There are many, many reasons I support state Rep. Teresa Pierce, D-Falmouth, for re-election in House District 44. Here are two: First, Teresa recognizes that representing the people is a privilege. During her first term as a state representative, and previously as a Falmouth town councilor, Teresa served fully in this spirit. She brings diligence and selflessness to the job, and continues to work hard to earn our trust everyday. How refreshing is that? Second, her focus on education and business investment, to name just a couple of her unwavering commitments, is moving Falmouth and Maine forward. (“Forward” seems in short supply these days. Forward is good. We need more forward.) Let’s help Teresa continue her stewardship of our interests in Augusta.