Press Release: Hon. Eric Brakey Announces Candidacy for Maine State Senate

Press Release: Hon. Eric Brakey Announces Candidacy for Maine State Senate

Brakey Turns in Signatures; Officially Qualified for Senate District 20 Ballot

Auburn - Hon. Eric Brakey has officially qualified for the Maine State Senate District 20 race. The former State Senator, a resident of Auburn, is seeking to return to the Senate to represent the people of Auburn, Durham, Poland and New Gloucester. 

“I am running for State Senate to restore the freedoms and paychecks of the Maine people,” said Brakey. “Big spending politicians are robbing Mainers with high taxes and inflation, enriching the special interests while destroying our economy. They want to tell everyone how to live, but are out-of-touch with Mainers living outside of Portland. We need real change. I am grateful for the support I’ve received so far in the campaign, and look forward to returning to Augusta to fight for the Maine people.”

Brakey was twice elected to the Senate District 20 seat, representing the people of Auburn, New Gloucester, Poland, Minot, and Mechanic Falls from 2014 to 2018. During his two terms, he served as Chair of the Legislature’s Health and Human Services Committee and was a key advocate for issues including welfare reform and constitutional carry. 

In 2018, Brakey ran for U.S. Senate, and in 2020 he ran for U.S. Congress. 

Previously employed by his family’s business helping people reduce their electricity bills, Brakey most recently worked as the national spokesman for Young Americans for Liberty.

“Eric is incredibly hardworking and a strong advocate for personal liberties. I’m glad that he’s running to once again serve in the Maine Senate and look forward to having him back at the State House,” said Senate Republican Leader Jeff Timberlake (R-Androscoggin). 

Brakey will be holding an official campaign launch event at Rolly’s Diner on March 31st. The event is open to anyone who would like to attend and show their support for the campaign. Former Governor LePage and local officials are expected to be in attendance.