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Democrats Tap Candidate for Maine House Special Election

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's Democratic party will run Lynn Olson of Standish in a November special election to fill a seat in the state House of Representatives.

The party announced Olson as its selection for District 23 on Monday. A spokeswoman for the state Republican party says the party is running Lester Ordway for the seat.

Four-term Representative Michael A. Shaw, a Democrat, resigned from the seat on Aug. 21. Shaw is resigning because he's moving out of the district for his job, which is now based at a new location.

The special election will be Nov. 3. The winner will serve the rest of Shaw's term, which runs until the end of 2016.