Archive for February 24th, 2012

David Dutremble Announces Candidacy for Senate District 4 (York)

Posted on February 24, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

(This is an open seat, as Senator Nancy Sullivan is termed out this year.)

From his submitted bio:

David E. Dutremble is 44 years old, the youngest of five children born and raised in Biddeford. Politics have always been a part of his life one way or another.

His parents were the late Richard D. Dutremble and the late Anne S. (Seymour) Dutremble. His father Richard D. Dutremble was York County Sheriff for 17 years, then United States Marshall under the Carter administration. His late Uncle Lucien “Babe” Dutremble has a long standing history in Biddeford politics from Mayor to House Representative, as well as his cousin’s Dennis “Duke” Dutremble, who held the District 4 seat he is seeking to win as well as Senate President. Another cousin, Richard “Ricky” Dutremble, serves as County Commissioner.

“I have lived and worked in Biddeford all my life becoming a full time firefighter in 1988 and currently a Lieutenant for The City of Biddeford. As far as politics I never actually thought of myself in politics, but it suddenly became clear this was something I needed to do. I continued talking about it with my wife Charlene (Roy) Dutremble and she has been supportive of my wanting to seek office. She sees my passion when I talk about running and believes I will be doing what is right for Mainers. It’s time we protect our working middle class and make sure Maine remains an affordable place for our children to live when they get older and our elderly to be able to retire comfortably after they have worked all their lives. I look forward to supporting Maine’s working class in Augusta!”

His email address is

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(VIDEO) Mal Leary, Maine Press Members, Others Hold Press Conference, Testify Against LD 1805

Posted on February 24, 2012. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: |

“As many of you know, I am a journalist by trade, and I interviewed all the candidates for Governor. Let me read you a quote from the Governor, in our campaign interview. Quote: ‘If I am elected Governor, we’re going to be so open that even you will be amazed.’ I am amazed… but not in the way the Governor thought I would be.” Mal Leary, 2/23/12

For context, Mal Leary has been a journalist throughout his life, working in both Washington D.C. and in Maine as both a reporter and editor. He has won numerous awards for his reporting, both in broadcast and in print and currently reports on state government issues in Maine on radio throughout the state and in several state newspapers. Mal has been a long time member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. He is the SPJ Sunshine Chair in Maine and is currently the president of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition and is a director of NFOIC.

A press conference was held yesterday morning at the Statehouse by Leary, other members of the Maine Press Association and concerned groups regarding LD 1805, “An Act To Implement Recommendations of the Right To Know Advisory Committee Concerning a Public Records Exception for Proposed Legislation, Reports and Working Papers of the Governor”. Later a public hearing before the Judiciary Committee was held, in which they and others testified against the Governor’s bill. A work session is scheduled for the bill next week.

Here are more clips from the press conference.

Intro by Suzanne Goucher, President and CEO of ME Association of Broadcasters, President of the Maine Freedom of Information Coalition. Her own statements regarding LD 1805 and the conclusion of the press conference.

Shenna Bellows, executive director of ACLU of Maine.

George Smith, former president of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine.

Mike Dowd, editor-in-chief of the Bangor Daily News.

Jim Henderson, former state legislor and Maine State Archivist.

Greg Rossel, WERU Board of Director President.

Conclusion by Goucher, Q/A

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