Meet Jon Courtney: 1st District candidate talks of early struggles

Posted Sept. 27, 2012, at 9:18 a.m.
Last modified Oct. 05, 2012, at 6:50 a.m.

Jon Courtney, the Republican candidate for Maine’s 1st District seat in the U.S. House, told the Bangor Daily News he plans to win voters to his underdog campaign “one handshake at a time.” He is taking on incumbent Chellie Pingree. Courtney, the Maine Senate majority leader, is the owner of a small business and resides in Springvale. He is serving his fourth term in the Senate, representing District 3, which includes central York County.

Learn more about Jon Courtney and all the other candidates in this fall’s election at Meet his opponent, Chellie Pingree, here.

U.S. House District 1

Jonathan T. E. Courtney vs. Chellie Pingree

This video is part of a series exploring the major candidates for Congress in Maine. Check back each week to learn more.


Because of an editor’s error, the headline on an earlier version of this story stated Courtney is running for a 2nd District seat. He is running for Maine’s 1st District seat.