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Ronald Collins

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Ronald Collins
Maine State Senate, District 2
Incumbent
Assumed office
2010
Current term ends
2012
Political party Republican
Profession Former part owner of a food brokerage company
Website Ron Collins for State Senate
Ronald Collins is a Republican member of the Maine State Senate. Collins was elected to represent District 2 on November 2, 2010.

Elections

2010

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2010

Collins defeated Democratic candidate Richard Burns in the November 2 general election. Republican incumbent Richard Nass was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.[1]

Maine State Senate, District
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Ronald Collins (R) 8,591 54%
Richard Burns (D) 6,769 42%
Blank 648 4%

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

Campaign themes

2010

Collins' campaign website lists several main issues: [3]

  • Transportation - "Transportation is vital to Maine’s economy. Over the next ten years, Maine is expected to have a $3 billion transportation budget hole. We can fill that budget hole, and keep our roads safe with a common sense funding plan that protects our roads and bridges without raising taxes."
  • Education - "Maine spends 25% more per student than the national average, yet our results are mediocre...Maine needs more options, less bureaucracy, and a commitment to prepare our students for success."
  • Spending - "Excessive government spending has resulted in nearly $12 billion in debt for which Maine families are on the hook. Augusta’s tax-and-spend culture must end. I support a full audit of every government program, especially the Department of Health and Human Services, which consumes about 30% of the state’s general fund spending."
  • Health care - "We should have the right to buy health insurance plans available in other states, just like we can with our homeowners, vehicle and life insurance. With more coverage choices, Mainers can find an affordable plan that meets their family’s needs. We must also cut the red tape that drives up insurance costs in Maine. I support a review of all state mandates on providers to identify and eliminate mandates that make health care unaffordable for too many Maine families."

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References

  1. Maine Official Election Results
  2. Results for the June 8, 2010 primary in Maine
  3. Ron Collins for State Senate
Political offices
Preceded by
Richard Nass
Maine State Senate District 2
2010–present
Succeeded by
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