Save the Date! The Kennebunkport GOP Committee will be meeting on November 17, 2021 6:00 pm. The very special guest speaker will be Ed Thelander, Candidate for Congressional District 1.
No need to register – just show up!
Please note venue change! American Legion 102 Main Street, Kennebunkport, ME
Ed Thelander, a retired Navy SEAL from Bristol, has announced his campaign for Maine’s 1st Congressional District seat.
Thelander, a Republican, declared his candidacy at an event in Bath on Saturday, where he criticized the current Congress.
“I am not exaggerating when I look around – and hardly recognize our country today,” he said in a statement on his campaign’s website. “The laws Congress has passed recently are bad; but the things they keep promising make no sense at all.”
He highlighted federal enhanced unemployment benefits that were enacted to help those who were laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as proposals to eliminate student-loan debt.
“Excuse me, but who pays for this?” Thelander asked. According to his campaign page biography, Thelander retired from the Navy and has served in combat, including tours in Afghanistan.