D | ME-02

Jared Golden


A Marine Corp Veteran from rural Maine

Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02), a Marine Corps veteran who served combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, has a long history as a champion of campaign finance reform. He grew up in Leeds, a small rural town in Maine, and enlisted in the Marine Corps after the September 11th attacks. In 2014, Golden was first elected to represent Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives, and was chosen by his peers to serve as the Democratic Assistant Majority Leader in 2016.

A leader on clean elections and campaign finance

As a member of the Maine legislature, Golden repeatedly defended the state’s Clean Elections system from attacks. On the campaign trail, he promised to clean up corruption in Washington. He is an original co-sponsor of H.R. 1, the For the People Act, and joined End Citizens United for a panel discussion in January about the role money-in-politics reform played in his campaign.

A critical re-election campaign

Golden won the most expensive House race in Maine history in 2018 and will likely be a top target again for Republicans in 2020. ECU’s independent expenditure arm spent over $300,000 in Maine’s 2nd congressional district, and Jared’s re-election to the House will be a top priority for ECU.

Reformer at Risk?

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