Patrick Calder

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Patrick Calder
Patrick Calder.jpg
Candidate for
U.S. House, Maine, District 1
High schoolShead High School (2000)
Bachelor'sMassachusetts Maritime Academy (2004)
ProfessionFirst engineer on cruise ship
Campaign website
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Patrick Calder was a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 1st Congressional District of Maine.


Calder was raised in Eastport, Maine and attended Shead High School, graduating in 2000. He attended Massachusetts Maritime Academy, graduating with a B.S. in Marine Engineering in 2004.[1]


Calder is a merchant mariner and marine engineer.[1] He is a member of the Marine Engineer’s Beneficial Association (MEBA) and is currently employed as the First Engineer on the world’s only American-flagged cruise ship, the Pride of America operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines.[1]



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

Calder was running in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Maine's 1st District. Calder was seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[2][3] Incumbent Chellie Pingree ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Calder was defeated by Jonathan Courtney in the Republican primary.[4] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run was March 15, 2012. The primary elections were held on June 12, 2012.

Primary Results

Calder was defeated by Jonathan Courtney by a margin of approximately 1% in the Democratic primary.[5]

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

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