Cameron Reny announces candidacy for Senate District 13

Sun, 01/16/2022 - 6:45pm

    ROUND POND — Cameron Reny, a Democrat, has announced her candidacy for Maine State Senate District 13 following the announcement that incumbent Chloe Maxmin would not seek reelection. 

    “As an educator and lifelong resident of Lincoln County, I’m running for office to bring regular Mainers back into focus, and preserve a bright future for our children,” Reny said in a news release. “The first in my family to finish college, I pursued a career in public education. I’ve spent years teaching students the skills they need to help themselves and connecting families to community resources. Now, as a mother myself, I feel more strongly than ever before we need to preserve a sustainable future where our children can thrive.”

    Reny was born and raised in Lincoln County in Round Pond. She is the daughter of working-class parents, who worked a variety of jobs as carpenters, fishermen, machinists, painters, and more.

    She works as a school counselor and educator and is acutely aware of the struggles families face every day. She is married to her husband of eight years, Adam, who is one of the owner-operators of Renys department stores. They have two young children, ages one and four.

    She is running for the State Senate to improve the lives of people in her district and preserve a future, here, for our children and grandchildren, the news release stated. 

    “I know that District 13 will be well represented by Cameron in the Maine Senate,” said Senator Chloe Maxmin. “Cameron, as an educator and mother, will bring important experience and perspective to the Senate. She will fight to make sure that our children have the opportunity to live, work, and succeed here at home in District 13."

    “As a 5th generation logger, I know firsthand that for far too long, working people in Maine have been forgotten by politicians. That’s why I’m thrilled that Cameron is running for the State Senate,” said Senate President Troy Jackson. “As a lifelong resident of Lincoln County, Cameron’s working-class roots run deep. The daughter of a carpenter and a machinist, with fishermen in the family, Cameron knows firsthand that our heritage industries are what make our communities strong. Cameron’s not a politician, she’s an educator, community member, and mother. She knows where Lincoln County has been and knows where we need to go. That’s why I’m excited that Cameron is running for the State Senate, she will bring a much-needed voice to Augusta."

    Senate District 13 includes the towns of Alna, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Bremen, Bristol, Damariscotta, Edgecomb, Hibberts, Jefferson, Louds Island, Monhegan, Newcastle, Nobleboro, Somerville, South Bristol, Southport, Waldoboro, Washington, Westport Island, Whitefield, Windsor, Wiscasset.