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Thomas MacMillan

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Thomas MacMillan
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Candidate for
Maine House of Representatives District 118
PartyGreen Party
Education
Bachelor'sClark University (2009)
Personal
Birthday09/08/1986
Place of birthPortland, Maine
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Thomas MacMillan was a 2012 Green Independent candidate for District 118 of the Maine House of Representatives.[1] It is his first time running for office.[2]

Biography

MacMillan states, "I am a lifelong Portland resident who grew up in poverty, which is what has largely created my platform and drawn me to the Maine Green Independent Party." He works in education, including two years as a substitute teacher and education technician in public schools and community organizer for Working America. MacMillan is the Secretary of the Maine Green Independent Party Steering Committee and Board member of the West End Neighborhood Association.[2]

Education

  • Clark University, 2009, International Development and Social Change, B.A.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

In information submitted to Ballotpedia, MacMillan outlined major themes of his campaign:[2]

  • "Work to restore our social safety net, secure health care as a human right and create a full employment economy."
  • "Combat growing inequality and create demand for local growth by raising taxes on the wealthiest Mainers"
  • "Insist on raising the minimum wage to a living wage and defend collective bargaining rights for all workers."
  • "Use my experience as an educator, graduate of Portland Schools, member of Seeds of Peace and Big Brothers / Big Sisters, to speak for the needs of our students and schools.'
  • 'Ensure that the state pays its legally obligated fair share of the school budget. This will bring down property taxes and uphold our responsibility to educate the next generation."
  • "Establish universal, free higher education for qualified Maine students."
  • "Demand equal protection for all relationships, including supporting same-sex marriage."
  • "Fight for equal rights for all marginalized groups, including LGBT youth, immigrants, refugees and all other vulnerable populations."

Elections

2012

See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

MacMillan ran in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 118. MacMillan ran unopposed in the June 12 Green primary and was defeated by Matthew Moonen (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Maine House of Representatives, District 118, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMatthew Moonen 58.2% 2,675
     Republican Kevin Casey 14.3% 658
     Green Thomas MacMillan 27.4% 1,260
Total Votes 4,593

Endorsements

MacMillan's endorsements include:[2]

  • Two-term City Councilor John Anton
  • Maine People's Alliance Campaign Vote
  • New Progressive Alliance
  • Maine Education Association

Campaign donors

MacMillan is a Clean Elections candidate, which means he received public financing from the State of Maine and cannot accept private donations.[2]

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