A lighted sign on Maine Avenue in Farmingdale, seen Wednesday, encourages passing motorists to vote for Will Guerrette in the Senate District 14 special election next Tuesday. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal Buy this Photo

AUGUSTA — The Maine Commission on Government Ethics & Election Practices is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday to consider a complaint filed earlier this week about signs being used in the Senate District 14 race.

William Guerrette

On Wednesday, the commission received a complaint from Ted and Diane Potter of Gardiner who allege four electronic signs being used by William Guerrette lacked the disclaimer noting who was paying for them.

Guerrette, a Republican from Pittston, is running against Craig Hickman, a Democrat from Winthrop in Tuesday’s special election to fill the vacant Senate District 14 seat, which encompasses southern Kennebec County.

Both have served in the state House of Representatives — Guerrette for one term in the 1990s and Hickman, whose fourth consecutive term ended last year.

Shawn Roderick, a legislative aide in the Maine state Senate Republican Office, said the Ethics Commission initially said the signs were fine, but as soon as it notified the campaign the disclaimer was needed, they were added to the signs.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the five-member commission will meet via Zoom video conferencing and the meeting will be streamed to YouTube for public access. The link will be posted on the commission website Monday morning.

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