State Representative Adam Goode of Bangor announced on Friday his intention to seek re-election in November to the Maine House of Representatives for District 15, which includes part of Bangor.
A fifth-generation resident of Bangor, Representative Goode works as at the Maine People’s Alliance. In the legislature, he serves on the Joint Standing Committee on Insurance and Financial Services. In his career, he has spent several years working to involve citizens in the decision making process and to strengthen our democracy. As a member of the steering committee for the Alliance for a Clean and Healthy Maine and a member of the Aligning Forces for Quality, he has been a leader in engaging consumers on health care quality and toxic chemicals issues.
Representative Goode stated that his passion and energy, his successful experience in the 124th Legislature, and his record of effectively working with community members on issues affecting low and moderate-income Mainers what led him to run for re-election. In his first term, he successfully sponsored legislation signed into law that protects patients from health care associated infections, better identifies children with brain injuries, and helps child care providers better care for our children.
“My record of working to engage members of the community in the decision-making process was excellent preparation for legislative service,” said Goode. “I intend to run a positive and enthusiastic grassroots campaign this year, just as I did two years ago. Meeting folks and listening to their concerns is the best way to prepare for serving in office”
Goode began working on public policy issues during college, when he spent summers knocking on doors across the state talking with Mainers about health care issues. A graduate of Bangor High School and the University of Maine at Orono, Goode was a standout cross country and track athlete in his school days and continues to have a presence in local races. He resides at 32 4th Street and has already submitted the required paperwork to become a clean elections candidate.