BUCKFIELD – Glen Holmes has announced his candidacy for the Maine State Senate race this fall.

Holmes, a Republican, is a Buckfield resident and town manager. He seeks to represent the residents in Maine Senate District 14, a seat now held by Bruce Bryant, D-Dixfield.

Holmes said he believes in being fiscally responsible to the people of Maine. As a father of five with three grandchildren, he knows the challenges Maine families face, he said in a statement announcing his campaign.

“Households across Maine have had to cut back on everything to meet the rising fuel and food costs,” Holmes said. He has done the same in his own home as well as making cuts in town spending to meet the rising costs for Buckfield, he added.

Holmes is a Maine native who grew up in Mexico. After high school, he served his country as a sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Upon discharge, Holmes managed and owned companies that provided environmental services to area paper mills. He has also been a regional sales manager for Lifetouch Photography as well as a major media consultant.

Since 2004, Holmes has been town manager of Buckfield.

Senate District 14 serves the towns of Andover, Bethel, Buckfield, Byron, Canton, Dixfield, Gilead, Greenwood, Hanover, Hartford, Hebron, Lincoln Plantation, Lovell, Magalloway Plantation, Mexico, Newry, Andover, Roxbury, Rumford, Stoneham, Stow, Sumner, Sweden, Upton, Waterford, West Paris and Woodstock and unorganized territories in Oxford County.

Holmes is a Maine Clean Elections candidate.

For more information or to reach Holmes, e-mail him at [email protected]

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