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Former Rep. Kimberley Rosen launches campaign for Senate

Posted July 17, 2014, at 11:15 a.m.

BUCKSPORT, Maine — Families in Senate District 8 will have the chance to return a proven leader to the Maine Legislature with former Representative Kimberley Rosen announcing her candidacy for State Senate.

Kimberley Rosen will seek the Republican nomination at the July 20th caucus to replace incumbent Sen. Ed Youngblood who just announced he was stepping out of the race to spend more time with his family. Kimberley had previously been elected to four terms in the Maine House to represent the people of Bucksport and Orrington between 2004 and 2012.

As a member of the Maine House, Rep. Rosen served on the Natural Resources, Transportation and House Ethics Committees, where she built a reputation of asking tough questions, supporting pro- growth ideas and fighting policies that make it harder for entrepreneurs to do business and create jobs.

She was also a leading advocate on domestic violence prevention, Multiple Sclerosis and women’s heart-

health.

Rep. Rosen is married to former State Sen. Richard Rosen. They have two adult children, Rachael and David, and two grandchildren, ages 7 and 1. She previously owned her own business, “Finally Kim’s” salon in Hancock County, and for several years managed the hair salon at J.C. Penny in Bangor. Kimberley worked for several years in the family business, Rosen’s in Bucksport.

“I want to put my experience to work as a mother, business owner and state representative to fight for the things that truly matter to families and businesses in our communities,” Rep. Rosen explained in her campaign announcement. “There is so much potential for opportunity and prosperity throughout the state. I want to make sure we embrace and expand that opportunity to make Maine a better place to live, work and raise a family.”

The chairmen of the Penobscot and Hancock county Republicans committees announced a special caucus to be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20,  at the Arey Community Center, located on Route 15, North Bucksport directly across from the North Bucksport United Methodist Church.

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