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State Rep. Maxmin to challenge Dow for Senate seat

By Stephen Betts | Jan 13, 2020
Source: Maine Legislature Chloe Maxmin

Nobleboro — A state representative from Nobleboro is seeking the state Senate seat currently held by Dana Dow of Waldoboro.

Democratic Rep. Chloe Maxmin registered Monday, Jan. 13 with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices to seek the Senate District 13 seat that covers Waldoboro, Washington, Jefferson, Monhegan Island Plantation, Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Hibberts Gore, Louds Island, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Westport Island, Whitefield, Windsor, and Wiscasset.

Maxmin represents House District 88 (Chelsea, Whitefield, Jefferson, and half of Nobleboro). She was elected in 2018.

Dow, a Republican, is Senate Republican Minority Leader.

On a Facebook post, Maxmin said "We’re embarking on this journey because we know the power of political movements to shape a new kind of politics. That’s our work in 2020."

She said he is proud to sponsor legislation that came directly from her constituents--from workforce development around green energy to rural transportation access and more.

She is running as a Clean Election candidate.

Dow is seeking his third consecutive term to the Senate seat.

Dow served in the state Senate from 2004 through 2008 and represented Waldoboro, Bremen, Nobleboro and Jefferson in the Maine House from 2010 to 2012.

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 Nov. 3.

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