Bruce Bickford

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Bruce Bickford
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Candidate for
Maine House of Representatives, District 63
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives, District 70
2008 - 2012
Auburn City Council
2006 - 2008
Personal
BirthdayOctober 11, 1955
Place of birthLewiston, Maine
ReligionBaptist
CandidateVerification
Bruce Bickford (b. October 11, 1955) is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 63 of the Maine House of Representatives.[1]

Bickford is a former Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 70 from 2008 to 2012. Prior to his election to the House, he was a Councilor on the Auburn City Council from 2006-2008. Bickford ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 70.

Biography

Bickford was a Manager for Convenience Retail from 2000-2008, and Manager of Full Service Restaurants from 1975-2000.

He has been a member of the Small Property Owners of Auburn, Director of Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, and Director of the Auburn-Lewiston Airport.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Bickford's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

Get Mainers Back to Work

  • Excerpt: "Too many Mainers are out of work and I believe there are many more creative and effective ways that our government can encourage people to get back to work - methods that are either not being pursued aggressively enough, or not being pursued at all."

Reduce the Price of Health Insurance

  • Excerpt: "I believe that fewer regulations and less taxes would result in more insurance companies doing business in Maine, creating more competition within the marketplace and resulting in lower prices for all of us."

End Automatic Gas Tax Increases

  • Excerpt: "I will put a stop to automatic gas tax increases and demand a vote of the whole legislature on any tax increase."

Innovative Energy, Boost Our Economy

  • Excerpt: "Augusta must lead the way in making alternative energy possible and affordable in our state - and it MUST be cost effective."

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Bickford 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 70 incumbent R. Wayne Werts was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Bruce Bickford was unopposed in the Republican primary.[4][5]

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Bickford ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 70. Bickford ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and was defeated by R. Wayne Werts (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Maine House of Representatives, District 70, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngR. Wayne Werts 50% 2,268
     Republican Bruce Bickford Incumbent 50% 2,264
Total Votes 4,532

2010

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bickford's opponent in the November 2 general election was Democratic candidate Michael Robert Scott. According to unofficial results, Bickford defeated Scott in the November 2 general election.[8]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 70 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Bickford (R) 2,105 55%
Michael Robert Scott (D) 1,591 42%[9]

2008

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Bruce Bickford ran for District 70 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Penthea Burns.[10]

Bruce Bickford raised $6,564 for his campaign.[11]

Maine House of Representatives, District 70
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bruce Bickford (R) 2,522
Penthea Burns (D) 2,154

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Bickford received $9,205 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[12]

Maine House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bruce Bickford's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$8,705
Bickford, Marjorie A$100
Shields, Dr Thomas$100
Reiche, Ford$100
Bickford, Joyce$100
Total Raised in 2010 $9,205

2008

In 2008 Bruce Bickford collected $6,564 in donations.[13]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $6,456

Endorsements

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bruce Bickford endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [14]

Personal

Bickford and his wife Marjorie have four children.[15]

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