was a 2012 Republican
candidate who sought election to the U.S. House
to represent the 1st Congressional District
Calder was raised in Eastport, Maine and attended Shead High School, graduating in 2000. He attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with a B.S. in Marine Engineering in 2004.
Calder is a merchant mariner and marine engineer. He is a member of the Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association (MEBA) and is currently employed as the First Engineer on the world’s only American-flagged cruise ship, the Pride of America operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines.
- See also: Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012
Calder ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 1st District. Calder sought the nomination on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Chellie Pingree ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Calder was defeated by Jonathan Courtney in the Republican primary. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.
Calder was defeated by Jonathan Courtney by a margin of approximately 1% in the Republican primary.
|U.S House of Representatives-Maine, District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
| Patrick Calder
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Patrick Calder for Congress, "About Patrick" accessed January 10, 2012
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "The Next David To Pingree's Goliath" accessed March 2, 2012
- ↑ Bangor Daily News, "Five Republicans join Senate race; Michaud, Raye stick to House race" accessed March 3, 2012
- ↑ Maine Sun Journal, "Calder concedes to Courtney in close Maine race" accessed June 15, 2012
- ↑ KJ Online, "Calder concedes razor-thin race to Courtney"