Cape Elizabeth state rep seeks re-election

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CAPE ELIZABETH — A resident who won a seat in the state House of Representatives last summer is seeking a full, two-year term representing District 121.

Democrat Kimberly Monaghan-Derrig has filed with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices as a candidate for the seat, which includes most of the town.

A former School Board member, Monaghan-Derrig defeated Republican Nancy Thompson 1,340-1,164 in a special election last Aug. 16 to replace Cynthia Dill, who was elected to the state Senate. Monaghan-Derrig, a communications and marketing specialist, serves on the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee.

Thompson told Republicans gathered at the Feb. 11 GOP caucus she also intends to run again, according to Town Councilor Jessica Sullivan, who is a member of the Cape Elizabeth Republican Committee. Attempts to reach Thompson, who owns and operates a local insurance agency, were unsuccessful.

A portion of western Cape Elizabeth sits in House District 120, where independent Roger Bishop is the only candidate who has filed to run for the seat now held by Democratic Rep. Jane Eberle. Eberle cannot seek re-election because of Maine term limits law.