Dems nominate two House candidates

ELLSWORTH — Two Hancock County Democratic candidates for state House seats have withdrawn and two others have been nominated in their place.

Rev. J. Mark Worth has won the Democratic nomination for Maine House District 13, which includes Ellsworth, Fletchers Landing and Waltham. He will face Republican John Linnehan of Ellsworth in the general election Nov. 8. Barbara Reeve of Ellsworth, the Democratic candidate on the primary ballot in June, withdrew July 8.

Pam Person of Orland, the only Democrat on the primary ballot for Maine House District 17 (Bucksport, Orland, Penobscot, Verona Island), withdrew July 6. Ron Russell of Verona Island will replace her as the Democratic nominee on the Nov. 8 ballot. Incumbent state Rep. Sherm Hutchins is running on the Republican ticket.

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