Richard Burns

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Richard Burns
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Candidate for
Maine State Senate District 34
PartyIndependent
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives
2004-2008
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maine
Military service
Service/branchArmy
Years of service1975-1978
Personal
ProfessionCarpenter
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Richard Burns is a 2014 unaffiliated candidate for District 34 of the Maine State Senate.[1]

Burns served as a Representative in the Maine House of Representatives from 2004 to 2008.

Burns is a self-employed Carpenter, in addition to owning an antiques shop. He served in the United States Army from 1975 to 1978.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Burns' website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Single Payer Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Health care reforms that serve the people of Maine, not the just the insurance industry."

Energy Efficiency

  • Excerpt: "Alternative Energy and reduced dependency on foreign oil."

Our Economy

  • Excerpt: "Maine’s right to be heard on issues of global economics, NAFTA, and other trade agreements that have undermined our economy."

Protecting Maine’s Groundwater

  • Excerpt: "Maine People Challenge Corporate Grab at Groundwater!"

2010

On his campaign website, Burns outlined these issues as his main priorities:[3]

  • Protect Maine's groundwater - Rick will protect Maine's groundwater from multinational corporations
  • Healthcare Crisis - a vote for Rick is a vote for affordable healthcare
  • Energy Efficiency - Rick will help achieve energy independence and reduce dependency on foreign oil
  • Economy - a vote for Rick will help secure Maine's economic future
  • Maine Small Business - a vote for Rick is a vote for Maine's families and small business community

Elections

2014

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maine State Senate 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. Gary Connor was unopposed in the Democratic primary. District 2 incumbent Ronald Collins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Collins faces Connor and unenrolled candidate Richard Burns in the general election.[4][5]

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Burns ran in the 2012 election for Maine State Senate District 2. He ran as an Independent candidate and was defeated by incumbent Ronald Collins (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[6]

Maine State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRonald Collins Incumbent 45.6% 9,301
     Democratic Thomas Wright 31.2% 6,377
     Independent Richard Burns 23.2% 4,736
Total Votes 20,414

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Burns was defeated by Republican candidate Ronald Collins in the November 2 general election. Republican incumbent Richard Nass could not run for re-election due to term limits.[7]

In the June 8th primary election, Burns ran unopposed.[8]

Personal

Burns and his wife Andrea have five children.[2]

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