Donald Pilon

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Donald Pilon
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Maine House of Representatives District 133
Former Member
In office
2004 - 2012
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of New England
Personal
ProfessionReal Estate Broker
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Donald Pilon is a former Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives. He has represented the 133rd District since 2004.

Pilon is a Certified Emergency Manager for the State of Maine and works as a real estate broker.

Pilon is a member of the Biddeford-Saco Chamber of Commerce, founder and President of the Maine Youth Golf Foundation, volunteer with the Saco Emergency Management Agency, and a member of the Saco Spirit Board of Directors.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

In a Portland Press Herald questionnaire, Pilon explained what he sought to accomplish upon winning office:

"will work to grow Maine's economy by ensuring adequate educational opportunities for young people to be productive in new types of jobs that must be created in Maine in order to strengthen our future. I will build on established collaborations between public and private sectors to create training and educational opportunities."[2]

On his campaign website, Pilon lists two main issues. Here are excerpts:

  • Maine's Economy: "In order to attract and grow businesses, we need to reduce energy costs, create a more efficient and cost effective transportation system, and provide incentives to start-ups and relocations. We already have a work force with a widely recognized work ethic. We need to broaden the levels of trained workers to include more managers, administrators and educators with advanced degrees."[3]
  • Local Taxes and Fees: "It is well-known that Maine has one of the oldest populations in the country. If taxes and fees go up, more of our seniors may lose their homes or be forced to decide between paying their taxes and paying for their health needs. We can't afford to endanger this population.,"[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Pilon ran in the 2012 election for Maine State Senate District 5. He ran and lost against fellow state house incumbent Linda Valentino in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012.[4] Incumbent Barry Hobbins (D) is not running for re-election.[5]

Maine State Senate, District 5 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLinda Valentino 66.4% 1,731
Donald Pilon 33.6% 877
Total Votes 2,608

2010

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Pilon's opponent in the November 2 general election was Republican candidate Brad Watts. According to unofficial results, Pilon defeated Watts in the November 2 general election.[6]

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 133 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Pilon (D) 1,923 54%
Brad Watts (R) 1,478 42%[7]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Donald Pilon ran for District 133 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Charity Kewish.[8]

Donald Pilon raised $5,256 for his campaign.[9]

Maine House of Representatives, District 133
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Donald Pilon (D) 3,230
Charity Kewish (R) 1,173

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Pilon received $3,425 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below:[10]

Maine House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Donald Pilon's campaign in 2010
Public Fund$2,925
Pilon, Donald E$100
Kane Jr, Thomas J$100
Savage, Kevin$100
Pilon, Amanda C$100
Total Raised in 2010 $3,425

2008

In 2008 Donald Pilon collected $5,256 in donations.[11]

His largest contributor in 2008 was:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $4,656

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Maine House of Representatives District 133
2004–2012
Succeeded by
Barry Hobbins (D)