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Winterport Republican caucus Feb. 22

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 17, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
WINTERPORT, Maine — Randall Poulton, chairman of  Winterport Republican Committee, has announced that Winterport Republicans will caucus at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Troy Howard School in Belfast. Doors open at 9 am. Unenrolled/independent voters can register as Republicans at the school prior to the caucus. The purpose of …
Margaret Howson, 20, was elected chairman of the Hampden Republican Committee during the GOP caucus Saturday at Husson University in Bangor.

Sign of the GOP times: 20-year-old student elected head of Hampden committee

By Judy Harrison on Feb. 08, 2014, at 6:15 p.m.
BANGOR, Maine — Margaret Howson wants to run for office one day but the 20-year old University of Maine student believes in starting small and going big later. On Saturday, she was elected chairman of the Hampden Republican Committee at the caucus held by Penobscot County Republicans at Husson University. …
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Howaniec considering second district congressional run

By Jim Howaniec on Feb. 06, 2014, at 4:35 p.m.
PRESS RELEASE FEBRUARY 5, 2014 CONTACT: JIM HOWANIEC, TELEPHONE: 207-777-3900 HOWANIEC ANNOUNCES EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE FOR MAINE’S SECOND DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL SEAT Lewiston attorney and former mayor Jim Howaniec announced that he has formed an exploratory committee for a potential candidacy for the Democratic primary in the 2014 race for House of …
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Roland "Danny" Martin

Martin announces Bid for House District 150

By Roland "Danny" Martin on Feb. 06, 2014, at 4:29 p.m.
Former Inland Fisheries & Wildlife Commissioner, Roland “Danny” Martin has announced that he is running for State Representative in District 150, which includes the communities of Frenchville, Grand Isle, Madawaska, St. Agatha, Van Buren, and the Townships of Cross Lake & Sinclair. “I’ve been asked by several friends and supporters …
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Corinth annual elections and town meeting

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 05, 2014, at 9:51 a.m.
CORINTH, Maine — Annual elections for town government positions will be held 1:15-8 p.m. Monday, March 17, at the Town Office Conference Room, 31 Exeter Road. Two candidates have filed nomination papers for one selectman and overseer of the poor position on the Board of Selectmen: Terri Jane Casavant and Wendy A …
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Jonathan Fulford Announces Candidacy for State Senate (District 11)

By fulfordforme on Feb. 04, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.
BELFAST — Jonathan Fulford (D-Monroe) announced his candidacy today for Senate District 11, which covers all of Waldo County. Fulford is a carpenter and has owned and operated Artisan Builders in Belfast for twenty-six years. “As a father and grandfather, I am committed to building a strong local economy so …
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Clifton Republicans to caucus Feb. 8

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 04, 2014, at 5:11 p.m.
CLIFTON, Maine —  Clifton Republicans will caucus at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at Student Commons, Husson University, according to an announcement from Blanche Woehr, chair of Clifton Town Committee. The purpose of the caucus is to elect delegates and alternates to the Republican State Convention, elect members of the …
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Dave Miramant announces candidacy for Maine Senate District 12

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 04, 2014, at 9:11 a.m.
CAMDEN, Maine — Former State Representative and small business owner Dave Miramant (D-Camden) announced today that he is running for the Maine Senate in District 12, which includes all of Knox County except for the town of Washington. Incumbent State Senator Ed Mazurek announced yesterday that he will not seek …
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Chief Deputy Troy Morton runs for Office of Sheriff for Penobscot County

By Troy Morton on Feb. 03, 2014, at 5:31 p.m.
I have decided to run for the Office of Sheriff for Penobscot County. It is with great pleasure that I make this announcement after careful deliberation with family, friends, law enforcement professionals and community members. I have been extremely proud to work with, or in, all aspects of the criminal …
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Anne Perry announces campaign for State Senate District 6

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 03, 2014, at 3:26 p.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Anne Perry, a nurse practitioner who served in the Maine House for eight years, has announced she is running for the Maine State Senate in District 6, which includes all of Washington County and the communities of Gouldsboro, Sullivan, and Winter Harbor in Hancock County. “I will …
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Bill Entwisle Democratic candidate for Washington-Hancock D.A

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 03, 2014, at 11:04 a.m.
ELLSWORTH, Maine – Bill Entwisle is a Democratic candidate for District Attorney for Hancock and Washington Counties. From Entwisle:  I have been working as an assistant district attorney in this community for over ten years, and before that was in private practice for fifteen years.  I have worked as a prosecutor …
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Sheriff candidate Don Winslow

Former Bangor chief Don Winslow announces candidacy for sheriff

Bangor Daily News on Feb. 03, 2014, at 9:37 a.m.
HERMON, Maine – It is with tremendous pleasure that I announce my intention to run as a Democratic Party candidate for the office of Sheriff of Penobscot County. I grew up in Old Town, graduating from Old Town High School in 1975. In 1976, I was hired by the City of …
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Allen Stehle Announces Bid For Penobscot County Sheriff

Former chief deputy announces bid for Penobscot County sheriff

By Sutherland Weston on Jan. 31, 2014, at 6:41 a.m.
Allen Stehle will bring his 30-Year Career In Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Training, And Business Management To Penobscot County BANGOR, Maine — After a long history of training some of the region’s premiere law enforcement professionals, Allen Stehle announced today that he will be a candidate to lead them as …
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Patti Gagne enters state Senate race for District 21

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 29, 2014, at 4:25 p.m.
LEWISTON, Maine — Patti Gagne, a lifelong Lewiston area resident with deep roots in the community, has announced she is a candidate for Maine Senate District 21. Gagne is the owner of the Patti Gagne Insurance Agency. She serves on the Board of Appeals for the City of Lewiston, and …
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‘Meet the Reps’ at Waterville

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 28, 2014, at 12:51 p.m.
WATERVILLE, Maine –Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and KV Connect will host “Meet the Reps,” an event which brings members of the public together with elected officials at all levels of government, 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at Hampton Inn, 425 Kennedy Memorial Drive. The two organizations renewed their partnership for the …
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Incumbent unchallenged for South Thomaston school board seat

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 28, 2014, at 12:11 p.m.
SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine — No change in the makeup of the Rockland area school board is likely as a result of the upcoming town meeting. Incumbent RSU 13 member Christine Curtis has returned her papers to the town office and qualified as a candidate for the town meeting vote. The …
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Pair seek to join Warren board

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 28, 2014, at 12:09 p.m.
WARREN, Maine — Two candidates are seeking seats on Warren Board of Selectmen while the incumbents are not in the race. William Lufkin has turned in nomination papers for a seat on the board. Wayne Luce has taken out papers but not yet turned them in to the town office. …
Former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell greets people in hallways of the State House in Augusta on Tuesday before before addressing a joint session of the legislature.

George Mitchell: US approaching golden age despite ‘very negative emotion’ about politics

By Christopher Cousins on Jan. 28, 2014, at 11:14 a.m.
AUGUSTA, Maine — Former U.S. Sen. George J. Mitchell said Tuesday that despite how daunting some of the country’s problems are, the United States is on the precipice of one of the most prosperous eras in American history. Mitchell, who was in Augusta on Tuesday to address the Legislature and …
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Cathy Breen running for Maine Senate District 25

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 23, 2014, at 11:57 a.m.
FALMOUTH, Maine. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, former two-time chairwoman of the Falmouth Town Council, announced Thursday she is running for the State Senate seat currently held by Dick Woodbury. Woodbury has announced he is not seeking re-election. Senate District 25 encompasses the municipalities of Gray, Falmouth, Yarmouth, Cumberland, part of Westbrook, …
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OneHancock to hold second legislators forum

Bangor Daily News on Jan. 22, 2014, at 10:04 a.m.
 ELLSWORTH, Maine – The OneHancock Committee will hold its second public State legislators forum at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at Ellsworth Public Library Conference Room with former State Sen. Dennis Damon serving as moderator. Eleven legislators from both the House and Senate whose districts contain all or some Hancock County communities …
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