Husband and Wife to Face Each Other in Maine Election

Saturday, August 10, 2013

One thing that husband and wife David and Jennifer Johnson disagree on is politics, which explains why they will be going head-to-head in the November election.


Residents of Waterville, Maine, the thirty-something couple is seeking the same warden post for Ward I. Wardens are in charge of voting at the city’s polling places.


David Johnson, 32, is running as a Republican. He was nominated at the Waterville Republican City Committee caucus, where only six voters showed up.


Jennifer Johnson, 36, says she decided only at the last minute to run for the same seat, but as a Democrat, after no one else at the Democratic caucus volunteered to do it.


“It’s kind of a pride thing between the two of us, for bragging rights for the rest of our lives,” Jennifer Johnson told the Maine Today.


She added that she and her husband agree on many things, but when it comes to politics, they try to avoid such discussions. “We kind of agree on social issues but not fiscal,” she said.

-Noel Brinkerhoff


To Learn More:

Husband, Wife to Face each other in Waterville Warden Election (by Amy Calder, Maine Today)

Kentucky City Council Candidate Misses Victory because Wife, after Working Overtime, Didn’t Vote (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)


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