PITTSFIELD, Maine — Democrat Stanley B. Short Jr. has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Maine House of Representatives. Short is serving his first term as the representative of House District 29, comprising Clinton, Detroit and Pittsfield.
Upon his election to the House, Short was appointed, by the Speaker of the House, to serve on the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee. Due to the recent redistricting, House District 29 will become House District 106 as of Jan. 1, 2015.
Short, 62, prior to his retirement, worked in the field of labor relations, most recently at Bath Iron Works. He also has owned and operated several small businesses, including a welding and fabrication business in Pittsfield.
He began his career as a certified pipe welder in 1976 at S.D. Warren in Hinckley, where he held numerous positions as a member of Local Lodge 2740 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, including two terms as president. He later accepted a territorial leadership position with the IAM&AW, which included representation of workers in 14 different states.
He was born in Waterville and he is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Southern Maine Vocational Institute.
He and his wife Debora live in Pittsfield; they have two children and five grandchildren.