Bangor City Council Chairwoman Sarah Nichols and former city councilor, state representative and state senator Joe Perry both say they have the experience to make a difference for local taxpayers in District 124.
“I feel like I would be a good representative of what is really needed for not just for the city to function but for our the people in our community to be able to thrive,” Nichols said Tuesday.
“I spent 14 years in Augusta working on the issues that are important to this area,” Perry said. “I spent 3 years on the Bangor City Council and after the 3 years, It really struck me I can do the most to try and help in Augusta.
According to a spokesperson for the Secretary of State's office - each party will select their nominees, who will square off in a special election that could be held as early as February.
Perry served four terms in the House and three terms in the Senate. Nichols just started her second term on the city council. She has lobbied in Augusta and currently works for the Maine Education Association.