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Winterport Libertarian declares candidacy for 2nd District

Aug 09, 2017

Brian Kresge of Winterport, senior application developer with RKL eSolutions LLC of Lancaster, Pa., and former director for Jewish outreach for the Johnson/Weld 2016 Presidential campaign, has declared his candidacy for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District as a Libertarian.

“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the House. My wife, Leah, and I, have found our place in the world in our move to Maine," Kresge said. "Our friends and neighbors believe in smaller, more effective government, and I want to represent that vision in this race.

“My candidacy could focus on the failure of Republicans and Democrats to adequately represent Maine in Washington, but I would prefer to focus on what I, as a Libertarian, would do to be successful in the role.

Kresge served in the United States Army as a paratrooper, Pennsylvania Army National Guard as a paratrooper and Stryker infantryman, and the Maine Army National Guard in varying capacities, with three years total overseas service. He's been a mentor with veteran's court programs and served on executive boards and other leadership roles in synagogues and various Jewish organizations, he said. Kresge also has served on a zoning hearing board and as a judge of elections as well as running for municipal and state office.

“Equally relevant are my experiences as a business software developer," he said in a press release. "I’ve written tax and accounting software, invoicing systems for private and public state health care exchanges, discrete manufacturing integrations, and a wide variety of business mobile applications. Understanding regulatory compliance is a key component in my job.

“We face serious challenges in healthcare and economic growth that are organic to our state’s evolution as well as byproducts of hyper-partisanship. Now, more than ever, we are ready for a third way in politics, one that respects civil liberties and your wallet. The House must reassert its role as a coequal branch of government that represents the people and stands firmly against abuses of executive power.

“I look forward to a positive, issues-based campaign, meeting citizens, and building on Governor Johnson’s success in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District. The Libertarian Party is here and is serious about representing your interests.”

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