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2020 Candidate Gun Rights Grades


Grades for state legislative candidates are based primarily on their voting records in the 128th & 129th Legislatures, and/or on the candidate's answers to the Gun Owners of Maine Gun Policy Questionnaire. Grades based on questionnaire responses are indicated by a "Q" in the grade.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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NOTE: Grades maybe be updated between now and the election as additional candidates complete our Gun Policy Questionnaire, or issue statements clarifying their positions on gun rights.


PRESIDENT

 F   BIDEN, Joe Throughout his political career, Joe Biden has repeatedly voted to restrict the rights of gun owners, and he has voiced support for virtually every radical gun control proposal being espoused today.
F*

HAWKINS, Howie

In his Declaration of Candidacy for the Green Party nomination, Howie Hawkins voiced his support for universal background checks, a ban on the sale of and a buyback program for so-called "assault weapons", and "red flag" laws.

A*

JORGENSEN, Jo Jo Jorgensen declares herself to be a strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and has voiced opposition to laws that would restrict the right of Americans to keep and bear arms.
B TRUMP, Donald In public statements, Donald Trump has expressed strong support for the right to keep and bear arms. Early in his presidency, he signed a bill reversing an Obama-era regulation that added an estimated 75,000 people to the federal background check database as prohibited persons merely because they required the assistance of a representative payee to manage their finances--a regulation that the ACLU and 23 disability groups opposed. The Trump administration's implementation of a ban on bump stocks is a matter of great concern as it sets a dangerous precedent that could lead to the banning of other commonly owned firearm accessories.


United States Senate

B

COLLINS, Susan

On 2nd Amendment issues, Susan Collins generally stands with gun owners. She has opposed magazine capacity restrictions and voted to prohibit lawsuits against gun manufacturers for crimes committed with guns. 
F GIDEON, Sarah Sarah Gideon has been endorsed by an array anti-gun groups. As Speaker of the House in Augusta, she played a prominent role in attempting to decimate the gun rights of Mainers with a plethora of anti-gun bills in 2019.
D*  LINN, Max During Mr. Linn's 2006 run for Governor in Florida, his position was seemingly not supportive of Constitutional Carry, stating that concealed carry of a firearm should be contingent on having a permit. In another statement, he indicated that he would "support maintaining the status quo on the present gun laws".
F*  SAVAGE, Lisa "Enact strong gun control measures that respect the Second Amendment protection for arms for state-level militias - not individual ownership of assault weapons. Implement background checks for all gun sales. Reduce weapons in circulation with a buyback program similar to Australia's response to the tragedy of a mass shooting. Renew and strengthen the assault weapons ban. Treat gun violence as a public health emergency and end prohibitions on using federal funding for science-based solutions to gun violence. Follow the lead of countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom and Finland that strengthened gun control laws after mass killings and succeeded in dramatically reducing the rate of gun violence."


US House of Representatives, 1st District

AQ ALLEN, Jay "Don’t you think it’s time for Senators and Representatives to affirm the Constitution, including the second amendment, instead of trying to tear it to shreds? The second amendment should not cause them any concerns…unless, of course, they have nefarious plans to subjugate American Citizens."
F PINGREE, Chellie Chellie Pingree has made gun control a central feature of her legislative agenda, and supports all manner of gun restrictions, including reinstatement of the failed Federal Assault Weapon Ban and banning large-capacity magazines, and opposes national concealed carry reciprocity.


US House of Representatives, 2nd District

A+ CRAFTS, Dale While serving as a Maine State Representative from 2008-2016, Dale Crafts consistently supported our right to keep and bear arms. Dale has pledged to continue that support if elected.
F GOLDEN, Jared Jared Golden, as a State Representative, voted for bills that would produce a patchwork of gun-free zones across the state, allow police to seize firearms with little or no due process, impose civil and criminal penalties on citizens who innocently and unknowingly sell a gun to a prohibited person, and voted against Constitutional Carry and against expanding concealed carry reciprocity.


Maine Senate Candidates

Senate District Map: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/apport/statewidesenate.pdf

District 1 A JACKSON, Troy AQ SCHAEFER, Brian     
District 2 C CARPENTER, Michael A+ STEWART, Harold    
 District 3 ? WILDER, Katherine  A+ FARRIN, Bradlee    
 District 4 ? ZIEMER, David A+ DAVIS, Paul    
 District 5 C DILL, James  ? IRELAND, Christian    
District 6 ? LOVIT, Jeffrey C MOORE, Marianne    
 District 7 F LUCHINI, Louis A  LANGLEY, Brian    
 District 8 ? UHLENHAKE, Beverly  A  ROSEN, Kimberly ? MONTAGUE, Teresa
 District 9 ? BALDACCI, Joe HIATT, John    
 District 10 ? AUSTIN, Frederick A+ GUERIN, Stacey    
 District 11 ? CURRY, Glenn AQ MILNE, Duncan    
 District 12 F MIRAMANT, David BQ PAGE, Gordon    
 District 13 B MAXMIN, Chloe  A  DOW, Dana    
 District 14 C BELLOWS, Shenna ? WALKER, Mark    
 District 15 ? HESS, Kallie A+ POULIOT, Matthew    
 District 16 ? KOCH, Hillary  B CYRWAY, Scott    
 District 17 ? COLLINS, Jan A+ BLACK, Russell    
District 18 ? PERKINS, Gabriel  A KEIM, Lisa    
 District 19 ? BRANCH, Katherine   ? BENNETT, Richard    
District 20 B CLAXTON, Ned AQ LEONARD, Matthew     
 District 21 F LIBBY, Nathan   ? GALLANT, Timothy    
 District 22 ? POLIQUIN, Martha A+ TIMBERLAKE, Jeffrey     
 District 23 D VITELLI, Eloise   ? KOPP, Holly    
 District 24 D DAUGHTRY, Matthea   ? PATTERSHALL, Brad    
 District 25 F BREEN, Catherine AQ WHITE, Jennifer    
 District 26 A+ DIAMOND, Bill AQ LOCKWOOD, Karen    
 District 27 F CHIPMAN, Benjamin   
   
 District 28 F SANBORN, Heather        
 District 29 D CARNEY, Anne   ? ANDERSON, Stephanie    
 District 30 ? BRENNER, Stacy   ? RIVARD, Sara    
 District 31 D BAILEY, Donna   ? GOMBAR, William    
 District 32 D DESCHAMBAULT, Susan ? DAIGLE, Robert    
 District 33 AQ McKINNEY, Michael A+ WOODSOME, David    
 District 34 ? RAFFERTY, Joseph   ? PARDUE, Michael    
District 35 F LAWRENCE, Mark   ? MOULTON, Bradley    



Maine House of Representatives Candidates

House District List: http://legislature.maine.gov/house/house/MemberProfiles/ListDistrictTowns

Dist. 1 ? MATHIESON, Kristi
? HANDS, Donald 
Dist. 2 D MEYER, Michele ? AMMONS, Dan     
Dist. 3 F BLUME, Lydia        
Dist. 4 F HYMANSON, Patricia BQ LEIFHEIT, Johnny    
Dist. 5 ? GALEMMO, Charles A+ O'CONNOR, Beth    
Dist. 6 D ROBERTS-LOVELL, Tiffany ? HOLTON, Kyle    
Dist. 7 ? HOBBS, Daniel ? ROCHE, Timothy    
Dist. 8 F BABBIDGE, Christopher ? DIFREDE, Todd    
Dist. 9 ? GERE, Traci ? SEAVEY, Stedman    
Dist. 10 D INGWERSEN, Henry A+ PARRY, Wayne    
Dist. 11 D FECTEAU, Ryan        
Dist. 12 D FOLEY, Victoria AQ KEENAN, Timothy    
Dist. 13 D GRAMLICH, Lori AQ MACDONALD, Sharri    
Dist. 14 F COPELAND, Lynn B* SIROIS, Theodore    
Dist. 15 F O'NEIL, Margaret ? CHAPPELL, Marc    
Dist. 16 ? DURRELL, David ? CARLOW, Nathan    
 Dist. 17 ? SANDERS, Chelsea A+ PRESCOTT, Dwayne    
Dist. 18 D TUTTLE, John ? BUCK, Pamela    
Dist. 19 ? KIDDER, Patricia A+ HARRINGTON, Matthew    
Dist. 20 ? LAUZON, Daniel A KRYZAK, Theodore    
Dist. 21 F* KROLICK, Clifford A+  SAMPSON, Heidi    
Dist. 22 ? FITZGERALD, Richard B BLIER, Mark ? BARDEN, Michael
Dist. 23

A+ ORDWAY, Lester ? GOODWIN, Timothy
Dist. 24 B BRYANT, Mark  ? DESCHAMBAULT, Nicole    
Dist. 25 ? PRINGLE, Jane  A+ COREY, Patrick    
Dist. 26 F TERRY, Maureen  ? STODDARD, Jacob    
Dist. 27 F* BAILEY, Kyle  ? DENSMORE, Roger    
Dist. 28 D CAIAZZO, Christopher  ? MCDONOUGH, John    
Dist. 29 F BABINE, Shawn  ? ROSENBLATT, Annalee ? WARREN, Sophia
Dist. 30 F MILLET, Rebecca  ? THOMPSON, Timothy    
Dist. 31 F RICKETT, Lois  ? DECATUR, Kenneth    
Dist. 32 D KESSLER, Christopher  ? WALTER, Tammy    
Dist. 33 D MORALES, Victoria  ? DOUGHERTY, Michael    
Dist. 34 ? RIELLY, Morgan        
Dist.35  ? SALISBURY, Suzanne        
Dist. 36 D BRENNAN, Michael        
Dist. 37 ? LOOKNER, Grayson  ? FREY, Jane    
Dist. 38 ? WOOD, Barbara        
Dist. 39 F SYLVESTER, Michael        
Dist. 40 F TALBOT ROSS, Rachel        
Dist. 41 ? ZAGER, Samuel        
Dist. 42 D COLLINGS, Benjamin  ? ABERCROMBIE, Susan ? SILVIUS, Carolyn
Dist. 43 D CROCKETT, W. Edward        
Dist. 44 F PIERCE, Teresa        
Dist. 45 C MORIATY, Stephen  ? TIMMONS, Michael    
Dist. 46 D SHARPE, Braden  ? MORSE, Erika    
Dist. 47 ? BELL, Arthur  ? FLEMMING, Anne    
Dist. 48 ? SACHS, Melanie  ? FINEGAN, James Jr.    
Dist. 49 ? ARFORD, Poppy  ? STOVER GRAVES, Carole F* HORCH, Fred
Dist. 50 F TUCKER, Ralph  A* LAWLER, Michael    
Dist. 51 D MCCREIGHT, Joyce  ? DAVIS, Stephen    
Dist. 52 D Paulhus, Sean  ? SENER, Kenneth    
Dist. 53 B HEPLER, Allison  A PIERCE, Jeffrey    
Dist. 54 F TEPLER, Denise AQ BASHINSKY, Toni    
Dist. 55 C BERRY, Seth AQ LEWIS, Peter    
Dist. 56 ? GAIASON, Scott A+ MASON, Richard    
Dist. 57 ? FOGG, Patricia B MARTIN, Thomas Jr.    
Dist. 58 F HANDY, James  ? CONNOR, Jonathan    
Dist. 59 F CRAVEN, Margaret  ? REEDER, John    
Dist. 60 D CLOUTIER, Kristen  ? MORRISON, John    
Dist. 61 F BROOKS, Heidi  ? MORIN, Christopher    
Dist. 62 D MELARAGNO, Gina  ? CYR, James ? MICHAEL, John
Dist. 63 ? GAUTIER, Patricia B BICKFORD, Bruce    
Dist. 64 F SHEATS, Bettyann AQ LIBBBY, Laurel    
Dist. 65 F* COOLIDGE, Misty B ARATA, Amy    
Dist. 66 B FAY, Jessica  ? FOSTER, Gregory    
Dist. 67 ? ACCARDI, Susan A+ AUSTIN, Susan B* GROVER, Mark
Dist. 68 A+ CEBRA, Richard ? SCULLY, Patrick
Dist. 69
 ? DAVIS, Mikael  B RISEMAN, Walter
Dist. 70 ? BURNETT, Nathan A+ WADSWORTH, Nathan    
Dist. 71 ? MORSE, Kenneth A MILLET, Sawin Jr.    
Dist. 72 ? BLASTOW, Jennifer  ? JACKSON DILLINGHAM, Kathleen    
Dist. 73 F* WOODBURN, Joshua A+ ANDREWS, John    
Dist. 74 F RILEY, Christina  ? LYMAN, Sheila    
Dist. 75 B* NUTTING, John A MORRIS, Joshua    
Dist. 76 ? EMERY, Deborah A+ KESCHI, Dennis    
Dist. 77 ? MENAIR, Marion A+ PERKINS, Michael    
Dist. 78 ? CARON, Raymond ? NADEAU, Cathy    
Dist. 79 ? HARWATH, Lindsey A+ THERIAULT, Timothy    
Dist. 80 ? HALLE, Gregory B BRADSTREET, Richard    
Dist. 81 ? HASENFUS, Tavis  ? PIETROSKI, Joseph    
Dist. 82 A GREENWOOD, Randall B ACKLEY, Kent
Dist. 83 F HARNETT, Thomas  ? COUTTS, Denis    
Dist. 84 F WARREN, Charlotte  ? TAYLOR, Scott    
Dist. 85 F DOORE, Donna  ? CLARDY, William    
Dist. 86 ? TURNER, Adam A FECTEAU, Justin    
Dist. 87 C MARKS, Timothy A+ HANLEY, Jeffrey    
Dist. 88 ? HAMILTON, Christopher  ? LEMELIN, Michael    
Dist. 89 B STOVER, Holly AQ HAWKE, Stephanie    
Dist. 90 ? CRAFTS, Lydia BQ Parise, Merle    
Dist. 91

BQ WALLACE, Lowell A EVANGELOS, Jeff
Dist. 92 D MATIACK, Ann  ? LEPARULO, Karry    
Dist. 93 FQ GEIGER, Valli AQ MULLINS, Michael    
Dist. 94 F DOUDERA, Victoria        
Dist. 95 AQ LUCE, Molly A PLUECKER, William
Dist. 96 D ZEIGLER, Stanley AQ SMITH, Katrina    
Dist. 97 D DODGE, Janice  ? DIGIOLA, Matthew    
Dist. 98 D CUDDY, Scott BQ CONNOR, Jessica    
Dist. 99 ? TURNER, April A+ KINNEY, MaryAnne    
Dist. 100 ? PAYNE, Carroll B COSTAIN, Danny    
Dist. 101 ? LIPPINCOTT, William A+ HAGGAN, David    
Dist. 102
B GRIFFIN, Abigail    
Dist. 103 ? RUSSEL, Robin AQ THORNE, James    
Dist. 104 B FOSTER, Steven    
Dist. 105 ? SEAVEY, Wallace A+ STETKIS, Joel    
Dist. 106 ? BROWNELL, Ethan AQ COLLAMORE, Amanda    
Dist. 107 B AUSTIN, Betty AQ POIRIER, Jennifer    
Dist. 108 ? MUNSON, Thomas A RUDNICKI, Shelley    
Dist. 109 B WHITE, Bruce AQ FOSS, Richard    
Dist. 110 F MADIGAN, Colleen     B* ANDRE, Marc
Dist. 111     AQ DUCHARME, John    
Dist. 112 ? BOURGELAIS, Peter A+ SKOFIELD, Thomas    
Dist. 113 B LANDRY, Scott Jr.  ? BUNKER, Stephan    
Dist. 114 ? KIMBER, Gregory B HALL, Randall    
Dist. 115 D PATRICK, John CQ DOLLOFF, Josanne    
Dist. 116 A* BERRYMENT, Christopher A PICKETT, Richard    
Dist. 117 ?  SESSIONS, Savannah A+ HEAD, Francis    
Dist. 118     A+ GRIGNON, Chad    
Dist. 119 ? CONTRENI, Margarita B STEARNS, Paul    
Dist. 120 ? EVANS, Richard ? PERKINS, Chad B HIGGINS, Norman
Dist. 121 ? SMITH, Megan B DRINKWATER, Gary    
Dist. 122 A DUNPHY, Michelle AQ PARADIS, Edward    
Dist. 123 F* OSHER, Laurie ? BOWIE, Cameron    
Dist. 124 D PERRY, Joseph ? LAPOINTE, Daniel    
Dist. 125 ? ROEDER, Amy ? HERBERT, Patrick    
Dist. 126 ? SUPICA, Laura ? HIATT, Joshua    
Dist. 127 F CARDONE, Barbara ? HALL, Noah    
Dist. 128 ? O'CONNELL, Kevin ? CRAIG, Garrel    
Dist. 129     A LYFORD, Peter    
Dist. 130 ? DELLI PAOLI, Nicholas AQ DOWNES, Kathy    
Dist. 131 ? MAGNAN, Veronica B HUTCHINS, Sherman    
Dist. 132 B GROHOSKI, Nicole ? KAPLAN, Michelle    
Dist. 133 D PEBWORTH, Sarah        
Dist. 134 B MCDONALD, Genevieve        
Dist. 135 ? WILLIAMS, Lynne ? OH, Timothy F* MEIKLEJOHN, Benjamin
Dist. 136 ? BLASI, Antonio A FAULKINGHAM, William    
Dist. 137 ? COOLIDGE, Maxwell BQ CARMICHAEL, Meldon    
Dist. 138 B ALLEY, Robert AQ ROBINSON, Kimberly    
Dist. 139 ? GODIN, Patricia C TUELL, William    
Dist. 140 F PERRY, Anne ? LAWSON, Michael    
Dist. 141 ? GREEN, Donald B JAVNER, Kathy    
Dist. 142 ? DIPENTINO, Natalie BQ GIFFORD, Jeffrey    
Dist. 143 ? PRAY, Charles ? STANLEY, Peggy    
Dist. 144 ? HARNISH, Kathryn B SWALLOW, Gregory    
Dist. 145 ? ZABLEREK, Robert A+ JOHANSEN, Chris ? ROCKWELL, Randy
Dist. 146 ? DELONG, Tammy A WHITE, Dustin    
Dist. 147 ? LAVADO, Lillie BQ UNDERWOOD, Joseph    
Dist. 148 F MCCREA, David ? REDMOND, Brian    
Dist. 149 ? WHITE, David ? BERNARD, Susan    
Dist. 150 B MARTIN, Roland ? CYR, Aaron    
Dist. 151 A MARTIN, John A* BUSHEY, Kevin    


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