BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — One of the driving forces in the successful push to bring a new national monument to Maine is now setting his sights on Congress.
Lucas St. Clair announced his candidacy for Maine's Second Congressional District Monday afternoon in Bangor. The seat is currently held by Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican. St. Clair is a Democrat and the sixth person to announce they are running.
"I believe in our state, I believe in our people and the hard work and ingenuity that sets us apart," St. Clair said to a room of supporters. "If you can't fix something yourself, you probably know someone who can -- we need that same attitude in Washington."
St. Clair is the son of Roxanne Quimby. She is a co-founder of the Burt's Bees company. Quimby donated the 87,000 acres of land that became the Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument. Throughout the approval process for the monument, St. Clair often served as spokesperson for his family and the project.
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