Dion all but a shoo-in for re-election in Portland-Falmouth House District 43

October 7th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

PORTLAND — The election in Maine House District 43 is contested, but only in theory.



Maine House District 43

Republican Shannon Rafferty-Roy is not making an effort to unseat the incumbent Democrat, Rep. Mark Dion.

“I’m not a politician,” said Rafferty-Roy, who said she had planned to withdraw from the race after the June 10 primary that allowed the GOP to field a candidate.

District 43 extends north through Portland to the Maine Turnpike Spur in Falmouth, and east to the mouth of the Presumpscot River. The seat carries a two-year term. Election Day is Nov. 4.

Rafferty-Roy, 44, of 13 Sanborn St., is a property manager for the Portland Housing Authority. While she is not actively campaigning, Dion said he has bigger plans if re-elected to what will be his third term.

“I am also going to make an attempt to run as caucus leader,” he said.

A former Portland police officer and Cumberland County sheriff, who now has a private law practice, Dion said he would like to emphasize continued development of digital infrastructure throughout the state, improving mental health care, and a re-examination of state tax policy.

Dion supports expanding MaineCare services using federal Medicaid funding.

“We have a moral responsibility

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