Government Spotlight

Forum with candidates for Maine Legislature Tuesday September 29

Plan to join a public forum on Zoom on Tuesday September 29, starting at 6:30 pm, with candidates vying to represent New Gloucester in the Maine Legislature. 

Invited to participate are Amy Arata and Misty Coolidge, running for Maine House District 65 (New Gloucester and part of Poland), and Ned Claxton and Matt Leonard, candidates for the Maine Senate District 20 seat (New Gloucester, Poland, Minot, Mechanic Falls, and Auburn).   

The forum will be moderated and include an opportunity for questions from the online audience. It is being organized by the New Gloucester Candidate/Referendum Issues Committee, and is planned as a double-header starting at 6:30 pm, with the segment for each race expected to last about an hour.

To join the September 29 forum live on Zoom, email Sharlene Myers at for login details. 

You may suggest questions for the moderator to ask by emailing them in advance to 

The forum is an opportunity to hear directly from the candidates seeking to represent you in Augusta. Please join them on Zoom on September 29.

The New Gloucester Candidate/Referendum Issues Committee comprises five members appointed by the board of selectmen to three-year terms.