Jonathan Courtney

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Jonathan Courtney
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House of Representatives, Maine's 1st Congressional District
Date of primaryJune 12, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Maine State Senate District 3
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Maine State Senate
Present
Compensation
Base salary$13,852/year (1st session), $10,082/year (2nd)
Per diem$70/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives
2002-2004
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jonathan "Jon" Courtney is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Courtney is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Maine. He has represented District 3 since 2004 and currently serves as the Majority Leader. Courtney was re-elected in November of 2008 with his term expiring in 2012. 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]

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 has been appointed to 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.[2]

  • Healthcare: Courtney has stated that he is "intrigued" by a public healthcare option and that certain aspects of the the Affordable Care Act are "certainly has pieces that are worth preserving." However, he does not support an individual mandate.[3]
  • 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."[4]
  • Social issues: Self-described as pro-life, not in favor of gay marriage.[5]

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. [6]

District 3

Courtney represents Maine Senate District 3. District 3 includes a portion of York County[7].

Elections

2012

See also: Maine's 1st congressional district elections, 2012

Courtney is not running for re-election to the Maine State Senate in 2012. Instead, he is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing 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.[8] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.

Primary Results

Jonathan Courtney defeated Patrick Calder by a margin of approximately 1% in the Republican primary.[9]

U.S House of Representatives-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, is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. He also was a member of the Maine House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004.[10]

Media

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


Jonathan Courtney, "COURTNEY FOR CONGRESS, "Challenges" "[11]


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.[12]

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. [13]

Courtney raised $50,652 for his campaign.[14]

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

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Jonathan Courtney's reports.

Jonathan Courtney (2012)[15] Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary Report[16]May 31, 2012$0.00$22,381.26$(5,736.12)$16,645.14
July Quarterly[17]July 13, 2012$16,645.14$5,899.72$(4,344.81)$18,200.05
Running totals
$28,280.98$(10,080.93)

The Federal Elections Comission has no record of Courtney's April Quarterly Report.[18]

2010

In 2010, Johnathan Courtney collected $21,508 in donations. [19]

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. [20]

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.

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Political offices
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Maine Senate District 3
2008–present
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