Friday, 11 January 2019 18:07

Bangor to host special election for vacant House seat Featured

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BANGOR - Currently, a seat in the Maine House of Representatives is empty. The seat was vacated by Representative Aaron Frey when he was elected to replace Gov. Janet Mills and serve as Attorney General.

Members of both parties who reside in House District 124 will caucus to select nominees before the special election on March 12th.

Penobscot County Democratic Committee Chairman Paul Davis states that it is important for voters to have the right mindset coming into the caucuses.

"I'd like them to consider who will represents them and whats the most important part of it is. Who represents you as a candidate in this election. Could be many different reasons why someone would be representing another person but that's ideally how I want people to vote. Who represents me?" said Chairman Davis.

State Republicans did not return our request for comment.

The Penobscot County Democratic Committee caucus is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 15 at the Penobscot County Courthouse at 97 Hammond Street.

Joe Perry, a Bangor City councilor with House and Senate Experience, and Bangor City Council Chair Sarah Nichols want to be nominated for the Democrats.

The county's Republican Committee will host a caucus at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16 at Crosspoint Church.

For the Republicans, former adviser Jim LaBrecque, former candidate Dan LaPointe, and newcomer Thomas White, want to be nominated.

The candidate nominations are due to the Secretary of State's office by 5 p.m on Friday, Jan. 18.

The candidate who is elected will serve out the remainder of Rep. Frey’s term which is through December 2020.

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