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'''Kevin Raye''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]].  Raye was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004 and was re-elected in November of 2008, and again in 2010.  Raye currently serves as the [[President of the Senate]]. Raye is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]].
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'''Kevin Raye''' is a [[Republican Party|Republican]] member of the [[Maine State Senate]].  Raye was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004 and was re-elected in November of 2008, and again in 2010.  Raye currently serves as the [[President of the Senate]]. Raye is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] representing [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|the 2nd Congressional District]] of [[Maine]]. Raye defeated [[Blaine Richardson]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_House_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
 
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Raye is not running for re-election [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|to the state senate in 2012]]. Instead, he is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Raye is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket. Raye faces [[Blaine Richardson]] is the Republican primary. Incumbent [[Mike Michaud]] is running unopposed in the Democratic primary. 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.<ref>[http://www.thestateofmaine.org/maine-senate-president-kevin-raye-announces-congressional-bid/ ''The State of Maine'' "Maine Senate President Kevin Raye announces Congressional bid," January 5, 2012]</ref>
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Raye is not running for re-election [[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|to the state senate in 2012]]. Instead, he is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|Maine's]] [[Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012|2nd District]]. Raye won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Raye defeated [[Blaine Richardson]] is the Republican primary.<ref>[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_House_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref> Incumbent [[Mike Michaud]] ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. 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.<ref>[http://www.thestateofmaine.org/maine-senate-president-kevin-raye-announces-congressional-bid/ ''The State of Maine'' "Maine Senate President Kevin Raye announces Congressional bid," January 5, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 20:04, 12 June 2012

Kevin Raye
Kevin Raye.jpg
Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House
Date of primaryJune 12, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Maine State Senate District 29
In office
2004-Present
Term ends
December 1, 2012
Years in position 10
PartyRepublican
Leadership
President, Maine State Senate
2011-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 elected2004
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Education
High schoolShead High School, 1979
Bachelor'sBates College, 1983
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 7, 1961
Place of birthEastport, ME
ProfessionOwner, Down East Strategies
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
Kevin Raye campaign logo
CandidateVerification

Kevin Raye is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Raye was first elected to the Maine Senate in 2004 and was re-elected in November of 2008, and again in 2010. Raye currently serves as the President of the Senate. Raye is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 2nd Congressional District of Maine. Raye defeated Blaine Richardson in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[1]

Biography

Education:[2]

  • 1979: Shead High School
  • 1983: Bates College, Bachelor's degree in Political Science

Career

In addition to being a Senator, Raye is a business owner.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Raye has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Kevin Raye endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

District 29

Raye represents Maine Senate District 29. District 29 includes a portion of Hancock County[4].

Elections

2012

See also: Maine's 2nd congressional district elections, 2012

Raye is not running for re-election to the state senate in 2012. Instead, he is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maine's 2nd District. Raye won the nomination on the Republican ticket. Raye defeated Blaine Richardson is the Republican primary.[5] Incumbent Mike Michaud ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.[6]

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Raye won re-election to the 29th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. F. James Whalen ran for the seat on the Democratic ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[7]

Maine State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Raye (R) 9,927 69%
F. James Whalen (R) 3,967 28%
Blank 496 3%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Raye ran for District 29 of the Maine State Senate, beating Karen Johnson and Dana Kadey. [8]

Raye raised $19,354 for his campaign.[9]

Maine State Senate, District 29
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Raye (R) 11,418
Karen Johnson (D) 6,388
Dana Kadey (I) 1,449

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Kevin Raye collected $11,680 in donations. [10]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Maine Association Of Realtors $600
Looks Gourmet Food Co Inc $350
Bangor Historic Track $350
National Rifle Association $350

2008

In 2008 Kevin Raye collected $19,354 in donations. [11]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Maine Distributors $500
Jasper Wyman & Son $500
Eldon L Morrison $500
Snowe for Senate $500

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Personal

Dennis is married to Karen Raye and reside in Perry, Maine.

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