PITTSFIELD, Maine — Democrat Stanley Short Jr. of Pittsfield says he will run for the District 29 House of Representatives seat this year. The district includes the towns of Pittsfield, Clinton and Detroit.
Stacey Fitts of Pittsfield, a Republican, currently holds the seat but is unable to run again because of term limits.
Short, 60, moved to Pittsfield with his wife, Debora, in 2002 and started a welding and fabrication business. In 2008, he was hired by Bath Iron Works as a representative in the labor relations department.
He graduated from Lawrence High School in Fairfield, where he was co-captain of the football team and lettered in both baseball and football.
In 1972, Short graduated from a heating, air conditioning and refrigeration course at Southern Maine Vocational Institute in South Portland. He also attended William Winpisinger Center and George Meany Center, both in Maryland, where he studied contract negotiations, arbitration advocate, oral presentations, parliamentary procedure, organizing and media.