Monthly Archives: July 2020

Get to know Pete Bourgelais Democratic Candidate for House 112. FYI: This podcast was recorded during the primary . If you would like to get up-to-date voting info please go to

Hi Somerset Dems,I’m looking to recruit a volunteer to handle yard sign distribution for Anson/New Portland/Starks.  If anyone is interested, reply to my address, and I’ll give you some details.Pete —Peter BourgelaisDemocratic Candidate for Maine House District 112FB: “We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence….People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.” – FDR, 1944 State of the Unio

By: Peter Bourgelais – Candidate Maine House District 112 – Philips as posted on the Daily Bulldog This is a semi-satirical letter. I’m going to use the time-honored comedic approach of quoting an elected official and describing the actions he took. “Maine House and Senate Republicans today requested that Speaker of the House Gideon and Senate President Jackson call a special session of the Legislature to deal with the current regulations regarding the state shutdown. We now must wait to see their response to our letter. ” – Rep. Thomas Skolfield, May 2nd, 2020 “…we in the Maine Legislature need to be allowed to be part of the discussion surrounding the Wuhan virus restrictions. There are three branches of government. The executive, the judicial, and the legislative who represents you. Currently you are not being fully represented. ” – Rep. Thomas Skolfield, May 20th, 2020 “The folks in charge…

Read more

Foreign interference in the U.S. electoral process represents an assault on the American people and their constitutional right to vote. When foreign states direct hackers, trolls, money launderers, and misinformation to subvert or cast doubt on our elections, they threaten America’s sovereignty, democratic institutions, and national security. They undermine the vote and the voice of every U.S. citizen. They attack our very way of life. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has concluded that the Kremlin’s interference in past elections represented “only the latest installment in an increasingly brazen interference by the Kremlin on the citizens and democratic institutions of the United States.” Despite the exposure of Russia’s malign activities by the U.S. Intelligence Community, law enforcement agencies, and bipartisan Congressional committees, the Kremlin has not halted its efforts to interfere in our democracy. In Senate testimony on July 23 2019, FBI Director Christopher Wray testified that Russia was “absolutely…

Read more

Sarah Gideon has won the Democratic Primary to run against Senator Susan Collins in the upcoming general elections in November. She has been a champion regarding promoting the values that we all cherish. The Somerset County Democratic Committee would like to congratulate Sara and we look forward to ousting Susan Collins this coming November.

Somerset County Democratic Committee Regular Meeting 5:30 p.m. – Sunday, July 19, 2020 Virtual Meeting via Zoom AGENDA 1.     Roll Call 2.     Approval of the Minutes – June 14, 2020 3.     Treasurer’s Report 4.     Reports         a.     County Chairs & DSC         b.     Social Media/IT Director         c.     Candidate Updates 5.     Recurring/Priority Business         a.     2020 State Convention                 i.     Platform/Charter Remote Voting (Includes Rules Committee Report)                 ii.    Feedback         b.     Strategic Plan – Discussion                 i.     Virtual Events?                 ii.    Headquarters? 6.     Unfinished Business 7.     New Business         a.     Next Meeting (August 16, 2020)                 i.     Hold In-Person Meeting? 8.     Open Session 9.     Virtual Pass the Hat (Available at 10.  …

Read more