North Yarmouth lawyer seeks GOP nod for Congress

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NORTH YARMOUTH — Attorney Ande Smith on Monday announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in the First Congressional District.

Smith hopes to challenge U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, for the seat she has held since 2009. He is the second declared GOP candidate; Dr. Mark Holbrook of Brunswick previously announced his candidacy.

Smith, who serves on the state Board of Education, is a patent attorney who spent almost 30 years the U.S. Navy. He owns a cyber-security consulting firm, and has run a telecommunications and information technology security consultancy.

Smith is also married to Julie McDonald-Smith, who writes a column, “The Right View,” for The Forecaster.

Ande Smith

Ande Smith