The Lincoln County News will host three forums with candidates for local legislative districts, as well as for county commissioner and district attorney, in October.
The forums will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. on the first three Thursdays of October: Oct. 4 at the Wiscasset municipal building, Oct. 11 at the Waldoboro municipal building, and Oct. 18 at Skidompha Library in Damariscotta.
LCN Editor J.W. Oliver will moderate the forums. The Lincoln County News encourages audience participation in the forums, and the moderator will ask for audience questions between his own.
“The addition of a third forum this year, in Waldoboro, will reduce the number of candidates at each forum and give the candidates more time to explain their positions on issues important to Lincoln County voters,” Oliver said.
Light refreshments will be available.
The forum in Wiscasset on Oct. 4 will feature the candidates for Senate District 23 and House Districts 53, 87, and 89.
Richard Donaldson, R-Georgetown, and Sen. Eloise Vitelli, D-Arrowsic, are the candidates for Senate District 23, which consists of Dresden and Sagadahoc County.
Allison Hepler, D-Woolwich, and Rep. Jeffrey Pierce, R-Dresden, are the candidates for House District 53, which consists of Arrowsic, Dresden, Georgetown, Phippsburg, part of Richmond, and Woolwich.
Rep. Jeffery Hanley, R-Pittston, and Jason Putnam, D-Wiscasset, are the candidates for House District 87, which consists of Alna, Pittston, Randolph, and Wiscasset.
Rep. Stephanie Hawke, R-Boothbay Harbor, and Holly Stover, D-Boothbay, are the candidates for House District 89, which consists of Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Edgecomb, part of South Bristol, Southport, and Westport Island.
The Wiscasset municipal building is at 51 Bath Road, on the corner of Route 1 and Route 27.
The forum in Waldoboro on Oct. 11 will feature the candidates for House Districts 80, 88, and 91.
Stephen Ball, D-Windsor, and Rep. Richard Bradstreet, R-Vassalboro, are the candidates for House District 80, which consists of part of Augusta, Somerville, Vassalboro, and Windsor.
Michael Lemelin, R-Chelsea, and Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro, are the candidates for House District 88, which consists of Chelsea, Jefferson, part of Nobleboro, and Whitefield.
Jeffrey Evangelos, I-Friendship, and Rep. Abden Simmons, R-Waldoboro, are the candidates for House District 91, which consists of Friendship, part of Union, Waldoboro, and Washington.
The Waldoboro municipal building is at 1600 Atlantic Highway.
The forum in Damariscotta on Oct. 18 will feature the candidates for Senate District 13, House District 90, Prosecutorial District 6, and for county commissioner, District 2.
Sen. Dana Dow, R-Waldoboro, and Laura Fortman, D-Nobleboro, are the candidates for Senate District 13, which consists of Lincoln County except Dresden, as well as Washington and Windsor.
Rep. Mick Devin, D-Newcastle, and Richard Van Knowe, R-Bristol, are the candidates for House District 90, which consists of Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Monhegan, Newcastle, part of Nobleboro, and part of South Bristol.
Natasha Irving, D-Waldoboro, and District Attorney Jonathan Liberman, R-West Bath, are the candidates for district attorney in Prosecutorial District 6, which consists of Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Waldo counties.
Bill Blodgett, D-Waldoboro, and Melvin Williams, R-Waldoboro, are the candidates for county commissioner in District 2, which consists of Bremen, Bristol, Monhegan, Nobleboro, South Bristol, and Waldoboro.
Skidompha Library is at 184 Main St. in downtown Damariscotta, but entrance to the forum, in Porter Hall, will be by the rear doors on Elm Street.