Dave LaFountain is a lifelong Winslow resident with over 40 years of experience in public service. Dave has served as a career firefighter, Fire Officer, and most recently as Emergency Management Director and Fire Chief for the Waterville and Winslow fire departments.

A graduate of Winslow High School, Dave has deep roots in his community. As a child, Dave’s father was a public school teacher and his mother was a secretary at Thayer Hospital. Growing up, Dave and his four siblings quickly learned the value of hard work and living on a budget. Dave’s working-class upbringing instilled in him a sense of responsibility and commitment to prioritizing doing the right thing. He took these lessons directly into his work in the fire service he oversaw hundreds of local employees and city budgets worth over $2 million.

Dave is happily married to his wife of forty years, Lee Ann, a retired self-employed hairdresser. Dave and Lee Ann raised their two daughters, Marie and Bethany, right in their hometown of Winslow. Marie and her husband Corbin live on a small-scale farm in Clinton, while Corbin also teaches at Winslow High School and Kennebec Valley Community College. Bethany works at her alma mater of Winslow High School, while also coaching the Winslow High baseball team and the Thomas College softball team. Dave and Lee Ann have four grandkids.