Roy Gott, candidate for House District 12, is not currently enrolled in a political party, though he has previously been in both. He is challenging incumbent Republican Billy Bob Faulkingham to serve the towns of Hancock, Franklin, Sorrento, Sullivan, Gouldsboro, Winter Harbor and Steuben. Born in Franklin, it is still his home.
He is the only independent candidate in local legislative races this year. As his campaign flyer says, he wants to “focus on common-sense solutions — NOT party politics.” He decided to run because no one else had stepped up. “People deserve a choice,” he said. “No seat should be uncontested.” He is a Clean Election candidate.