Letter: Daughtry will be a legislative leader for Brunswick

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Fred Horch, the Green Independent running for representative in House District 63, says he’ll be able to broker compromise in the Legislature. Fred doesn’t understand that a broker requires leverage, and the only leverage a lone independent would have is his own vote.

Mattie Daughtry has spent years in Augusta working on our behalf as a legislative watchdog for Maine’s Majority, drawing admiration and respect from legislators on both sides of the aisle. At 25, she’s the same age as Olympia Snowe and Mike Michaud when they were first elected and, like our best leaders, is both a good listener and someone worth listening to. As a Democrat who believes fervently in bipartisanship, she won’t operate alone but as part of a team; unlike both her opponents, she understands how to negotiate legislative politics and has already shown she can represent Brunswick’s interests effectively.

Your choice: lone voice, or team leader?

The Rev. Frank C. Strasburger