OWLS HEAD — Gordon Page, the former executive director of Rockland Main Street, is a candidate for Maine State Senate District 12, and will challenge incumbent David Miramant (D-Camden).
Senate District 12 includes the communities of Appleton, Camden, Criehaven Township, Cushing, Friendship, Hope, Isle au Haut, Matinicus Isle Plantation, Muscle Ridge Islands Township, North Haven, Owls Head, Rockland, Rockport, South Thomaston, St. George, Thomaston, Union, Vinalhaven, and Warren.
Page, also a member of the Owls Head Select Board, has been deeply involved in the community for decades, a press release noted.
“In running for State Senate, my goal is to bring the broad perspective I’ve gained throughout my career in both the private and non-profit sectors to Augusta to help find commonsense solutions to the issues facing our communities,” said Page in a statement. “I look forward to traveling throughout the district during the campaign to meet people, hear their thoughts, and have real, meaningful conversations about what we can do to make Maine a better place for all.”
Page was recently named the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Community Person of the Year, the release noted. Page, according to the release, has served as President of the Chamber, President of the local Kiwanis Club, President of Rockland- Share The Pride Association, as a volunteer firefighter and Little League coach.
In addition to his volunteer work and time as Executive Director of Rockland Main Street focusing on downtown revitalization and economic development, Page also has had a lengthy and successful private-sector career, per the release. Following nearly two decades in the seafood industry, he held executive management positions in the media, hospitality, tourism and transportation industries and worked as a marketing consultant for small business and non-profits.
“Gordon is a highly respected member of the community who has time and again shown his dedication to working hard for his friends and neighbors,” said Sen. Dana Dow in the news release. “His commitment to public service and to his community will make him an extraordinary Senator, and we look forward to having him join us in the Senate in 2020.”
“With business experience, a long record of community involvement, and a commonsense approach to addressing issues and finding solutions, Gordon is the type of person we need more of in Augusta,” said Sen. Jeff Timberlake in the release. “I’m very glad he’s chosen to run for State Senate.”