Maine’s first independent filed signatures with the Secretary of State’s Office on Monday to qualify for the November election as the only independent, Clean Elections candidate for Governor in 2018. Terry Hayes submitted signatures from all 16 counties two months ahead of the June 1stdeadline.
“I’m proud to give Maine voters the choice to vote for an experienced, independent, and courageous woman to lead as Maine’s next Governor,” said Hayes. “I am grateful to the thousands of Mainers who’ve circulated and signed petitions, and who’ve made $5 contributions to help us qualify for Clean Elections.”
Treasurer Hayes is also seeking to qualify for Clean Elections by the deadline of 5 pm on Monday, April 2nd. Hayes will be only the second independent candidate for Governor to qualify for Clean Elections since the program was approved by voters in 1996 and the first to qualify since voters changed the program in 2015.