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Peter Doyle
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Former candidate for
Maine State Senate, District 33
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Peter Doyle was a Republican candidate for District 27 of the Maine State Senate.


Doyle's professional experience includes working as a Eucharistic minister and mentor.


Campaign themes


Doyle's website highlighted the following campaiang issues:[1]

  • Jobs and Economy - More green jobs, lower/eliminate business equipment tax, tap natural gas reserves.
  • Taxes and spending - Avoid tax increases, spend tax revenues with more care, trim non-essential state jobs and state expenditures. Marginally increase state worker health care contributions.
  • Voting and citizenship - "The right to vote is one of our most cherished freedoms. It should never be exchanged for political advantage in order to gain favor with particular groups to advance a partisan agenda. Moreover, it is a right that belongs only to those who are citizens, either those born in the United States or those who have become citizens through the naturalization process. I welcome all legal non-US residents to pursue this path to citizenship and, in doing so, obtain their right to vote."
  • Healthcare - Doyle would pursue the possibility of allowing consumers to purchase policies across state lines to lower costs. He believes that all Mianers should have access to high quality health care, and that we should retain our power of choice. Peter would also create healthy lifestyle incentives that would discourage bad habits (e.g., smoking) and encourage healthy behavior (e.g., exercise, eating right).
  • Environment/quality of life - Peter would move to upgrade to existing networks of walking and biking trails to provide a greener alternative to modern transportation.
  • Transportation - "Existing passenger rail network service should be upgraded and expanded. I supported the legislature’s expansion of rail service from Portland to Brunswick. I would advocate further expansion to the Lewiston/Auburn metropolitan area as well as Rockland. I also believe that commercial freight rail needs the state’s support, so we can decrease our reliance on trucks, which further damage our already overburdened highways."
  • Education - "As much as possible, educational decisions should be retained by local authorities. Further, parents should always be key players in setting educational policy. I would support school choice, so that parents could choose from among public, private and charter schools."
  • Accountability/transparency - "As your representative, I will be a strong advocate for more transparency in the lawmaking process."



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine State Senate 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. District 8 incumbent Justin Alfond was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Peter Doyle was unopposed in the Republican primary. Alfond defeated Doyle and Asher Platts (G) in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Maine State Senate District 27, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJustin Alfond Incumbent 64.4% 11,376
     Green Asher Platts 16.1% 2,852
     Republican Peter Doyle 14.8% 2,612
     None Blank Votes 4.7% 827
Total Votes 17,667


See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Doyle was defeated by Democratic incumbent Justin Alfond in the November 2 general election.[6] In the June 8th primary election, Doyle ran unopposed.[7]

Maine State Senate, District 8 - Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Peter Doyle 885 100%

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