Dutremble launches re-election bid for York County Commissioner

Richard Dutremble Courtesy picture

BIDDEFORD — Outgoing York County Commissioner Richard Dutremble announced his candidacy for the Democratic nod in the June primary for the District 2 seat — which includes Biddeford, Arundel, Kennebunk and Kennebunkport.

The Biddeford native is in his fourth term and announced he would seek a fifth – and what he described as his last term – at a County Commissioner’s meeting on December 15.

County elected officials serve four-year terms.

“My reason for running is driven by my interest in making sure that the $40 million in US bailout funding we received from the federal government benefits taxpayers and not special interest groups,” he said. said Dutremble in a press release.

So far, Dutremble said, county commissioners have approved $1.5 million in bailout funding for a center for 10- to 18-year-olds in Biddeford; provides funding to expand the Layman Way Recovery Center to help people dealing with drug, alcohol and mental health issues; funding approved to plan a training center for first responders; and allocated funds for a housing project in southern York County.

“As commissioner, I only promised two things when I was first elected to this position: to be fiscally responsible and to try to keep your taxes to a minimum,” said Dutremble, comptroller at Biddeford’s retirement, in the release. “Thank you for your past support and I hope you will support me one last time.”

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