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Tom Skolfield announces candidacy for House District 92
REGION -- Weld resident Thomas H. Skolfield has announced that he is a candidate for State Representative for House District 92, which includes Madrid, Rangeley Plt., Sandy River Plt., and Weld in Franklin County along with Andover, Byron, Roxbury and Rumford in Oxford County. Tom’s long time friend, Mike Pratt of Weld, volunteered to serve as campaign treasurer.
Skolfield, born in Rumford and raised in Weld, had a 43-year career in public service with the Maine Department of Conservation’s Bureau of Parks and Lands. He began as a seasonal Park Ranger at Mount Blue State Park in 1967 while attending college. He managed Grafton Notch State Park before returning to manage Mount Blue State Park for several years. He then transferred to southern Maine where he served the Park Service for the next three decades. Skolfield managed the highly popular Sebago Lake State Park and was Regional Manager for the Bureau’s Southern Region State Parks, Historic Sites, and Boat Launch Facilities.
Skolfield has a degree in Forestry and is a graduate of the Maine Criminal Justice Academy. He received numerous professional and management certificates from several institutions of higher learning during his proud career. He currently is serving as a selectman for the Town of Weld.
He and his wife Gordeen have four adult children, three sons and a daughter, and eight grandchildren.
“I am running primarily so I can join the effort to make Maine a place where all our children and grandchildren can grow up, have the opportunity to stay, make a good living, and happily thrive and prosper,” said Skolfield
“Achieving a state government that is ethical and efficient at all levels is my mission” said Tom. “I believe that by doing so we can reduce taxes for everyone while nurturing a job-creating environment, helping our small businesses and attracting new businesses to our great state.”
He said he will be a tireless advocate for the issues confronting working families and senior citizens, such as the high cost of energy. Skolfield, a conservationist, has always been a strong advocate for the wise stewardship and management of the great natural resources of our state and he promises to continue to do so. He firmly believes in the importance of sustaining our state’s heritage and traditions.
Tom said, “I want to use the knowledge and skills I’ve acquired over a lifetime to serve and represent the people of House District 92.”
Tom is interested in hearing from folks in the district and says he may be reached at 585-2638 or you can e-mail him at: Skolfield@tds.net