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2004 Green Party Vice-Presidential candidate, 2006 candidate for Governor of Maine
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LaMarche was the 2004 Vice Presidential candidate for the Green Party of the United States. She used her candidacy to highlight the issue of homelessness by staying at 14 homeless shelters around the U.S. The tour is described in her book 'Left Out in America: The State of Homelessness in the United States.' The Cobb-LaMarche Campaign initiated and funded the vote recount in Ohio that uncovered voter fraud in the 2006 presidential election. Pat LaMarche ran for Governor of Maine on the Maine Green Independent Party ticket in 2006, receiving almost 10% of the vote and qualifying for public financing by raising over 2500 contributions. In 1998, LaMarche became the first woman in the history of Maine to gain ballot access for a political party when she got 7% in the Governor's race.
LaMarche is a business manager, journalist, educator, author, and broadcaster who has spent her adult life working to improve the lives of her fellow Mainers. Whether it is finding kidneys for dying children, raising money for neighbors who cannot afford heating oil, or supporting the brave members of the Maine National Guard, she has lived up to her mother's credo: that every ounce of strength we have should be put to the use of those less fortunate.
LaMarche graduated from John Bapst High School in Bangor, where her father worked as Medical Director at the Eastern Maine Medical Center. She went on to get a bachelor's degree at Boston College and studied European History in the graduate program at the University of Amsterdam, but always returned home to Maine.
LaMarche has been recognized as an outstanding business manager in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. As the director of Maine's largest children's charity, The Children's Miracle Network at the Eastern Maine Medical Center, she worked to secure needed services and equipment for ill and injured children throughout central and northern Maine. Through her efforts, a program that had been rated near the bottom nationally became the most successful, and it became the only program in a city under one million residents (Bangor has approximately 40,000) to be recognized on the CMN's national telethon.
LaMarche has worked in both television and radio, and has taught Public Relations at Husson College's School of Communications. She served as the first and only female host at Portland's heritage talk radio station, WGAN, and is known in central Maine as Genny Judge, the pseudonym she adopted so that she could keep up her mother's tradition of community service after her mom passed away in 1998. She is currently working as a freelance writer, speaker and consultant based in Yarmouth, Maine. She has two children in college, Rebecca and John, and is working with her dad, Dr. Paul LaMarche, to improve the quality of health care delivery in Maine.
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