“I'm running because I know what it's like to struggle to get by. I want to work in Augusta to make sure no one in my hometown area has to struggle or make decisions about what bills to pay each month,” said Swain.
When asked what he felt were important issues for the citizens of the area, Swain said ensuring that having more remote parts of Somerset County like Palmyra, Canaan, and Cornville be recognized as having as much importance as areas like Augusta, Portland and Bangor in terms of state funding and employment opportunities will help with all other issues. “
“For too long, the issues and concerns of residents in this area have been ignored. We are stuck in the middle between Skowhegan and Newport, where we are often forgotten about. When I'm in Augusta everyone will know the needs and wishes of this you can be sure of that,” said Swain.
Swain, who was unopposed in the June 12 primary, will face incumbent Republican State Rep. Dean Cray of Palmyra on the November general election ballot.
Swain’s next “Meet the Candidate Night” will be held in Hartland on Saturday, June 23.