Ellsworth resident Mark Worth is a Democrat running for House District 13 (Ellsworth, Waltham and Fletchers Landing). His opponent is Republican John Linnehan, also of Ellsworth. Neither has served in office before.

Worth is a quiet man. A long-ago history teacher in Massachusetts and a “minister emeritus” in the Unitarian Universalist Church after retiring from his role as pastor, he never thought he would run for public office. Then he heard that the local legislative seat had just one candidate and felt it was his “civic duty” to step up and give voters a choice.

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