Letter: Breen gives back to Clean Election fund

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On Nov. 8 state Sen. Cathy Breen, D-Falmouth, was re-elected for her second term representing the towns of Chebeague Island, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gray, Long Island, Yarmouth, and part of Westbrook.

To pay for her campaign, Breen qualified for the Clean Elections system. She earned funding because she demonstrated public support among voters in Senate District 25.

Breen ran a very well-managed campaign, spending prudently and exercising good stewardship of the public funds she earned. She focused more on direct voter contact and less on expensive advertisements.

As a result, she is now able to return approximately $15,500 to the state Clean Election fund. As her campaign treasurer, I don’t know of any candidate in the history of the program who has run a campaign so efficiently that they were able to make such a sizable refund.

Breen’s careful management of these funds is just another indication of why the voters have repeatedly entrusted her to make prudent fiscal decisions on behalf of all of us.

John Brautigam