Joyce “Jay” McCreight of Harpswell is the new Democratic nominee for House District 51, covering Harpswell, West Bath and part of Brunswick. McCreight was selected at the July 14th Democratic caucus in Harpswell to replace candidate Jeremy Saxton, who is no longer seeking re-election.

“I am running because I feel strongly about ensuring that all Mainers have access to a quality education, affordable health care and good job opportunities,” said McCreight. “I will listen carefully to the concerns of the people in my district, give every point of view respect, and advocate for practical solutions in Augusta.”

McCreight has lived and worked as a social worker in Maine for more than thirty years. Before retiring in 2013, McCreight specialized in counseling and advocacy for children and families facing tremendous daily challenges. She helped her clients with their efforts to secure the best education, most reliable health care, a safe environment and the best futures for their children and themselves.

Her community service is diverse and includes volunteering with children in Brunswick schools and advocating and testifying in Augusta to protect and increase access to health care for all Mainers. She also serves as secretary of her road association and as chair of the Harpswell Democratic Committee. She and her husband Tim currently live in Harpswell and have two adult children and four grandchildren.

“Jay joins a stellar roster of local Democratic House and Senate candidates this year,” said Ben Grant, Chairman of the Maine Democratic Party. “Our Party represents the best of Maine values and our candidates are energized to move Maine forward this November. Jay is a great example of a leader who will listen and give a voice to Midcoast residents in Augusta.”

Representative Jeremy Saxton of Harpswell says of McCreight, “Jay will listen carefully, make thoughtful decisions, and represent our community well.”

Jay McCreight is a Clean Elections candidate, and plans to run a positive campaign focused on listening and responding to the concerns of voters in the district.

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