Poliquin to seek second term as treasurer

Posted Wednesday, July 25, 2012 in News

Poliquin to seek second term as treasurer

AUGUSTA -- State treasurer Bruce Poliquin announced by state email that he is seeking a second term when his current two-year term expires in December.

Poliquin requires approval of the state Legislature for an additional term. 

His current term has been marked by controversy, including questions about whether or not he was engaging in commerce, which was contrary to the state constitution, as well as possible improprieties about the use of a program to encourage harvestable tree growth on his property.  The use of the tree growth credit saved Poliquin many thousands of dollars in property tax on his Georgetown property, and was never really intended for the use of which it was made.

The Legislature asked the State High Court to consider whether Poliquin should resign, but both the court and the attorney general declined to rule.

Poliquin also mounted a campaign to run for the seat of retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe in the Republican primary, but lost to Secretary of State Charles Summers.

blog comments powered by Disqus