Maine Gubernatorial candidate launches campaign tour at America’s First Mile
FORT KENT, Maine — Independent candidate for the 2018 Maine governor’s race Alan Caron of Freeport launched a statewide campaign tour at the America’s First Mile monument in Fort Kent on Thursday morning.
“This is mile one; this is where it starts,” Caron said of beginning his tour from the First Mile monument.
Caron planned stops Thursday in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland, and expects to travel to 490 cities and towns over the next 60 days in his 32 foot Newmar Scottsdale Motorhome, “The New Maine Express.”
“Our basic message is “We’ve got to change the way we campaign,” Caron said. “We’ve got to get back to basics. I don’t want to just talk to people through a television screen.”
Originally from Waterville, Caron said he grew up in a family of mill workers and farmers and ran a small business of his own for 35 years, the strategic planning consulting firm, Caron Communications.
“I know what Maine people have been going through,” he said.
His campaign slogan is “On the Road to a New Economy.” He has co-authored two books “Reinventing Maine Government” and “Maine’s Next Economy.”
Caron said he first thought to run for governor last year when he became discouraged with the the current political environment.
“I was sitting on the couch a year ago thinking that things are going the wrong way in the country and in the state. I thought, people like me need to get off the couch and do something,” he said.
For more information about Caron or his tour schedule, visit his campaign website.