Welch seeks Maine House District 89 seat


FARMINGTON — Keith A. Welch of Farmington, a retired public school administrator, announced his candidacy for the Maine House of Representatives District 89, Farmington and Industry, Thursday.

Welch, a life-long Democrat, describes himself as,  “a creative thinker representing a moderate point of view.”

“His leadership background, developed over 30  years as a school principal and director of programs for the handicapped and disadvantaged, has taught him that progress is best made through consensus and the process of give and take while still representing the historic ideals of his party,” a press release announcing his campaign stated.

 Welch  born in Farmington and  graduated from Wilton Academy and completed his studies at the University of Maine at Farmington and at Orono, the release stated.

 According to the release, “Welch believes that every Maine citizen has the right to a fair and impartial voice in Augusta, and is running for the local seat in the Legislature to represent all Farmington and Industry residents.”

 “I will be a public advocate for the interests of those who enjoy the privileges and rights afforded all Americans, as well as for those whose voices are not always heard,” he said in a prepared statement.

Welch can be reached at 778-3696 or [email protected].