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James Schatz

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James Schatz
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Candidate for
Maine House of Representatives District 37
PartyDemocratic
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives District 37
2004-2010
Personal
ProfessionOwner/Manager, Blue Hill Farm County Inn
CandidateVerification

James Schatz (b. May 31, 1940) was a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives. He represented the 37th District from 2004 to 2010. He has also served as a Selectman for the Town of Blue Hill for the past 15 years. In 2010, he ran for Maine State Senate, losing in the November 2 general election. Schatz ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 37.

Schatz is the Owner/Manager of Blue Hill Farm County Inn. He previously served as Program Administrator/Consultant for the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment/United States

Schatz is a member of the Blue Hill Memorial Hospital Board, Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Board, Healthy Peninsula Project Steering Committee, and Peninsula Area Team for Health.[1]

Committee assignments

Prior to leaving the house, Schatz served on the following committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Schatz ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 37. Schatz lost against incumbent Ralph Chapman in the Democratic primary on June 12, 2012. Madeline Leach ran unopposed in the Republican primary. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]


Maine House of Representatives, District 37 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRalph Chapman Incumbent 60% 436
James Schatz 40% 291
Total Votes 727

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Schatz was defeated by Republican candidate Brian Langley in the November 2 general election. Democratic incumbent Dennis Damon was not eligible for re-election.[4]

In the June 8th primary election, Schatz defeated Lawrence Greenlaw Jr. by a margin of 2,084-1,542.[5]

Maine State Senate, District 28 - Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png James Schatz 2,084 57.5%
Lawrence Greenlaw, Jr. 1,542 42.5%

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Schatz outlines these issues as his main priorities:[6]

  • Improving our working waterfronts
  • Schools - efficient, and locally controlled
  • Hospitals
  • Expanding broadband service
  • Reducing pollution - air, light and water
  • Supporting existing and new business opportunities

2008

On November 4, 2008, James Schatz ran for District 37 of the Maine House of Representatives, beating Jonathan Walden.[7]

James Schatz raised $4,682 for his campaign.[8]

Maine House of Representatives, District 37
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png James Schatz (D) 3,393
Jonathan Walden (R) 2,209

Campaign donors

2008

In 2008 James Schatz collected $4,682 in donations.[9]

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 37
2004–2010
Succeeded by
Ralph Chapman (D)