Difference between revisions of "Brian Langley"
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[[Category:2010 open seat]]
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|Maine State Senate District 28|
|December 1, 2010-Present|
|December 1, 2012|
|Years in position||5|
|Base salary||$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Maine State House of Representatives|
|Profession||Owner, Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant|
Langley is an entrepreneur, chef, and educator, with more than 27 years of culinary arts teaching under his belt. Brian taught culinary art at Hancock County Technical Center. He is also the owner of the Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant and Treasurer of the American Culinary Federation - Downeast Chapter. Brian is also a member of Boy Scout Troop 86, a Board Member at First Congregational Church, and volunteer at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
Langley is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine and Syracuse University.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Langley has been appointed to these committees:
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Langley served on these committees:
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012
- See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010
|Maine State Senate, District 28|
|Brian Langley (R)||9,633||51%|
|James Schatz (D)||6,420||34%|
|Lynne Williams (G)||2,311||12%|
In the June 8th primary election, Langley ran unopposed. 
|Maine State Senate, District 28 - Republican Primary (2010)|
On his campaign website, Langley outlines these issues as his main priorities: 
- Quality of place - "Expanding opportunities such as [eco-tourism], as well as creating opportunities through education to teach marketable skills to the area's youngest populations will go a long way toward increasing quality of place."
- Party, politics and government - "Langley is a Republican who doesn’t mind voting against the party line in order to meet the stated needs of his constituents. Adding that he spends a lot of time researching and thinking through all sides of an issue, he said he believes it is his duty to do his homework and vote for what is best for the district he represents."
- Rural Maine - “The one-size-fits-all approach does not work well in Maine,” said Langley. “All regions have a flavor and history that makes them uniquely Maine.” Aiming to represent a large and diverse district, Langley said that, if elected, he would "set up office hours in schools across his district to listen to the concerns of his constituents, as well as to allow time for discussions with the next generation of voters."
- Population trends and resources - Access to good paying jobs and programs that will teach marketable skills, drawing business to Maine, teaching entrepreneurship. Langley believes in a fairer tax structure for the aging segments of Maine's population, on that allows people to retire to Maine.
- Welfare - While not fully willing to accept data and reports from partisan policy groups, Langley said he does believe Maine’s welfare system provides little incentive or opportunity for people to transition out of. Calling the welfare system “broken,” the Senate candidate said he would propose the creation of a “sliding scale” or some other mechanism to allow people who are on welfare to receive needed benefits until such time that they can afford them.
"With a 'citizen-led Legislature, I don’t believe in my heart that it is meant to be a life-long career for anyone and that there comes a time to take your turn and help,' said Langley, 'and I feel it is my turn.'"
Brian Langley raised $9,090 for his campaign.
|Maine House of Representatives, District 38|
|Brian Langley (R)||2,861|
|Carrie Jones (D)||2,339|
In 2010, Langley raised $37,913 in contributions. 
His largest contributor was the Public Fund, which donated $36,413 to his campaign.
In 2008 Brian Langley collected $9,090 in donations. 
His largest contributor in 2008 was:
Langley and his wife Jane have two children.
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- Official campaign website
- Senate website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2010, 2008
- Brian Langley on Facebook
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of Additional Maine Elected Officials and Leaders," February 6, 2012
- Maine Secretary of State "Primary Candidate List," June 12, 2012
- Maine Official Election Results
- Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine
- Elect Brian Langley
- Maine House of Representatives official election results for 2008
- Follow the Money's report on Langley's 2008 campaign contributions
- 2010 contributions
- 2008 contributors to Brian Langley
|Maine State Senate District 28
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|Maine House of Representatives District 38
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