Rep. Zeigler announces reelection bid for House District 40

Sun, 01/16/2022 - 7:00pm

    MONTVILLE — Maine State Representative Stanley Paige Zeigler, a Democrat, announced Sunday he is running for re-election. For three terms, he has represented House District 96 which consisted of the Waldo County towns of Belmont, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill, Palermo and Searsmont.

    Following the decennial redistricting, House District 96 has been reconfigured as House District 40 consisting of Appleton, Islesboro, Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill and Searsmont.

    Zeigler is looking forward to getting to know the residents of Appleton and Islesboro and continuing to serve the residents of Liberty, Lincolnville, Montville, Morrill and Searsmont, a news release noted.

    Since 1985, Rep. Zeigler and his wife have lived in Montville in their owner-built home.

    Before joining the legislature, Zeigler spent 34 years in the United States Merchant Marine as a seaman and eventually rising to Captain. Before going to sea he worked as a teacher, professional logger, resident director for a Maine technical college, an ambulance attendant and a night counselor for a residential drug program.

    After retiring from the sea, he has served as the chair of the RSU 3 school board, and is currently the chair of the nonprofit Unity Area Regional Recycling Center.

    “This broad background has been an asset in Augusta by having a work knowledge of legislation that comes across his desk,” the news release stated. 

    He has served on the Energy, Utilities & Technology, Environment & Natural Resources, and Inland Fisheries & Wildlife committees.

    He received a bachelor’s from Dickinson College and attended graduate school at Maine Maritime Academy in Castine.

    Rep. Zeigler will continue to work on affordable health insurance, workforce development and education for the 21st century, affordable clean renewable energy, a healthy environment, maintenance of Maine’s infrastructure, affordable broadband, a fair and equitable tax system and making our state resilient to face the future, the release stated.