Elections 2012 – Portland

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The following list has our endorsements for each race. Click on a candidate’s name to read their full questionnaire. Those candidates with no link did not turn in a questionnaire despite repeated contacts.


Gary Johnson/Jim Gray (L) vs. Barack Obama/Joe Biden (D) [ENDORSED] vs. Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan (R) vs. Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala (G)

US Senate 

The League has decided not to endorse any of the candidates for U.S. Senate. We found the two most viable candidates to be Governor Angus King and Senator Cynthia Dill, but our write-ups of each candidate explain some of the reasons why neither is eligible to carry the League banner this year.

Danny Dalton (I) vs. Cynthia Dill (D) vs. Andrew Ian Dodge (I) vs. Angus King (I) vs. Charlie Summers (R) vs. Stephen Woods (I)

US House

Jonathan Courtney (R) vs. Chellie Pingree (D) [ENDORSED] 

State Senate District 7

Rebecca Millett (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Michael Darren Wallace (R)

State Senate District 8

Justin Alfond (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Asher Platts (G)

State Senate District 9

Anne Haskell (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Kirsten Martin (R)

State House District 113

Mark Dion (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Jeffrey Langholtz (R)

State House District 114

Peter Stuckey (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Eric Bleicken (R)

State House District 115

Erik Jorgensen (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Seth Berner (G)

State House District 116

Denise Harlow (D) [ENDORSED] 

State House District 117

Richard Farnsworth (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Frederic Miller (R) vs. William Linnell (G)

State House District 118

Matt Moonen (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Kevin Casey (R) vs. Thomas MacMillan (G)

State House District 119

Herb Adams (D) vs. Gwendolyn Tuttle (R) vs. Ben Chipman (I) [ENDORSED] 

State House District 120

Davian Akers (R) vs. Justine Lynn (G) vs. Diane Russell (D) [ENDORSED] 

State House District 122

Christopher Kessler (I) vs. Terry Morrison (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Thomas Sarbanis (R)

State House District 123

Roger Bishop (I) vs. Scott Hamman (D) [ENDORSED]  vs. Kenneth Myrick (R)

State House District 124 – No Endorsement

Portland City Council At-Large

Wells Lyons [ENDORSED]  vs. Nick Mavadones

Portland City Council District 1

Kevin Donoghue [ENDORSED]  vs. Ben Pollard

Portland City Council District 2

Shane Boyington vs. Dave Marshall [ENDORSED] 

Portland School Board At-Large

Sarah Thompson [ENDORSED] 

Portland School Board District 1

Jenna Vendil [ENDORSED]  vs. Thomas Kelley

Portland School Board District 2

Holly Seeliger [ENDORSED]  vs. Jeanne Swanton

Portland Water District

Gary Libby vs. Nisha Swinton [ENDORSED] 

Ballot Question 1 – YES

Ballot Question 2 – YES

Ballot Question 3 – YES

Ballot Question 4 – YES

Ballot Question 5 – YES

Local Ballot Question – YES