Martha Poliquin of Lisbon has said she has qualified for the ballot for Maine House District 56 — Lisbon — as a Democratic candidate.

According to a statement by her campaign, Poliquin was a member of the Lisbon School Board from 1995-2001, serving as chairwoman for several years. She has been a Pack 109 Den Leader, a Lisbon Girl Scout Troop Leader, volunteer in the Lisbon public schools, co-chairwoman of the Lisbon/SAD 75 Consolidation Consideration Committee 2007-2008, a volunteer with Literacy Volunteers Androscoggin.

The release states that her “priorities are full funding of public education, access for all Mainers to quality affordable healthcare, respecting and enacting voter approved citizen initiatives, and protecting the beauty, resources, and economy of Maine.”

“I will use my problem solving and collaboration skills to help address the issues concerning Lisbon and Maine residents,” Poliquin stated. “I am committed to listening and being a voice for Lisbon in Augusta.”

The House District 56 seat is held by Richard Mason, who won a special election in 2017 to fill the seat after the death of Rep. Gina Mason.

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