Democrat Stacy Brenner and Republican Sara Rivard seek Senate District 30 seat

Democrat Stacy Brenner and Republican Sara Rivard seek Senate District 30 seat

Democrat Stacy Brenner and Republican Sara Rivard differ on issues ranging from childhood vaccination to climate action in the race for the Maine Senate District 30 seat representing Gorham, Buxton and part of Scarborough. Brenner, 46, is an organic farmer who operates Broadturn Farm in Scarborough with her husband, and she’s a registered nurse who works at The Birthplace at Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland. Stacy Brenner Sara Rivard Rivard, 49, is a chiropractor who lives in Gorham and operates Back on Track Wellness in South Portland. They are running to replace state Sen. Linda Sanborn, D-Gorham, a retired family physician who isn’t seeking re-election. Neither candidate has held elected office. Both are Clean Election Act candidates, with lawn signs, campaign mailers and other expenses financed by Maine taxpayers. Brenner has raised $68,675 and spent $68,264, including $68,675 in state financing and $3,000 in individual contributions. Rivard has raised $42,200 and spent $37,452, including $39,200 in state financing and $3,000 in individual contributions. Brenner said she’s running because she wants to move beyond kitchen-table conversations about how frustrated she is with various problems facing residents of District 30 and beyond, especially related to the economy, the environment, health care, education, human rights and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. “I want to be able to say to my children and their children that I did everything I could to be part of the solution,” Brenner said. Brenner’s endorsements include Planned Parenthood, Emily’s List, EqualityMaine, Maine AFL-CIO, Mom’s Demand Action […]

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