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Under the Dome and in the Big Tent

May 6, 2022

9:00 a.m.

Online discussion

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In the first of two programs, State Representative and State Senate Candidate Nicole Grohoski will offer her perspectives on the desirable future of our state and the work needed to get us there.

In the second program on May 13th, Brian Langley, former State Senator and current State Senate candidate will share his commitments as a Republican candidate.

Nicole Grohoski is a geographic information system (GIS) specialist and cartographer and works for a small, Maine-based mapping company. She grew up in Ellsworth and graduated from Middlebury College, where she studied environmental studies and chemistry.

She is in her second term in the Maine House representing Ellsworth and Trenton (District 132) and serves as a member of the Joint Standing Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, where she has been a passionate advocate for affordable and reliable electricity, universal broadband, and internet privacy. Her other policy priorities include more affordable health care, lower property taxes, quality education and workforce development, and environmental protection. In 2021, Grohoski sponsored a first-in-the-nation law to hold the corporations who produce packaging waste responsible for paying for its disposal, shifting the burden away from taxpayers. She has been nominated by the Democratic Party to stand in the June 14th Special Election for Maine Senate Seat 7 (Hancock County) now open following the resignation of Democrat Louie Luchini.

This event is free and open to everyone.


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You will receive the Zoom link a day or two before the presentation.

Under the Dome and in the Big Tent

A Republican View of Our Future

May 13, 2022

9:00 a.m.

Online discussion

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In the second of two programs, former State Senator and current State Senate Candidate Brian Langley will share his commitments as a Republican candidate. Brian will also offer his perspectives on the desirable future of our state and county and the Republican party he believes we need to help realize those futures.

In the first program, State Representative and State Senate Candidate Nicole Grohoski will share her commitments as a Democratic candidate.

Brian Langley is a long-term resident of Ellsworth. He is the owner of the Union River Lobster Pot Restaurant in Ellsworth. For many years he was a teacher of Culinary Arts at the Hancock County Technical Center. He has served as the Treasurer of the American Culinary Federation Downeast Chapter.

From 2009 to 2011, Brian represented Ellsworth and Trenton (District 132) in the Maine House of Representatives. From 2011 to 2019, Brian represented most of Hancock County in the Maine Senate, Seat 7 to which he was elected four times.

In his State Senate service, Langley was a member of the:

  • Education and Cultural Affairs Committee (Chairman)
  • Marine resources Committee
  • Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development Committee
  • Taxation Committee

Brian has been nominated as the Republican candidate to stand in the June 14th Special Election for Maine State Senate Seat 7, now open following the resignation of Democrat Louie Luchini.

This event is free and open to everyone.


Click to register for this event, or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org

You will receive the Zoom link a day or two before the presentation.

A Republican View of Our Future