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The slate of candidates for this June’s primaries has been set.

In Senate District 25, Republican David Savage, 17 Winslow Road in Falmouth is looking to unseat incumbent Democrat Cathy Breen, 15 Ridges Drive in Falmouth, who is seeking reelection for her third term. Senate District 25 covers Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, Chebeague Island, Yarmouth and a section of Westbrook.

In Senate District 28, incumbent Democrat Mark Dion is running for governor. Opposing Heather Sanborn, of 82 Frost Hill Road in Portland in the Democratic primary to replace him is Portland City Councilor Jill Duson. Duson, 101 Pennell Ave., lost to Dion in the 2016 Democratic primary race for the seat. Republican Patrick Martin, of 8 Richard St. in Westbrook, has filed as the GOP primary candidate in Senate District 28, which covers western Portland and a portion of Westbrook.

The race in Senate District 30, incumbent Republican Amy Volk, 4 Elbridge Oliver Way in Scarborough, is seeking another term representing Buxton, Gorham and part of Scarborough.  Linda Sanborn, a resident of 170 Spiller Road in Gorham, is seeking to be the Democrat’s choice for the seat. Volk has been representing the area since 2014 and previously spent four years in the House of Representatives.

Democrat Justin Chenette, 6A Lillian Way in Saco, is looking for another term as representative of Senate District 31. Republican Eric Stanton, 56 Storer Street in Saco, is also seeking the position. Senate District 31 covers Limington, Hollis, Saco, Old Orchard Beach and a part of Buxton. Chenette began serving in the House of Representatives in 2012 at the age of 21 and was elected to represent Senate District 31 in 2016.

In House District 16,  incumbent Republican Donald Marean, 233 Bonny Eagle Road in Hollis, is looking to continue in that position, which is also being eyed by Democrat David Durrell, 218 Clark’s Mill Road. The district is made up of Hollis and parts of Saco and Buxton. If successful in the November general election, this would be Marean’s sixth term. Marean, a representative in the district since 2012, previously served in the House of Representatives from 2005 to 2008 

Incumbent Democrat Maureen Terry, 9 Lombard Street in Gorham, is hoping to stay on for a second term as representative of House District 26, which represents half of Gorham. Kenneth Hoyt, 13 Rust Road in Gorham, is seeking the Republican nod. 

Gorham residents Andrew McLean, a Democrat who lives at 114 Johnson Road, and Republican Roger Dismore, 185 Barstow Road, are looking to represent House District 27. McLean has been the representative for that section of Gorham and part of Scarborough since 2012.

Incumbent Democrat Drew Gattine, 529 Stroudwater Street in Westbrook and Republican Elizabeth Dyer, 19 Ash Street, are running to represent House District 34, south of the Presumpcot River in Westbrook. Gattine, a three-term Westbrook City Councilor, first started representing the district in 2012.

There will be no incumbent running in the House 35 race, as Democrat Dillon Bates is not seeking reelection. Democrat Ann Peoples, 22 Garfield Street in Westbrook, is currently an at-large city councilor but is looking for a return to the statehouse. Peoples spent eight years at the statehouse as a representative for Westbrook between 2006 and 2014, when she was termed out and replaced by Bates. Before state office, Peoples served two non-consecutive terms on the city council and a term on the planning board. She unsuccessfully ran for Senate District 28 in 2016. James Bourque,  47 Grandview Drive in Westbrook, is seeking the Republican nomination. House District 35 covers the city north of the river. Bates beat Bourque for the seat in 2016.

Staff writer David Harry contributed to this report. Michael Kelley can be reached at 781-3661 x 125 or mkelley@theforecaster.net. 

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