Fred Horch, my neighbor for a decade, is running for state representative in House District 66. While it is easy to trumpet Fred’s credentials as a Green Independent candidate, it is also wrong to define Fred solely by looking at his environmental resume. Rather, Fred is a lawyer, and used those skills to guide a technology start-up company to success. Fred started a successful business, and has a demonstrated commitment to community through service on local boards, patronage of local farms, and involvement in youth sports that no other candidate can match. Maine needs legislators who have their hands on the pulse of the community, but who also have the vision and skills to implement bold ideas that will be the backbone of Maine’s economy now and in the future. Fred, with his legal training, business experience, and abiding belief in the importance of community, precisely fits the bill.