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Encyclopedia > John Baldacci
Governor John E. Baldacci

72nd Governor of Maine
Term of office: January, 2003present
Predecessor: Angus King
Successor: incumbent
Born: January 30, 1955
Bangor, Maine
Political party: Democratic
Profession: Politician
Spouse: Karen Baldacci

John Elias Baldacci (born January 30, 1955) is the current Governor of the U.S. State of Maine. A Democrat, he was born in Bangor, Maine, one of 8 siblings in a family of Italian-Lebanese origin. Image File history File links Baldacci. ... This is a list of Governors of Maine since statehood in 1820. ... Angus King Angus S. King, Jr. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... A politician is an individual who is a formally recognized and active member of a government, or a person who influences the way a society is governed through an understanding of political power and group dynamics. ... January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A governor is a governing official, usually the executive (at least nominally, to different degrees also politically and administratively) of a non-sovereign level of government, ranking under the head of state; furthermore the title applies to officials with a similar mandate as representatives of a chartered company which has... Motto: (historic) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized From... Official language(s) None Capital Augusta Largest city Portland Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 39th 33,414 sq mi  86,542 km² 190 miles  305 km 320 miles  515 km 13. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ...

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Political career

Baldacci was first elected to public office in 1978 at the age of 23, when he served on the Bangor City Council. He continued in politics, winning election to the Maine State Senate in 1982. Baldacci served as a State Senator for 12 years. In 1994, following the retirement of his cousin, George J. Mitchell, Baldacci won election to the U.S. House of Representatives from Maine's Second District, replacing Olympia Snowe, who had moved on to Mitchell's open Senate seat. He was reelected to Congress in the elections of 1996, 1998, and 2000, serving on the House Agriculture Committee and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.. George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933 in Waterville, Maine) is Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. ... The House of Representatives is the larger of two houses that make up the U.S. Congress, the other being the United States Senate. ... Olympia Jean Bouchles Snowe (born February 21, 1947 in Augusta, Maine) is a Republican politician and the senior United States senator from Maine. ...


Election as Governor

A Democrat, Baldacci was first elected in 2002, defeating Republican candidate Peter Cianchette, who garnered 41% of the vote, and Green Party nominee Jonathan Carter, who won 9%. Baldacci had previously served as the U.S. Representative from Maine's 2nd Congressional District from 1995 to 2003. Baldacci was sworn in as Maine's Governor on January 8, 2003. The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article is about the modern United States Republican Party. ... In United States politics, the Green Party has been active as a third party since the 1980s. ... The chamber of the United States House of Representatives is located in the south wing of the Capitol building, in Washington, D.C.. This photograph shows a rare glimpse of the four vote tallying boards (the blackish squares across the top), which display each members name and vote as... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


First term

After being elected, Baldacci attempted to fill a $1.2 billion deficit caused by the national recession. This was done through budget cuts and fee increases. Baldacci refused to raise broad based taxes, honoring a campaign pledge. A budget deficit occurs when an entity (often a government) spends more money than it takes in. ... A recession is usually defined in macroeconomics as a fall of a countrys real Gross Domestic Product in two or more successive quarters of a year. ... Budget generally refers to a list of all planned expenses and revenues. ... A tax (also known as a duty) is a financial charge or other levy imposed on an individual or a legal entity by a state or a functional equivalent of a state (e. ... Pledge is a verb, meaning to promise solemnly, and a noun, meaning the promise or its maker or its object. ...


Baldacci also established a state funded health care program known as Dirigo Health. The program offers subsidized health care to individuals Maine businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Individuals in the system enjoy unlimited preventive care. The program is funded by taxes levied on health insurance companies. This tax is controversial, with critics claiming that it raises health care costs, and proponents claiming that the preventive care eventually lowers health care costs. Health care or healthcare is the prevention, treatment, and management of illness and the preservation of mental and physical well-being through the services offered by the medical, nursing, and allied health professions [1]. The organised provision of such services may constitute a healthcare system. ... Dirigo Health (formally known as the Dirigo Health Agency) is a government entity in the U.S. state of Maine that oversees the states |subsidized]] health insurance program called DirigoChoice. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Preventive care is a set of measures taken in advance of symptoms to prevent illness or injury. ...


In 2005, Baldacci introduced legislation to expand Maine's civil rights law to include protections for gays and lesbians. The law passed, but opponents of the law held a referendum to overturn the law. Voters upheld the new law. Bold textJAMES CHECKLEY Legislation (or statutory law) is law which has been promulgated (or enacted) by a legislature or other governing body. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite (from Latin plebiscita, a decree of the Concilium Plebis) is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


2006 Election

Baldacci is running for reelection in 2006, and faces opposition from Republican Chandler Woodcock (winner of the June 13 Republican Primary) as well as numerous independent candidates and Green Party Candidate Pat LaMarche. Categories: ... Pat LaMarche Patricia Helen LaMarche (born 26 November 1960) is an American political figure and activist with the Green Party; she was the partys vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, with David Cobb as its presidential candidate, and is one of seven co-chairs of...


Personal

Born in Bangor, Maine, he grew up with seven siblings, in a Lebanese-Italian family. As a youngster, he worked in the family business, Momma Baldacci's restaurant in Bangor. A graduate of Bangor High School, he received a B. S. degree in history from the University of Maine at Orono. Following his father's example, a Bangor City Councilor, he entered public service as the youngest member of that Council at the age of 23 in 1978. This article is about the Maine, USA city of Bangor. ... The University of Maine, established in 1865, is the flagship university of the University of Maine System. ... Orono is the name of some places in the United States of America: Orono, Maine Orono, Minnesota It is also the name of a place in Canada: Orono, Ontario This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


He is a Roman Catholic. He lives with his wife Karen and son Jack in the Blaine House in Augusta. Baldacci is first cousin to former United States Senate majority leader George J. Mitchell. Catholic Church redirects here. ... Blaine Mansion is the residence of the Governor of Maine and his/her family. ... Nickname: Motto: Official website: www. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... George John Mitchell, GBE (born August 20, 1933 in Waterville, Maine) is Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. ...

Preceded by:
Olympia Snowe
United States Representative for the 2nd Congressional District of Maine
1995–2003
Succeeded by:
Mike Michaud
Preceded by:
Angus King
Governor of Maine
2003–
Succeeded by:
Incumbent
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