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Longtime State Lawmaker will not Seek Re-Election

| February 14, 2014

MAINE

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) – Longtime Maine state lawmaker Sen. Margaret Craven will not seek re-election. ¬†Craven says it’s because she needs to take care of her ailing husband. The Lewiston Democrat said Thursday that representing the people of the city has been “a joy.” She promised to continue to work for the city’s working people and most vulnerable residents. The Sun Journal reports that Craven was first elected to the Senate in 2008 after serving three terms in the state House of Representatives. She is Senate chairwoman of the Health and Human Services Committee and a member of the Government Oversight Committee. During her tenure, Craven was an advocate for economic development, long-term care, services for people with developmental disabilities, early childhood intervention and substance-abuse prevention. Lewiston state Rep. Peggy Rotundo calls Craven “tireless.”

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