WHAT WE KNOW:
On June 10th, 163 Saco residents voted in the Republican Primary in my district, district 15. 131 of which voted for my opponent. (nearly 300 total between both sides of Saco). On July 14th, my Republican opponent Frederick Fortier withdrew from the race.
He was what's called a placeholder candidate. When individuals put their name down to secure a spot on the ballot, win the primary, withdraw from the race, and then their party can select whoever they want to replace them at a locally held caucus.
Deadline for replacement candidates was Monday July 28th. A local party caucus is supposed to be held to select the candidate to submit to the Secretary of State prior to the deadline.
This past session I earned a 100 percent rating from the Maine State Employees Association, SEIU Local 1989's legislative scorecard.
The rating is based on my votes on 11 key measures that affect Maine workers and their families. These were votes to promote a living wage, increase health care access, avert a state government shutdown, defend collective bargaining rights and otherwise important measures.
It is important to stand up for our workers!
Rep. Justin Chenette
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