LEWISTON — Androscoggin County voters on June 10 will be offered lots of candidates but few county contests.

In the November general election, people will choose a new sheriff, a new district attorney and five members of an expanded County Commission.

However, next week’s primary has only a single contest. Two Democrats will vie to be their party’s choice.

Walter Hill, 45, will face Samuel Chamberlain, 20, for the County Commission’s second district, which covers the northern part of Lewiston. The winner will face Republican Ronald Chicoine in November.

Hill and Chamberlain said too many people know too little about the way the county works.

Hill, who has served on a variety of local boards and in political jobs, said he wants to ensure that the county commissioners reflect the will of the voters.

“I think the County Commission should be more responsive to voters,” said Hill, who serves on the Lewiston Planning Board and is a former School Committee member. Hill runs a Web-hosting and computer-server business, Main Street Savvy.

“All the power in elected officials comes from people,” Hill said.

Chamberlain, who works for the Maine People’s Alliance and serves as an AmeriCorps volunteer, said he wants to make sure the county spends its money wisely.

“My biggest kind of platform going into the County Commission is maintaining the budget in a way that doesn’t increase taxes,” he said. “We need to make sure that the needs are met and the services are provided in the best possible way.”

The rest of the contests will wait for November.

In District 1, which includes lower Lisbon Street, Little Canada and the Main Street corridor of Lewiston, incumbent Elaine Makas, a Democrat, will face Michael Marcotte, a Republican.

In District 3, which includes the southern section of Lewiston, Durham and Greene, Republican Matthew Roy of Lewiston will face Joshua Klein-Golden, a Democrat from Durham.

In District 5, which covers downtown Auburn, Democrat Mary Roussel will face Republican Gard Deletesky.

And in District 7, which includes Minot, Turner, Livermore, Livermore Falls and Leeds, Republican Sally Christner of Turner will face Democrat Maurice Castonguay of Livermore Falls.

Also on the June ballots will be two candidates for sheriff, Democrat Eric Samson of Auburn and Republican Timothy Lajoie of Lewiston. A third candidate, Raymond Lafrance of Poland, has announced plans to run as an independent.

For judge of probate, Elliott Epstein, a Democrat from Auburn, is challenging Republican Michael Dubois.

Democrat Andrew Robinson of Farmington is unopposed in his bid for district attorney, covering Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.

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