On a beautiful spring day about two weeks ago, I met Melanie Sachs, candidate for the Maine Legislature in the upcoming District 106 Democratic primary. We talked of various issues, and of course the subject eventually turned to affordable health care. I told her of my middle daughter’s difficulty in finding health insurance in this state. She listened very carefully, asked some questions, and gave some possible solutions. Within an hour of our meeting, Melanie had emailed me more helpful information about where my daughter could turn for help: names, agencies, and numbers. Melanie has a deep commitment to making health care available to all Mainers. That combination of knowledge, compassion, commitment, and responsiveness add up to the makings of a top-rate representative. She has my vote.