Washington County GOP Committee Meeting

Photo: Dr. Demi Kouzounas, Republican State Chair. (Submitted photo).


On Friday, July 21, 2017, the Washington County GOP Committee had the privilege of hearing Dr. Demi Kouzounas, Republican State Chair, speak at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting at the Bluebird Restaurant in Machias.

Dr. Demi Kouzounas of Saco became Chair of the Maine Republican Party on January 29, 2017 after serving as Vice-Chair under past Chairman Rick Bennett’s leadership.  Chairman Kouzounas is a dentist and small businesswoman with nearly 30 employees at locations in Scarborough and Skowhegan.  Along with her practice, Dr. Kouzounas also helped start “Bright Smiles”, a dental clinic for low-income children in Portland, and co-founder of “Dentists Who Care For ME”, which provides a free day of dental care each year in the Machias Area.  Dr. Kouzounas is the Past President of the Maine Dental Association, a non-profit association of about 650 dentists across Maine.  Born in Sanford, Dr. Kouzounas received her doctorate of dentistry at Tufts University before serving our country in the U.S. Army.

Dr. Kouzounas is making it a point to visit Maine’s Republican County Committees to share how the State Republicans are working hard to hold down taxes, increase education funding and to continue enhancing a healthy economic environment for good job creation.  Dr. Kouzounas said she is “very excited about what Republicans are doing for our State and the Nation” stating “Democrats advocate for improvements but Republicans advocate and actually do the work.”  She shared how Republican Leadership in the state is demanding accountability for recent indiscretions by Democrat Legislators, especially the most recent threat to the President’s life by Representative Hamann.

The Washington County GOP Committee typically meets on the third Friday of each month, alternating locations between Machias and Calais.  All Republicans are welcome to attend.  For more information about the meetings, you can contact Chair Marianne Moore at mamooreme@myfairpoint.net or Secretary Joyce Simpson at ras.whiting@gmail.com