Letter: Another House candidate in Brunswick

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As The Forecaster reported last week, voters in Brunswick’s House District 66 will again have the choice among three candidates for representative to the Maine Legislature.

Brunswick voters may like to know that while I am currently with my family on sabbatical in Japan, I do plan to return to Maine and seek the Green Independent nomination. Per state elections law, our local committee expects to hold a summer caucus to nominate a candidate for the fall.

When I congratulated Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx on seeking re-election, I invited him to participate again in a series of candidate forums. Unfortunately, he has declined unless they are “hosted and organized by a nonpartisan third party.” So I’m writing this open letter to the community to ask for help organizing forums where all three candidates can discuss the issues in a meaningful way.

In 2010 I used some of my clean elections funding for a series of forums, attended by all three candidates, which were broadcast on public access TV. I respectfully ask this year’s candidates in District 66 to continue the practice of participating in public forums.

I didn’t quite get the chance to knock on everyone’s door last time, as I was juggling the demands of my store while campaigning. To those voters I did meet, I look forward to seeing you again, and to those I did not, I look forward to meeting you this time.

Fred Horch