Having grown up in Manchester, West Gardiner, and Hallowell, with dear family and friends in each of those communities, I am so excited to be running for House District 84, which represents those wonderful towns. I was born and attended school in Augusta, but spent much of my favorite time in the woods of Hallowell, where I got to know nature and the importance of it to our great state and local area.

Hallowell was also where my grandparents would bring my family boating on the Kennebec in their little fiberglass boat and then make the trip over to Manchester for a car wash and an ice cream. Often, we would then take the country roads of West Gardiner back to their house for a little getaway when we wanted to slow life down a bit.

The memories of time spent here are so vivid to me, as I know they are to many in this area. They are the motivation that has led me to the decision to run for state office so together we can make more. I live in Manchester now, with the town motto of “The Way Life Is.” This motto, like that of West Gardiner’s motto “Living the Simple Life,” is indicative of our communities. We enjoy being close to home, spending time with family, shopping at our local small businesses, and supporting our neighbors when in need.

I am committed to these ideals as I have chaired the Select Board in Manchester, worked with a legislative committee to find ways to keep our children close to home, helped stimulate economic development for small local businesses, and served on the boards of Bread of Life Ministries and Children’s Center. I believe in us, I believe in our progress.

Jeremy Pare


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