From Chris Johnson:
I am a Person first, and also a Democrat – In 2010 someone anonymously asked me through the volunteer form on my website why I don’t say I’m a Democrat. First of all the fact that I am a Democrat is readily available public information. I don’t use that fact like a campaign slogan because I hope people will vote for me for who I am, and what I stand for, not because of a party label.
I am a Democrat because the ideals and platform of the Democratic party stand for the needs and rights of the people with an inclusive and humanity affirming spirit which I support. Yet the party does not define me. I am who I am, and like most people I am a person with a complex set of beliefs and principles.
I continue to be guided by those principles and my concern for others to serve the people of Maine as best as I can. So my relationship with the Democratic party is one of shared beliefs, but I do NOT hold a loyalty to the Democratic party above my duty to serve all the people of Maine and this district, regardless of party. Thus I am a Democrat, but I’m also my own person. I’m sharing my positions on issues and my ideas through this web site and other communications so you can judge for yourself whether I am the candidate that deserves your vote.
The problems we face are not Republican problems, nor Democratic problems – they’re problems of the people of Maine
I’ve worked hard in my campaigns to keep to the issues, and communicate the skills, the ideas, and the experience I can bring to serving you in Augusta. We’ve not let negative and partisan tactics have any place in the campaign. Amongst my supporters there are people who are Republicans, or Green party, or not enrolled in any party. Our different parties don’t change who we are, and that’s the way politics should be. I’ve followed that conviction serving you in Augusta since February 16th, 2012. And with your support at the ballot box I will continue to work to bring people together around solutions. — Chris Johnson.
I Will Focus On The Real Problems Facing Maine, and Working/Debating Those Issues to Implement Solutions