AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Secretary of State Charles Summers has called for a special election on May 10 to fill the spot that was vacated by state Sen. Larry Bliss of South Portland.
Bliss, who’s resigning to take an out-of-state job, says his last day will be April 15. District 7 includes Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough, in addition to South Portland.
Democratic, Republican and Green Independent parties have until April 7 to nominate candidates. That’s also the deadline for nonparty candidates to file their petitions.
Bliss is in his second term in the Maine Senate after serving in the Maine House for eight years. He says he has been unemployed and unable to find work in Maine, so he’s taking a job as an administrator at California State University-East Bay outside of San Francisco.