Rep. Nate Libby Announces Candidacy for Senate District 21

Posted on February 17, 2014. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , |

From his press release:

NATE Libby

    Rep. Nate Libby Announces Candidacy for State Senate

      Will be a forceful advocate for Lewiston

LEWISTON – Rep. Nate Libby (D-Lewiston) will launch his campaign for State Senate District 21, which comprises the city of Lewiston, at Museum LA, 35 Canal Street, Lewiston, on Saturday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM.

“I’m excited for the challenge and opportunity of serving the people of Lewiston in the Senate,”
said Rep. Libby. “We need strong leadership in Augusta and I’ll be a forceful advocate for our city and its people.”

The senate seat is currently held by Democratic Senator Margaret Craven of Lewiston, who announced she is retiring after 12 years of service in the Legislature in order to care for her ailing husband. Senator Craven is endorsing Rep. Libby as her replacement.

“I am pleased to support Nate Libby for this seat,” said Senator Craven. “He will bring a great deal of energy to the Senate, and I know he will always put Lewiston first.”

Rep. Libby is completing his first term in the Maine House of Representatives and has been serving on the Lewiston City Council since 2012.

In the Legislature, Rep. Libby serves on the Taxation Committee where he co-sponsored legislation for comprehensive tax reform. He has also worked to restore revenue sharing, expand access to Pre-K education, and make health insurance more affordable.

He serves on the board of Androscoggin Head Start, the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, Lewiston’s Community Development Committee, and the working group for Lewiston’s first universally accessible playground.

Rep. Libby is a graduate of Bates College and works as a consultant and landlord in Lewiston-Auburn. He is married to Andrea and has a four year old son, Jude.

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3 Responses to “Rep. Nate Libby Announces Candidacy for Senate District 21”

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Any word on whether Mike Carey is running? He’s termed out of the House, unlike Libby, who is in his first term.

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Not sure of what Rep. Carey’s plans are, but have confirmed that he is not running for this seat.

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Thanks for the info. Depending on where in Lewiston he lives (and I’m too lazy to check now) he could run for one of the new County Commissioner seats in Androscoggin County. I know Carey ran unsuccessfully for leadership in 2010 and 2012 so I figured he was ambitious and would want to run for the now-open State Senate seat. But with the incumbent supporting Nate Libby that would be difficult.

Thanks again,

Kevin

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