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Citizen's Guide - Joan Welsh


District: 46 (map)

Committe: Environment and Natural Resources (Chair)

Party: Democratic

Family: 3 Children, 6 Grandchildren

Occupation: Retired - Non-Profit Executive

Previous Service: House: 124, 125

2012 Ratings: MPA 95%; AFL-CIO 100%; MCV 91%; MSEA 83%; NFIB N/A; MWL 100%; MEA 92%

2010 Ratings: MPA 89%; AFL-CIO 89%; MCV 100%; NFIB 33%


Phone: (207) 236-6554 (home)


Official Website - Facebook

Address: 54 Sea Street, Rockport


2012 Election

General: Welsh 3,212; Gartley 1,985
Primary: Unopposed
Spending: Welsh: $4,822.26 (Clean Elections Candidate) Gartley: $4,584.79 (Clean Elections Candidate)
Endorsements: MPA; MEA; MCV; MSEA; EQME; SC

2010 Election

General: Welsh 2,781; Shaw 1,674
Primary: Unopposed

2008 Election

General: Welsh 3,277; Shaw 1,942
Primary: Unopposed

In the News

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The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world - The Boston Globe

Community gathers for library groundbreaking - By Gabriel Blodgett - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Local students named to spring 2019 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University - FHSU News

Rockport to send library plans out to bid - By Gabriel Blodgett - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Augusta-Waterville area Memorial Day events planned - Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

Select Board decides Rockport library parking layout -

Eye on Augusta: Gubernatorial Candidates Report Campaign Fundraising - Freepress Online

Unite to support library project - Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Phi tapped to build Rockport Library - By Gabriel Blodgett - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Cambridge software firm Quick Base sold in deal reportedly above $1b - The Boston Globe

Camden's Smiling Cow celebrates 75 years of business -

Mary Ellen Welch, teacher and leading activist in East Boston, dies at 77 - The Boston Globe

Maine lobster industry hit hard by Trump trade war - - WISC-TV3

Camden post office celebrates 100 years, swears in its 31st postmaster -

Opinion | The Senate Should Not Confirm Kavanaugh. Signed, 2400+ Law Professors. - New York Times

Saving the Dead Sea | NOVA - NOVA Next

Charles W. Skinner Jr. - Rockland - Camden - Knox - Courier-Gazette - Camden Herald - Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Lots of effort went into writing Maine's mining rules, but they're still too weak - Bangor Daily News

Commentary: The Maine-Turkey connection - Press Herald

Lawmakers vote to ban ethanol in Maine — Politics — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine - Bangor Daily News

In memoriam: Remembering celebrities who died in 2018 - AZCentral

Parents of Transgender Children Ask Trump Administration to Reverse Course on Gender Memo -

Owen Casas announces candidacy for Camden, Rockport, Islesboro legislative seat -

Maine Digs In to Review Mining Rules in Fight Over Remote Mountain - Wall Street Journal

Maine bill would add two bat species to endangered list - Press Herald

Partial list of victims -

Some patients battle illness or injury — and surprise bills - The Boston Globe

'ER,' 'Stand and Deliver' actress Vanessa Marquez fatally shot by police -

List: Names, details of 301 Pa. priest sex abuse allegations in Catholic dioceses - York Daily Record

Rockport adjusts plans after receiving costlier library construction estimates -

Pancreatic cancer killed Aretha Franklin and scores of other celebs. Why? - AZCentral

This Week’s Wedding Announcements - The New York Times

Banksy’s new artwork in Wales: A comment on air pollution? - The Boston Globe

Dr Jonathon Welch AM Will Direct Play It Forward's New Brisbane Branch Of MEN ALOUD! - Broadway World

Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille has died in Prescott at 76 - AZCentral

Severe weather closes federal offices, Minnesota schools - - WISC-TV3

Penny Marshall's death: Co-star Cindy Williams, Tom Hanks, stars react - USA TODAY

America’s red state legislatures are on an abortion banning bender - The Boston Globe

Rachel Pohl, Jesse Rosenthal - The New York Times

Mohamed Hafez’s miniatures of his native Syria evoke the ruins of a life and a country - The Boston Globe

Samsara, Kunin Plant Wine Roots in Goleta - Santa Barbara Independent

USA Swimming Announces Whitley, Foster Among Juniors For Mare Nostrum - SwimSwam

Alex Hall's NH College Hockey: Wildcats say they're up to big challenge - The Union Leader

Help celebrate the Rockport Quasiquicentennial: Ceremony, music, cake, dance! -

LOCAL HISTORY: Leroy L. Rollison ran a general store on Church Street - NEagle

Lincoln County Property Transfers - The Lincoln County News

Los Angeles Committee - PEN America

Different sides of addiction revealed at Rockland forum - Bangor Daily News

Town Meeting 2016: Rockport rejects fiber network study and waste disposal proposal -

Cincinnati weather: Severe thunderstorm warning for areas of Tristate -

University of Alabama Honors List Fall 2018 - Tuscaloosa News

Hundreds seek pardons of criminal convictions in Maine each year, but few are granted - Bangor Daily News

Simone Leigh, Juliana Huxtable, and Wu Tsang Are Among the 45 Artists Awarded $50,000 Each From United States Artists - artnet News

Alabama Senate passes a near-total ban on abortion - The Boston Globe

Cantata Singers lend an ear to women composers - The Boston Globe

Acton-Boxborough and Concord Academy seniors named state’s track athletes of the year - The Boston Globe

"Everyone has Herb stories": Remembering Southwest Airlines co-founder Herb Kelleher - USA TODAY

Idina Menzel Will Headline the Kennedy Center Gala - Broadway World

Controversial Alabama newspaper editor who backed KKK is replaced - The Boston Globe

Jokes fall flat, but surprise winners give Emmys some lift - The Boston Globe

The Mystery of People Who Speak Dozens of Languages - The New Yorker

Alabama judge orders reinstatement of Maori Davenport - The Boston Globe

A Star Is Born Is More Indulgent Than Inventive - Riverfront Times

Atlanta Ordinance Would Repeal “Known Drug Area” Law that is Unconstitutional - Atlanta Progressive News

Wildfire shuts down part of I-95 in Florida - - WISC-TV3

Cassowary, a rare emu-like bird, kills Florida man - - WISC-TV3

1 student dead in school shooting in suburban Denver, 8 others injured - - WISC-TV3

‘Miss Dalí’ Review: A Disorienting Biography of Surrealist’s Sister - The New York Times

‘The Christmas Revels’ points north - The Boston Globe

Students named to fall 2018 Deans Honor Roll at Fort Hays State University - Hays Post

Asdrubal Cabrera agrees with Texas Rangers on $3.5 million deal - The Boston Globe

Thank you for your service - Chicagoland - Chicago Catholic

Tiger Woods seals fifth Masters title and 15th major - - WISC-TV3

Vote for top dog: Golden retriever, Yorkshire terrier, mixed breed? - The Mercury News

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ wins best dramatic movie at upset-heavy Golden Globes - The Boston Globe

Christina Scheppelmann Appointed General Director Of Seattle Opera - Broadway World

Scott Wilson, Hershel on 'The Walking Dead,' dies at 76 -

Mohawk Valley Health System introduces new president and CEO - The Central New York Business Journal

Mookie Betts bowls ’em over at PBA Tour Pro Am event - The Boston Globe

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish - MileSplit

Judge's running club helps Skid Row's homeless rebuild their lives - - WISC-TV3

In ‘Robin Hood,’ Taron Egerton is the merriest of men - The Boston Globe

Should 84-year-old woman be allowed to have a dog? - The Mercury News

Finding a ‘neighborhood feel’ at local stores on Small Business Saturday - The Boston Globe

DeVos wants to cut budget funding for student loan forgiveness - - WISC-TV3

Best 2018 books - The Boston Globe

Linda White - WISC - - WISC-TV3

Oscars 2019: The biggest controversies surrounding this year's Best Picture nominees - The Independent

It Chapter Two trailer: Jessica Chastain, Bill Skarsgård and James McAvoy star in terrifying first look at Pennywise's return - The Independent

Prince Harry and Meghan expand their family by one - East Bay Times

BWW Interview Part 1: Seattle Opera Eagerly Awaits New General Director - Broadway World

Maine's lobstermen caught between climate change and trade wars -

Lakers’ LeBron James out at least another week with groin injury - The Boston Globe

Children, Youth Sue US Government over Climate Change Inaction - Atlanta Progressive News

Sydney, Nova Scotia, the gateway to Cape Breton Island – an expert guide - The Telegraph

George W. Bush announces wedding of his daughter - - WISC-TV3

Woodstock Site – Bethel, New York - Atlas Obscura

National Climate Assessment Report Warns of Grave Situation - Atlanta Progressive News


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