Nicole Grohoski declares candidacy for Maine House



Nicole Grohoski

ELLSWORTH — Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth has announced that she is running as a Democrat for the Maine House District 132 seat, representing Ellsworth and Trenton.

Grohoski, 35, grew up in Ellsworth and is a cartographer. She is a member of the Ellsworth Green Plan, volunteers as a Maine master naturalist instructor and does trail work for local land trusts and Acadia National Park.

Grohoski was a leader in the campaign to protect ranked choice voting in the June 12 primary.

“Now that we’ve won that campaign for a stronger democracy, I’m ready to dedicate myself to winning another campaign,” said Grohoski. “I am committed to listening to my neighbors in Ellsworth and Trenton and advocating for our needs at the Statehouse.”

Grohoski said she plans “to vigorously lead on issues that matter in Ellsworth and Trenton.” Her priorities include “promoting affordable health care for all Mainers and keeping our local hospitals open, implementing evidence-based solutions to the opiate epidemic, encouraging small business growth and good-paying jobs here in Hancock County, improving broadband and transportation infrastructure, protecting children from violence and hunger at home, fully funding education to reduce the local tax burden and preserving our natural resources that drive our economy and benefit the health and well-being of all Mainers.”

“I know I have the focus and determination it takes to work hard and follow-through for positive change in Maine,” she stated in her announcement. “My experiences as a volunteer firefighter, paddling 150 miles upstream to become the first woman to complete the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail and fighting for ranked choice voting have prepared me to tackle the issues important to our community,” she said.

Her announcement cites the support of the current District 132 representative, Louie Luchini, who is now running for state Senate, and former Maine state Sen. Dennis Damon.

Information: Nicole Grohoski, [email protected] or 207.358.8333.