FARMINGTON — At a special caucus Monday night, Scott Landry was nominated as the Democratic candidate for Maine House District 113, serving New Sharon and Farmington.

Landry replaces Nicholas Bray, a student at the University of Maine at Farmington, who has withdrawn from the race.

The seat is held by Rep. Andrew Buckland, R-Farmington.

In a written statement, Landry said, “I feel that I am in touch with the residents of Farmington and New Sharon and can and will represent their concerns in Augusta. I love life here in Franklin County and will do all I can to promote the area and economic growth.”

Landry, who was born in Dexter and graduated from UMF in 1970 with a bachelor’s in elementary education, is running as a Clean Election candidate. He has worked in many fields, including 18 years with the Prudential Insurance Co. Most recently he was the founder and owner of Shiretown Insurance Agency in Farmington, retiring in January 2015.

A longtime member of the board of directors of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Landry served as president when its future was in doubt. He is active in many local organizations. He sits on the boards of the Healthy Community Coalition, the Kingfield Pops Festival and the High Peaks Alliance. He also supports local agriculture, especially 4-H.

Landry is an avid gardener and beekeeper. He plans to raise Katahdin sheep as soon as the barn is finished on his homestead where he lives with his wife, Brenda.

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