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|Position = Maine Treasurer
 
|Position = Maine Treasurer
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|Status = Former officeholder
|Current candidacy = U.S. Senate, Maine
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|Tenure = 2010 - 2012
|Current candidacy primary date = June 12, 2012
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|Current candidacy election date = November 6, 2012
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|Tenure = 2010 - Present
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{{tnr}}'''Bruce Poliquin''' is the [[Maine Treasurer]]. He was appointed in 2010 by [[Governor of Maine|Gov.]] [[Paul LePage]]. Poliquin is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]].
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{{tnr}}'''Bruce Poliquin''' was the [[Maine Treasurer]]. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.<ref>[http://bruceforsenate.com/bio ''Bruce for Senate'' "Biography" Accessed November 14, 2012]</ref>
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Poliquin was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]]. Poliquin was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref name="results">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_Senate_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
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==Biography==
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*Private sector business owner and manager for the past 35 years<ref name="bio"/>
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*1976: Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, Employee benefits area<ref name="bio"/>
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*1978: Evaluation Associates, Inc. in Westport, [[Connecticut]], a nationally recognized pension fund consulting firm<ref name="bio"/>
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*1981-1996: Principal of Avatar Investors Associates Corporation in New York, an independent investment management firm<ref name="bio"/>
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===Education===
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*Phillips Academy, Andover
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*1976: Harvard University<ref name="bio">[http://www.maine.gov/treasurer/about_us/bio.html ''Maine Treasurer'' "About Us: Bio" Accessed March 19, 2012]</ref>
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==Political career==
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===Treasurer (2010-2012)===
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Poliquin was first elected as [[Maine Treasurer]] in 2010 and served until 2012.<ref name="bio"/>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012]]''
  
Poliquin is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. Poliquin is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="source">[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/2012candidate.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Candidate List Primary 2012" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is March 15, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.  
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Poliquin ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. Poliquin was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="source">[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/2012candidate.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Candidate List Primary 2012" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref> He faced [[Scott D'Amboise]], [[Richard Bennett]], [[Charles Summers]], [[Debra Plowman]], and [[William Schneider]] in the June 12 Republican primary. He was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary. The Democratic primary was between [[Benjamin Pollard]], [[Matthew Dunlap]], [[Cynthia Dill]], and [[Jon Hinck]]. [[Cynthia Dill]] won the Democratic nomination and will face [[Charles Summers|Summers]] in the general election, along with third party candidates [[Andrew Ian Dodge]], [[Aaron Marston]], and [[Angus King]].
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===2010===
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Peloquin ran for [[Governor of Maine]] in [[Maine gubernatorial election, 2010|2010]], but lost in the Republican primary.
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! colspan="5" | 2010 Race for Governor - [[Republican]] Primary <ref>[http://www.wcsh6.com/news/elections/default.aspx WCSH6 Voice of the Voter, Maine Primary Results, June 8, 2010]</ref>
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Green_check_mark.jpg|14px]]'''[[Paul LePage]] (R)'''
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| align="right" | '''37.9%'''
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| colspan="2" | Leslie B. Otten (R)
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| align="right" | 17.3%
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| colspan="2" | S. Peter Mills (R)
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| align="right" | 14.4%
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| colspan="2" | Steven W. Abbott (R)
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| align="right" | 12.8%
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| colspan="2" | Bill Beardsley (R)
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| align="right" | 9.7%
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| colspan="2" | Bruce Poliquin (R)
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| align="right" | 5.0%
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| colspan="2" | Matthew C. Jacobson (R)
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| align="right" | 3.0%
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| colspan="2" style="text-align: right; margin-right: 0.5em" | '''Total votes'''
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| align="right"            | '''131,060'''
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==Personal==
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Poliquin lives in Georgetown, [[Maine]] with his son, Sam.<ref name="bio"/>
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==See also==
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*[[Maine Treasurer]]
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*[[Treasurer]]
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*[[Governor of Maine]]
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*[[Maine Secretary of State]]
  
 
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*[http://www.state.me.us/treasurer/index.shtml Maine State Treasurer]
 
*[http://www.state.me.us/treasurer/index.shtml Maine State Treasurer]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=120909 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
 
*[http://votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=120909 Project Vote Smart biographical profile]
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*[http://bruceforsenate.com/ Campaign website]
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*[https://www.facebook.com/BrucePoliquin Facebook page]
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*[https://twitter.com/#!/brucepoliquin Twitter account]
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*[http://www.youtube.com/user/bruceforme2012 YouTube Account]
  
 
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Revision as of 19:05, 14 February 2013

Bruce Poliquin
Bruce Poliquin.jpg
Maine Treasurer
Former officeholder
In office
2010 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Education
High schoolPhillips Academy
Bachelor'sHarvard University (1976)
Personal
Place of birthWaterville, Maine
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bruce Poliquin was the Maine Treasurer. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.[1]

Poliquin was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. Poliquin was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[2]

Biography

  • Private sector business owner and manager for the past 35 years[3]
  • 1976: Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, Employee benefits area[3]
  • 1978: Evaluation Associates, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut, a nationally recognized pension fund consulting firm[3]
  • 1981-1996: Principal of Avatar Investors Associates Corporation in New York, an independent investment management firm[3]

Education

  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • 1976: Harvard University[3]

Political career

Treasurer (2010-2012)

Poliquin was first elected as Maine Treasurer in 2010 and served until 2012.[3]

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Bruce Poliquin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [4]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Poliquin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Poliquin was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[5] He faced Scott D'Amboise, Richard Bennett, Charles Summers, Debra Plowman, and William Schneider in the June 12 Republican primary. He was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary. The Democratic primary was between Benjamin Pollard, Matthew Dunlap, Cynthia Dill, and Jon Hinck. Cynthia Dill won the Democratic nomination and will face Summers in the general election, along with third party candidates Andrew Ian Dodge, Aaron Marston, and Angus King.

2010

Peloquin ran for Governor of Maine in 2010, but lost in the Republican primary.

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary [6]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpgPaul LePage (R) 37.9%
Leslie B. Otten (R) 17.3%
S. Peter Mills (R) 14.4%
Steven W. Abbott (R) 12.8%
Bill Beardsley (R) 9.7%
Bruce Poliquin (R) 5.0%
Matthew C. Jacobson (R) 3.0%
Total votes 131,060

Personal

Poliquin lives in Georgetown, Maine with his son, Sam.[3]

See also

External links

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Preceded by
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Maine State Treasurer
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Neria Douglass