Miramant, McDonald register for re-election bids

By Stephen Betts | Dec 02, 2019
State Sen. David Miramant

Augusta — State Sen. David Miramant, D-Camden, has registered to seek a fourth consecutive term to represent nearly all of Knox County in the Maine Senate.

Miramant registered Nov. 12 with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to seek re-election to Senate District 12, which covers all of Knox County except Washington.

Miramant has served in the state Senate since being elected in November 2014. The Democrat from Camden also served one term in the Maine House, being elected in November 2006.

He is chair of the Legislature's Marine Resources Committee and serves on the Energy, Utilities, and Technology Committee.

Legislative terms are for two years.

The only other candidate to register with the state for the 2020 race to represent a Knox County community is Rep. Genevieve McDonald, D-Stonington. McDonald registered also on Nov. 12.

She is serving her first term, representing House District 134, which represents not only the Hancock County towns of Stonington and Deer Isle, but the Knox County towns of Vinalhaven, North Haven, and Isle au Haut. Other towns in the district are Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro, Southwest Habor, Swan's Island, Tremont, and Marshall Island Township.

She serves on the Marine Resources Committee.

Party candidates have until March 16 to file nomination papers with the Maine Secretary of State to formally be on the June 9 primary ballot. Un-enrolled candidates – also referred to as independents – have until June 1 to file nomination papers to get on the November general election ballot.

The winners of the party primaries and un-enrolled candidates will face off on the general election on Nov. 3.

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