DOLPAC is a state political action committee dedicated to electing liberty-minded Republican candidates to the Maine House and Senate.
At Large Delegate Eric Brakey's family roots go back 4 generations in Maine. His grandfather, Neil Peaco, served on the Board of Selectman for the Town of New Gloucester and as a Republican candidate for State Representative. His parents were both raised in New Gloucester and were the first in their families to graduate college. Unable to find work in Maine due to a stagnant economy, they moved to Ohio for employment opportunities.
Eric grew up as a "Mainer in exile," in the town of Shaker Heights, Ohio, a suburb outside of Cleveland. As a kid, Eric's family would return to Maine every summer to reconnect with aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. They stayed in a small cabin on Sabathday Lake in New Gloucester, Eric learned to love Maine's outdoors.
Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BFA in Acting from Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College, Eric moved to New York City in pursuit of an acting career where he was featured in several Off-Off-Broadway productions. During his time in NYC, Eric volunteered with a grassroots political organization called NYC Liberty HQ. Eventually serving as the Managing Director for the organization, he coordinated volunteers, communicated with the media and organized events across the city. He played a large role in organizing Ron Paul's sold-out appearance in September 2012 at Webster Hall, NYC's largest nightclub, which has hosted rock-stars like Madonna and Mick Jagger in the past.
From NYC Liberty HQ, Eric was recruited for a field staff position with the Ron Paul Campaign. With the knowledge that the Campaign was setting up a new office in Maine, Eric requested a position in the state so he could be near family. He served as a field director during the Maine Caucuses, which resulted in a near tie for first place in Maine's Presidential Preference Poll. After the Caucuses, he was promoted to State Director and lead the state's campaign operations in preparation for the Maine State Convention, which resulted in a full victory with 20 Delegates and 20 Alternates elected to support Ron Paul at the Republican National Convention.