Nina Milliken, a Blue Hill Democrat running for House District 16, is quick to admit she “might be nuts.” She has three young children, one quite teensy. It was a talk with former representative Genevieve McDonald, a mother of twin babies when she was first elected, that convinced Milliken to go for it.

Though she may be a first-time candidate, there is much in her background that has prepared her for the Legislature should she be elected. She has lived the challenges she describes as most pressing in her area: child care, affordable housing and the growing impact of rental properties on year-round housing opportunities, especially for coastal communities.

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