FALMOUTH, Maine –“I am hereby formally declaring my candidacy to represent Maine State Senate District 25 in the upcoming election,” Steve Woods announced Tuesday.
“First, as a Yarmouth resident and a resident of this District for many years, I want to extend my appreciation to current State Senator Dick Woodbury for his many years of legislative and public service. Dick exemplified the ideals of honor, honesty and integrity in his approach to holding elected office and representing his constituents — standards I promise to uphold if I am elected,” said Woods.
“Maine is a special place to those of us lucky enough to call it home. But, to fulfill Maine’s promise of opportunity for future generations, our lawmakers and policymakers in Augusta must move beyond historic differences, current partisanship conflict, and instead move towards a future that addresses the common interests and shared hope of all Mainers.”
“In the coming months I promise to spend hundreds of hours meeting and talking with the residents of SD 25. As importantly, I will be listening to each and every person willing to share their concerns and suggestions.”
“My priorities are these; As a parent, I will be a strong and vocal advocate for a renewed commitment to education. As a local business owner, I promise to be dogged in my pursuit of more effective economic and taxation policies. As a town leader, I will fight for a return to fair and equitable revenue sharing between the state and municipalities. Finally, I intend to passionately advocate for programs and policies that are much needed in regard to our population of seniors – and the respect and dignity that they so very much deserve.”
“Steve is a successful businessman who has created jobs in Cumberland County,” said Senate President Justin Alfond (D7Portland). “His experience and skill would be a welcome addition to the Maine Senate.”
Steve Woods lives in Yarmouth with his wife Katie and their children Emily, Cammy and Zack where he is in his fourth year of serving on the Town Council, his third as chairman. Woods is also the CEO of TideSmart Global in Falmouth.
Maine’s Legislature approved redistricting and reapportionment last year based upon census changes seven of which will apply to upcoming elections. Senate District 25 will consist of; Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, portion of Westbrook, and Yarmouth.