As a former state representative, I write in support of re-electing Mary Nelson to represent Falmouth in the Maine House of Representatives. Mary’s strengths are her strong sense of fiscal responsibility, her understanding of the need to invest in education and her realization that Maine’s clean environment goes hand in hand with a healthy economy. Mary knows how important it is to give our children the skills to succeed in today’s workplace. Mary’s family business ties give her reason to work to insure that Maine is a good place to have, to grow and to establish a business. Mary worked hard in her first term to reduce state spending; let’s send her back to continue this difficult but necessary job. I hope you will join me in voting for Mary Nelson on Nov. 2.