the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship Board, Maine Media Workshops Board, Common Good Ventures, Maine Development Foundation, Maine Women's Fund, and Riley School.[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Maine House of Representatives District 46
2008–present
Succeeded by
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