Candidates in Scarborough, South Portland, Cape Elizabeth withdraw from House elections

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Three ballot vacancies were created in South Portland, Scarborough and Cape Elizabeth when candidates for the Legislature withdrew from the general election after winning local primaries in June.

As of Wednesday, July 20, no replacement candidates had been named. 

In House District 29, which covers southern Scarborough, Democrat Mary Starr withdrew July 8 from the race against incumbent Republican state Rep. Karen Vachon, who is seeking her second term. 

Republican Colton Gross withdrew from the House District 31 race on July 8. The district covers the northeastern part of South Portland. Lois Reckitt is the Democratic candidate.

In House District 32, which covers southern South Portland and part of northern Cape Elizabeth, Republican Isaac Misiuk, of South Portland, withdrew June 30. State Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, is seeking his third term representing the district.

According to the secretary of state’s office, the deadline for a candidate to withdraw after winning a primary was July 11. The filing deadline for the parties to nominate replacement candidates to be included on the Nov. 8 ballot is July 25 at 5 p.m.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 pr Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.