ELLSWORTH – A longtime educator and small-business owner from Ellsworth has announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives in District 38, and he even has the endorsement of the man he hopes to replace.
Republican Brian Langley, 48, who owns the Union River Lobster Pot and teaches culinary arts at Hancock County Technical Center, said his education and business experience would be practical traits in Augusta.
“As a parent, teacher and small-business owner, I have seen firsthand the impact state policies have on our schools, our economy and our community in general,” Langley said. “We have a lot of work to do to put Maine on the right track.”
Rep. Robert Crosthwaite, who holds the seat in District 38 and is the current assistant house Republican leader, has agreed to assist Langley’s campaign by serving as treasurer. Crosthwaite announced earlier this month he would not seek re-election.
“I am thrilled Brian is running. As a small-business man and someone who has spent many years in education, his experience will be invaluable in the Legislature,” Crosthwaite said.
Langley, who lives with his wife in Ellsworth, will run against Democrat Carrie Jones, who already has announced her candidacy for District 38, which includes Ellsworth, Otis and Trenton.