BIDDEFORD - Marc Malon, II (D-Biddeford), announced his candidacy today for the Maine House of Representatives, District #133, which is located entirely in Biddeford. Most of the district is currently represented by Maine House Speaker Ryan Fecteau (D-Biddeford), who cannot run for re-election due to term limits.
Malon, 39, grew up in Biddeford and lives there today with his wife, Jennifer Malon, and two daughters, one of whom is in fourth grade at Biddeford Intermediate School and the other of whom is in pre-school. He has worked in public service for his entire career as a staff member for the Maine Attorney General’s Office, for the Maine Speaker of the House, and for the Maine Senate Democratic Office, in addition to a number of political and issue advocacy campaigns.
“I’m running to represent Biddeford in the Maine House of Representatives because we all want a better world for our kids, and we can’t wait on the sidelines for that to happen,” said Malon. “We’ve had to navigate school, while protecting our families from COVID. Rent, heating bills, and even groceries are getting more expensive. Meanwhile climate change is a threat to our way of life, and right-wing extremists are trying to divide us and tear apart our democracy for their own gain.”
“We’ve been fortunate in Biddeford to be represented by great people in Augusta for the past several years,” Malon continued. “With Ryan Fecteau and Susan Deschambault unable to run again due to term limits, it is vital that we elect leaders who will follow in their footsteps in providing the progressive, effective representation that our city deserves.”
"I've known Marc Malon for a long time. He and his family are Biddeford people," shared Speaker Ryan Fecteau of Biddeford. "In Augusta, I know Marc will bring Biddeford's hard working character to the State House. He will be a champion for our families, our resilient businesses, and our kids and their education. Marc has my full support and I hope he has yours too."
“Marc cares deeply about Biddeford and about helping Mainers,” said Senator Susan Deschambault (D-Biddeford). “I have worked closely with him through his work for the Attorney General and his leadership of the York County Democrats. He is well versed in the legislative process and an excellent listener. He will be responsive to his House District and advance the city's needs as a whole.”
In addition to his professional work, Malon also served as Chair of the York County Democratic Committee from 2017 until 2019, and currently volunteers as a member of Biddefords Recycling and Waste Management Commission. He graduated from American University with a BA in Political Science and Public Communication in 2005, and an MA in Political Science in 2007.
House District #133 contains most of the territory previously contained in House District #11, represented by Ryan Fecteau. It includes parts of Guinea Road and Pool Street, parts of West Street, Southern Maine Medical Center, each of Biddeford’s public schools, and most of the city west of Elm Street, among other locations.
The Democratic Primary is currently scheduled for June 14, 2022. The General Election will be held on November 8, 2022.