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The Nov. 3 ballot at a glance

A quick guide to the candidates running for national, local state seats including Maine's House and Senate
Sep 03, 2020

Midcoast citizens will vote for candidates in numerous races Tuesday, Nov. 3, including our local State Representatives and Senators as well as state and national candidates.

Here is a quick at-a-glance preview of the election.

U.S. President

Incumbent Republican Donald Trump and his Vice President Michael Pence are headed for a showdown with Democrat Joseph Biden and his running mate Kamala Harris.

Also on the ballot will be Green Party candidate Howard Hawkins and his running mate Angela Walker, Libertarians Jo Jorgensen and Jeremy Cohen, and Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente of the Alliance Party with his VP candidate Darcy Richardson.

U.S. Senate:

Incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins faces a challenge from Democrat Sara Gideon of Freeport.

Collins, originally from Caribou, has served as U.S. Senator since 1997 and is seen as a moderate Republican.

Gideon is Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives.

Also running are two independent candidates: Lisa Savage, a Green Independent Party member from Solon, and Max Linn, a Bar Harbor businessman.

Republicans hold a six-seat advantage in the Senate, according to the Portland Press Herald.

U.S. House, First Congressional District

Democratic incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree of North Haven faces Republican challenger Jay Allen of Bristol.

Pingree was first elected to Congress in 2008. She previously served as a state senator from 1992 to 2000 and is a farmer and businesswoman on North Haven.

Allen is a doctor and retired colonel from the U.S. Army.

State Senate, District 12: All of Knox County except Washington.

Republican Gordon Page of Owls Head is seeking to take this seat from Incumbent David Miramant, D-Camden.

Page served as executive director for Rockland Main Street Inc. and used to work with Maine Eastern Railroad.

Miramant was elected in 2014. His career, in addition to serving in local politics, has been as a pilot.

House District 93: representing Owls Head and Rockland

Rockland City Councilor Valli Geiger, D-Rockland, is running against Republican Michael Mullins, also of Rockland. Mullins is president of Mullins Management Company of Boston.

Both are seeking to replace Pinny Beebe-Center, D-Rockland, who is not seeking reelection.

Geiger is serving her second term on the City Council, being elected in 2014 and 2017. She was also elected by her council peers to be its mayor in 2017. She is a nurse by profession.

Mullins is known in the Midcoast for buying and making changes to the quarry on Cedar Street in Rockland. In addition, he submitted a proposal two years ago to buy and convert the former Mary E. Taylor property in Camden into a shared workspace.

House District 94, Camden, Islesboro and Rockport

Incumbent State Rep. Victoria Doudera, D-Camden, is running unopposed for reelection. She is a real estate professional and a mystery novelist.

House District 95, Appleton, Hope, Union (part) and Warren

First-term Rep. William Pluecker of Warren, an independent, faces a challenge from Republican Molly Luce of Hope.

Pluecker is co-owner and farmer at Hatchet Cove Farm in Warren.

Luce is a life-long resident of Hope, and she and her family have operated Luce Transportation since it was founded in 1987.

House District 92: Cushing, South Thomaston, St. George, Thomaston and Matinicus Isle Plantation, plus the unorganized territories of Criehaven and Muscle Ridge Islands Townships

Incumbent Democratic State Rep. Ann Matlack of St. George is running unopposed.

Republican Karry Leparulo of St. George has dropped out of the race.

House District 91: Friendship, Union (part), Waldoboro and Washington

Incumbent State Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos, an independent of Friendship faces a challenge from Republican Lowell Wallace of Waldoboro.

Evangelos serves on the Judiciary and State and Local Government committees of the Maine Legislature. He has been an advocate for increased accountability for police shootings and submitted a bill that would require an independent review board to investigate these shootings.

Evangelos has also served as Warren town manager, having been hired in 1976, and was business manager for School Administrative District 40 from 1980 to 1994. He became an activist and worked on anti-war and civil rights efforts in the 1960s and 1970s.

Wallace is a former Waldoboro Selectman and Shellfish Committee Chairman. Before retiring to help his son with his commercial lobster fishing business, Wallace worked as a store manager for several large department stores, including 19 years for Reny’s at their Bath, Camden and Damariscotta locations.

Maine House District 134: Includes North Haven and Vinalhaven

Incumbent Democrat State Rep. Genevieve McDonald of Stonington is running unopposed.

Senate District 13: Lincoln County and Washington.

Incumbent Republican State Sen. Dana Dow of Waldoboro, known for his furniture business in addition to his political career is running against Democrat Chloe Maxmin of Nobleboro.

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

Knox County Government

Two incumbent Knox County commissioners are uncontested for their reelection to the three-member board.

Democratic Commissioner Sharyn Pohlman of Rockport and Republican Commissioner Richard Parent Jr. of Warren are seeking election.

Pohlman's seat represents County District 3 which consists of Appleton, Camden, Criehaven Township, Hope, Isle au Haut, Matinicus Isle Plantation, Muscle Ridge Islands, North Haven, Rockport and Vinalhaven.

Parent's seat represents County District 2 which represents Cushing, Friendship, St. George, Union, Warren and Washington.

Register of Probate Elaine Hallett of Rockland, a Republican, is unopposed for reelection to the county post.

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