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}}{{tnr}}'''William Schneider''' is the current [[Republican]] [[Maine Attorney General|Attorney General of Maine]]. Elected to the office by a [[Republican]] majority that controlled both houses of the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]] in 2010, he is the first [[Republican]] named to the [[Maine Attorney General|statewide public position]] in decades. <ref>[http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/12/02/maine-ausa-elected-state-attorney-general/ ''Main Justice'' "Maine AUSA Elected State Attorney General" 2 Dec. 2010]</ref> Prior to his appointment, Schneider served as a member of the [[Maine House of Representatives|State House]] and was an Assistant United States Attorney.
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}}{{tnr}}'''William Schneider''' is the current [[Republican]] [[Maine Attorney General|Attorney General of Maine]]. Elected to the office by a [[Republican]] majority that controlled both houses of the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]] in 2010, he is the first [[Republican]] named to the [[Maine Attorney General|statewide public position]] in decades. <ref>[http://www.mainjustice.com/2010/12/02/maine-ausa-elected-state-attorney-general/ ''Main Justice'' "Maine AUSA Elected State Attorney General" 2 Dec. 2010]</ref> Prior to his appointment, Schneider served as a member of the [[Maine House of Representatives|State House]] and was an Assistant United States Attorney. Schneider is a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]].
  
 
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Schneider is running in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. Schneider is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.<ref name="source">[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2012/2012candidate.pdf ''Maine Secretary of State'' "Candidate List Primary 2012" Accessed March 13, 2012]</ref> The [[Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections|signature filing deadline]] for candidates wishing to run is March 15, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.
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*'''2002 Race for State House, District 85 - [[Republican]] Primary''' <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2002p/pri02srr.htm Maine Secretary of State - 2002 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
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===2000===
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*'''2000 Race for State House, District 85 - [[Republican]] Primary''' <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/pri00srr.htm Maine Secretary of State - 2000 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
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*'''2000 Race for State House, District 85 - [[Republican]] Primary''' <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/pri00srr.htm Maine Secretary of State - 2000 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
 
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*'''2002 Race for State House, District 85 - [[Republican]] Primary''' <ref>[http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2002p/pri02srr.htm Maine Secretary of State - 2002 Republican Primary Election Results]</ref>
 
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Revision as of 20:26, 15 March 2012

William Schneider
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. Senate, Maine
Date of primaryJune 12, 2012
General electionNovember 6, 2012
Current office
Attorney General of Maine
In office
2010 - Present
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives District 85
1998-2002
Websites
Office website
William Schneider is the current Republican Attorney General of Maine. Elected to the office by a Republican majority that controlled both houses of the State Legislature in 2010, he is the first Republican named to the statewide public position in decades. [1] Prior to his appointment, Schneider served as a member of the State House and was an Assistant United States Attorney. Schneider is a 2012 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. Senate from Maine.

Issue positions

Healthcare reform

See also: State Attorneys General Against Obamacare

With Republicans controlling all three major facets of the state government and a Republican named as the state's top prosecutor, Maine is in the perfect position to join twenty-plus other state attorneys general in challenging the federal health insurance mandate, also referred to as Obamacare. Schneider, a former state representative who was elected as state attorney general by the State Legislature in December 2010, has stated that he is weighing his options concerning involving the state in challenging the constitutionality of the health care reform measure. He contends that there are "no provisions in the constitution that give the federal government that kind of power." [2]

In addition to both houses of the State Legislature and the governor, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, both members of the United States Senate, have signed onto an amicus brief in support of the twenty-plus state attorneys general who have already filed suit against Obamacare in court. Janet Mills, who had served as the state's top prosecutor prior to Schneider's appointment, argued against Maine's involvement, believing that "taxpayers will end up spending as much as $400,000 in legal fees while the state’s input would have no effect on the outcome of the case." [2]

Presidential preference

2012

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

William Schneider endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Campaign contributions

1998

According to Follow the Money, Schneider raised $12,104 in 1998 for his state house campaign. [4]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
William J. & Barbara Schneider $2,285
Carol & Steven C. Trembly $2,000
Dr. & Mrs. C. J. Schneider $1,000
Maine Hospital Association $500
Association Constructors of Maine $500

2000

According to Follow the Money, Schneider raised $8,950 in 2000 for his state house campaign. [5]

Listed below are the top five contributors:

Donor Amount
Carol & Steven C. Trembly $1,000
Maine Trial Lawyers Association $300
Maine Dental Association $250
Sally Lebow $250
Clayton Schneider $250

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Schneider is running in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Schneider is seeking the nomination on the Republican ticket.[6] The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run is March 15, 2012. The primary elections will be held on June 12, 2012.

2002

  • 2002 Race for State House, District 85 - Republican Primary [7]
  • William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest

2000

  • 2000 Race for State House, District 85 - Republican Primary [8]
  • William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest
2000 Race for State House, District 85 - General Election [9]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda William J. Schneider 62.1%
     Democratic Party Patrick J. Beck 37.9%
Total Votes 4,625

1998

1998 Race for State House, District 85 - Republican Primary [10]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda William J. Schneider 56.2%
     Republican Party Michael A. Vaughan 43.8%
Total Votes 361
1998 Race for State House, District 85 - General Election [11]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda William J. Schneider 54.9%
     Democratic Party David M. Tamulevich 45.1%
Total Votes 2,881


Contact Information

Maine

Capitol Address:
Attorney General of Maine
6 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

Phone: (207) 626-8800
Toll Free Phone: (207) 626-8865

External links

References


Political offices
Preceded by
William E. Bodwell
Maine House - District 85
1998–2002
Succeeded by
Michael A. Vaughan
Preceded by
Janet Mills
Maine Attorney General
2010–present
Succeeded by
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