Americans for Prosperity names state chapter head

Bangor Daily News
Posted June 16, 2010, at 8:56 p.m.

AUGUSTA — The national grass-roots free-market group Americans for Prosperity has established its newest chapter in Maine and has tapped Bangor native Trevor Bragdon as state director.

“Maine has the potential to be one of the most economically competitive states in the country,” said Bragdon. “The Maine chapter of Americans for Prosperity is ready to work with its members to urge the next governor and Legislature to rein in wasteful spending and get a hold of the state’s runaway budget.”

Bragdon has experience in Maine political campaigns. He managed the 2008 Maine Senate Republican caucus campaigns and oversaw 35 state Senate races. He also served as campaign director for the unsuccessful 2009 Taxpayer Bill of Rights citizen initiative in Maine and has served as grassroots director of Maine Leads, a citizen network committed to lower taxes, government transparency and economic freedom.

“Trevor is a veteran in grass-roots activism and is well-equipped to lead the charge for free market reforms in the state of Maine,” said Tim Phillips, president of Americans for Prosperity. “We’re proud to welcome him as the leader of AFP’s newest state chapter.”

AFP now has 31 state chapters and affiliates and members in all 50 states.

Bragdon, a University of Maine graduate, lives in Bangor and owns Pioneer Group Inc., a political consulting firm specializing in campaign management. His brother, Tarren Bragdon, is the executive director of the Maine Heritage Policy Center, a conservative Portland-based think tank.

More information about Americans for Prosperity-Maine is available online at: www.americansforprosperity.org/maine.

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