LIVERMORE FALLS — Democrat Maurice Castonguay has announced that he’s running for a seat in the Maine House of Representatives.

Castonguay is running to represent House District 81, which serves Livermore Falls, Livermore, Leeds and Wayne.

“I’m frustrated by what is going on in Augusta and want to make sure that the concerns and values of everyone in this district will be heard in the State House,” Castonguay said in a statement.

Castonguay, 64, was born in Livermore and graduated from Livermore Falls High School in 1965. He is a retired postal service employee and Vietnam veteran who has also worked in forestry, agriculture and transportation.

He listed the district’s top priorities as jobs, education and the elderly.

“Right now we need to focus on money in the pockets of working people by creating jobs and ensuring people are paid fair livable wages for a hard day’s work,” Castonguay said. ” I will work from Day 1 to create jobs to help those that are struggling to get by in this tough economy.”

The seat is held by Rep. Gary Knight, a Republican, of Livermore Falls. Knight, 67, said he has filed paperwork to run for re-election in the fall.

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