Peter Weston, long-time Waldo County teacher and principal, has launched his campaign to represent District 96 in the Maine House of Representatives.

Weston, whose wife, Carol, is a former Waldo County State Senator, kicked off his campaign with a platform of smaller, smarter government; welfare integrity and "student-centered" schools.

“Our community is filled with hard-working folks of every age who are doing their best to get ahead and make a better life for themselves and their families,” the Montville resident said. “Our policies should celebrate their hard work and determination and make it easier for families and businesses to succeed. If we encourage the spirit of freedom and independence our community was built upon, I know we can get Maine working again.”

Weston's platform reflects his commitment to tearing down barriers that block people from getting ahead, he said, whether from high taxes and burdensome red tape, a broken welfare system that traps parents and children in poverty, or a one-size-fits-all public education that holds our kids back.

House District 96 includes the Waldo County towns of Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont. Weston can be reached at