Public discourse isn’t what it used to be. South Portland and Cape Elizabeth Democrats would be lucky to have Richard Rottkov’s rational and humane voice campaigning for the House District 32 seat.
His involvement with the South Portland Land Trust, Trails Advisory Group, and high school sports booster clubs shows he is steeped in the life of his community. If someone tries to denigrate his candidacy by saying he’s “from away,” I’d say we can count on him to stay away from vitriol and ad hominem attacks characteristic of too many contemporary politicians. A vote for Richard is a vote for civility and competence, two qualities in short supply.