Paul McGowan

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Paul McGowan
Paul McGowan.jpg
Maine House of Representatives, District 149
Former member
In office
December 5, 2012-July 27, 2014
DiedJuly 27, 2014
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Air Force
BirthdayApril 8, 1947
Office website
Paul D. McGowan (April 8, 1947 - July 28, 2014) was a Democratic member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 149 from 2012 to 2014. McGowan passed away shortly after withdrawing from a re-election bid due to health issues.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, McGowan served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Natural Resources



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. The deadline for write-in candidates to run in the general election was September 22, 2014. District 149 incumbent Paul McGowan was unopposed in the Democratic primary but withdrew afterwards; he passed away on July 27, making District 3 an open seat.[1] Arthur Kyricos was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kyricos faces Democratic replacement candidate Lydia Blume in the general election.[2][3]


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

McGowan won election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 149. McGowan ran unopposed in the June 12 Democratic primary and defeated incumbent Bradley Moulton (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Maine House of Representatives, District 149, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngPaul McGowan 54.4% 3,082
     Republican Bradley Moulton Incumbent 45.6% 2,586
Total Votes 5,668

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for McGowan is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, McGowan raised a total of $4,923 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 18, 2013.[6]

Paul McGowan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 149 Won $4,923
Grand Total Raised $4,923


McGowan won election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, McGowan raised a total of $4,923.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Paul McGowan's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$4,423
Total Raised in 2012$4,923
Source:Follow the Money


In his obituary, McGowan's family stated that he had committed suicide following a history of depression. McGowan's wife of 33 years, Shirley Ann Huckins McGowan, died in 2003. The couple left behind two children and six grandchildren.[1]

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Preceded by
Bradley Moulton (R)
Maine House of Representatives District 149
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