Rep. Andre Cushing (R-Hampden; ALEC) Announcing State Senate Run

Posted on December 14, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Here are portions of yesterday’s press release:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2011

ANDRE CUSHING ANNOUNCES HIS CANDIDACY FOR STATE SENATE

Assistant Majority Leader to run for open District 33 State Senate seat

HAMPDEN- Representative Andre Cushing announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Maine State Senate in District 33, to represent the 16 Penobscot County towns of; Carmel, Charleston, Corinth, Corrina, Dexter, Dixmont, Etna, Exeter, Garland, Glenburn, Hampden, Kenduskeag, Levant, Newburgh, Newport, and Plymouth.

Cushing is in his second term as state representative for District 39, which includes Dixmont, Hampden and Newburgh, and is the Assistant Majority Leader of the Maine House of Representatives. He is the House chair of the Joint Rules Committee and Committee on Elections. During his first term he was the ranking member of the Joint Committee on Labor.

Representative Cushing was chosen as House chair for The Blue Ribbon Task Force on Affordable Housing and for a study dealing with regulatory taking.

“As a parent, small business owner and native of this area,” he said, “I am proud to work for the people of Maine, and I know firsthand the challenges many face in this economy. I also know, given the opportunity, Mainers can and will persevere. If elected I will continue to work on issues that make our state more friendly to job creators and the people who live and work here.

As a state we must get our financial house in order and we must stop creating laws that punish those who contribute to a strong Maine economy,” he added. “We in Augusta must work to create an environment where people want to live, work and enjoy the way life should be. The strength of our state is in the many people who drive our economy, be they farmers, trades people or professionals. They all want the opportunities to provide for themselves and their families.”

Former House Minority Leader Josh Tardy of Newport, who will serve as Cushing’s campaign treasurer, offered his strong words of support. “I am thrilled that Andre is running for the State Senate.” Tardy said.

Cushing, who has over 25 years experience as a small business owner, currently is a Realtor and home builder. He is a native Mainer who attended Bangor-area schools and the University of Maine. He is an active member in both civic organizations and local government, who believes in giving back to the community in which he lives.

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