Zak Ringelstein

Age: 32
Residence: Yarmouth
Party: Democratic
Present Employment (or former employment if retired): Public school teacher
Highest Level of Education Completed: Master’s degree in education from Arizona State University
Previous Elected Public Office(s) Held: None

 

The most important issue facing America today is the corrupting influence of big money in our politics. It’s the reason we can’t make any progress on any issue, from single-payer health care to addressing climate change to investing in public education from pre-K to college. Most Mainers, and most Americans, want a more equitable and just society, but our political system is rigged by the wealthy to keep a privileged few in power. I’m running to change that. No politician is perfect, but by refusing money from PACs, corporations, lobbyists and the fossil fuel industry, I can promise the people of Maine that when I’m in Washington, I’ll be listening to them, not special interest donors.