Published DateFRYEBURG — Dr. George G. Cunningham, former superintendent of schools for the MSAD 72 (Fryeburg area) schools, has announced that he is entering the race this fall to represent District 97 (towns of Fryeburg, Brownfield, Hiram, Porter and Parsonsfield) in the Maine House of Representatives
Cunningham states that his two main objectives are to work to "restore education to the once high level of accomplishment that it previously enjoyed among other states and to work with business to secure more and better job opportunities for the people of the district."
Cunningham has long been an active contributor to the area community. He chaired the building study committee that just won approval to build a new elementary school in Fryeburg to replace the old, overcrowded and outmoded Snow School in town. He volunteers monthly at the Brownfield Food Pantry and is working to help secure a new and permanent facility for the ongoing pantry operation. He also serves on the board of directors of the Tin Mountain Conservation Center which provides environmental education to all local schools, is an active member of Rotary contributing to the club's many programs of community service, and serves the First Congregational Church of Fryeburg as treasurer of the church.
Cunningham said working to do what he can to improve conditions for the people of the community has been a way of life, and he promises to carry that ethic on into the state House if elected next fall. He states that "our local citizens deserve a strong and active leader in Augusta."
At home, Cunningham lives in Fryeburg with his wife Priscilla of 45-plus years and their beloved rescue hound dog, Bonnie. They have two grown children who are in successful careers of their own and six grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 18. Cunningham is open to hearing from people of the district and invites anyone who would like to assist him in his campaign to call (207) 935-7345 or to e-mail him at gpcunningham3@ gmail.com.