AUGUSTA – This evening, Assistant House Majority Leader Jared Golden was officially declared the Democratic nominee for Maine’s second congressional district. Speaker Sara Gideon released the following statement:

“I am thrilled that Jared has secured the nomination for Maine’s 2nd congressional district. He is a dynamic and fearless leader who always displays fair judgment, a dedication to public service, and a belief that at the end of the day, every Maine family deserves a fair shot. I would also like to personally thank both Lucas St. Clair and Craig Olson for their outstanding campaigns.

When elected to Congress, Jared will represent Maine as a new generation of leadership. He will champion policies that will make every part of Maine an economically vibrant and environmentally healthy place to live. Congratulations to Jared on this victory.”