Bio: Jon Dawson, a Belmont, MA native with deep roots in Maine, attended MCI in Pittsfield and holds a BA in Business Administration from UMaine (?67). He attended Engineer Officers Candidate School in Alexandria, VA and was commission in the US Army, Military Intelligence Branch. He served at Ft. Belvoir OCS as a TAC officer and in Vietnam as a military intelligence advisor. In 1970 he earned an MBA at the University Of Maine Business School. For the next two years he worked in Bangor for the Eastern Maine Development Corporation as an economic development coordinator. In 1972 he joined Country & Coastal Realty in Bangor with Carroll Wilson, Bill Baker, and Dewey Gosselin. In 1974 he purchased the company, changed the name to Dawson Realty, and joined the national real estate franchise ERA. After four years at 143 Broadway he moved the company to their new office at 417 Main St which currently offers over 15,000 square feet at that location. In 1989 Dawson purchased the ERA Bradford Co., Real Estate & Insurance, in Orono from Richard Bradford. The office at 50 Main St, Orono continues to serve that community. Dawson has served numerous charitable and civic organizations in the Bangor Area. The ERA Dawson Bradford Co. continues to meet the real estate needs of the Bangor market place through its 70+ real estate associates in the area of residential, commercial and recreational real estate and provides insurance services through its Dawson Insurance subsidiary. He is married to Nancy (Speirs) Dawson and has two girls, Julie and Katie.