Saturday, December 23, 2017 @ 9am
A lifelong common-sense conservative and successful job-creating entrepreneur, Shawn Moody is running for Governor of Maine to ensure Maine continues to be successful for years to come and that every Mainer achieves his or her full potential. Shawn Moody is best known for the successful business he has grown to 11 locations around Maine. However, many may not know Shawn’s full story.
The son of a single mom who struggled with illness in-and-out of the hospital while trying to raise Shawn and his siblings; Shawn learned firsthand what it meant to struggle and it to overcome adversity. Growing up in a trailer park in Gorham, the same town in which he now lives, Shawn and his brother and sister worked together with their mom, a hair stylist, to keep the family together. As a young man, Shawn knew that his way to success in life was a career and a job. At the age of just 13 Shawn started working with automobiles as his hobby and, by that age, had already rebuilt engines and began overhauling cars. Shawn later started a business in his mom’s garage which has grown to Moody’s Collision Centers, one of Maine’s most successful entrepreneurial companies with 11 locations and nearly 200 employees. Moody’s has twice been named “Maine’s Best Places to Work” statewide.
Moody’s employees are collectively coworker owners. Moody’s employee ownership is a reflection of Shawn Moody’s approach to problem solving, which is based on empowering people and challenging them to achieve success, which benefits everyone from the top-to-bottom of an organization. As a successful job creator, Shawn Moody knows Maine’s success for years to come is grounded in continuing to grow our economy, create jobs, and improve wages for people all over Maine. He will work to end any job-killing red tape and ensure Maine government works with our small businesses and job creators to succeed, rather than hindering job growth.
Shawn also knows Maine must live within its means. Any state spending must be smart and prudent. The People of Maine must be assured they are getting a dollar’s return for every dollar spent. We must root out waste, fraud, and abuse of taxpayer dollars wherever it is found. With a strong commitment to Maine’s future, Shawn is the only individual to serve on both the Board of the University of Maine System as well as the Maine Community College System at the same time. Governor LePage’s choice to name Shawn to both Boards is a reflection of the need to connect educational opportunities to job opportunities in the state.
Shawn is a strong believer in Maine’s outdoor heritage. He supports the 2nd Amendment and Maine’s hunting, fishing, and outdoor recreation industries. Partnering with local law enforcement on opioid drug take back efforts, Shawn has long supported our men and women in uniform who are first responders as well as our nation’s military heroes. Shawn will always stand behind Maine’s veterans who have sacrificed for our freedoms. Shawn is known as an independent voice from the political class in Augusta and Washington which sometimes puts lobbyists and special interests in front of the people. His commitment has always been to the Maine people first.
Family is critical to Shawn and to strong communities in Maine. Shawn has been married to his wife Chrissi for 30 years and has four young adults, Danielle, Jim, Ben and Nate as well as two granddaughters, Amelia and Jacquelin. They’ve lived in the same home in Gorham for over 30 years.
As our next Governor, Shawn will work to ensure Maine does not fall behind.