Joseph Kumiszcza

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Joseph Kumiszcza
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Candidate for
Maine House of Representatives, District 45
PartyRepublican
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Maine
Websites
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Joseph "Joe" Kumiszcza was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 45 of the Maine House of Representatives.[1]

Biography

Kumiszcza earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. His work experience includes serving as President of Online Associates, Inc., Executive Director of TechMaine, Business Director of MCBVI (Iris Network), Marketing Director for Fishman Realty Group, General Merchandise Sales Manager at Hannaford, and Advertising Manager at Emery Waterhouse.[2]

Affiliations

Kumiszcza has been affiliated with the following organizations:[2]

  • Maine Genealogical Society
  • Town of Cumberland Republican Committee
  • Jaguar Association of New England
  • TechAmerica
  • Board member, Technology Councils of North America
  • Cumberland/North Yarmouth Lions"

Public Service & Awards

Kumiszcza has received the following awards:[2]

  • Blaine House Conference on the Creative Economy
  • New England High Tech All-Star
  • New England Top 10 Techies to Watch
  • Governor's Trade Mission to Canada
  • USM Computer Science Advisory Board
  • Interface Tech News Community Achievement Award
  • Gubernatorial appointment to the Maine Jobs Council

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

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

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "We must continue to oppose unfair laws that hinder our residents and businesses. Maine should be the first choice for high-wage earners and the new jobs they will help create."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Technology is applied to every sector of our economy and University activities should seek to build Maine’s economy and produce graduates that can find high-paying jobs."

Business Regulation, Economic Development, Energy Policy, and Environmental Protection

  • Excerpt: "We need an effective, efficient, and sensible long-term systematic blueprint to build a more prosperous Maine."

Bi-Partisan Success

  • Excerpt: "My thirteen years of experience influencing legislation and working with legislators have prepared me to help you move Maine forward."

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. Dale Denno was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Michael Timmons defeated Joseph Kumiszcza in the Republican primary.[4][5]

Maine House of Representatives, District 45 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Timmons 70.6% 389
Joseph Kumiszcza 29.4% 162
Total Votes 551

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kumiszcza ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 108. Kumisczcza ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary on June 12, 2012 and was defeated by Stephen Moriarty (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6]

In explaining why he is running for office, Kumiszcza stated, "I spent the past decade as a bi-partisan advocate for Maine’s technology sectors. Holding legislative office will enable me to build on a record of accomplishments and respect from both parties as I help grow all of Maine’s economic sectors. I bring to this race a unique perspective and background – service at the governmental level; hands-on experience in the private sector as a marketing executive, leadership in Maine’s technology industry; and an innovative approach to education and training for our region’s workers and students. My career has focused on growing business and expanding opportunities for others; an essential focus if we're to return Maine’s economy to dignity and prosperity."[2]

Maine House of Representatives, District 108, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Moriarty 66.6% 3,994
     Republican Joseph Kumiszcza 33.4% 1,999
Total Votes 5,993

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