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2010 Election — House District 45
  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    House District 45: Harmon pledges ‘no’ vote on tax or spending hikes

    Ryan Harmon has heard from his prospective constituents that times are tough, and he's hoping they'll chose him to take their message to Augusta. "One of the more important things I've found, among the people I talk with, is that they are living paycheck to paycheck," said the Palermo resident. "Next week, they could be on food stamps." Ryan Harmon • Town of residence: Palermo • Party affiliation: ...

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    House District 45: Sahadi wants to tackle ‘near crisis’ in education

    Helen Sahadi sees some startling numbers when she looks at public education in the state of Maine. About 32 percent of the state's general fund money goes to K-12 education, and yet the dropout rate hovers around 20 percent — and of those who do complete high school and go on to college, nearly 30 percent will likely need to take remedial coursework. "It's a major concern," she said, adding that she saw the ...

  • Published
    October 21, 2010

    House District 45: Ryan Harmon vs. Helen Sahadi

    Republican Ryan Harmon of Palermo and Democrat Helen Sahadi of Thorndike will vie for the House District 45 seat in the Nov. 2 election. District 45 is comprised of the western Waldo County towns of Burnham, Freedom, Knox, Montville, Palermo, Thorndike, Troy and Unity. Articles about the two candidates can be found at the links below.

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