Food AND Medicine Political Action

In order for Food AND Medicine to further our mission of ultimately living in a community where no one is forced to choose between food, medicine and other basic necessities, it's critical that we have elected officials who support that mission. We need legislators who believe in strong unions and worker rights, improved public transportation, access to healthy food, healthcare as a right, racial equity and a strong social safety net.

While we recognize that no candidate or legislator will ever be perfect, we met with and/or carefully reviewed available information about candidates in a number of races, and have chosen to make the following endorsements in the upcoming election. We encourage our members and supporters to vote for the candidates that we proudly endorse.

November 8, 2022 election:

    • Janet Mills for Governor
    • Jared Golden for Maine's 2nd Congressional District
    • Mike Tipping for Maine Senate District 8 (Orono, Old Town)
    • Joe Baldacci for Maine Senate District 9 (Bangor)
    • Ralph Cammack for Maine Senate District 10 (Brewer, Hampden)
    • Chip Curry for Maine Senate District 11 (Waldo County)
    • Nicole Grohoski for Maine Senate District 7 (Ellsworth, Hancock County)
    • Maggie English-Flanagan for Maine House District 37 (Winterport, Waldo County)
    • Ambureen Rana for Maine House District 21 (Bangor)
    • Amy Roeder for Maine House District 23 (Bangor)
    • Laura Supica for Maine House District 22 (Bangor)
    • Kevin O'Connell for Maine House District 20 (Brewer)
    • Joe Perry for Maine House District 24 (Bangor)
    • Laurie Osher for Maine House District 25 (Orono)
    • James Dill for Maine House District 26 (Old Town)
    • Kristin Card for Maine House District 36 (Hampden)
    • Kim Boucher for Penobscot County Treasurer
    • Cara Pelletier for Bangor City Council
    • Rebecca Schwartz-Mette for Bangor City Council
    • Shane Boyes for Brewer City Council
    • Michelle Daniels for Brewer City Council

There are of course great candidates in other districts who also support our core values; however, our capacity limits us to endorsing in only races where we feel that we can make a difference. We encourage everyone to consider these values in choosing for whom to vote.