Don Marean Endorsement

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May 10, 2021
MY ENDORSEMENT OF GREG SIRPIS
I have known Greg for many many years as a boy growing up and as a very responsible adult. My first acquaintance was with him when he came to my hardware store with his parents. I founded Standish Hardware in 1973 and ran it until 2003 at which time I sold it to my employees as it is currently today. Greg was an inquisitive kid and always asked lots of intelligent questions. We became friends and he confided in me on lots of issues and his interests and still does today. I have witnessed Greg as a counselor and he certainly has demonstrated his ability to lead and ask the tough questions when needed. Reelecting him to the Standish Council is clearly the best choice for Standish. He stands for all the right things and truly has Standish and its residents as his top priority as a councilman.
Your vote for Greg will serve you well !
Don Marean

Greg Sirpis For Standish Town Council

Standish Residents, I ask for your vote on June 8th

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Don Marean Endorsement

MY ENDORSEMENT OF GREG SIRPIS

I have known Greg for many many years as a boy growing up and as a very responsible adult. My first acquaintance was with him when he came to my hardware store with his parents. I founded Standish Hardware in 1973 and ran it until 2003 at which time I sold it to my employees as it is currently today. Greg was an inquisitive kid and always asked lots of intelligent questions. We became friends and he confided in me on lots of issues and his interests and still does today. I have witnessed Greg as a counselor and he certainly has demonstrated his ability to lead and ask the tough questions when needed. Reelecting him to the Standish Council is clearly the best choice for Standish. He stands for all the right things and truly has Standish and its residents as his top priority as a councilman.
Your vote for Greg will serve you well !
Don Marean

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Enough… No More

The recent theft and/or vandalism of the campaign signs in Standish is an ongoing problem that needs to be dealt with. I learned this morning that not only were my signs stolen/vandalized last night but the signs of all of the candidates for municipal offices were. I filed a report with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office this morning and they were already aware. Tonight I received a call from CCSO that they had recovered the majority of the stolen signs, and had pressed charges, kudos to our law enforcement. While we the candidates may disagree on certain issues, I believe that all of the candidates believe there needs to be a resolution to this ongoing issue. I want to see the responsible person(s) held accountable and legal action taken accordingly. I also saw a recent social media post regarding vandalism to the Steep Falls Farmers Market, I feel the same about these damages and hope that all candidates will stand united and condemn both of these actions. We all love our town and want what’s best for our community, just because we sometimes disagree, it doesn’t mean that we are not united. This will not stand.

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Please vote on June 11th

Standish residents: I’m asking for your vote to send me back to the Standish Town Council, we have made significant progress with public safety during our population and housing boom, but there is still much to do.

Our school budget will continue to increase as well as demand on public services. We need to have a game plan for the next 25-50 years so we don’t pass our problems onto future generations,

I ask for your vote on June 11th… Best G

Rank Choice Voting Results

So last night we finally got the results of the Democratic primary for Maine. It took 8 days to determine the results from one side of the race. If Shawn Moody hadn’t won the Republican nomination handily how much longer would it have taken?  We completely changed our voting system (by outsiders & their money) to have the frontrunner who was predicted to win anyway take the top spot, so let me see if I have the facts straight:

  • Eight day wait to declare the winner
  • Ballots had to be transported from every municipality  in Maine to Augusta
  • State police didn’t have the personnel to transport the ballots
  • Ballots were transported by courier
  • At least two computer glitches to delay results

I also wonder why I haven’t seen a single media outlet investigate and/or report the cost of this initiative to the people of Maine?

I heard rumblings that people were confused by the question and weren’t sure if they were voting correctly, if that was the case I wish they would have asked for assistance from a clerk… with that being said let me ask a very simple question, why are some ballot questions worded to confuse voters? Here are six simple words to put on the ballot:

Do you favor Rank Choice Voting

If the question was that simple and still passed I would have no issue with accepting the will of the people. At the end of the day the person with the most votes should win, period! If your candidate didn’t win then maybe that candidate wasn’t the best choice for your party. We have watered down our voting system and have diminished the integrity of it by allowing RCV.

This is not the first time a ballot question has been confusing to the voters and yet we continue to allow it to happen.

I hope the people of Maine will take a long look at Rank Choice Voting, Best G

 

Why I Oppose Rank Choice Voting

One man one vote, this is how our founding fathers intended for our vote to count. I am concerned about the integrity of our elections when rank choice voting is implemented.

At the end of the day the candidate with the most votes should win, period. It doesn’t matter if a candidate didn’t receive at least 50% of the vote, if they received one more vote than their opponent, they should win.

RCV was influenced by out of state money and influence, it’s time for Maine people to take our state and our way of living back from the special interests groups.

If the Democrats can’t put a better quality candidate forward, the Republicans shouldn’t have to pay for their shortcomings. Vote No on #1

Shawn Moody For Governor

I am happy to endorse my friend Shawn Moody as Maine’s next governor. I have known Shawn since the fifth grade, it was clear to me when I met Shawn that he was a straight shooter and a good person.

When he was 17 years old, I watched Shawn stand before the Gorham Town Council and fight to build a body shop that has grown into a very successful business with multiple locations throughout Southern Maine.

Shawn is not a career politician, he is a business man and a problem solver, he knows how to streamline processes and make them more efficient. Shawn is also known for being frugal, he is the guy you want watching the checkbook.

So please join me in supporting Shawn Moody as the next governor of the great state of Maine.

Best, G

Greg T. Sirpis

Vice Chairman

Standish Town Council