I have decided to run again for the Maine House in District 45. We have lost our independent voice in Augusta, and we need to get it back.
In the past, former Reps. Meredith Burgess and Steve Moriarty represented our district with voices of reason, moderation and independence. I am confident those values continue to reflect the views of a majority of the district’s voters, and I believe that I am the best candidate to continue in their tradition. From voting to shut down the government, to backing the veto of Land for Maine’s Future bonds, to opposing investment in affordable senior housing, the voice of our district has lost the spirit of independence and moderation. I don’t think that’s who we are, and I am asking the voters of Cumberland and the adjacent part of Gray to let me be their representative in Augusta.
Having carried Cumberland and fallen only 16 votes short of victory in 2014, I come once again to ask you to give me your votes and your confidence. I hope the voters will see that the 2016 election offers a clear choice and an opportunity to return to the principles and values that have sustained us for so many years. I promise to work hard to win your vote and, if elected, to work for you and all the people of Maine. Above all, I will keep my promises and remain true to District 45, regardless of the political pressures exerted by powerful interests.