Lee Schultheis

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Lee Schultheis
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Former candidate for
Governor of Maine
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Lee Schultheis was an Independent candidate for Governor of Maine in the 2014 elections. He was running on the "Governor, But Not Really" ticket, which hoped to attract attention for Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) without playing the role of spoiler.[1] Schultheis withdrew from the race on September 5.[2]


Schultheis is a retired financial executive.[3]



See also: Maine gubernatorial election, 2014

Schultheis was running for election to the office of Governor of Maine prior to his withdrawal.

Campaign themes

Schultheis's campaign website listed the following themes for the 2014 race:

What are the goals of GBNR2014 ?

  • To get the 4,000 petition signatures necessary to get on the ballot.
  • To participate in the General Election Debates.
  • To gather a degree of popular support for a non-ideological approach to solutions in Maine Government.
  • To not get a significant number of actual votes in November, 2014 so as to not be a ‘spoiler’.
  • To gather popular support for a future ballot initiative to enact Ranked Choice Voting in Maine elections.


—Lee Schultheis's campaign website, (2014) [1]

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