Retiring police chief Ted Short running for Maine Senate
SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Ted Short, retiring chief of police of Eliot and Kittery, has announced he has turned in more than the required number of signatures to appear on the ballot for state Senate District 35.
Short has served in several law enforcement capacities in his 40-plus year career, including the military police in the United States Army, municipal departments, and the Maine State Police. He has received several awards for his service in the law enforcement community including the New Hampshire Congressional Law Enforcement Award for Action Above and Beyond the Call of Duty.
“I hope to bring what I have learned from working in communities all over the state, working with all different kinds of people in many different situations, to the State House. We are facing many troubles in the state of Maine, including a drug crisis, that need our laser focus and we can’t let solutions succumb to partisan politics,” said Short. “My goal has always been to learn from those I serve and work for their best interests, and that will be no different as I move from law enforcement into a new type of public service in Augusta.”
Short and his wife, Diana, have been married for almost 35 years and have two grown children and one grandchild.
Senate District 35 includes the towns of Eliot, Kittery, Ogunquit, South Berwick, York, as well as part of Berwick.