Welcome to the Falmouth Democrats
We support Democratic candidates in Falmouth and statewide while
keeping our community informed and engaged in democracy.
keeping our community informed and engaged in democracy.
Falmouth Democrats need your help!
Support our candidates' campaigns!
Clean Elections* Candidates
Teresa Pierce (State Senate)
Amy Kuhn (State House, District 111)
To contribute, visit the Maine Clean Elections website HERE
Traditional Fundraising Candidate
Ed Crockett (State House, District 112)
To contribute, click on the candidate's name to be transferred to his website.
* What are clean elections?
(From www.maine.gov/ethics/candidates/maine-clean-election-act): The Maine Clean Election Act (MCEA) established a voluntary program of full public financing of political campaigns for candidates running for Governor, State Senator, and State Representative. Maine voters passed the MCEA as a citizen initiative in 1996. Candidates who choose to participate may accept very limited private contributions at the beginning of their campaigns (seed money contributions). To become eligible, candidates must demonstrate community support through collecting a minimum number of checks or money orders of $5 more made payable to the Maine Clean Election Fund. After a candidate begins to receive MCEA funds from the State, he or she cannot accept private contributions, and almost all goods and services received must be paid for with MCEA funds.
Learn more about Falmouth's Democratic candidates for state House and Senate
Rep. Teresa S. Pierce - State Senate
Rep. Teresa S. Pierce is serving her fourth term in the Maine House of Representatives. She is House chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs and previously served on the Government Oversight Committee, the Education and Cultural Affairs Committee and the Committee on Leaves of Absence. She currently serves on the Marijuana Advisory Commission and was House chair of the Joint Select Committee on Marijuana Legalization Implementation during the 128th Legislature.
Pierce is committed to investing in pre-kindergarten education and the accessibility and affordability of Maine’s colleges and universities, developing a robust economy by rebuilding Maine’s infrastructure, including roads, bridges and Internet connectivity, and protecting Maine’s unique and beautiful environment while using our natural resources strategically to improve our economy.
Pierce brings to the Legislature her experience serving as a Falmouth Town Councilor for six years, including two as chair. In addition, she served one term as chair of the Metro Coalition of Greater Portland Council of Governments. A graduate of the University of Colorado, she has worked in the development field at the University of New England and other non-profit organizations for the past 20 years.
Pierce lives in Falmouth with her husband, Sam. They have two children, both of whom attended Falmouth public schools.
Amy Kuhn - State House (district 111)
For nearly 20 years, Amy has been an active Falmouth community member, serving on the Falmouth Memorial Library’s Board of Trustees, the Falmouth Food Pantry, the schools, youth booster organizations, and more.
Amy has served on the Falmouth Town Council since 2018 and served as Council Chair from 2019-2022. In addition, Amy served as Chair of the Greater Portland Council of Government’s Metro Region Coalition (comprised of the City of Portland and six surrounding communities) and represented Senate District 25 on the Maine Municipal Association’s Legislative Policy Committee.
Throughout her Council service, Amy has prioritized protecting Falmouth’s natural environment, supporting Falmouth’s high quality public education, and investing taxpayer funds carefully to provide critical services and expand senior tax relief while retaining one of the lowest mil rates in the region. She was also a leader in the community’s vision and values project, resulting in a nuanced understanding of Falmouth residents’ hopes and concerns for the future. Amy strives to exemplify a thoughtful, open-minded, and hardworking leader who is strong, collaborative, and responsive.
On the personal side, Amy holds a B.A. from Goucher College, a J.D. from George Washington University Law School, and is a member of the Maine Bar. Amy moved from Portland to Falmouth in 2004 with her husband Jamie because they wanted to raise their three kids in a great community with outstanding schools and easy access to recreation. In her free time, Amy can often be found walking to Town Landing and the Falmouth Nature Preserve with her two dogs, enjoying time out on Casco Bay, or skiing and snowshoeing in Rangeley.
Amy is excited to be running for the Maine House of Representatives to continue serving the residents of Falmouth.
Rep. Edward Crockett - State House (incumbent, district 112)
I was born the youngest of eight children in Portland and raised on Munjoy Hill. After graduating from Portland High School in 1979, I attended the University of Maine at Orono (UMO) and double majored in Journalism & Broadcasting. Although I enjoyed being on air, I was more intrigued by the business side of television. So I decided to hang up the microphone and enrolled in the Boston College MBA program.
Before embarking on our careers, and shortly after graduating from Boston College, Martha and I got married in Portland. We spent our first few years moving around the country, living in Beverly, MA, Houston, TX, and Hawthorne, NJ. Although we were fortunate to live in and visit new places, our hearts ached for home. In the summer of 1990 I accepted a position with Lepage Bakeries in Auburn, ME, and we built our home in the same North Deering neighborhood where Martha was raised.
Thirty-two years later we are still there. We stayed because it was an ideal place to foster our family. Our three children all grew up there and thrived while attending Portland Public Schools. Martha has been an Education Technician at Lyseth Elementary for over 20 years. We love greater Portland and now that I’m able to give back, I’m excited to serve my neighbors in the legislature.
Politically, I’m excited to be a strong bipartisan voice for education, business development, health care, and more. It’s paramount, otherwise opportunities to make a real difference on critical initiatives cannot be realized. Partisan anything, never mind politics, doesn’t result in the best of anything. It shouldn’t be about blue or red, but about what is best for the majority of constituents. Partisanship stymies compromise. If we aren’t open to compromise, the status quo remains, and we don’t move forward.
We need leaders to be thoughtful, respectful and disciplined. We need to listen to all ideas, decide what will work best, and act confidently. In business we always have contingency plans. If something isn’t working we change it. I’ve seen the process be much slower in politics, sometimes coming to a halt. That is unacceptable.
I am committed to working together to get the work of the people done. I look forward to making a positive difference in Augusta.