JAY — Republican Clint Brooks, 58, of Jay has announced that he is running for the Maine House of Representatives District 87 seat.

He said in an email announcement about his candidacy that his education and work experience as a teacher, business owner and in paper-making would help him represent Chesterville, Jay, Mercer, New Sharon and Starks.

He said he is running as a publicly funded candidate under the state’s Clean Election Act.

He has served three terms on the school board in Jay and coaches Spruce Mountain High School softball in Livermore Falls-based Regional School Unit 73.

He is the meat department manager with Tranten Family Stores in Farmington and is the owner of Clint’s Barbeque and Smokehouse, also in Farmington.

He said he also worked at the Otis paper mill, owned and operated a meat and seafood store, and taught history in RSU 73 and the Washburn-Norlands Living History Center.

He is a University of Maine at Farmington and Jay High School graduate.

He and his wife, Pam, have two adult children.

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