BRIDGTON — Laura Ordway of Bridgton has filed nomination petitions with the Secretary of State’s Office for state Senate District 13. She has qualified as a Maine Clean Election candidate with the Ethics Commission.
Ordway was born and raised in Bridgton, is a former board member for the Lakes Environmental Association and a current member of the Lake Region school system Board of Directors. She is a graduate of Gould Academy in Bethel and Bates College in Lewiston.
Ordway worked as an outdoor educator and climbing guide before returning to Bridgton in 2000 to become the assistant director at Winona Camps, a small business owned and operated by her family.
“I am the mother of two young children whom I credit with inspiring me to become a candidate; I want a better future for them,” she said. “We need fresh ideas in Augusta and someone who will work hard for the people of the Lakes Region and Oxford Hills areas.”
Her background in small business management combined with her lifelong interest in education and environmental issues make her uniquely qualified to serve in the Maine Senate, she said.
She described herself as a moderate Democrat with strong bipartisan capabilities.
“I will use my experience and ‘can do’ attitude to work across the aisle to forge Maine’s future,” she said.
Ordway lives in Bridgton with her husband, Stefan Jackson, and their two daughters, Stefanie and Jacqueline.
Senate District 13 includes Baldwin, Bridgton, Brownfield, Denmark, Fryeburg, Harrison, Hiram, Naples, Norway, Otisfield, Oxford, Paris, Porter, Sebago.