SCARBOROUGH — Republican Linwood Higgins, a former legislator, announced his candidacy this week in House District 28.

The seat is now held by Rep. Heather Sirocki, R-Scarborough, who is unable to seek re-election due to Maine’s term limit law.

Higgins is a replacement candidate for Brad Burke, who dropped out after winning the GOP primary in June. He previously represented Scarborough for 16 years in the House, said he’s “anxious to get back to the most rewarding work I’ve ever done,” according to a press release. 

During his previous tenure, Higgins served 10 years on the Appropriations and Financial Affairs Committee and four years as minority leader.

Prior to and during his service in Augusta, the Scarborough native served five years on the Town Council, one year as chairman.

Higgins will face Democrat Chris Caiazzo in the November election.