I am writing to express my enthusiastic support for Janice Cooper as state representative for Yarmouth in House District 107. I first met Janice when our daughters became friends in high school. I mention this because I am in awe of Janice’s response to the untimely death of her remarkable daughter, Becky. It is a measure of her unmatched strength, determination and character that Janice has chosen to give back to the community in response to such a unfathomably painful event. As a member of the Yarmouth Town Council, I also had the opportunity to watch Janice advocate for a cause she held dear: the Firehouse Arts Center. She was passionate, articulate, respectful and tireless in her efforts to achieve her goal of establishing this nonprofit community center that celebrates the arts. I am eager to watch Janice bring these same skills to work for us in Augusta.