UNITY — Robyn Stanicki, a Democrat from Unity, has officially announced her candidacy for House District 38 in the Maine Legislature.
The new district, created via redistricting, will represent Brooks, part of Frankfort, Jackson, Knox, Monroe, Swanville, Thorndike, Unity, and Waldo.
Stanicki brings nearly two decades of experience as a skilled administrator for public and nonprofit organizations which support rural communities. She is a planner with Kennebec Valley Council of Governments (KVCOG), a private non-profit organization founded in 1967 serving western Waldo County in local and regional economic development and planning.
Stanicki coaches strength and resilience by managing projects that address workforce challenges, economic development, community broadband, and climate change impacts, according to a news release.
Stanicki earned degrees in social work and sociology, and focused her graduate studies on public policy.
She spent several years developing partnerships between Dartmouth College and Maine health care systems, designing strategies to improve quality and access in mental health care. When the CDC was overwhelmed by COVID cases, Stanicki worked with the field epidemiologists and surveillance team monitoring the disease.
Stanicki supports social programs for veterans, including the food pantry and the Waldo County pet pantry, serves as a board director of the Waterville Community Land Trust, which encourages homeownership, and was elected as the board president of the Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition, which provides recovery housing.
She lives in Unity with her family of five, happily close to the public library, alpaca farm, and within a short distance to the sea.
Stanicki welcomes local residents to email her at email@example.com to ask questions or learn about opportunities to volunteer on her campaign. She is committed to keeping special interest money out of politics and is a proud Clean Elections candidate. Voters in her district may visit her website robynformaine.com to support her campaign with a $5 contribution to qualify her for Maine Clean Elections public campaign funding.