Gass challenges incumbent Austin in House 67

October 12th, 2018 by admin Leave a reply »

Susan Wilkinson Austin

Age: 70

Town of Residence: Gray

Party Affiliation: Republican

Family: Married, four children, 12 grandchildren

Occupation: Prior medical secretary/assistant and management assistant

Education: Associates degree from Bliss College

Political/civic experience: Maine Legislature, 12 years; SAD 15 School Board, five terms; Gray Town Council, one term; Gray Town Election Ballot Clerk, eight years; Maine Wildlife Park Advocate, 18 years; Crystal Lake Association; Gray Historical Society; Gov. Angus King appointee to Pineland Conversion Committee; Gray Senior Housing Committee; The Raymond Hawthorne Community Association; Greater Portland Council of Governments, town representative; Friends of the Gray Public Library; Patriot-Crystal Lake Ice Fishing Derby Board; SHE Leads; UMaine Leaders Program; Gray-New Gloucester Optimist, 18 years,  Labor Commerce Research and Economic Development Committee, Ethics Committee

Website/social media: Facebook: Sue Austin;

GRAY — A self-employed consultant making her first legislative run is challenging the incumbent seeking her seventh term in House District 67.

Independent Anne Gass hopes to unseat Republican Sue Austin in the district, which includes Frye Island and parts of Casco, Gray and Raymond.

Gass says she had been considering running for some time, and her decision was cemented by a cross-country road trip and the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In 2015, she retraced the route a group of women’s suffrage activists had taken in 1915 on their way to Congress. Along the way, Gass met with women’s rights activists and discussed how women don’t run for political

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