Diane Denk, a Democrat from Kennebunk, is seeking to unseat Rep. H. Stedman Seavey, R-Kennebunkport, in the race for the District 9 seat in the Maine House.

District 9 includes part of Biddeford, part of Kennebunk and part of Kennebunkport.

Seavey, 64, is a retired grocer and has been in the Legislature for 12 years.

Seavey said in his responses to a Portland Press Herald survey that he supports property tax reform, better treatment facilities for drug addicts and promoting light manufacturing such as the business activity in the Biddeford Industrial park.

Seavey said he is undecided about marijuana legalization and is not taking a public stand on expanded background checks for gun purchases, but he said he opposes the referendum to raise the state’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 because it would drive businesses away.

Denk, 66, is an educator and a delegate to the Democratic National Committee who has been a delegate to three national Democratic conventions.

Denk said in her responses to a Portland Press Herald survey that she wants to better prepare students for careers and attract employers so they can stay in Maine, improve housing options and services for seniors and protect the state’s natural resources.

She said she supports referendum questions to legalize marijuana, expand background check requirements for gun purchases and raise the minimum wage.