Letter: Legislation proves Nelson's worth

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When choosing a representative for House District 112 look to what Rep. Mary Nelson has done for us. She has focused on getting things accomplished in Augusta and works on efforts to pass legislation that benefits us all – not a few special interests. In 2009 she co-sponsored many pieces of legislation which demonstrate her commitment to helping Mainers obtain the tools to achieve stability and work toward a bright future. A quick review demonstrates that Mary is an effective legislator who knows the how to make government work for the people. The list of bills she co-sponsored include LD 1101, which promotes science, technology, English and math education; LD 1140, a bill to strengthen farm-to-school efforts; LD 1054, which promotes economic development in the greater Portland region, and LD 1446 to Create an Online Learning Program. Mary is working on issues every day in Augusta which will make it possible for us to thrive and not just survive.

Earlier this year she sponsored HP 1098, A Resolve to Review Certification Requirements for Installation of Solar Energy Systems. The bill’s purpose is to make the transition to locally produced energy as easy as possible by keeping a check on permitting to make sure it is appropriate and not overly complicated. Mary knows how to work across party lines to create legislation which clears the path to make stable energy supplies more accessible. We need Mary in Augusta; she deserves your vote.

Barbara DiBiase