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Bruce Poliquin
Bruce Poliquin.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Maine, District 2
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Maine Treasurer
High schoolPhillips Academy
Bachelor'sHarvard University (1976)
Place of birthWaterville, Maine
Office website
Campaign website
Bruce Poliquin was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Maine.[1][2] He defeated Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3]

He previously was the Treasurer of Maine. Poliquin was first elected in 2010 and served until 2012.[4]

Poliquin was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. Poliquin was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[5]


  • Private sector business owner and manager for the past 35 years[6]
  • 1976: Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago, Employee benefits area[6]
  • 1978: Evaluation Associates, Inc. in Westport, Connecticut, a nationally recognized pension fund consulting firm[6]
  • 1981-1996: Principal of Avatar Investors Associates Corporation in New York, an independent investment management firm[6]


  • Phillips Academy, Andover
  • 1976: Harvard University[6]

Political career

Treasurer (2010-2012)

Poliquin was first elected as Maine Treasurer in 2010 and served until 2012.[6]


Presidential preference


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

Bruce Poliquin endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]



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

Poliquin ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 2nd District.[2] He defeated Kevin Raye in the Republican primary on June 10, 2014.[3] The general election took 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."[8][9]

U.S. House, Maine District 2 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBruce Poliquin 56.8% 19,736
Kevin Raye 43.2% 14,987
Total Votes 34,723


See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Poliquin ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. He was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary.


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

2010 Race for Governor - Republican Primary[10]
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


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.[11]


Poliquin lives in Georgetown, Maine, with his son, Sam.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Maine State Treasurer
Succeeded by
Neria Douglass