BREWER – The Democratic Party has decided who it wants to represent the Brewer area in the Maine House of Representatives.
Representative Arthur “Archie” Verow died on Dec. 28, leaving his District 128 seat vacant.
Democrats held a caucus Wednesday night, choosing former Brewer city councilor and former mayor Kevin O‘Connell as their nominee.
O’Connell was born and raised in Brewer and said he knows what’s best for local residents.
“I know things don’t happen quickly but I just want to move forward,” O’Connell said. “I don’t care what pace it is, I just want to keep moving forward … I want to do my best to help Augusta do that for the citizens of the city of Brewer.”
The names of each party’s nominee, as well as nominating petitions for unenrolled candidates, are due to the Secretary of State’s office by 5 p.m. Thursday.
The special election to fill the seat will be held Tuesday, March 3.