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Joseph Baldacci's Biography

On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for State Senate (ME) - District 9

Full Name:

Joseph M. Baldacci

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Beth; 2 Children: Caroline, Olivia

Birth Date:

02/21/1965

Birth Place:

Bangor, ME

Home City:

Bangor, ME

Religion:

Catholic

JD, School of Law, University of Maine, 1988-1991

Bachelor's, Political Science and Government, University of Maine, 1983-1987

Former Mayor, Bangor City

Candidate, Maine State Senate, District 9, 2020

Former Chair, Bangor City Council, 2017

Governor, State of Maine, 2002-2010

Senator, Maine State Senate, 1982-1994

Member, Bangor City Council, 1978-1981

Owner/Attorney, Law Office of Joseph M. Baldacci, 1991-present

Manager, Momma Baldacci's Restaurant, 1978-1995

Member, Bangor Convention Visitors Bureau

Co-Founder, Maine Association for Public Interest Law

Astrological Sign:

Aquarius

Awards:

-Big M Award, Maine State Society of Washington, D.C., 2000
-Small Business Assistance Award, NASA

Father's Name:

Robert

Father's Occupation:

Restaurant Owner

Favorite Book:

Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey

Favorite Food:

Pasta

Favorite Type of Music:

Barry Manilow

First Job:

General help in family restaurant, Mama Baldacci's

Height:

6'

Mother's Name:

Rosemary

Mother's Occupation:

Restaurant Owner

Personal Hero and Why:

Father, Robert Baldacci, who set a great example for family and commitment to community

Pets (include names):

Murphy Brown, Sam (Springer Spaniels); Figaro, Theodore (Cats)

Priority Issues:

Education, Economic Development, Technology, Health Care, Job Growth, Sustainable/Renewable Energy

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

Family instilled values of community service; always had interest in public policy & helping others

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