2012-03-23 / Community

Cape Elizabeth resident files for U.S. Senate seat

By Kristy Wagner Staff Writer

March 15 was the deadline for Maine candidates to file for the June 12 primary election for U.S. Senate. The seat was vacated by Rep. Sen. Olympia Snowe. Six Republicans and four Democrats made the filing deadline.

Cynthia Ann Dill of Cape Elizabeth will run as a Democratic candidate. She was elected to the Maine Senate in 2011 and works as a civil rights lawyer.

Richard A. Bennett of Oxford will run as a Republican candidate. He currently serves as the executive chairman for GovernanceMetrics International.

Scott L. D’Amboise of Lisbon will run as a Republican candidate. He currently works as an ophthalmic technician and owns a small business.

Former Secretary of State Matthew G. Dunlap of Old Town will run as a Democratic candidate. He currently works as a proofreader for printing services at the University of Maine.

Representative Jon Hinck of Portland will run as a Democratic candidate. He has served in the Maine House of Representatives since 2006 and he is a lawyer.

Debra D. Plowman of Hampden will run as a Republican candidate. Currently, she is serving her fourth term in the state Senate and she has served in the Maine House of Representatives.

Maine State Treasurer Bruce L. Poliquin of Georgetown will run as a Republican candidate.

Justin Benjamin Pollard of Portland will run as a Democratic candidate. He is the owner and president of Pollard Builders in Portland.

Attorney General William J. Schneider of Durham will run as a Republican candidate.

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers will run as a Republican candidate.

Each candidate must be at least 30 years old, have resided in Maine for at least nine years and be a current Maine resident. Along with meeting the eligibility requirements, candidates must have also collected a minimum of 2,000 signatures from registered voters.

Staff Writer Kristy Wagner can be reached at 282-4337, ext. 219.

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