March 18, 2019
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Lincoln County Democratic Committee’s new group series features experts in policy and history

Community Author: Barb Burt, Campaign Chair
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DAMARISCOTTA – The Lincoln County Democratic Committee has announced a series of “Egghead Evenings” to be held 7-8:30 p.m. on various Mondays  throughout the summer at its campaign office at 521 Main St. in Damariscotta.

These open discussion groups will focus on policy-related or historical topics featuring experts who live in or frequent Midcoast Maine.

Professor Mark A. Peterson, Ph.D. will lead a discussion “The Windy Road to Universal Health Care in America” at that time on Monday, July 16.

Summer Round Pond resident Peterson is a founding team member of the UCLA-based multidisciplinary Blue Sky Health Initiative to transform the U.S. health and health care system, which helped advise Congress on the inclusion of disease prevention and health promotion strategies in the Affordable Care Act.

At UCLA, he is professor of public policy, political science, and law, and has twice been the chair of the Department of Public Policy. A specialist on American national institutions, much of Peterson’s scholarship focuses on the Presidency, Congress, interest groups, and public opinion, evaluating interactions among them, and their implications for policy making, both within the general domain of domestic policy and with special attention to national health care policy, Medicare reform, and HIV/AIDS politics and policy.

He is currently at work on a book manuscript titled “Hardball Politics, Hobbled Policy: Contexts, Choices, and Consequences in U.S. Health Reform.”

Egghead Evenings continue through September with topics including: civil rights, climate change and the economy. Visit for a full schedule.

For information, contact or call 687-7052.


The Lincoln County Democratic Committee (LCDC) promotes the ideals, principles, and philosophy we share as Democrats. The nomination and election of candidates who advocate these ideals and principles ensure an effective, democratic government of and for all the people.