Bruce Poliquin

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Bruce Poliquin
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Maine, District 2
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Maine Treasurer
2010-2012
Education
High schoolPhillips Academy
Bachelor'sHarvard University (1976)
Personal
Place of birthWaterville, Maine
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Bruce Poliquin is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.[1][2]

He previously was the Treasurer of Maine. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.[3]

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.[4]

Biography

  • Private sector business owner and manager for the past 35 years[5]
  • 1976: Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, Employee benefits area[5]
  • 1978: Evaluation Associates, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut, a nationally recognized pension fund consulting firm[5]
  • 1981-1996: Principal of Avatar Investors Associates Corporation in New York, an independent investment management firm[5]

Education

  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • 1976: Harvard University[5]

Political career

Treasurer (2010-2012)

Poliquin was first elected as Maine Treasurer in 2010 and served until 2012.[5]

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. [6]

Elections

2014

See also: Maine's 2nd Congressional District elections, 2014

Poliquin is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House, representing Maine's 2nd District.[2] Poliquin is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

The National Republican Congressional Committee added Poliquin to their "On the Radar" list in November 2013. According to the NRCC, candidates that make this list receive "...the tools they need to run successful, winning campaigns against their Democratic opponents."[7]

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.[8] 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 [9]
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

Campaign donors

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Poliquin's reports.[10]

Bruce Poliquin (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[11]April 15, 2013$1,378.23$0.00$(196.97)$1,181.26
July Quarterly[12]July 15, 2013$1,181.26$0.00$(0.00)$1,181.26
October Quarterly[13]October 15, 2013$0.00$223,123.12$(1,806.86)$221,316.26
Year End[14]January 31, 2014$221,316$147,806$(69,006)$300,116
April Quarterly[15]April 15, 2014$300,116$121,780$(80,996)$340,900
Running totals
$492,709.12$(152,005.83)

Personal

Poliquin lives in Georgetown, Maine with his son, Sam.[5]

See also

External links

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