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October 24, 1959 |
Gorham, Maine, U.S.
Moody grew up in Gorham, Maine, and is the youngest of three children. He lives in Gorham with his wife, Chris, and their four children.
At 17, while in his senior year at Gorham High School, Moody borrowed $6,000 to start an auto body repair business. As of 2010, Moody’s Collision Centers is the largest auto repair business in New England, with 75 employees at five locations in Maine. In 2003 the company converted to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), giving Moody’s workers a 34 percent financial stake in the company. The company has also been recognized in Maine and nationally for its environmental excellence and business achievements, ranking it in the top one percent of 40,000 shops nationwide in customer service and operating performance. The company won the 2003 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Business. In 2008, the Department of Environmental Protection recognized Moody’s as an industry leader in environmental excellence.
2010 gubernatorial candidacy
Primarily self-funded, Moody joined the 2010 Maine gubernatorial election as an Independent on June 9, 2010. Moody registered as an unenrolled soon after he became eligible to vote in Maine in 1978. His initial television ads featured an endorsement from longtime Gorham High School teacher and reality TV star, Bob Crowley.
With 94% of precincts reporting on the day after the election, the Bangor Daily News declared Republican Paul LePage the winner, carrying 38.1% of the votes. Independent Eliot Cutler was in second place with 36.7% of the votes (less than 7,500 votes behind LePage), while Democrat Libby Mitchell was a distant third with 19%. Moody and Independent Kevin Scott received 5% and 1% of the vote, respectively.
- Miller, Kevin; Wickenheiser, Matt (3 November 2010). "BDN projects LePage to win governor's race". Bangor Daily News. Retrieved 3 November 2010.
- Mistler, Steve (10 March 2014). "Gov. LePage taps Shawn Moody for Maine education boards". Portland Press Herald. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
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