WATERFORD — Rep. Sawin Millett has announced his bid for reelection to the Maine House of Representatives in the new House District 81, which includes Greenwood, Norway, South Oxford, Stoneham, Stow, Sweden and Waterford.

“These last few years have been tough,” said Millett, who is completing his eighth, nonconcurrent term in the Maine House. “I understand what rising prices are doing to family budgets and the need for people to keep more of what they earn. There is a lot of work that has to be done to get our state and western Maine back on track. The struggles of everyday Mainers have to be addressed.”

Millett serves as ranking member on the Appropriations and Government Oversight committees. He has served in the administrations of five governors across the political spectrum – James Longley, Joseph Brennan, John McKernan, Angus King and Paul LePage – including as commissioner of education, commissioner of finance, commissioner of Administrative and Financial Services, and for the Department of Mental Health.

“Now more than ever, the ability to work cooperatively with others matters,” Millett said in his campaign announcement. “If given the opportunity to serve my neighbors again, I will put my experience to work finding solutions that help Maine recover and move forward.”

Millett has also served on the local level as a selectman, and he has been a teacher and a principal. He lives in Waterford on his family farm. He has five children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston and received his master’s degree in education from the University of Maine.

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