Former State Senator from Maine's 20th District
December 3, 2014 – December 5, 2018
|Preceded by||John Cleveland|
|Succeeded by||Ned Claxton|
|Born|| August 8, 1988|
|Alma mater||Ohio University|
Eric Brakey (born August 8, 1988) is a libertarian Republican politician from Maine who served from the state's 20th district from 2014 to 2018 for the Maine state Senate. Brakey previously worked for Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign as the Maine state director. He also ran in 2018 for U.S. Senate, unsuccessfully challenging Angus King for the latter's Senate seat.
Brakey co-sponsored a bill in March 2016 to allow terminally ill patients to use experimental treatments.
2020 U.S. House election in Maine's 2nd district
Brakey ran for the U.S. House seat held by Jared Golden, a progressive Democrat who was elected in the 2018 blue wave and had voted for one of the two sham articles of impeachment brought against Donald Trump. He ultimately lost in the primary, with candidate Dale Crafts finishing first place. Brakey's bid was endorsed by the libertarian and movement conservative Rand Paul.
Brakey is generally considered to be a libertarian who mostly takes conservative positions, being pro-life, supportive of gun rights, school choice, and opposed to neocon-backed wars. However, he also supports the recreational use of marijuana and is opposed to the death penalty.
- Two references:
- Maine Election Results 2018
- LD 652 - Authorizes Concealed Carry Without a Permit - Maine Key Vote
- LD 180 - Authorizes Terminally Ill Patients to Use Experimental Treatments - Maine Key Vote
- LD 912 - Prohibits Conversion Therapy on Minors - Maine Key Vote
- Rep. Jared Golden makes split decision on impeachment
- Maine primary election results: U.S. Senate, 2nd Congressional District, statewide bonds, more
- Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul endorses Eric Brakey for Congress
- Eric Brakey on the Issues