Tuesday, 04 September 2018 15:45

Candidates sought for county commissioner

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BANGOR - The death of longtime Penobscot County Commissioner Thomas Davis Jr. last month means a special election needs to be held to fill his seat.

The special election will coincide with the statewide general and referendum election on Nov. 6.

 

Maine's four political parties -- the Democrats, Green Independents, Libertarians and Republicans -- have to caucus and have their selections to the Secretary of State's Office by September 13.

 

Candidates who are not affiliated with a party must submit petitions that have the signatures of at least 100 registered voters by the same date.

 

Write-in candidates must declare their candidacy by Sept. 20.

 

The elected candidate will serve the remainder of Davis's four-year term, which runs through the end of 2020.

 

For forms or more information, call the Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office at 624-8650.

Nit-Noi Ricker

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Nit-Noi Ricker is an Army brat who grew up on a farm in Winterport. She went to the University of Maine and the University of Northern Texas to learn how to be a journalist and started her career in Arizona at the Williams-Grand Canyon News, ...