Marianne Moore to Seek Senate District 6 Seat

Senator Joyce Maker vacating seat

Having served three terms in the Maine House of Representatives and one term in the Maine Senate, Senator Joyce Maker (R-Washington) has decided not to run for reelection in November 2018.

“Senator Maker has proven to be a strong, effective voice for Washington County in Augusta,” said Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Androscoggin). “Her ability to disagree without being disagreeable and her commitment to civility have earned her the respect and admiration of everyone who has had the pleasure of working with her in both the House and the Senate.”

Marianne Moore, a Republican who served two-terms as the Mayor of Calais, has announced her candidacy for the seat, which includes all of Washington County and the municipalities and unorganized territories of Gouldsboro, Sullivan, Winter Harbor and part of East Hancock Unorganized Territories in Hancock County.

“I would like to sincerely thank the residents of Senate District 6 for entrusting me with their support for all of these years,” said Senator Maker. “While the decision not to run hasn’t been an easy one, I am very happy that Marianne has stepped up to replace me. As the former Mayor of Calais and a former small business owner, I am confident she will do an excellent job.”

A resident of Calais and the former owner and operator of Curves, Moore is currently one of the Washington County Cancer Patient Navigators where she helps address the complex barriers to short- and long-term care faced by cancer patients in Washington County. 

She is a member of the Washington County Extension Association, which oversees the programs of the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension Service in Washington County and serves as Treasurer of the Washington County Development Authority. She is also a member of the Maine Permanent Commission on the Status of Women, serves on the Executive Board of the Calais Regional Hospital and is the Executive Board Chair of the St. Croix Valley Chamber of Commerce.

“I feel that my experiences as a civically-engaged small business woman has prepared me well to step up and serve the people of Washington County in the Maine Senate,” said Moore. “It is vital that our rural part of the state continues to have a strong and effective voice in Augusta.

“I will work hard to advance common-sense priorities that will strengthen our economy so our small businesses have the resources they need to grow and create jobs. Also of importance are our roads, education, protecting our elderly and ensuring rural areas like ours have access to quality health care.”

“There is no doubt that Senator Maker will be dearly missed. During her time in Augusta she has been a strong advocate for Down East Maine,” said Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo).

“Washington County has a long history of terrific representation in the Maine State Senate. I am very pleased that Marianne Moore has decided to keep that tradition going by agreeing to run for senate. Her background serving the community and as a small business owner will serve her well as state senator.”