Lynne Williams

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Lynne Williams
Candidate for
Maine State Senate, District 28

Political party Green
Profession Attorney, activist
Website Lynne Williams for State Senate
Lynne Williams was a Green candidate for District 28 of the Maine State Senate. The primary election was on June 8, 2010 and the general election was on November 2, 2010.

Elections

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Williams was defeated by Republican candidate Brian Langley in the November 2 general election. Democratic incumbent Dennis Damon was not eligible for re-election.[1]

In the June 8th primary election, Williams ran unopposed.[2]

Maine State Senate, District 28 - Green Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Lynne Williams 158 100%

Campaign themes

On her campaign website, Williams outlines these 10 key values as her main priorities:[3]

  • Grassroots Democracy - "We will also work to create new types of political organizations which expand the process of participatory democracy by directly including citizens in the decision-making process."
  • Social Justice And Equal Opportunity - "All persons should have the rights and opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment."
  • Ecological Wisdom - "Human societies must operate with the understanding that we are part of nature, not separate from nature. We must maintain an ecological balance and live within the ecological and resource limits of our communities and our planet."
  • Non-Violence - "It is essential that we develop effective alternatives to society’s current patterns of violence. We will work to demilitarize, and eliminate weapons of mass destruction, without being naive about the intentions of other governments. We recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others who are in helpless situations."
  • Decentralization - "Decision-making should, as much as possible, remain at the individual and local level, while assuring that civil rights are protected for all citizens."
  • Community based economics and economic justice - "Local communities must look to economic development that assures protection of the environment and workers’ rights; broad citizen participation in planning; and enhancement of our 'quality of life'."
  • Feminism and gender equality - "We have inherited a social system based on male domination of politics and economics. We call for the replacement of the cultural ethics of domination and control with more cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of opinion and gender."
  • Respect for diversity - "We believe it is important to value cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual, religious and spiritual diversity, and to promote the development of respectful relationships across these lines."
  • Personal and global responsibility - "We encourage individuals to act to improve their personal well-being and, at the same time, to enhance ecological balance and social harmony."
  • Future focus and sustainability - "Our actions and policies should be motivated by long-term goals. We seek to protect valuable natural resources, safely disposing of or “unmaking” all waste we create, while developing a sustainable economics that does not depend on continual expansion for survival."

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