Rep. Clinton Collamore, D-Waldoboro, holds up a mold link to illustrate a point about regulations on lobstermen during a candidate forum in Damariscotta on Oct. 13, 2022. Credit: Lincoln County News photo by Bisi Cameron Lee

The arraignment date has been set for a state lawmaker from Waldoboro who is accused of forging signatures to obtain public funds through Maine’s campaign financing program.

Democratic Rep. Clinton Collamore faces 20 counts of aggravated forgery, 12 counts of unsworn falsification and one count of violating the Maine Clean Election Act after receiving more than $14,000 in public campaign funds.

He will be arraigned next Thursday in Wiscasset.

Collamore remains a member of the Legislature, although he’s been asked to resign by House Speaker Rachel Talbot Ross.

A separate arraignment has been set for Matthew Toth on Friday in York County.

Toth, a former Republican House candidate, is also accused of forging signatures to obtain public campaign funds, but unlike Collamore he didn’t receive any after staff at the Maine Ethics Commission flagged irregularities on his qualification forms.

Toth abandoned his campaign after he was denied public funds.

This story appears through a media partnership with Maine Public.