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Citizen's Guide - Margaret Craven


District: 16 (map)

Committe: Health and Human Services (Chair); Government Oversight Committee

Party: Democratic

Previous Service: House: 121-123 Senate: 124, 125

2012 Ratings: MPA 84%; AFL-CIO 94%; MCV 100%; MSEA 80%; NFIB N/A; MWL 100%; MEA 92%

2010 Ratings: MPA 94%; AFL-CIO 100%; MCV 100%; NFIB 20%;


Phone: (207) 783-1897 (home)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: 41 Russell St., Lewiston


2012 Election

General: Craven 10,208; Reed 4,933
Primary: Unopposed
Spending: Craven: $19,275.78 (Clean Elections Candidate) Reed: $2,553.57 (Privately Funded)
Endorsements: MPA; MCV; MSEA; EQME; SC; AFL-CIO

2010 Election

General: Craven 6,286; Kase 5,400
Primary: Unopposed

2008 Election

General: Craven 12,241; Troup 3,940
Primary: Craven 1,615; Makas 907; Madore 508

2006 Election

General: Craven 2,292; Painter 868
Primary: Unopposed

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Candidate profile: Margaret Craven - Times Record
Yes, Maine is not populated enough to be able to afford by ourselves, but I would support medicare for all on a national level. The cost of insurance in unsustainable, and I think health care is a rig. 5) Do you support Question 1 (the 3.8% tax to fund ...

Margaret Craven to run for House district seat in Lewiston - Lewiston Sun Journal
Margaret Craven (file photo). LEWISTON — Margaret Craven has announced her campaign for House District 59 in Lewiston. The seat is currently held by Roger Fuller, who is not seeking re-election. Craven was first elected to the Maine House of ...

Border Outpost: Kabuki -
I have to thank Senator Susan Collins for reminding me of the meaning of the word 'treachery'. In all this public theater over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, I had quite forgotten what a craven, soulless occupation being a ...

Lewiston Rep. Roger Fuller won't run for re-election; Craven, Reeder seek seat - Lewiston Sun Journal
LEWISTON — As this year's campaigns shape up, it's already clear that big changes are coming for the city's legislative delegation. Perhaps the most surprising is that former lawmaker Margaret Craven, a Democrat, has filed to run for a House seat that ...

A very early look at what could be Maine's most interesting legislative races - Bangor Daily News
Margaret Craven of Lewiston, former state Sen. John Nutting of Leeds and Maine's first Green legislator, John Eder of Biddeford, are seeking returns to the House. Those seats are deep blue except for the one Nutting is targeting, which is Timberlake's ...

Sen. Margaret Craven, 6-term Democrat from Lewiston, announces retirement - Bangor Daily News
LEWISTON, Maine — Longtime state Sen. Margaret Craven, D-Lewiston, said Thursday that she will not seek re-election after 12 years of legislative service. She is retiring to take care of her ailing husband. “Representing the hardworking people of ...and more »

Column Archives - Topics from October, 2018 - Barrow Journal
The spark that ignited Donald Trump's campaign in 2016 was his promise to “build a wall” and stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the nation. He also promised to ban Muslim immigrants, questioned the immigration of refugees and openly stoked ...

James E. Craven - Lewiston Sun Journal
9, 1967, he married Margaret (Connolly) Craven, his wife of 50 years. In 1970, they decided to move back to Maine to raise a family and to be closer to his parents. Jim and Margaret have two sons, who were the joy of his life. Jim enjoyed fun ...

Mills campaign announces endorsement from Brennan - The County
“I am honored today to endorse Attorney General Janet Mills for Governor of Maine. I know firsthand that serving as Attorney General is the best possible preparation for any Governor, and Janet Mills will hit the ground running,” said Brennan. “On ...

After 25 years of term limits, Maine still has plenty of career politicians - Bangor Daily News
But 25 years later, the politician it targeted is still in office, candidates with legislative service dating to the 1970s are running and Maine's citizen legislature is populated by elected officials who would have a hard time disputing that the label ...