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'''Jonathan "Jon" Courtney''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing District 3 from 2008 to 2012, serving as the [[State Senate Majority Leader|Majority Leader]] from 2010 to 2012. Courtney was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Maine]]. Courtney served one term in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2004.
 
'''Jonathan "Jon" Courtney''' is a former [[Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]], representing District 3 from 2008 to 2012, serving as the [[State Senate Majority Leader|Majority Leader]] from 2010 to 2012. Courtney was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|the 1st Congressional District]] of [[Maine]]. Courtney served one term in the [[Maine House of Representatives]] from 2002 to 2004.
  
Courtney narrowly defeated challenger [[Patrick Calder]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2012/06/14/calder-concedes-courtney-close-maine-race/1210315 ''Maine Sun Journal'' "Calder concedes to Courtney in close Maine race" Accessed June 15, 2012]</ref>
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Courtney narrowly defeated challenger [[Patrick Calder]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2012/06/14/calder-concedes-courtney-close-maine-race/1210315 ''Maine Sun Journal'', "Calder concedes to Courtney in close Maine race" accessed June 15, 2012]</ref>
  
Courtney lost to Democratic incumbent [[Chellie Pingree]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Maine"]</ref>
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Courtney lost to Democratic incumbent [[Chellie Pingree]] on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Maine"]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
The following are issues highlighted by Courtney in a September 28, 2012 interview with SeaCoast Online.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'' "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
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The following are issues highlighted by Courtney in a September 28, 2012 interview with SeaCoast Online.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'', "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
  
*Healthcare: Courtney has stated that he is "intrigued" by a public healthcare option and that certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act are "certainly has pieces that are worth preserving."  However, he does not support an individual mandate.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'' "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
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*Healthcare: Courtney has stated that he is "intrigued" by a public healthcare option and that certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act are "certainly has pieces that are worth preserving."  However, he does not support an individual mandate.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'', "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
  
*Taxes: Courtney supports "tak[ing] a hard look at companies that avoid taxes in the U.S. by moving overseas. They make all their money overseas and then come back and buy elections."<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'' "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
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*Taxes: Courtney supports "tak[ing] a hard look at companies that avoid taxes in the U.S. by moving overseas. They make all their money overseas and then come back and buy elections."<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'', "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
  
*Social issues: Self-described as pro-life, not in favor of gay marriage.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'' "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," Accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
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*Social issues: Self-described as pro-life, not in favor of gay marriage.<ref>[http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388 ''SeaCoast Online'', "http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120928-NEWS-209280388," accessed October 3, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Presidential preference===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Courtney did not run for re-election to the [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|Maine State Senate in 2012]]. Instead, he ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. Courtney won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Incumbent [[Chellie Pingree]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Courtney defeated [[Patrick Calder]] in the Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2012/06/14/calder-concedes-courtney-close-maine-race/1210315 ''Maine Sun Journal'' "Calder concedes to Courtney in close Maine race" Accessed June 15, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.
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Courtney did not run for re-election to the [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|Maine State Senate in 2012]]. Instead, he ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. Courtney won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Incumbent [[Chellie Pingree]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Courtney defeated [[Patrick Calder]] in the Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.sunjournal.com/news/maine/2012/06/14/calder-concedes-courtney-close-maine-race/1210315 ''Maine Sun Journal'', "Calder concedes to Courtney in close Maine race" accessed June 15, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.
  
 
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Jonathan Courtney defeated [[Patrick Calder]] by a margin of approximately 1% in the Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.kjonline.com/news/courtney-concedes-razor-thin-race-to-calder_2012-06-13.html ''KJ Online'' "Calder concedes razor-thin race to Courtney"]</ref>
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Jonathan Courtney defeated [[Patrick Calder]] by a margin of approximately 1% in the Republican primary.<ref>[http://www.kjonline.com/news/courtney-concedes-razor-thin-race-to-calder_2012-06-13.html ''KJ Online'', "Calder concedes razor-thin race to Courtney"]</ref>
 
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:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010]]''
  
Courtney won re-election to the 3rd District Seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. [[Robert Stackpole]] ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket.  The general election took place on [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 ''Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions'', "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
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Courtney won re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010.  He had no primary opposition. [[Robert Stackpole]] ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket.  The general election took place on [[Maine State Senate elections, 2010|November 2, 2010]].<ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/prior10-11.htm#nov2010 ''Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions'', "Official 2010 Election Results," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
 
[[File:Jon_Courtney-2012_donor_breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.]]
 
[[File:Jon_Courtney-2012_donor_breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.]]
Courtney lost the [[United States House of Representatives]] election in 2012. During that election cycle, Courtney's campaign committee raised a total of $128,951 and spent $128,951.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=ME01&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' " 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 2013]</ref>
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Courtney lost the [[United States House of Representatives]] election in 2012. During that election cycle, Courtney's campaign committee raised a total of $128,951 and spent $128,951.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=ME01&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', " 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 2013]</ref>
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
In 2010, Johnathan Courtney collected $21,508 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=120071 2010 contributors to Johnathan Courtney]</ref>
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In 2010, Johnathan Courtney collected $21,508 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=120071 2010 contributors to Johnathan Courtney]</ref>
  
 
His largest contributors in 2010 were:  
 
His largest contributors in 2010 were:  
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===2008===
 
===2008===
In 2008 Johnathan Courtney collected $50,652 in donations. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98938 2008 contributors to Johnathan Courtney]</ref>
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In 2008 Johnathan Courtney collected $50,652 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98938 2008 contributors to Johnathan Courtney]</ref>
  
 
His largest contributors in 2008 were:  
 
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==Recent news==
 
==Recent news==
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*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/bios/bio03s.htm Official Maine State Senate website]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate/senators/bios/bio03s.htm Official Maine State Senate website]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate_gop/_senators/senator.php?senator=courtney Maine Senate Republicans profile]
 
*[http://www.maine.gov/legis/senate_gop/_senators/senator.php?senator=courtney Maine Senate Republicans profile]
*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=37167 Project Vote Smart biography]
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*[http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=37167 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98938 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80001 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64382 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19731 2002]
 
*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=98938 2008], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=80001 2006], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=64382 2004], [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=19731 2002]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-courtney/12/771/860 Courtney on LinkedIn]
 
*[http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jon-courtney/12/771/860 Courtney on LinkedIn]
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Jonathan Courtney
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Maine State Senate District 3
Former Member
In office
2008-2012
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Leader, Maine State Senate
2010-2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives
2002-2004
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
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Jonathan "Jon" Courtney is a former Republican member of the Maine State Senate, representing District 3 from 2008 to 2012, serving as the Majority Leader from 2010 to 2012. Courtney was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Maine. Courtney served one term in the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.

Courtney narrowly defeated challenger Patrick Calder in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Courtney lost to Democratic incumbent Chellie Pingree on November 6, 2012.[2]

Career

Courtney is the owner of a cleaning business in addition to being a State senator.

  • 2002-2004: Maine House of Representatives
  • 2004-Present: Maine State Senate

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Courtney served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Courtney served on these committees:

Issues

The following are issues highlighted by Courtney in a September 28, 2012 interview with SeaCoast Online.[3]

  • Healthcare: Courtney has stated that he is "intrigued" by a public healthcare option and that certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act are "certainly has pieces that are worth preserving." However, he does not support an individual mandate.[4]
  • Taxes: Courtney supports "tak[ing] a hard look at companies that avoid taxes in the U.S. by moving overseas. They make all their money overseas and then come back and buy elections."[5]
  • Social issues: Self-described as pro-life, not in favor of gay marriage.[6]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Jonathan Courtney endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [7]

District 3

Courtney represents Maine Senate District 3. District 3 includes a portion of York County[8].

Elections

2012

See also: Maine's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Courtney did not run for re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. Instead, he ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Maine's 1st District. Courtney won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Incumbent Chellie Pingree ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Courtney defeated Patrick Calder in the Republican primary.[9] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.

U.S. House, Maine District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngChellie Pingree Incumbent 62.1% 236,363
     Republican Jonathan Courtney 33.7% 128,440
     N/A Blank Votes 4.2% 15,912
Total Votes 380,715
Source: Maine Secretary of State "Tabulations for Elections held in 2012"

Jonathan Courtney defeated Patrick Calder by a margin of approximately 1% in the Republican primary.[10]

U.S House, Maine District 1 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJonathan Courtney 50.5% 14,547
Patrick Calder 49.5% 14,282
Total Votes 28,829

Race Background

Chellie Pingree is an incumbent in 1st Congressional District of Maine. The challenger, Courtney, was a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. He also was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.[11]

Media

Coutney's most recent campaign ad, titled "Challenges," aired on September 12, 2012.


Jonathan Courtney, "COURTNEY FOR CONGRESS, "Challenges" "[12]


Polls

Chellie Pingree vs. Jon Courtney
Poll Chellie Pingree Jon CourtneyUndecidedMargin of ErrorSample Size
(September 15-17, 2012)
60.1%32%7.8%+/-3.35444
Note: The polls above may not reflect all polls that have been conducted in this race. Those displayed are a random sampling chosen by Ballotpedia staff. If you would like to nominate another poll for inclusion in the table, send an email to editor@ballotpedia.org

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Courtney won re-election to the 3rd District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Robert Stackpole ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[13]

Maine State Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Courtney (R) 8,586 57%
Robert Stackpole (D) 5,758 38%
Blank 646 4%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Courtney ran for District 3 of the Maine State Senate, beating Robert Stackpole.[14]

Courtney raised $50,652 for his campaign.[15]

Maine State Senate, District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jonathan Courtney (R) 9,583
Robert Stackpole (D) 9,031

Campaign donors

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

Courtney lost the United States House of Representatives election in 2012. During that election cycle, Courtney's campaign committee raised a total of $128,951 and spent $128,951.[16]

2010

In 2010, Johnathan Courtney collected $21,508 in donations.[17]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $20,018
Payeur, Joanne $100
Private Individuals $1,300

2008

In 2008 Johnathan Courtney collected $50,652 in donations.[18]

His largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $50,052
Private Individuals $600

Personal

Jonathan is married with three children and reside in Springvale, Maine.

Recent news

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Preceded by
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Maine Senate District 3
2008–2012
Succeeded by
John Tuttle (D)