Former Hallowell Mayor David Bustin To Run For State Senate District 14
Via press release:
FORMER HALLOWELL MAYOR DAVID BUSTIN TO RUN FOR STATE SENATE
HALLOWELL, Maine – Former Hallowell Mayor David Bustin announced Monday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for State Senate District 14 (formerly 21), which includes the communities of Gardiner, Winthrop, Readfield, Manchester, Monmouth, Randolph, West Gardiner, Farmingdale, Pittston, Chelsea, and Hallowell.
“My priorities include serving as a voice for working people and senior citizens under financial pressure from rising prices and stagnant incomes, standing up for our children who deserve a quality education to meet their futures, ensuring affordable health care for all, and representing the leaders of our cities and towns who struggle to govern with limited resources,” Bustin said.
Rick Dosedlo of Winthrop had the following to say about Bustin stepping up to serve, “I am excited that David is making this commitment. He is just the type of reasonable leader our region needs.”
Bustin served eight years in the Maine House of Representatives and was State Commissioner of Personnel under Governor Joseph Brennan. Now a member of the State Panel of Mediators, Bustin works on disputes in municipalities, school districts and within the agriculture industry.
“My experience as a mediator has taught me that agreements are reached by identifying common ground and shared goals. Compromise cannot be reached by shouting and name calling. Maine people expect hard work and leadership in dealing with the needs of our state,” Bustin said.
Bustin currently serves as a trustee of the Greater Augusta Utility District. His private sector experience includes serving as the Director of Labor Relations for Central Maine Power Company and he owned and operated the Kennebec Wharf in Hallowell for seven years before selling the business in 2009.
Bustin is running as a clean election candidate.