Rockland councilor seeks Maine House seat

Posted Feb. 27, 2012, at 12:48 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A two-term Rockland city councilor is seeking a seat in the Maine House.

Elizabeth Dickerson announced Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Democratic caucus in Rockland that she will seek that party’s nomination for the Maine House District 47 seat that serves all of Rockland and part of Owls Head.

Dickerson was re-elected in November to a second three-year term on the City Council.

The Rockland woman said she believes she can be the most effective representative for the district since she already is representing the constituents.

She said one of the chief issues she would work on is the loss of state aid to Rockland and Owls Head.

The House District 47 seat is held by Democratic Rep. Edward Mazurek of Rockland, who is barred by term limits from running for the seat.

Dickerson is the only Democratic candidate thus far, and Gordon Mank of Rockland is the sole Republican seeking the seat. The filing deadline is March 15.

Dickerson said she planned to remain on the council if elected to the Legislature. She works as a computer teacher in RSU 13 at Oceanside High School East in Rockland.

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