Widow of Maine representative to run for his seat


SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The widow of a Maine state representative who died in July is running for her husband's seat in the legislature.

Maine Democrats selected Jean Noon, a Springvale farmer, to run for the House District 19 seat. William Noon died in July from a rare form of cancer.

Jean Noon is an organic sheep farmer who raises the animals on her 75 acre farm in Springvale. She also worked as an art teacher in public schools for 13 years.

"It seemed like his time in the legislature shouldn't just stop, that maybe I could try to finish out his term," Noon said.

Noon said she wants to pick up where her husband left off, serving on the Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Committee, and use her background in farming to continue his legacy.

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