Bruce Poliquin

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Bruce Poliquin
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U.S. House, Maine, District 2
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 2015 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
PredecessorMike Michaud (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 4, 2014
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine Treasurer
2010-2012
Education
High schoolPhillips Academy
Bachelor'sHarvard University (1976)
Personal
Place of birthWaterville, Maine
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bruce Poliquin is a Republican member to the U.S. House, representing the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.[1][2] He defeated Emily Cain (D) and Blaine Richardson (I) in the general election.[3] He defeated Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[4]

He previously was the Treasurer of Maine. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.[5]

Poliquin previously sought a U.S. Senate seat and was a 2012 Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate from Maine. Poliquin was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[6]

Biography

  • Private sector business owner and manager for the past 35 years[7]
  • 1976: Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, Employee benefits area[7]
  • 1978: Evaluation Associates, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut, a nationally recognized pension fund consulting firm[7]
  • 1981-1996: Principal of Avatar Investors Associates Corporation in New York, an independent investment management firm[7]

Education

  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • 1976: Harvard University[7]

Political career

Treasurer (2010-2012)

Poliquin was first elected as Maine Treasurer in 2010 and served until 2012.[7]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Bruce Poliquin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [8]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Poliquin ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District.[2] He defeated Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[4] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Maine District 2 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Emily Cain 40.2% 118,568
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Poliquin 45.2% 133,320
     Independent Blaine Richardson 10.6% 31,337
     Other Other 0.1% 248
     Blank None 3.9% 11,536
Total Votes 295,009
Source: Maine Secretary of State Official Results

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Poliquin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that made this list were set to receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[9][10]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Poliquin 56.8% 19,736
Kevin Raye 43.2% 14,987
Total Votes 34,723
Source: Maine.gov

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Poliquin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. He was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary.

2010

Peloquin ran for Governor of Maine in 2010, but lost in the Republican primary.

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[11]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpgPaul LePage (R) 37.9%
Leslie B. Otten (R) 17.3%
S. Peter Mills (R) 14.4%
Steven W. Abbott (R) 12.8%
Bill Beardsley (R) 9.7%
Bruce Poliquin (R) 5.0%
Matthew C. Jacobson (R) 3.0%
Total votes 131,060

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Poliquin's reports.[12]

Bruce Poliquin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[13]April 15, 2013$1,378.23$0.00$(196.97)$1,181.26
July Quarterly[14]July 15, 2013$1,181.26$0.00$(0.00)$1,181.26
October Quarterly[15]October 15, 2013$0.00$223,123.12$(1,806.86)$221,316.26
Year End[16]January 31, 2014$221,316$147,806$(69,006)$300,116
April Quarterly[17]April 15, 2014$300,116$121,780$(80,996)$340,900
Running totals
$492,709.12$(152,005.83)

Personal

Poliquin lives in Georgetown, Maine, with his son, Sam.[7]

See also

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Michaud (D)
U.S. House of Representatives - Maine District 2
2015–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Maine State Treasurer
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Neria Douglass

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