Lincoln County Republican Newsletter - November, 2016
U.S. President Elect Donald Trump / U.S. Vice President Elect Mike Pence
U.S. Vice President Elect Mike Pence
Make America Great Again!
2016 Lincoln County, Maine General Election - Ballot Questions
( Results of Voting on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - NY Times Reporting )
Question 1 - Legalize Marijuana - Passed
Question 2 - New Income Tax For Public Education - Passed
Question 3 - Expand Gun Background Checks - Failed
Question 4 - Increase Minimum Wage - Passed
Question 5 - Allow Ranked-Choice Voting - Passed
Question 6 - Issue Transportation Bonds - Passed
2016 Lincoln County, Maine General Election - Area Republican Victories
The LCRC congratulates the following Republicans who won their elections with votes from within Lincoln County, Maine in the 2016 General Election:
( Elected on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - NY Times Reporting )
U.S. President - Donald Trump / U.S. Vice President - Mike Pence
59,791,135 votes (47.5%); 279 Electoral College Votes
Maine Senate District 13 - Dana Dow
12,108 votes (52.9%)
Maine House District 53 - Jeff Pierce
3,305 votes (58.9%)
Maine House District 80 - Richard Bradstreet
2,543 votes (52.7%)
Maine House District 87 - Jeff Hanley
3,041 votes (57.4%)
Maine House District 88 - Deborah Sanderson
2,914 votes (58.7%)
Maine House District 89 - Stephanie Hawke
3,048 votes (54.3%)
Maine House District 91 - Abden Simmons
2,718 votes (54.9%)
County Commissioner - District 1 - Hamilton Meserve
Lincoln County Commissioner Hamilton "Ham" Meserve, won re-election in an uncontested race.
The LCRC also thanks and appreciates the hard work and dedication of the following Republicans who also ran for office within Lincoln County, Maine, fighting hard fought campaigns against their opponents in the 2016 General & Primary Elections:
November 2016, General Election:
Dr. Mark Holbrook (U.S. House - Maine District 1)
164,048 Votes (42.1%)
Guy Lebida (Maine Senate District 23)
10,681 Votes (47.2%)
Robin Mayer (Maine House District 90)
2,304 Votes (40.9%)
June 2016, Primary Election:
Ande Smith (North Yarmouth) - U.S. House - Maine District 1
Linda Baker (Topsham) - Maine Senate District 23
Anna Morkeski (Damariscotta) - Maine House District 90
Melvin Williams (Waldoboro) - Maine House District 91
Message from the LCRC Volunteer Webmaster
Message from the LCRC Volunteer Webmaster
This LCRC volunteer webmaster likes how many more of our Republican candidates used audio video multimedia spots during their campaigns on their websites, Facebook pages, and Social Media campaigns as compared to the 2014 election campaigns.
I hope you all continue this and learn more about media and digital technology opportunities for you and your future campaigns. Did you know that many of you can go to your local community television station, take a short class, borrow equipment, and become independent producers of local content to be aired on your local community TV station on cable and on-line on-demand?
Just stick close to the TV studio's Terms of Service, and you can even have videos describing your qualifications for office, as long as they don't include a call for action such as "Vote for me on …"! You can use community television whether you are in office or not to heighten awareness of your political, social, and economic concerns and viewpoints, info on upcoming important votes in Augusta, and more.
You can learn more about producing your own campaign materials for the next election by subscribing to Lynda.com. Learn about graphics programs like Adobe InDesign & Adobe Illustrator (Palm Cards, Yard Signs, etc.), Adobe Photoshop (Campaign pics for your website, Facebook page, Social Media campaign), Adobe Premiere Pro (Campaign and Cause videos), Adobe Audition (cleaning up recorded audio), Adobe After Effects (Animation) and view videos on many other software programs and techniques.
So now you design and buy yard signs, mailers, palm cards for your campaigns and even have a website and Facebook page. In the future, have you thought about possibly running a campaign video in a local movie complex before showings? Or promoting your campaign memes, pictures, and videos with a social media campaign?
Political campaigns are getting more sophisticated and in order to grab attention, you have to be a leader using the latest technology where it can help you in your campaign. You've probably heard the saying "A picture is worth a thousand words". Well then, how much is a professional looking well-made campaign video worth to you?
I encourage all of you to learn as much as you can about video and multimedia marketing and how to use it to promote yourselves and your ideas.
Thanks, and congratulations to everyone who just won election!
Jim Blier, LCRC Volunteer Webmaster
Governor LePage's Accomplishments ( 2012 - 2013 )
Under the leadership of Governor Paul R. LePage, Mainers have benefited from fiscal responsibility and an improved business climate. The LePage Administration implemented the largest tax cut in Maine history, allowing for low-income Mainers to keep their hard-earned money; fixed the pension system; paid the massive welfare debt to Maine's hospitals; reformed welfare programs; reduced regulations on businesses; and brought accountability and transparency to government.
Please take a moment to read about the positive changes achieved under the leadership of Governor LePage (PDF).