I am writing in support of Chris Kessler for the Democratic nomination in House District 32. I have known Chris since 2009 and have worked alongside both Chris and Richard Rottkov, including as a board member of the South Portland Land Trust. I believe that Chris has the drive, energy and passion needed to represent our district. I find that Chris holds true to his convictions and finds ways to address concerns such as rent control and climate change. The fact that Chris starts organizations to fight for change, such as creating the South Portland Tenants Association, shows me he will represent us with an amazing amount of conviction and energy. And Chris shares my passion for the environment, be it helping to preserve open space – working on energy conservation through his paid job and through local committees, including the South Portland Energy and Recycling Committee – and fighting climate change. I will be voting for Chris Kessler.