Hubbell eyes Maine House

BAR HARBOR – School board member Brian Hubbell is running for election to the Maine House of Representatives as a Democratic candidate for District 35, including Bar Harbor, Southwest Harbor, Cranberry Isles and a portion of Mount Desert.

Mr. Hubbell, who has served four terms on the school board, led a campaign to shield Mount Desert Island’s schools from Governor John Baldacci’s unpopular state consolidation mandate and ultimately was a leading part of the successful effort to broaden the law to allow school districts across the state to reform in structure similar to MDI’s.

The process has given him the energy and the focus to work on solutions based on common values, collective vision, and non-partisan, respectful processes.

“To me, nothing is more important than cultivating the vital idea of common prosperity. We know collectively that we have the circumstances, the resources, and the individual abilities for our communities to thrive. Beyond that, we need only the belief, the will, and modest leadership that discerns what it is that unites rather than divides us.”

Nominees for the Maine Legislature have until mid-March to submit candidate papers. Parties will decide on their nominees in June.

Town councilor Paul Paradis is running for the Republican nomination for the Maine House District 35.

Current District 35 representative Elsie Flemings, a democrat, announced Wednesday in the Islander that she will not seek a third term.

For more political news, pick up a copy of the Mount Desert Islander.

Robert Levin

Robert Levin

Former reporter Robert Levin covered the people, businesses, governmental and nonprofit agencies of Bar Harbor. [email protected]