Katrina Smith announces run for House District 62

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 10:15am

    PALERMO — Katrina Smith, a Republican from Palermo, has announced her candidacy for State Representative for what will be known in the new legislative term as District 62, to represent the communities of China, Palermo, Somerville, Windsor and Hibberts Gore.

    Smith, a real estate broker and small business owner is excited to meet her constituents and listen to the concerns and hopes they have for Maine, according to a news release. 

    “I care deeply for what is happening to Mainers which is why I have chosen to commit myself 100% to winning this district for Republicans,” she said. “In the past two years Maine has faced a rapid loss of freedoms, one party legislation, jobs being lost and our elderly being abandoned. Our children have undergone undue stress and a severe loss of education that must be reversed. Mainers are now facing extraordinary cost of living increases which deeply worry families and I cannot sit by and let it happen. The time to be quiet is far past and we must elect officials who will speak loudly for the people of Maine. I promise to be that person.”

    Smith has spent her life Maine, the last seven years as a Palermo resident, with her children attending the local elementary school and Erskine Academy, worshiping in local churches and enjoying the natural resources that abound in our area.

    “We call this area home because we love the hard working people who believe in the way life should be,” she said. “I am running because we need to ensure future generations can recognize the Maine we have always loved.”

    Smith was a candidate in 2020 for House District 96 against Stanley Paige Zeigler, a two-time Democrat incumbent. 

    “After speaking to thousands of people and working every day to listen to constituents she won 5 out of 7 towns and lost by only 67 votes,” the release noted. 

    In 2021, Smith became chair of the Waldo County Republicans and focused on giving hope in tumultuous times, educating the public on pending legislation and working, with her team, to prepare for 2022 by raising the most money to elect Republicans of any county in Maine, the release stated. 

    A graduate of Gordon College; she and her husband Mike have five mostly grown children and two granddaughters.

    For more information, visit katrinaformaine.com or on Facebook under Katrina Smith for Maine.