Incumbent lawmakers unchallenged in Southern primaries

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SOUTH PORTLAND – State legislative primaries in Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough and South Portland will be uncontested June 14.

Candidates include many incumbents, as well as several newcomers and some town councilors.

In Senate District 29, which covers parts of Cape Elizabeth, South Portland and Scarborough, Sen. Rebecca Millett, D-Cape Elizabeth, is seeking her third term. Daniel Fortin, a Republican from South Portland, and Cape Elizabeth Town Council Chairwoman Martha “Molly” MacAuslan, an independent, also qualified for the ballot.

First-term state Sen. Amy Volk, R-Scarborough, is seeking re-election in Senate District 30, which includes Gorham and part of Scarborough. The only Democratic candidate is Scarborough Town Councilor Jean-Marie Caterina.

Also in Scarborough, Republican state Rep. Heather Sirocki is seeking her fourth term in House District 28. Town Councilor Christopher Caiazzo, a Democrat, alos qualified for the ballot in the district that covers Scarborough from east to west, excluding the northern and southern parts of town. 

In House District 29, which covers southern Scarborough, Republican state Rep. Karen Vachon, is seeking her second term. Mary Starr is the only Democratic candidate.

In House District 30, which includes most of Cape Elizabeth except for a small section in the northern part of town, Democratic stateeRep. Kimberly Monaghan is seeking her fourth term. The Republican candidate is George Van Syckel of Cape Elizabeth.

State Rep. Terry Morrison, D-South Portland, cannot run again in House District 31, which covers the northeastern part of the city, due to term limits. Colton Gross, a Republican, and Democrat Lois Reckitt are unchallenged in their party primaries.

In House District 32, which covers southern South Portland and part of northern Cape Elizabeth, state Rep. Scott Hamann, D-South Portland, is seeking his third term. Isaac Misiuk, of South Portland, is on the GOP ballot.

In House District 33, which covers northwestern South Portland, first-term state Rep. Kevin Battle, R-South Portland, is seeking re-election. City Councilor Brad Fox filed for the Democratic primary ballot.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner. Alex Acquisto contributed to this report.

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.