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}}{{tnr}}'''William Schneider''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[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 was 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''' was a [[State legislative elections, 2012|2012]] [[Republican]] candidate for [[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 was 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 was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate seeking election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]]. Schneider was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref name="results">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_Senate_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'' "Election Results" Accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
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Schneider was a 2012 [[Republican]] candidate who sought election to the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]] from [[Maine]]. Schneider was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.<ref name="results">[http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/files/elections/2012/by_state/ME_US_Senate_0612.html?SITE=CSPANELN&SECTION=POLITICS ''Associated Press'', "Election Results" accessed June 12, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Education===
 
===Education===
 
*1993: University of Maine, Juris Doctorate
 
*1993: University of Maine, Juris Doctorate
*1981:  United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science, Weapon Systems (Mechanical) Engineering, Computer Science<ref name="facebook">[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Schneider/304917439580753?sk=info ''Bill Schneider for Senate Facebook page'' "Info" Accessed June 4, 2012]</ref>
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*1981:  United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science, Weapon Systems (Mechanical) Engineering, Computer Science<ref name="facebook">[https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bill-Schneider/304917439580753?sk=info ''Bill Schneider for Senate Facebook page'', "Info" accessed June 4, 2012]</ref>
  
 
==Political career==
 
==Political career==
 
===Attorney General 2011- 2012===
 
===Attorney General 2011- 2012===
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>
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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>
  
 
==Issue positions==
 
==Issue positions==
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:: ''See also: [[State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010]]''
  
With [[Republican|Republicans]] controlling [[State legislative before and after sandbox#Trifecta chart|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 [[State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010|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 [[Maine Attorney General|state attorney general]] by the [[Maine State Legislature|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." <ref name=maine>[http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/new-a_g_-considers-joining-suit-against-health-care-reform_2010-12-05.html ''The Morning Sentinel'' "Will Maine join lawsuit against health care reform?" 6 Dec. 2010]</ref>
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With [[Republican|Republicans]] controlling [[State legislative before and after sandbox#Trifecta chart|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 [[State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010|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 [[Maine Attorney General|state attorney general]] by the [[Maine State Legislature|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."<ref name=maine>[http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/new-a_g_-considers-joining-suit-against-health-care-reform_2010-12-05.html ''The Morning Sentinel'', "Will Maine join lawsuit against health care reform?" 6 Dec. 2010]</ref>
  
In addition to both houses of the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]] and the [[Governor of Maine|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." <ref name=maine/>
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In addition to both houses of the [[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]] and the [[Governor of Maine|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."<ref name=maine/>
  
 
===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
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:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012]]''
  
Schneider ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. Schneider was 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> He faced [[Scott D'Amboise]], [[Richard Bennett]], [[Charles Summers]], [[Debra Plowman]], and [[Bruce Poliquin]] in the June 12 Republican primary. Schneider was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary.<ref name="results"/> The Democratic primary was between [[Benjamin Pollard]], [[Matthew Dunlap]], [[Cynthia Dill]], and [[Jon Hinck]]. [[Cynthia Dill]] won the [[Democratic]] nomination and will face [[Charles Summers|Summers]] in the general election, along with third party candidates [[Andrew Ian Dodge]], [[Aaron Marston]], and [[Angus King]].<ref name="results"/>
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Schneider ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. Senate elections, 2012|U.S. Senate]], representing [[Maine]]. Schneider sought 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> He faced [[Scott D'Amboise]], [[Richard Bennett]], [[Charles Summers]], [[Debra Plowman]], and [[Bruce Poliquin]] in the June 12 Republican primary. Schneider was defeated by [[Charles Summers]] in the Republican primary.<ref name="results"/> The Democratic primary was between [[Benjamin Pollard]], [[Matthew Dunlap]], [[Cynthia Dill]], and [[Jon Hinck]]. [[Cynthia Dill]] won the [[Democratic]] nomination and will face [[Charles Summers|Summers]] in the general election, along with third party candidates [[Andrew Ian Dodge]], [[Aaron Marston]] and [[Angus King]].<ref name="results"/>
  
 
===2002===
 
===2002===
*'''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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*'''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>
 
:*William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest
 
:*William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest
  
 
===2000===
 
===2000===
*'''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>
 
:*William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest
 
:*William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest
  
 
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===1998===
 
===1998===
 
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==Campaign contributions==
 
==Campaign contributions==
 
===1998===
 
===1998===
According to ''Follow the Money'', Schneider raised '''$12,104''' in 1998 for his state house campaign. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=34763 Follow the Money - Campaign Contributions for William Schneider, 1998]</ref>
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According to ''Follow the Money'', Schneider raised '''$12,104''' in 1998 for his state house campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=34763 Follow the Money - Campaign Contributions for William Schneider, 1998]</ref>
  
 
Listed below are the top five contributors:
 
Listed below are the top five contributors:
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===2000===
 
===2000===
According to ''Follow the Money'', Schneider raised '''$8,950''' in 2000 for his state house campaign. <ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1733 Follow the Money - Campaign Contributions for William Schneider, 2000]</ref>
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According to ''Follow the Money'', Schneider raised '''$8,950''' in 2000 for his state house campaign.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=1733 Follow the Money - Campaign Contributions for William Schneider, 2000]</ref>
  
 
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==Contact Information==
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*[[Attorney General of Maine]]
'''Capitol Address:'''<br>
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Attorney General of Maine<br>
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6 State House Station<br>
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Augusta, ME 04333<br>
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William Schneider
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Attorney General of Maine
Former officeholder
In office
2010 - 2012
PartyRepublican
Prior offices
Maine House of Representatives District 85
1998-2002
Education
Bachelor'sUnited States Military Academy (1981)
J.D.University of Maine (1993)
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
William Schneider was a 2012 Republican candidate for Attorney General of Maine. Elected to the office by a Republican majority that controlled both houses of the State Legislature in 2010, he was 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 was a 2012 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. Senate from Maine. Schneider was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary on June 12, 2012.[2]

Biography

A synopsis of Schneider's professional career includes:[3]

  • 2002-Present: Department of Justice, Assistant United States Attorney and Anti-Terrorism Coordinator
  • 1998 -2002: State of Maine, Representative, Assistant House Republican Leader and Whip, 2000-2002
  • 1993 - 1998: State of Maine, Assistant Attorney General
  • 1981 - 1986: United States Army, Captain

Education

  • 1993: University of Maine, Juris Doctorate
  • 1981: United States Military Academy, Bachelor of Science, Weapon Systems (Mechanical) Engineering, Computer Science[3]

Political career

Attorney General 2011- 2012

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.[4]

Issue positions

Healthcare reform

See also: State Attorneys General Against the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010

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."[5]

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."[5]

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. [6]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Schneider ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. Senate, representing Maine. Schneider sought the nomination on the Republican ticket.[7] He faced Scott D'Amboise, Richard Bennett, Charles Summers, Debra Plowman, and Bruce Poliquin in the June 12 Republican primary. Schneider was defeated by Charles Summers in the Republican primary.[2] The Democratic primary was between Benjamin Pollard, Matthew Dunlap, Cynthia Dill, and Jon Hinck. Cynthia Dill won the Democratic nomination and will face Summers in the general election, along with third party candidates Andrew Ian Dodge, Aaron Marston and Angus King.[2]

2002

  • William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest

2000

  • William J. Schneider ran unopposed in this contest
2000 Race for State House, District 85 - General Election[10]
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[11]
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[12]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda William J. Schneider 54.9%
     Democratic Party David M. Tamulevich 45.1%
Total Votes 2,881

Campaign contributions

1998

According to Follow the Money, Schneider raised $12,104 in 1998 for his state house campaign.[13]

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.[14]

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

See also

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
2010–2012
Succeeded by
Janet Mills