Independent Representative Owen Casas announced his reelection candidacy for Maine House District 94, which includes Camden, Rockport and Islesboro. Casas has qualified to be placed on the General Election ballot in November and is rerunning as a Maine Clean Election candidate.
Representative Casas is eager to continue working hard for the good folks of District 94, he said in a news release.
“I feel like there is a lot of unfinished business for me to tackle in Augusta, like Medicaid expansion, combating the opioid crisis, growing Maine’s economic competitiveness, helping to retain and attract young families, increasing transparency on political contributions, consumer protections, Veteran and Senior care, and environmental stewardship, just to name a few,” said Casas, in a news release.
There is a steep learning curve in Augusta and Casas feels like a second term will afford him seniority to continue bridging the partisan divide.
“Even as a first term representative, I was able to quickly learn legislative procedures, hit the ground running and work successfully with members of both parties to forge common sense compromises. This will only grow during my second term and aid in high functioning government.”
Casas is serving his first term in the Maine House of Representatives on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee. Throughout this legislative term, Casas continued his service on the Rockport Select Board and will leave as Board Vice Chairman this June, after completing his three-year term.
An end of session Town Hall with Rep Casas will take place Wednesday May 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Washington St Conference room in Camden. He will be discussing what work was and was not completed by the 128th Maine Legislature as well as fielding questions from the public. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Rep Owen Casas’ FB page.