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*Watch One-on-One Interviews with Local Candidates

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State Senate Candidate Forum- October 9, 12PM-1PM

Meet your State House Candidates (Districts 53, 54 & 55) and get your questions answered. 

Please join us for this 90 minute discussion with six excellent candidates!  
Featuring Candidates from:

District #53
Jeffrey Pierce
Allison Hepler

District #54
Denise Tepler
Toni Bashinsky

District #55
Peter Lewis
Seth Berry
Forum Format
Forum Format available on the SMMC Event Calendar posting 
House Candidate Forum #53, #54 & #55
Oct 20, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

To join the forum by your computer, table or to view it on your phone, click the link below at 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 20:

Join Zoom Meeting: 
Meeting ID: 872 1492 8566
Passcode: 833093

To listen only to the forum by phone dial the number below at 5:00pm on Tuesday, October 20:
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 872 1492 8566
Passcode: 833093

Find your local number:

Note: Only listening by phone may be hard to distinguish who is talking but we will try our best.  

Recording the Forum:
The forum will be recorded for those that cannot attend and posted afterward on the SMMC YouTube Channel and the Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber Facebook page

Get Your Questions Answered- Send them Early:
To submit your questions, e-mail them to Cory King at as he will be moderating the event. 
Questions need to be received at least ONE DAY PRIOR to the event for consideration.  Simply put "Forum Question" in your e-mail subject line


The SMMC is also planning forums with the House Candidates.  Watch this space for those announcements as dates for those are still being planned.  

2020 Candidate One-on-One Interview Series

The Southern Midcoast Maine Chamber is in the process of interviewing the candidates for the two Maine State Senate races and seven Maine House races in our region.  We have two yet to film, but rest are below by clicking the link.  We will add new video links here once they are completed.  

Click on the link for the video you want to watch.  You will be re-directed to the video on the SMMC YouTube Channel where all of the videos live.  You can also find them with a description on the SMMC Facebook page (this may be a great way to share them with your firends).

- Some audio from the SMMC Interviewer fades in and out, but the candidates can be heard clearly which is all that matters

- Each candidate has approved distribution of their own videos.  

Senate District #23 (Representing all communities in Sagadahoc County and the Town of Dresden)
Holly Kopp Interview
Eloise Vitelli Interview

Senate District #24 (Representing Brunswick, Freeport, Harpswell, North Yarmouth & Pownal)
Mattie Daughtry Interview
Brad Pattershall Interview

House District #49 (Brunswick-based district covering from Maine Street and the river on one border and all that is west of it to I-295 including regions on or around: Mere Point Road, Pleasant Hill Road, Route 1, I-295, River Road and Durham Road). 
Poppy Arford Interview
Fred Horch Interview

House District #50 (Brunswick-based district covering from primarily everything east of Maine Street/Federal Street including the Parkview area, Route 123 until the Harpswell line, Brunswick Landing, and all other Brunswick land on the Brunswick Landing side of the rail line until you hit West Bath, all the way down Thomas Point Road and Gurnet Road again until you hit the Harpswell line. District #50 does NOT cover the sliver of Brunswick primarily on the river side of Bath Road once you get to the West Bath side of Cook’s Corner (so the OLD Bath Road area). District #50 DOES cover a handful of streets on the West side of Maine Street, between Maine Street and Spring Street and between Maine Street and Barrow Street)
Mike Lawler Interview
Ralph Tucker Interview

House District #51 (Representing all of Harpswell, West Bath and the sliver on the Eastern side of  Brunswick primarily on  the river side of Bath Road once you get to the West Bath side of Cook’s Corner- so the OLD Bath Road area)
Stephen "Bubba" Davis Interview
Joyce "Jay" McCreight Interview

House District #52 (Represents all of Bath) 
Christina Hughes Interview
Sean Paulhus Interview 

House District #53 (Represents all of Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, Woolwich and small part of Richmond along the river)
Allison Hepler Interview
Jeffrey Pierce Interview 

House District #54 (Represents all of Topsham)
Toni Bashinsky Interview
Denise Tepler Interview

House District #55 (Represents all of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham and the majority of Richmond including Swan Island)
Seth Berry Interview
Peter Lewis Interview

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