John Herrick lives on the western side of District 31 in the heart fo Portland, He holds a B.A. and M.Ed. He is a veteran, a teacher, and an activist. John believes very strongly in the Ten Green Values fo the Green Party.
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"I have been married for 26 years and have two grown sons. I am a veteran. I was drafted into the Army in 1966 and served as an infantryman for a year in South Viet Nam. In recent years I have been a member of Veterans for Peace and have been very active in that organization. I have served on numerous boards and committees ranging from an Historic District Commission to a community counseling service. I see this election as an opportunity to campaign for local and state social, environmental and economic issues and to advance the Green party in Maine." 780-6021
Support pro-choice Demand Civil rights for all people, support Maine Won't Discriminate Be an advocate for low income, diabled, handicapped and elderly
Develop local small business by stimulatingsustainable, community-based economic growth End tax-exemptions for ecologically and socially destructive practices Oppose unfunded municipal mandates Oppose whole-log export Support Maine wood products industry Help tourism by protecting and preserving maine's natural environment
Stop clearcutting and other destructive forest practices Mandate the conservation f energy Clean up Maine's ponds, lakes and rivers Control waste at its source Eliminate industrial toxins like dioxin in soil and water Develop solar and wind energy Develop ecological preserves to encourage biodiversity, native ecology, adn public health and recreation Make polluters pay the full cost of clean-up Encourage alternative transportation inclucing bike paths, walkways, and railroads
Reduce size of school administration at all levels Restructure school funding formulas to promote fairness in Maine's education system Review and improve teacher certification process Encourage innovative and creative curriculum development Improve and expand technical and vocational educational systems, including adult education Expand the Maine Conservation Corps
The Green party believes that our system of governing need fundamental change. Democrats and Republicans are beholden to the same lobyists and special interests. The hundreds of organizations in Maine with green values are working to make a fundamental difference in the way things are done here. Green candidates and campaigns can help redefine the debate, raise the necessary questions, and provide voters with a positive, constructive vision for the future.
For the past tow decades, Mr. Herrick has been a school administrator, and English teacher, Director of a Middle school, Dean of Faculty, and Assistant Headmaster. He is also a partner in Learning Solutions. creating and conducting educational workshops.