Letter: DeChant deserves Democrats' nod for House in Bath

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In Bath’s Democratic primary, I was surprised to learn that “being a native” was considered as a differentiator between the candidates.

Our city just received the Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust Main Street Center. This recognition comes from countless hours of dedication from citizens, business owners and municipal employees. I would bet not all of them were raised in our City of Ships. However, those combined efforts have made and continue to make this city a viable community worthy of such accolades.

In the primary, we need to elect the most experienced person to compete in the general election in November, not necessarily the person who was born here. I encourage Democrats to vote for Jennifer DeChant for state representative. She might be “from away,” but Jennifer will work hard to preserve and strengthen the foundations that make Bath a great place to call home.

Claire Berkowitz