Democrats fill ballot vacancy in Scarborough

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SCARBOROUGH — Democrats filled one vacancy on the Nov. 8 general election ballot, while Republicans failed to replace candidates in two other legislative races.

Theodora Kalikow of Scarborough was nominated as the Democratic candidate in House District 29. Her nomination followed the exit of Mary Starr, who withdrew July 8 from the race against incumbent Republican state Rep. Karen Vachon.

Vachon is seeking her second term in House District 29, which covers southern Scarborough.

No candidates were nominated, meanwhile, by the July 25 deadline to replace South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Republicans who withdrew from the general election after winning local primaries in June. 

Republican Colton Gross withdrew from the House District 31 race on July 8. The district covers the northeastern part of South Portland, where 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.