John Cushing

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John Cushing
Candidate for
Maine State Senate, District 5

Political party Republican
Profession Director of Marketing, Speech Pathology Assoc., LLC, Licensed EMT
Website John Cushing for State Senate
John Cushing was a Republican candidate for District 5 of the Maine State Senate. The primary election was on June 8, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.[1]


Campaign themes


Cushing's campaign website listed his leadership priorities for change: [2]

  • Energy - "Energy independence is a Maine issue requiring leadership in Augusta. We cannot afford to wait for others to determine our future for us."
  • Taxes - "End the unrelenting cycle of tax increases. Each time taxes go up, the number of jobs in Maine goes down. A sound economy requires sound tax policies."
  • Spending - "A six billion dollar budget ought to be enough. LImiting choices, making priorities and being disciplined will get the job done."
  • Economy - "A strong economy requires lowering the cost of energy, limiting taxes and controlling spending. This is the kind of leadership Augusta should be providing."



See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Cushing ran unopposed in the June 8th Republican primary. Cushing was defeated by Democratic incumbent Barry Hobbins in the November 2 general election.[3][4]

Maine State Senate, District 5
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barry Hobbins (D) 9,324 54%
John Cushing (R) 6,976 41%
Blank 880 5%

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