Jason Joyce is the Republican candidate for Maine House District 15. He is an eighth-generation resident of Swan’s Island, a lobsterman who also runs a charter boat and an LED lighting business, a licensed arborist and an oyster farmer. He is in his third term as a Swan’s Island selectman. Typical of islanders, he’s used to multitasking.
His grandfather, Robert Joyce, was a lobsterman and a legendary ornithologist. His parents live next door to him. As for previous Swan’s Island legislators, Joyce cites Benjamin Stinson in 1855, and his own great, great-great-great-grand uncle Ebenezer Joyce in 1859.