Saco resident Cynthia Chadwick-Granger is administered the oath of office as a York County Commissioner on Tuesday by County Manager Greg Zinser. She represents District 3, which includes Buxton, Dayton, Hollis, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. She was recently appointed to the post by Gov. Paul LePage to fill an unexpired term left vacant when former commissioner, Republican Marston Lovell was elected mayor of Saco. TAMMY WELLS/Journal Tribune

Saco resident Cynthia Chadwick-Granger is administered the oath of office as a York County Commissioner on Tuesday by County Manager Greg Zinser. She represents District 3, which includes Buxton, Dayton, Hollis, Old Orchard Beach and Saco. She was recently appointed to the post by Gov. Paul LePage to fill an unexpired term left vacant when former commissioner, Republican Marston Lovell was elected mayor of Saco. TAMMY WELLS/Journal Tribune

ALFRED — Residents of Buxton, Dayton, Hollis, Old Orchard Beach and Saco again have representation on the York County Commission with the recent appointment of Saco resident Cynthia Chadwick-Granger to the District 3 post. 

Chadwick-Granger was administered the oath of office by County Manager Greg Zinser on Tuesday afternoon. A more formal welcome will come Wednesday, at a brief reception planned prior to that afternoon’s scheduled county commission meeting.

She was appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to complete the unexpired term left vacant in December when former Commissioner Marston Lovell resigned to take up the elected post of Saco mayor. The commission term expires Dec. 31.

LePage chose Chadwick-Granger after Republicans in the district caucused and submitted names for LePage’s consideration.

Chadwick-Granger said her background includes four years on the Saco Planning Board, two years on the Saco School Board and a stint with a prior Saco downtown program several years ago. She was an unsuccessful candidate for Saco City Council in 2013.

While she is known in Saco, Chadwick-Granger said she plans to visit the rest of her district soon. She said she is already familiar with some communities, like Dayton and Old Orchard Beach — she was a member of the Saco School Board at a time when the three communities were transitioning from a consolidation.

“I’m interested in county government and I’m interested in learning how the system works; where does the money come from and where is is going,” she said Tuesday in a brief interview following her swearing-in.

Chadwick-Granger is a marketing manager for a title company. She owns a business called Vows for You by Cynthia, writing wedding vows for couples and, as a notary, performing the wedding ceremony. 

She said she remains active with the Maine Association of Mortgage Professionals and is involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

She said she hopes to run for her county commission seat in the November election for a four-year term that starts in January, but is holding off on making that decision for now.

If she decides to run on the GOP ticket in the June primary, Chadwick-Granger would have to to obtain at least 50 and not more than 75 signatures of voters from her party on primary candidate petitions, have them certified by the applicable town clerks, and submit them to the Secretary of State’s Office by March 15, said Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn.

Chadwick-Granger vowed to work hard in her position as York County commissioner and said she’s excited about her new role.

“I give 120 percent to everything,” she said. “I give all I have and I am well known for getting things done.”

— Senior Staff Writer Tammy Wells can be contacted at 324-4444 (local call in Sanford) or 282-1535, ext. 327 or [email protected]


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