When Angus King was governor, I was the manager at the new Verizon call center in Portland. The center created more than 100 jobs – a huge undertaking for Verizon and one that deserved recognition.
We reached out to the governor’s office, hoping that maybe he could join us for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the new center, and to address the employees.
It was not an election year, he wasn’t looking for our vote, and he asked nothing of us. He accepted our invitation because he said he made it his priority to encourage job creation in our state, and he wanted to share our excitement.
I do not believe any other governor in the Verizon footprint has ever attended a Verizon ribbon-cutting ceremony. But then, there is only one Angus King. Aren’t we lucky to have him asking us to let him be our U.S. senator?
Paula E. Armstrong