AUBURN — Republicans in Androscoggin County will have a choice in the June primaries for Register of Probate.

Leslie Dubois of Lewiston and Joanna Said of Livermore, both Republicans, are seeking a spot on the November ballot for the county position. The winner of June’s primary faces Democrat Ira Bittues of Lewiston in the fall.

The position is a four-year term.

The Register of Probate in Androscoggin County has been vacant since Brian Bolduc resigned last fall after only nine months on the job. On Wednesday, Gov. Paul LePage appointed Joshua Klein-Golden to finish out Bolduc’s term, which ends Dec. 31.

Klein-Golden’s appointment does not become effective until March 23.

Dubois is a former Lewiston city councilor and the wife of current Probate Judge Michael Dubois. Said, who served as Register of Probate for a few months in 2014, lost to Bolduc in a special election after former Register of Probate Wendy Sanborn resigned.


This is Bittues’ first run for public office.

Four candidates are seeking the three open seats on the county commission, created when commissioners Beth Bell, Randall Greenwood and Elaine Makas decided not to seek re-election.

The only contested seat is in District 6, which includes Poland, Mechanic Falls and part of Auburn. Democrat Velma McConnell of Auburn will face Republican Zachary Maher of Poland in November.

Democrat Noel Madore of Lewiston is running unopposed in District 1 to replace Makas, while Republican Isaiah Lary of Wales is unopposed for Greenwood’s seat in District 4, which includes Sabattus, Lisbon and Wales.

The primary is scheduled for June 14 and the general election is Nov. 8.

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