Campaign for Maine State House Gaining Momentum

9 Mar 4Republican Candidate for York District 3 has already reached out to over 1,000 voters

Allyson Cavaretta, a York resident and member of the Republican Party has been campaigning for Maine House Representative, York District 3 and has reached over 1,000 voters since launching her campaign in January.

“I am excited by the conversations with the voters. There is real interest in having the power of collaboration and grassroots community efforts head to Augusta. The enthusiasm for positive and community focused solutions on education, workforce development and small business is wonderful. I am honored for the opportunity to serve York and Maine,” said Cavaretta. “I am eager connect with voters, hear their voices and champion for York and Maine’s needs in Augusta. Having already reached out to over 1,000 voters – knocking on that many doors and more – I intend to work hard to keep listening and working hard for York.”

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame, Allyson Cavaretta joined her father for the third generation in business in Maine. She has worked on issues ranging from workforce development, transportation, tax policy and more for small business for over 14 years.

The official campaign website is: and an official Facebook page. “I encourage people to go to the website and see what I have to offer to be a voice for York.”

About Allyson Cavaretta — Allyson has volunteered for the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce, Ogunquit Heritage Museum, Andean Health & Development, and the University of Notre Dame, of which she is a graduate. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

For her dedicated community service, Allyson Cavaretta has received the Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence, the Innovation Award from the Institute for Family Owned Business, and formal recognition from the Maine State Legislature.

Who I am

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Allyson Cavaretta shakes hands with a neighbor as she goes door-to-door on Osprey Lane in York, introducing herself and her candidacy for state representative. Staff photo by Jill Brady, courtesy Portland Press Herald, visit full article.

The year 2018 seemed to have something special in it for Maine. With the inspiration of Margaret Chase Smith, Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, an incredible number of talented women are running for public office.

I was honored to be among them. The important question of who I am and why I ran was a first step, one of many, in the campaign journey.

Why run:

I ran for election because I believe in York and in Maine – and still do. I believe in the power of collaboration and grassroots community efforts to solve concerns. I have a firm value system, but I also understand that a little give and take can bring positive outcomes for Maine and the people who live here.

In 2003, I returned to Maine and in 2006, I made York my home.  I advocate on behalf of the arts and community solutions in Southern Maine and have a deep appreciation for the leaders, residents and volunteers that make this area great. The heart and soul of York lies in its rich heritage. From coastal beaches and friendly neighborhoods to a robust small business community and art history, York’s culture is a driving force in its continued growth and vibrancy.

Who I am:

Though I have been in Maine all my life, I am not a native of York, or even of Maine. I grew up in Lexington MA surrounded by family, and my parents and grandparents instilled in me an interest in civic engagement, community service and politics. I studied business and marketing at the University of Notre Dame. I transitioned out of Fortune 500 companies to return to our family business in Ogunquit and to call a place that held so many childhood memories home. Living and working in Maine eventually led me to volunteer and advocate for this community. I have been active with nonprofits for over 20 years. My strengths are in management, marketing, leadership, collaboration, and finding cost-saving ways to get the job done. This experience will serve me well if elected to State Legislature.

As a first time candidate, I eagerly learned the process of running for office and about the issues that matter my fellow Mainers. I was honored to earn over 2,000 votes and I look forward to working with all elected officials to maintain the exceptional quality of life we enjoy in Maine.

Please tell me what is on your mind.

Allyson Cavaretta
Republican Candidate in 2018, State House Representative, York District 3