July 24, 2019

Ex-UM student official seeks District 123 seat

ORONO — Brent Littlefield, a former University of Maine student body president and Orono political activist, has announced he will seek the nomination for the Maine House of Representatives, District 123, including the University of Maine and part of the northeast side of Orono.

Littlefield is a Republican known for his work on the university budget and as liaison for the University of Maine at the State Capitol. He brought information from Augusta to help make decisions on campus when intense budget cuts were proposed at Augusta.

“We need a legislator who understands the issues and gets things done,” Littlefield said. “I have stood in the halls of the Legislature, sat through the committee hearings, argued for higher education funding in the governor’s office and worked with legislators on both sides of the isle for the needs of the University and now I am ready to take these experiences, built on results, into my job as the District 123 legislator.”

Littlefield said he would be an “in-House” lobbyist for the University of Maine and Orono and would keep his constituents informed at all times of legislative happenings. He also would help create new jobs for graduating students and the unemployed by cutting government red tape.

Lowering costs to business will gain new jobs and prevent loss of others that provide for Maine families. Eliminating paperwork and delays while keeping valuable regulations is essential, he said.

He said that he would work on issues relating to senior citizens, the environment, education funding and state and local government.

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