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Monday, 23 October 2017

Maine Animal-friendly Legislators Elected
Written by Robert Fisk   
Tuesday, 30 January 2007

In each of the last five legislative elections MFOA has sent a questionnaire to all the candidates running for the state legislature. The return of those questionnaires is important in selecting MFOA endorsed candidates and to gauge the interest in animal protection and the MFOA legislative agenda.  In previous elections the connection with animal-friendly legislators has been sufficient to find good bill sponsors and to get our message out to other legislators. Occasionally we find an exceptional legislator like Chris Muse of South Portland, who in 2003 aggressively and passionately championed the circus elephant ban legislation and campaign. But the number and strength of the responses from this year’s legislative questionnaires far surpassed any other election in 10 years of tracking and supporting animal-friendly legislators.

The number of responses returned doubled any previous election, the number of favorable responses was up 35%, 65% of MFOA endorsed candidates won, and 42 legislators got a 95-100% rating. To coincide with this favorable election outcome Maine’s inflexible hunting lobby publicly lamented the apparent disappointment in the candidates’ responses to their legislative questionnaire.

The political pendulum is swinging our way, albeit too slowly. But there is no question animal protection advocates in Maine are increasingly being accepted and listened to in today’s political discourse.  Political engagement by Maine animal activists is making a difference, which means  MFOA’s ability to champion animal protection issues in the future has increased.

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Deborah Simpson H 69 Auburn This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Jacqueline Norton H 15 Bangor This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Theodore Koffman H 35 Bar Harbor This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jayne Giles H 43 Belfast This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
James Schatz H 37 Blue Hill This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Seth Berry H 67 Bowdoinham This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Wendy Pieh H 50 Bremen This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Stanley Gerzofsky H 66 Brunswick This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
James Annis H 26 Dover-Foxcroft This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
David Savage H 112 Falmouth This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Sharon Treat H 79 Farmingdale This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Janet Mills H 89 Farmington This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Raymond Pineau H 87 Jay This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Christopher Babbidge H141 Kennebunk This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Margaret Craven H 74 Lewiston This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Elaine Makas H 71 Lewiston This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Richard Wagner H 73 Lewiston This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Gary Knight H 81 Livermore Falls This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Hanna Pingree H 36 North Haven This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Emily Cain H19 Orono This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Charles Harlow H 116 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jon Hinck H 118 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Herb Adams H 119 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Anne Rand H 120 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Boyd Marley H 114 Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
Andrea Boland H 142 Sanford This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Lawrence Bliss H 122 South Portland This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it
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