Letter: Tepler in House District 60

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Denise Tepler stopped by my home recently to share her campaign literature and tell me why she is running for public office. I’ve talked with Denise on a number of occasions during the last eight years and here she was knocking on my door as a candidate running for state representative in House District 60. In no time we were talking about concerns that most people I know talk about: health, education, neighborhood interests, family and food.

Over the years Denise has volunteered at the Topsham Library and with Senior Spectrum Generations of Topsham. She has served on the SAD 75 board and as a member of the town finance committee, all of which reflect her commitment to community.

Denise Tepler is a neighbor who you run into around town: at the Town Office, the Farmer’s Market or at the grocery store. She loves food and shares her passion for healthy habits in her weekly food column.

She and I also talked about recent medical issues that deeply effected our lives for a few months in very different ways. Denise shared information about ways to get and benefit from local health services. She expressed a sincere empathy for those who suffer temporary or permanent illness.

I will vote, without a doubt, for Denise Tepler, who I believe will represent my community with honesty and genuine concern for what matters locally and at the state level.

Patricia Maloney

Editor of The Forecaster; prior reporting/editing gigs at Automotive Age magazine, Daily News of Los Angeles, Biddeford Journal Tribune; Syracuse U. Orange-bleeder; lifelong NY Yankees fan, longtime resident of Red Sox Nation.