Joseph Kumiszcza

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Joseph Kumiszcza
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Candidate for
Maine House of Representatives District 108
Bachelor'sUniversity of Southern Maine
Campaign website
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Joseph "Joe" Kumiszcza was a 2012 Republican candidate for District 108 of the Maine House of Representatives.[1]


Kumiszcza earned his B.S.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]


Kumiszcza is 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


Campaign themes

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

Jobs and the Economy

  • Excerpt: "I will 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"


  • Excerpt: "Technology is applied to every sector of our economy and I will work to reward University activities that 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: "I will work for 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."



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.[4]

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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